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£11 - £17
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European, British, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice meal as we always have here. The team working the front of house were great and super attentive. My only gripe is that the menu hasn't changed in nearly 3 years we've been visiting! £25 for the seabass hurts a little...bit, photo attached, for a really nice piece of fish to be served on a small generic portion of noodles, with a gesturing of vegetables. As stated, the waiting team were very friendly and couldn't do more to help make it a memorable visit. Its just a shame that they are let down by whoever plans (or doesn't in this case) the menu's.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

It was our first time visiting we will definitely return the food was lovely and the staff were very friendly the only downside was the music was very loud and there wasn't a huge selection for vegetarians.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Found by chance, on a weekday lunchtime when the local Wetherspoons was overcrowded! Great find and we were fortunate enough to get a table for three without a reservation. Staff were friendly and efficient, food delicious and reasonably priced. I had a smoked salmon ciabatta...which came with fries and tasty salad; my family had sausages and mash, also very good. Will definitely make for here first next time. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Visited during a short break in Deal. From arriving at the restaurant to leaving the experience was fantastic. The staff are super friendly and efficient, nothing is too much trouble. We were in no hurry, and as soon as we mentioned that we were never...rushed. The place was packed, but none of the team looked flustered. We sat by the open kitchen, which looked to be coping brilliantly. Big shout out for the food. My scotch egg with a runny yoke and pancetta salad starter was perfect, and I’d be happy to eat the assiette of pork main every day for the rest of my life! In summary, can’t fault the staff, food or ambience in any way. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

On arrival, all 5 of our party loved how the place looked and felt it had a great atmosphere and ambience. We were shown to a long table opposite the bar. Within minutes we were served by both dark and light haired lads for our...drinks and menus who were friendly and polite. A dark haired girl took our orders and both our starters and mains were served to our individual seats by all three of above. No complaints on the food apart from rather bland ‘garlic butter’ sauce with chicken schnitzel. On finishing our mains, a different server appeared (light haired girl) to take our plates. Unlike her colleagues she stood at the head of our table and requested us to pass down our plates - even though there was enough room behind all of our chairs to take them individually. And this method continued when bringing dessert menus and the espresso martinis and Irish coffee we ordered. From the mains onwards we were doing her job and the other staff suffered as a result because we (unusually) left a 5% tip due to her actions.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

A comfortable welcoming restaurant. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was very tasty and we all cleared our plates. Would definitely recommend and will go again when in the area.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant. Great food choice. Really quick service. Attentive and friendly staff. Food looked appetising. Food tasted lovely, arrived quick, was hot. Can’t grumble about anything. We hadn’t booked but we were seated even though it was a busy Friday evening. Staff were really accommodating....We will definitely return. Would recommend to anyone thinking of going here for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Was on the list of restaurants recommended by the owner of our holiday let - he said excellent Sunday lunch so initially had not looked at the restaurant for dinner - what a big mistake - atmosphere brilliant - staff so friendly and chatty and...as for the food - AMAZING 🤩 we both had mussels to start with followed by smoked haddock with their special Magic Egg ( you have to try it 🤪) we really didn’t need pudding but of course we did - chocolate brownie and a blondie brownie all washed down with a very nice bottle of white wine . Highly recommend and the staff and chef on duty on Wednesday 4th October are a credit to the restaurantMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

My 2nd time here and was even better than the first. We had dinner, excellent food, well presented and delicious. Harry served us and was pleasant and attentive. Looking forward to another visit.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

A gem of a place. Great food and lovely friendly staff. We had fish dish dishes which were perfectly cooked and around £20 which included vegetables which we thought for the quality was excellent value. Plaice with capers and green beans and new potatoes with...herb crust was delicious. Two members of staff Harry and Katie (the latter recommended a great place for us to eat in Sandwich) were both charming. I had a waffle desert which was indulgent! The only thing I don’t like about the place is the copious amounts of fake greenery! Other than that I would definitely recommend if you’re in Deal.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Gorgeous place tucked up a side street - lovely atmosphere. Fully booked but happily found us a seat in the bar and served up a delicious light lunch - genuinely friendly service

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Walked in to find a dog and nearly left. To keep us there the waiter said they're going soon and he sat us some tables away. Barely started eating our meal and another dog arrived - he seated them one table away. Two seconds later...two women arrived with three more dogs - again he sat them adjacent to us. We got up and left. Paying our bill we told the waiter we had mentioned our aversion to dogs in restaurants. With over three quarters of it empty we could only deduce he had no concern for us as customers. The owner was in the place but nowhere to be seen at that point so we told him to report back that we would not return. He was unmoved and we assumed our feedback would fall on deaf ears as the owner had already made a fuss of the first dog despite its owner commenting "he really needs a bath", and, after eating his own lunch the owner promptly walked back into the kitchen without sanitising his hands!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

What a find!! This is a truly lovely restaurant! Trendy and very atmospheric but not pretentious or overly done, so it offers lovely relaxed, light, surroundings too. The food and drinks are absolutely stunning… we just popped in for cocktails and had three each -...all different- but all spot on and beautifully presented. The bread and dipping oils were divine and best we’ve had in a long time. And we saw little mini soups going out as appetisers which guests were raving about. The service was very attentive but non intrusive too. Extremely clean too! Loved every part of it, will definitely be back - thank you!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

We went to The Court Yard (T.C.Y.) on 17/09/23 for Sunday lunch. The atmosphere was good and the restaurant was busy. Our starters were fine (the scallops were beautiful) but the main courses weren’t good at all. The roast beef looked great (medium rare and...thinly sliced) but was so tough that you couldn’t cut it or chew it; the chicken in Parma ham was dry and stringy; only the shoulder of lamb was worth the money being charged (£17.50 for one course and £24.50 for two). We mentioned the issue with the beef to our waitress but got no reaction other than ‘oh’. An expensive lunch with significantly below average roasts - maybe we were unlucky, but I’d suggest you try elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

We came here today for the first time for a Sunday roast and it was delicious. My friend and I had the shoulder of lamb and it came with roast potatoes, roasted root veg, cauliflower cheese, seasonal veg, a huge yorkshire and a boat of...gravy. The food was fresh, it arrived to the table piping hot and the portions were generous. We agreed it was great value (£17.95) for a first class roast dinner - can’t wait to come back for my next Sunday roast.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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It depends what you order, the filet steak is currently £28.50, Fish and Chips £16.95 ... for 2 people you're looking at ~£100 for 3 courses and wine a la carte
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The Court Yard Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4