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International, European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Fantastic meal- the Fish themed evening. What a variety! Tuna sushi with wasabi mayonnaise, spider crab soup, monkfish scampi, mango parfait....Superb pairings of flavours, beautifully cooked...another hit of a meal. Lovely surroundings, attentive service, excellent value - what more could you want?

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place! Having been a member for a few years but didn’t get around to going now we’ve been twice on the bounce! The food is excellent, the Hosts go above and beyond to ensure you are made welcome, and to ensure you are...happy with the food and your visit, it’s a friendly unique place to eat with fine dining at its best! We will not be eating in any other restaurant as it doesn’t give you the same dining experience as The Dining Club…More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Hi there - Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a beautiful evening… Really enjoyed the experience- the food was first class as was the service. We will definitely be back ! Thank you all. X

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

Had a great time during our first visit to the Dining Club. Great ambience, comfortable surroundings, fabulous food and all round good value for money. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

We went for a Sunday lunch and we absolutely loved it. We were made to feel welcome and the food was amazing. You can eat in a room on your own to make it an intimate experience or a room for ten and make it...an ideal dinner party for you. The food was absolutely perfect, customer service was friendly and I will be returningMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

The Dining Club catered for our wedding. Proving food for over 50 sit down guests, plus extra for evening menu. We are so glad we chose the Dining Club. They were very flexible in terms of menu from day one and happy to adjust products...to suit our choices. They provided lots of extras and helped make our venue look amazing. We had nothing but praise from our guests about the quality of the food and friendly professional staff who served us. Cannot praise Susanne, Scott and their wonderful team enough. If we hold any large events again they will definitely be our first choice. Thanks team.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. As relatively recent arrivals to this part of Kent, we have had the pleasure of visiting The Dining Club in Deal on three occasions in the last few weeks and each visit has been absolutely wonderful. From the ease of booking and warm...welcome from Suzanne and team to the minute you leave the dining experience is absolutely wonderful. The recent Sushi pop up was fab and then last night’s top billing, in my opinion, was a straight fight between the sumptuous cream of portobello soup and the main course of baked cod en papillote. But each and every menu is a flavour fiesta. The Dining Club in Deal is a must. Wonderful food, wonderful service, and wonderful value. Absolutely wonderful.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

As usual the food was delicious and the staff are always attentive and friendly. I love the atmosphere here as it’s very cosy . The restaurant is made up of various rooms some small and intimate, others slightly larger but all nicely decorated and welcoming....The choice of menus are exciting and well planned . I really like the way everyone sits at the same time and is served at the same time as this makes the service very efficient. Also great that you can take your own wine xMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023

Chose as a Birthday celebration for two. Hit the mark on every level of taste,quality, service,price, atmosphere. Partner raved over every course in the Nose to Tail menu. I finally appreciated Truffle & Garlic in the Egg Mousse and Garlic & almond Soup. Our bottle...of Champagne was placed in an ice bucket and our bottle of red lasted perfectly with the meal. Marvelous setting for a meal for two (We were in Green Room) or for a party in larger rooms. The organisation of the whole evening was impeccable from arrival and departure for a full house with dishes arriving and clearing smoothly. I hope to return later in the year with a small party. They can be very proud of this establishment and can thoroughly recommend and hope they never expand and keep it soooo unique.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

Imaginative menus, superbly executed, delightfully served. Always a treat to eat here. Fantastic value

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

4 of us went for sunday lunch yesterday and every course was delicious. The pan fried scallop melted in the mouth, the crab mousse was so light and the apple relish was amazing. The fore rib was beautifully cooked and so tender, oh and Scotties...roast potatoes were crispy on outside and fluffy in the middle. I could have licked the plate with his beef gravy. Thank you Suzanne and Scot for the best lunch 👍👍More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

We had a delicious meal at the dining club on 16th December. The rooms were decorated beautifully for Christmas by Suzanne’s mother in-law and the atmosphere and service was fabulous Thank you Suzanne and Scottie

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

This was our first visit and we cannot wait to go back! The food was fantastic. We enjoyed every course on the “Taste of Kent” menu. The individual rooms are all lovely. Only good things to say about this place. We’re looking forward to our...next visit!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

Fabulous meal. Five really tasty courses. Such good value in such a nice setting with friendly attentive staff. Scottie now back and it shows!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

Make your own mind up about the owners response to me complaining about reservation errors and lack of response to reservation enquiries. It appears to be a lottery if you actually have a table at a paid membership club I was told that they won't...bore me with the details but their lovely guests know that they have had an "interesting " year with the wife's father sadly passing away and owner having an awful accident so their lovely team have been helping them through the trying time.. sadly mistakes do happen at The Dining Club (by my experience, repeatedly). Why would i expect to be booked in for 3 persons if i had requested a booking 3 persons? and received a incorrect response after many days of waiting for a table for 2!. Why would i expect a response at all to another booking enquiry? The Dining Club solution was to refund my pre payment for 3 person booking and my membership to get rid of the problem with comments of toodle pip old chap. That did make me laugh as i havent heard that phrase for years. It is a real shame that when you support local businesses they constantly let you down and use such excuses rather than addressing their issues. There are many good restaurants in Deal, it just appears that this one has issues at the moment.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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The Dining Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5