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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In these days of ultra cleanliness, having paper menus which were literally COVERED in food stains (and actual food on one of them) was rather grotty. The table was also very sticky. Your breakfasts used to be lovely... but the menu is much more limited...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

What a shame - this promises to be a wonderful deli with a large selection of good quality products on sale but the staff were breathtakingly rude, without any provocation. Take some time off ladies before you damage your business anymore. We wanted to support...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2020

We went in to get a hamper and the staff were so friendly and helpful. They showed us around and recommended all the delicious goodies. Very very impressed, super clean store, hand sanitiser on arrival and the most wonderful food items to choose from. Thank...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020

My friend and I popped in for lunch and asked could we sit at an empty table we were told no and left standing by the door. Another couple left the table next to us and again we asked could we sit there and told...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

It was my first visit to the Hungry Guest tonight and unfortunately my last for a while. Firstly the staff were unaware that their drinks menu was no longer on the back of their food menu, these things happen, but shouldn’t need a customer to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
NatalieP2831, Other at The Hungry Guest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Dear Grace So sorry to hear of your recent experience at our cafe. One which we will look into and would like to discuss further with you. Please can you call me on 01732 870766 or Email me at caroline.sheridan@thehungryguest.com. Kind regards Caroline Sheridan Manager

Reviewed 28 January 2020

Such a lovely breakfast as usual. Service was prompt and as always everyone was very welcoming. Would defiantly recommend visiting. ExcellentMore

Date of visit: January 2020
NatalieP2831, Other at The Hungry Guest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Dear Han Many thanks for taking the time to post your 5* review of your recent experience of us here at The Hungry Guest, West Malling. Any feedback is advantageous and especially pleasing when it's full of great positives. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 16 January 2020

My second lunchtime visit this week with business colleagues although I have also enjoyed other recent social visits. Smashing little Bistro, good choice of food to suit all tastes and appetites. My colleague raved about the paella! Best coffee in West Malling, lovely friendly service...More

Date of visit: January 2020
NatalieP2831, Other at The Hungry Guest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2020

Dear Kingshill 61 Many thanks for taking the time to write your 5* review. We really appreciate your feedback. Amazing to hear you called us 'smashing little Bistro' and enjoyed our menu, coffee and service. Just so you know, we are open from 7am Monday...More

Reviewed 11 January 2020

Our Ladies Club came here in December for our Christmas meal. We had the restaurant to ourselves and it was very pleasant. However if you want to come and eat lunch here you are not able to book, so if you drop in on the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
NatalieP2831, Owner at The Hungry Guest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020

Dear Denise, We are so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas meal with us in December, hopefully your Ladies Club will dine with us again next Christmas. Sorry to hear you have had to wait for a table on your visit. We are a bustling busy...More

Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

My friend and I visited the restaurant last week on Thursday. I ordered the'Brie and cranberry melt' and my friend had the 'Mushroom and goat's cheese focacia. Our lunch was very tasty and would definitely order these again. However, the young gentleman that served us,...More

Date of visit: January 2020
NatalieP2831, Supervisor at The Hungry Guest, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Dear Verm4, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed a 'tasty' lunch. Sorry to hear of your disappointment of service. This is such a rare case, though the waiter concerned has been approached....More

Reviewed 2 January 2020

My Co-workers and I fancied coming in for lunch I had heard so many good things about the Hungry Guest. The restaurant was busy but this didn’t stop the young staff from standing around laughing and chatting at the top of there voices, I felt...More

Date of visit: December 2019
NatalieP2831, Supervisor at The Hungry Guest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2020

Dear T State Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit to The Hungry Guest Cafe West Malling. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our staff service. Subsequently, I would like to investigate your...More

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Chrissie A
11 October 2015|
Response from Julie F | Property representative |
Thanks Chrissie - I will double check who was on that day as we definitely should have offered more than just the salad as this is something we are very much aware of. If you come again do ask for me or Flossie my assistant... More
18 April 2015|
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Response from Julie F | Property representative |
Dear Foxes4, I am so glad that you have contacted us again as I had presumed you had removed your review before I was able to respond. We do not have the capacity to take down a TripAdvisor review ourselves, or else that... More
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Yes, The Hungry Guest offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Hungry Guest offers delivery services.

The Hungry Guest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4