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The King & Queen Restaurant

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1 New Road, East Malling, West Malling ME19 6DD, England
+44 1732 842752
12:00 - 21:15
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:15
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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pleasant meal and atmosphere yesterday at Sunday Roast, completely overshadowed this morning when I worked out that the "service charge" accounted for 25% of the bill. Note that there is no reference to a "service charge" on the prices quoted on the web site nor on the menu we were presented with at the table.

Thank _richardhuxford2002
West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I go to the King & Queen at least once a month, sometimes more, and have done so for about four years now. The staff are friendly, the setting is clean and comfortable, and we have never had a meel that wasn't first rate. We will continue to go there for a long time to come.

1 Thank davidkhrc
Aylesford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to the King and Queen restaurant to celebrate 48 years of marriage what a lovely evening we had ..David Drury the proprietor explained the menu to us in a unhurried manner even though it was very busy and made us feel so welcome as did all the staff Food was top notch and we will... More 

1 Thank Colin V
Larkfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a very nice lunchtime meal. The mussels were excellent, probably the best I have had.The pork belly was delicious and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the breast of lamb, plenty of vegetables slightly al dente which i do not like, probably should have mentioned it to the waiter. This was our first meal at the this... More 

1 Thank Christopher G
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I made our first visit based on tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. It was quiet but we expected that on a Monday and it resulted in excellent service, initial impression was a typical pub with standard décor but look past that and it's great. We had 3 courses, my Mussels were clearly fresh and plump and... More 

2 Thank foxy1818
Chatham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just fancied getting out somewhere a little different rather than town or shopping centres. We drove to West Mailing and had a little walk along the high street. Already looked on TripAdvisor for a decent restaurant / pub and certainly wasn't disappointed with our choice. The King & Queen restaurant is set in East Mailing but it's well worth the... More 

2 Thank Rick D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 7 of my family here for lunch. Everyone had something different and every meal was very good. Staff really looked after us - although they were clearly busy. Food was cooked from fresh so took a little time, but it was really worth the wait.

1 Thank A L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place. The food is always delicious and often locally sourced. The staff is invariably thoughtful and attentive, today was no exception. I had the Scottish mussels as a main and they were beautifully prepared, my husband had the steak pudding which tasted divine with its accompaniment of sautéed potatoes and buttered chantenay carrots, mum had the hake... More 

1 Thank Sylviebr2015
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with others on this site - I'm so pleased that you enjoy what we offer at the King and Queen, both the food and the service combined. It's naturally wonderful that you deem us to be a true favourite of yours - we look forward to seeing... More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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761 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a main of seafood linguine that was well cooked and beautifully flavoured. The one odd element were green olives that just seemed totally out of place. It was a great dish that looked as good as it tasted. Dessert was a fruit and nut creme brûlée the brûlée was nice but had a slightly odd top, with a hint... More 

Thank Hoppityskip
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent lunch and for your positive feedback - we do take on board genuine constructive points such as you have raised. We're pleased that you generally enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again on future occasions. More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, excellent food, good range of beers (it is a pub!). We had the Xmas dinner & it was well presented, cook & the courses came with suitable pauses. Definitely go again

1 Thank Philip C
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Excellent food and friendly service is what we strive to achieve consistently - thank you for your great feedback following your recent Christmas Meal and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 New Road, East Malling, West Malling ME19 6DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling  >  East Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 842752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?