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The Playa

££ - £££, British,
The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
+44 1795 873059
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us called in here early one Saturday evening. The weather was lovely so we sat outside in the rear garden, which is a sun trap. There is a small amount of seating outside the front too with nice views over the water. Staff...More

Thank Shiraz64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the first time on Thursday and had the steak meal. The two ribeyes we ordered were perfectly cooked and delicious. The waitress Charlotte, was very efficient and friendly. Very good value two steak meals plus a bottle of very good Merlot for...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

After my previous review I reluctantly returned to this restaurant as my aunt quite likes it. The same lady was working, as per previous review. On this occasion the service, food and general atmosphere was much better than before. I take on board what the...More

Thank ratboyLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal reasonably price staff where great as my friend is constantly bantering with staff. Really attentive but not overbearing. Thank you Playa for a great evening and banter

Thank m20db
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 2 boys (8 & 5) and myself visited for lunch on my sons 5th birthday. We arrived just after mid day and found there was plenty of seating. We were greeted on arrival and once seated were asked for drinks and given menus...More

Thank Harrylis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What’s happened to the Playa?!?! A menu that said the pork belly came with black pudding and cauliflower hash but instead came with mash. Mash that clearly wasn’t fresh - looked and tasted like smash! Red cabbage laced with aniseed (no mention of this on...More

1  Thank Andrew-in-Kent
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing as always we go once a month as a treat for date night. My husband and i love this place his favourite plates are the burgers and the steaks which are always beautifully cooked i had never eaten a steak with the slightest...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Have been here few time food is always very good staff always very friendly Sometimes when busy service is bit slow but always friendly Definitely recommend it

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 6 May 2018

My partner and I took my elderly mum out for Sunday lunch. She is a wheelchair user. We entered through the side door which was indicated as the disability entrance but there was a small 2-3 inch step to negotiate. A narrow corridor led to...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Found on internet and menu on web looked good with things like skate, halibut, lamb rump and belly of pork. I booked table for 2. We were welcomed and sat at good table and it was quite busy. I ordered mackerel starter my wife passed....More

1  Thank Gordonberkhamsted
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16 July 2016|
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Response from Jennie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs allowed on patio and garden - water bowls always there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Sheppey  >  Minster on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 873059
  • E-mail
The Playa is set on Minster seafront providing wonderful views over the Thames estuary. We pride ourselves on our home-cooked top quality food, our range of fine ales, lagers and wines but above all exceptional customer service. We are a family run business headed up by sister and brother, Laura and Neil. We only purchase top quality products and travel weekly to billingsgate market and Smithfield markets to purchase fresh fish and meat for the week, when you visit The Playa we will endeavour to make the whole experience special for you and guarantee you will want to visit us again! We offer a 2 course senior citizen menu from Monday to Friday lunch time for £9.95 per head and Thursday night is buy one get one free on our Smithfield Steaks!! You will often find live music and a busy dance floor in The Playa on a Saturday night and a fresh home-cooked roast available on a Sunday. We cater for children and vegetarians please just enquire with one of our friendly waiting staff as to the days options. Our team of highly trained chefs will happily accommodate your needs. We cater for large parties and events, for any enquiries please phone us. We look forward to welcoming you to our establishment soon!
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