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“A little gem!”
Review of The Raft - CLOSED

The Raft
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, British, Cafe
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Tucked away just off the central area in Milford on Sea (a delightful little town, in itself), you will find this quirky/'shabby chic' bistro. There are a variety of seating options comprising booths, small tables and larger tables, some in the restaurant window, others at the back in a raised area.

There is an interesting area outside with tables and seating, and a 'cabin' for relaxing on warm days/evenings.

The food is bistro type...pizzas, burgers, rib eye steak, chicken puttanesca (served delightfully on a wooden platter in a cast iron pan), fish of the day, moules and always some 'specials.' There are some lovely sharing type dishes to start your meal (babaganoush/houmous/olives)

Service was tricky on the night we were there as they were extremely busy, but they were aware of our long wait for the main course and offered deserts 'on the house,' which was a welcome gesture.

A lovely place for family young and old, and for delicious food. We all ate well but did not suffer from that feeling of over indulgence which can sometimes follow after food is too rich, or of poor quality. It was delicious, light and easy to digest. The menus are well formulated.

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Thank Juridique
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Incredibly friendly,gorgeous setting, brilliant food. We got there too late on a Sunday evening , when the kitchen was already shutting, and they were most accomodating...They made us some gorgeous pizzas and made us feel like we could stay all night. We loved it!. Strongly recommend it!!!

Thank beatriz v
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

The Raft is a gem cheerfully serving an excellent range of well thought out and well cooked food in a relaxing atmosphere. What more do you need?

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Thank Pineapple1972
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

The menu is ideal for our family, proper food including fish and meat meals, plus pizza's and pasta's.

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Thank Roy N
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We have been here for lunch a few times and have always had a great experience. The staff are attentive and friendly, and the food is great, fab pizzas, nice veggie options and I hear the seafood is good too. The restaurant is simply set up, lots of rustic mismatched furniture, but it is comfortable and not overdone. I would recommend it for a relaxed family lunch, my only negative comment is the lack of a kids option. Although they suggested that many families order a margarita pizza and they will pack up the leftovers to take home, this isn't ideal. There were plenty of children in there when we visited, if smaller portions were available I would think this would be a welcome addition to the menu.

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