As a father's day treat, we went to have lunch at The Hengist. If I was forced to use 1 word it'd be WOW!
Apart from the quality of the menu, what amazed me the most was the brilliant portions on offer. I'm usually a very fussy eater but for once i was completely spoilt for choice in one place. Lovely sliced warm bread basket(wholemeal and white) with generous portions of real butter while waiting for our order. I eventually settled on the Slow roast pork belly with all the trimmings and I've got no regrets!
Next time though I'll be trying the Rib eye steak with the chunky chips! Looked fabulous from the next table.
Not so sure about the reviewer complaining about children and noise etc....after all it was Father's day and what better way to enjoy the day than with all the ones you love. there is a whole field where they were playing ball games yesterday and picnic blankets laid out by the stream that run through the beer garden. Proper space for everyone including children and on father's day. We were just a couple but loved the family feel around us.
We had an early lunch but after finding out about the live music in the garden after 4pm, returned after a short drive to the movies in Rochester to enjoy the really nice evening with drinks and a cheese and biscuit tray while listening to the very brilliant 4 piece band for 2 hrs.
We've had some very nice experiences in various pub/restaurants in and around Kent but luckily, the best one so far is now the closest. From the price to the ambiance (especially upstairs) to the quality of the very good portions I'm in no doubt that we'll be visiting again and very soon.
If you're looking for somewhere to go that's all embracing with an atmosphere that'll make you relaxed and leave with a smile and good taste in your mouth.....try this gem!
Ps: Only gripe was Amex not accepted...but for everything else..there was Mastercard!
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