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“Scott is fanatical about food”
Review of The Dining Club

The Dining Club
Ranked #9 of 111 Restaurants in Deal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$38
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Dining Club although now established for 7 years, is a new style of dining venue. It is unique in that you book a table and will be seated in individual dining rooms that feel more like a private dinner party than a restaurant - Proprietors Scott & Suzanne Roberts offer unrivalled hospitality that can be a discreet or familiar as your company requires. Scott (Head Chef & Proprietor) has been cooking for over 20 years and has previously won 2AA Rosettes for 6 consecutive years whilst running his family owned hotel in Boscastle, North Cornwall. Wife, Suzanne (Front of house & Proprietor) has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years and will provide a warm, friendly welcome and ensure that your experience compliments the food
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Scott is fanatical about food”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

The Dining Club is a huge asset in Deal. Scott is an imaginative chef with a real eye for interesting combinations of cuisines and flavours. The five course dinners are extraordinary value for money given the quality and variety of the experience. Our last of many visits over the whole time Scott has been in charge was one of the best and we are only looking forward to the next one. The Club is in a bijou house but one is not on top of other diners and the service is immaculate. One can take one;s own wine (corkage of a £ must be a bargain!) and match it to the food of the evening. Scott and Suzanne have travelled and it shows in their cooking of world dishes and the influence that has on some English and other European favourites. We cannot recommend the Dining Club highly enough and we have travelled and eaten in over 100 countries.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Terry B
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English first
Deal, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always a good curry!”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I have been using the restaurant for over 5 years now, since I moved to Deal. The owner makes a special point of welcoming my partner and I + friends, who often join us. The food is is a very good standard and excellent value for money.

Visited February 2014
Thank Lionel B
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great concept, superb food”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

You can't go wrong: £5 annual membership, approx £25 for a 5-course themed,set meal and £1 per head corkage. If you like good wine and hate paying the exorbitant mark-up in most restaurants, the Dining Club is the place to go.
The current owners have now been in charge for a couple of years. Andy & Ralph were great, real characters, great welcomes but I have to say, the food has got better.
The important point is : it is a club. You can't just turn up. You have to join and then make a reservation. It is always busy...

Visited November 2013
Thank Christian D
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Faversham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“First Visit”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Dining Club and it will not be our last.

Interesting starter- fig roasted with balsamic - good roast lamb and different but nice vegetables.

Cheese avant - excellent all Kentish and then pudding - the only slightly disappointing bit - no cherry custard and therefore a bit dry. But we will return.

Thank John F
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St Margarets, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Been here many times and the standard of food and service is always exceptional.

This time the theme was South Africa and each of the five courses was great. Suffice to say we have booked again for next weekend.

  • Visited February 2014
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