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“Return visit for Sunday Lunch”

Walpole Bay Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 186 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Return visit for Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Another year has passed for our Anniversary Celebration at the Walpole for lunch. Again the food was excellent and the staff attentive, it was very busy, 90 people were celebrating either birthdays, fathers day, or in our case an anniversary. So again we say thank you to Jane and her staff for a lovely day.

  • Visited June 2014
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
403 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stopped for afternoon tea and scones on the veranda and pleasantly surprised (has been hammered on TV before) after a long walk along the cliff tops.
Little on the expensive side but large pot of tea with extra hot water was a nice first for many years - my wife is a "cream tea expert" having had all over the UK and would give it 9 out of 10 and who am I to argue !!

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scotland
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Service needs to improve!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Walpole Bay is a quirky sort of place and interesting to visit. However, I feel the service is not up to standard. I have eaten there two or three times and always found the food tasty and well-cooked. On my most recent visit with four family members, we all chose the fish pie for lunch. We were told quite quickly that there would be a wait of 15 minutes or so and then a little later that it could well be longer. Eventually we got our food after 40 minutes! I did feel it would have helped customer relations no end if we had been offered a complimentary drink or nibbles during this wait but all that happened was that various members of the family/staff swanned over and thanked us for our (rapidly diminishing) patience and then swanned off again. I have the impression that the owners are interested in appearing interesting and in the famous customers they have had but less so in the non-famous and certainly do not appear to consider good service important.

  • Visited May 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Dusty, old fashioned but delightful”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We went in for a coffee and had problems getting the receptionist to understand us as she did not speak good English. But we were directed to the lounge which was overstuffed and cosy and could have done with a good clean The place was busy and friendly. The restaurant is not the small romantic place that I would choose for dinner but is a nice venue for larger parties. The cream teas looked delicious and we will be going back for drinks on the terrace one warm evening with a few over the sea.

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kent
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful Edwardian room”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We loved the ambience of this restaurant. The menu had a selection of dishes that would please most tastes.
We enjoyed our plaice and gammon, nice fresh vegetables and my dessert of lemon and ginger cheesecake was very yummy!

Visited May 2014
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Thank laceylooKent
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