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“Ideal venue for a business lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Silk Kite - CLOSED

The Silk Kite
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Stafford, Great Britain
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543 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
“Ideal venue for a business lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Arriving for lunch at 1215hrs on a Thursday our party of 6 were accommodated easily, and we ordered our food and drinks at the bar. Taking advantage of the special lunch offer, we selected out meals; most had the ham, eggs and chips. The food was served very promptly, and was freshly cooked and tasty.

Only 3 flavours of J20 were available; no sign of the pear and guava or the glitterberry, although these are available at other JDW premises.

The Silk Kite is a tasteful conversion of the iconic former electricity board showroom in Tamworth, and is well worth worth considering if you are looking for a town centre lunch.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank WilliamRead
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  • English first
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English first
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A nice evening out midweek”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Popped in on a Wednesday just for a drink ,and found an open mike night.lots of fun, staff are friendly, locals are good fun, always an idiot as you get in any pub, but handled well by management. Food cheap and cheerful and quick to arrive, drinks are good prices.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Wobbs170
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Poor Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Whenever we have been to this establishment the service is terrible. We always have to wait a long time to be served at the bar (where a queue forms) because there is usually only one person serving. Once you are served the staff are unfriendly, unhelpful and miserable. An absolutely awful place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MichLewis
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Visited the silk kite with my partner to top off a weekend trip to London. We normally have breakfast here which lately have been a bit hit and miss. But on this visit I had the Aberdeen Angus steak it was the nicest steak I had eaten in a long time. My partner also had sirloin steak and it was cooked very much to her liking.

Excellent value for money as you also get a drink with the meal.

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1 Thank Neil F
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Visited with family members”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

A large family group called into the silk kite whilst in Tamworth to attend a wedding later in the weekend.
The interior of silk kite was well appointed, spacious and very clean and tidy.
I didn't have a meal personally but the family who did mentioned that the food was very nice, properly cooked and ample for anybody.

The nice touch that struck a note with us was that the staff recommended that parents with children were only allowed two alcoholic drinks whilst on the premises; this we found quiet refreshing responsibility from a bar, obviously the parents with children stuck to this as part of their responsibility as parents.
So as we will be coming back to visit Tamworth, the silk kite will be getting another visit too!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Enigmaman15
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