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Curiously Kentish

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Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
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151 Minnis Road | Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9NS, England (Formerly Cafe Bee)
+44 1843 841180
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Curiously Kentish Delicatessen & Café is the brain child of Freedman...
Curiously Kentish Delicatessen & Café is the brain child of Freedman & Faux. They hand craft all of their Charcuterie. They also Smoke & Cure Fish, Dairy & Vegetables. Jams and Jellies made from Kentish Foraged Ingredients. A lovely Deli where food and flavours are king Once a month there is the special Faux & Freedman Supper Club.
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best sandwiches for miles!

The food here really has to be seen and tasted to be believed! Everything is home-made from home-grown and home-cured ingredients. The scotch-eggs are the size of tennis balls, and are a meal in themselves!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food here really has to be seen and tasted to be believed! Everything is home-made from home-grown and home-cured ingredients. The scotch-eggs are the size of tennis balls, and are a meal in themselves!

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful deli opened in Birchington. Lovely interior, selection of home made buys and fantastic breakfast - never had such quality bacon. Pleased I purchased some pasta sause and pesto as made a great tasty easy dinner tonight! A must visit!

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food was not only fantastically delicious but extremely reasonable, Service was outstanding with a lovely chilled and relaxed atmosphere , being surrounded by the passionately home made smoked and deli products was an added bonus and a foodies heaven :))

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Margate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped off after the park with my little girl and partner had a quick lunch as usual very nice and something for everyone

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Kent, England
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had lunch here recently and thought it was excellent. We had a curious platter and a Cuban sandwich - the food was delicious. Good atmosphere and attentive staff too - we'll be back!

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Margate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I have been twice in one week! The new deli is amazing, I have had breakfast on both of my visits and brought lots of curiously Kentish produce, inc freshly made bread, pork pies, smoked chicken! There pasta sauces are a real hit with the family and so is there tomato sauce. Would recommend a visit!

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Margate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A new little gem for Minnis Bay. In amongst the row of shops just before you get to glorious Minnis Bay the Curiously Kentish Deli and Cafe is a delicious and distracting new enterprise. Using wild foraged foods as well as fabulous salamis, cheeses, their own smoked goods the chicken is fab. French style there is one hot dish of... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This new enterprise is a brainchild & spin-off from Jason Freedmans VERY successful "Minnis Bar & Restaurant" ,just down the road on the bay-front. Jason & Kevin Faux have branched out into producing some wonderful home made sauces ,chutneys,smoked foods etc ,all from local ingredients as far as possible .. A supper club is held once a month,but space is... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited Cafe Bee quite late in the afternoon on a Sunday looking to have a roast dinner. Understandably they only had a couple of portions of beef left, and one gammon and the rest, chicken. Two members in our party ordered the last of the beef and one other the gammon so I was left to order the chicken... More 

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Birchington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been to this smart, homely and chic cafe / restaurant on 4 occassions on. sunday and have been impressed with the quality of the whole experience. The ingredients are fab, the ambience peacful but warm, great service and just all round excellent. We plan to ditch the frying pan and get ourselves down to this cafe weekly if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Minnis Road | Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9NS, England (Formerly Cafe Bee)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen

Description

Curiously Kentish Delicatessen & Café is the brain child of Freedman & Faux. They hand craft all of their Charcuterie. They also Smoke & Cure Fish, Dairy & Vegetables. Jams and Jellies made from Kentish Foraged Ingredients. A lovely Deli where food and flavours are king Once a month there is the special Faux & Freedman Supper Club.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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