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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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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Foodie heaven

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 :))

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Wendy N
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We recently used the groupon voucher that was titled Three course Greek meal with appetiser for four........as stated before very misleading......however we had read previous reviews and knew we would only get three main meals and two bowls of yoghurt with four spoons. Thought we would all share the three meals, having a taster of each meal but didn't really... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We popped in for a sandwich today and the food was lovely and fresh. All the food that came out of the kitchen looked lovely, roast dinners included, which we will be going back to try. Seems very popular and was full when we left.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?