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The Chambers

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Mexican, Cafe, British
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Cheriton Place | Radnor Chambers, Folkestone CT20 2BB, England
441303223333
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Description: The Chambers is at first glance a street level Coffee Shop & roasters...
The Chambers is at first glance a street level Coffee Shop & roasters but by far the biggest surprise lies underground where The Chambers bar takes over! Either take in the great vista of watching Folkestone town life go on around you as you enjoy your freshly roasted & brewed coffee, or venture through the coffee shop downstairs to the vast area that is our bar. Featuring TWO bars and lots of seating in large group areas or intimate nooks just for two, we offer lots for you to do & try.Our standard menu runs Mon to Sat & offers freshly made Mexican cuisine, whilst our weekly Specials board runs from Tues lunch through to Sat night & presents the best in local & seasonal dishes. We stock only Kentish Ales & Ciders & have featured in every CAMRA good Pub Guide since 2004, being regional pub of the year for 2008! Continental keg beers are very well represented too with Bitburger having a permanent place on the bar alongside German black lager & weiss beer on draught. Music is a BIG part of Chambers life & we have UK & international artistes EVERY Thurs night. Playing mostly blues, folk & acoustic originals, you'll NEVER be disappointed with the artistes playing at Chambers. Thurs night is a fine entertainment bet!! Check out our Facebook for details of up & coming players. Booking for meals advisable though not always essential.
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Attentive service, Great value & good food

This review is for the bar/restaurant, not the coffee shop [Chambers was not listed under Restaurants, only included under Tea & Coffee shops, which I think is an error, the two are totally different dining experiences even if owned by the same people]. Anyway, three of us tried the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Abacus763
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review is for the bar/restaurant, not the coffee shop [Chambers was not listed under Restaurants, only included under Tea & Coffee shops, which I think is an error, the two are totally different dining experiences even if owned by the same people]. Anyway, three of us tried the bar/restaurant downstairs and were pleased we did. We chose Mexican dishes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Abacus763
Basildon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on a stay in Folkestone on a Friday evening as it was only 10 min walk from our hotel, plus we had seen really good reviews, and really good it was too! Excellent selection of beers and ciders we had Hogan's the first time we tried it and it was on the pump. The place was quite busy... More 

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Thank Stmoritz1960
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Stmoritz1960 & thank you completely & utterly for such a GREAT review!! I do remember you guys from Friday night and again apologise for misleading you through the web site with food times. I've already taken steps to ensure our new website (which goes live soon!) DEFINITELY carries all the correct information of our opening hours for all different... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere....excellent Guinness....wonderful staff....five stars all round...a lunch hour well spent

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Thank grumpaflump
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi grumpaflump & thank you for taking the time to review us here at The Chambers! Now....Guinness...... Without doubt, no other drink can tell as much about the maintenance of a licensed premises as Guinness can. It's instantly obvious if it's not on form & I'm VERY happy that you found yours to be just as it should! Not only... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go for a drink and some good honest grub. The Mac and cheese is my favourite. Great atmosphere and friendly bar staff.

Helpful?
Thank Laurence W
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Lawrence W & thanks for taking the time to review The Chambers! I love the description of 'good honest grub' because that's how I've described it many times myself! Local where possible & always freshly prepared & NOT hit with unnecessary pricing either. We offer weekly & daily specials & 99 times out of a 100, they're well under... More 

Kent
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I love this place - the food is great, the atmosphere good too and the staff are really friendly. Upstairs as a nice little coffee shop with a good vibe and very enjoyable cake and coffee. Downstairs is an excellent cellar-type bar with very good beer and delicious burgers, salads and med-tex type food, super-fresh with very good-sized portions. The... More 

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1 Thank ShortbreakerKent
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi ShortbreakerKent & thanks for such an enthusiastic & thorough review of The Chambers ! Sorry for the delay in my response but Xmas planning, then Xmas itself & now 2016 planning has taken a heap of time!! My apologies... Thank you in particular fore covering so many aspects of what we do here, as It makes the informed decision... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The Chambers is a fantastic all-round winner for dinner or lighter snacks and brilliant events. We went last night and the staff could not have been more friendly, food was delicious and I will definitely be coming back. On top of that, I also went to Chambers on Halloween for their 'do - for which they went all out with... More 

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Thank Harriet M
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Harriet M & thanks for such an explanatory & high scoring review of The Chambers!! As you make mention of the Halloween party I must just say that's one of our BEST nights of the year!! We love it ! For those that know The Chambers, they'll know that it's underground bar is just PERFECT for nights such as... More 

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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place, nice atmosphere, very good food. The manager is very professional and helpful. We went there for a dinner and he took the time to explain everything that was on the menu.

Helpful?
Thank Romain T
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Romain T & thanks firstly for taking the time to review The Chambers on Tripadvisor & for such an excellent review too!! Normally I would've responded LONG before this but I'm afraid I was caught up in the build to Xmas, Xmas itself & the subsequent January planning of 2016. My apologies! I'm very glad that things were run... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

i went to Chambers with a friend for drinks and ended up eating there the same night as the food looked and smelt amazing !! lovely place to be very friendly staff great atmosphere to be in a lovely place all round. Ive visited the coffee shop there many times which is also great !

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Thank Leigh W
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Leigh W & thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of The Chambers! Take it from us Leigh, we never tire of getting reviews from our customers & even when we've not quite dotted all the I's & crossed all the T's for them on their visit - which thankfully doesn't seem to be... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We love The Chambers. We visited The Chambers for the last three years now (we Always travel to Folkestone the same weekend every year). Good food and very good value for money. Liz and Chris and the rest of the staff make you feel welcome at their bar/restaurant.

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1 Thank Patrick K
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Patrick & thanks for a very personal review of The Chambers. Indeed it was great to see all of you guys again & we're flattered that you always want to come back & see us each time you're back in town for EuroMilitaire. The exhibition seems to heading from strength to strength so hopefully we'll be seeing you again... More 

folkestone
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Just got back from a lovely meal with my friend. I had the steak, which was the nicest steak I could remember having. The blonde waitress with the tattoos was so friendly and helpful it really made the evening extra pleasant. We also really enjoyed the music and the relaxed atmosphere. I will definately be coming here more often as... More 

Helpful?
Thank lizzieshilling
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Lizzieshilling & thanks for such a great review of The Chambers! 'Best steak you can remember having'... :-) !! I shall be showing this review to the kitchen team immediately as that's just the sort of feedback they LOVE! Also I shall let Kate - your waitress that night - know your comments as she's a bit of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cheriton Place | Radnor Chambers, Folkestone CT20 2BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: 441303223333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

The Chambers is at first glance a street level Coffee Shop & roasters but by far the biggest surprise lies underground where The Chambers bar takes over! Either take in the great vista of watching Folkestone town life go on around you as you enjoy your freshly roasted & brewed coffee, or venture through the coffee shop downstairs to the vast area that is our bar. Featuring TWO bars and lots of seating in large group areas or intimate nooks just for two, we offer lots for you to do & try.Our standard menu runs Mon to Sat & offers freshly made Mexican cuisine, whilst our weekly Specials board runs from Tues lunch through to Sat night & presents the best in local & seasonal dishes. We stock only Kentish Ales & Ciders & have featured in every CAMRA good Pub Guide since 2004, being regional pub of the year for 2008! Continental keg beers are very well represented too with Bitburger having a permanent place on the bar alongside German black lager & weiss beer on draught. Music is a BIG part of Chambers life & we have UK & international artistes EVERY Thurs night. Playing mostly blues, folk & acoustic originals, you'll NEVER be disappointed with the artistes playing at Chambers. Thurs night is a fine entertainment bet!! Check out our Facebook for details of up & coming players. Booking for meals advisable though not always essential.
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?