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The Chambers

Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Place, Folkestone CT20 2BB, England
01303 223333
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Ranked #10 of 142 restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, British, Café, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Down in Folkestone for fiancés 40th and we came here for lunch after arriving from the train station. It was quiet being middle of day midweek but warm welcome. Great beer, lovely food and a chilled out ambience.

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Folkestone
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The chambers is a great little venue for food/drinks and live music , a must if your in the area , really enjoy the burgers and chilli cobs and a nice selection of local ales and ciders , Nice laid back and friendly atmosphere from the staff and customers alike

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are looking for a bar to cater for you're event - then look no further. Chris and his team were fantastic from start to finish when we contacted the about supplying the bar for our wedding on the 31st May 2014. We first contacted Chris after a friend had had their wedding bar catered for by The Chambers... More

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We called in advance to check the game was on,and booked a table,which we were given the choice of when we arrived.Our host Charlie was so helpful and friendly,it made a nice night out in an unfamiliar setting a great night out,despite the result.The food was excellent,and my partner had a really good bottle of prosecco for probably the best... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Would just love to thank Charlie the bar lady, who has to be one of the most helpful, friendly and enthusiastic bar staff that I have encountered for a long time. She has a friendly welcome to everyone who comes in. It has a great friendly atmosphere, somewhere mixed between a good old fashioned drinking haunt and a lively modern... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Having recently moved to the coast from the city, I was keen to find a friendly local pub where I could meet nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. I had visited the Chambers coffee shop (drawn by it's lovely art Deco frontage) on a couple of occasions when looking for property in the area, and hadn't even realised that it... More

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Banbury
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent choice of real ales, American/Mexican food menu and really friendly team. Ate as a family with two kids who were treated as special guests and we were made to feel very welcome. Great ribs, chili, pulled pork, etc. Lovely atmosphere in basement of coffee shop. What a lovely place.

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

Hi Alansolicitor, Crumbs! What a superb review :-) Many, many thanks! Would i be right in saying that you were around for the Folkestone Airshow on the Sat? If so I think I recall meeting you on the day. I was the hot & bothered one clearing down the BBQ from outside! I'm just so pleased that we got it... More

Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have stopped at this place a few times and it never disappoints - staff really friendly - Baileys or Brandy coffee and paninis are great Be back soon

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

Dear Brad S, Thanks for a great review of The Chambers!! We'd like to think that most folk enjoy a trip to our humble abode but of course we understand It's not always easy to find the time to write a review. So once again thanks for being able to do that! Sounds like you've made good use of the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great food, great beer, great staff and fantastic entertainment. Recommend the chilli but take heed on what they say about the heat its not just a gimmick. If it says its hot its HOT

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

Hi Troy E, Yes the chilli can kick it when we need it too!! We make all our own chilli sauces & dependant on what's in season it can be rocket fuel & no mistake!! I'm really glad you like what you've experienced here at The Chambers & a special thanks for the mention of entertainment as we LOVE the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Just had the most wonderful dinner,ordered and served within 15 minutes,a vegan friendly feast washed down with some marvelous beers, many of which were locally produced! I was certainly not disappointed in any way!

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

Dear dougalq, Ah i think i remember this 'feast' going out! Yes we like to produce vegan food & i particularly remember on this occasion being given free reign to produce a good solid meal in any way i wanted !! I enjoyed that i did :-) As i remember...Coriander, white onion & (vegan) cheese mash with a pocket of... More

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