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Chequers Restaurant

Golf Road, Deal CT146RG, England
+44 1304 362288
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Ranked #13 of 85 Restaurants in Deal
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: English, Contemporary, Eclectic, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A restaurant at weekends and cookery school on weekdays. Chequers Kitchen is light and airy, with contemporary design in a traditional building. Rotisserie chicken is a feature, along with interesting and appetising salads, tortilla and South African speciality dishes. We regularly hold cookery demonstration evenings and Cook & Dine events.
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88% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Stumbled across this gem while enjoying a weekend on the coast, away from London. Deal is so lucky to have this fun, vibrant restaurant with the most delicious food! We stopped for lunch on Saturday, we could see the chef preparing various salads, tarts and breads and told him we would eat whatever he recommended, and we didn’t regret it!... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were a very mixed age and gender group and that in itself should have been a challenge, but it was'nt. The whole group had great fun and everyone was involved in producing their own soup and bread. The cooking was great fun and Pieter the Chef was very informative, giving us loads of useful tips. After the cooking session... More

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Brittas Bay, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

17 family members and friends took part in a group cookery lesson early Saturday morning under the watchful and amused eye of Pieter. We laughed and joked and managed to make Tuscan bean soup and cheesy beer bread within one hour. Then we had the wonderful task of eating it all up for lunch. Great fun and effective bonding session!!... More

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Tonbridge Kent
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went to the chequers with ten friends for dinner and had a mixed experience, the food was good but the way it was served left a lot to be desired and the portions were small. The starters were fine I had tortilla it was ok not amazing and not lots of it but quite tasty. All was good until the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an extraordinary place. The restaurant (in a former pub by Deal golf course on the back road to Sandwich) is also a cookery school and the tables are all in a large open plan room which is also a kitchen. You will be served by the chef himself and his delightful staff, and you can watch them prepare... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had two fabulous meals in Chequers restaurant. We were a large group of friends and family and everyone was more than happy with the delicious food, excellent selection of drinks and the friendly efficient service. I would highly recommend this place to anyone lucky enough to be in the Deal area. Cathy.

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South East
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited Chequers having not been for several years. It is in a lovely setting and we were really looking forward to a large family Sunday lunch hosted by the fantastic Charlie Lakin as guest chef. We had booked for the second sitting at 3pm, a table for 16 to celebrate some recent family events. We arrived and were left... More

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stephnh, Manager at Chequers Restaurant, responded to this review

We remember this Sunday in July very well and we’re very sorry your lunch took such a long while to be served. We too were disappointed and not a little frustrated by the delays. However as I’m sure you will realize the speed of service was entirely dependent on the production of the food, not on the staff serving it.... More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We just happened to be walking by this cookery school/restaurant on a Friday lunchtime and stopped in for a snack. Well just check out the photo.....lovely home made £10 sharing platter! We want to go back and take a cookery skills class in the not too distant future.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I overheard Pieter's food described as a "symphony in the mouth" which I thought at the time was a bit over the top - however at the end of the meal - I did tend to agree....

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The cookery class was great fun and very educational. I now know how to dice an onion properly and avoid burning garlic! The group we had was mixed from two 20 year olds up to a 60 year old. (male and female) and we had a great time. We now all think we are master chefs. Would love to do... More

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