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The Dining Club

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69 Middle Street | Deal, Deal CT14 6HP, England
+44 1304 373569
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: The Dining Club although now established for 7 years, is a new style of...
The Dining Club although now established for 7 years, is a new style of dining venue. It is unique in that you book a table and will be seated in individual dining rooms that feel more like a private dinner party than a restaurant - Proprietors Scott & Suzanne Roberts offer unrivalled hospitality that can be a discreet or familiar as your company requires. Scott (Head Chef & Proprietor) has been cooking for over 20 years and has previously won 2AA Rosettes for 6 consecutive years whilst running his family owned hotel in Boscastle, North Cornwall. Wife, Suzanne (Front of house & Proprietor) has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years and will provide a warm, friendly welcome and ensure that your experience compliments the food
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Somewhat bemused by an earlier review, why would they join the Dining Club if it's not to their taste, they also praise the breakfast in another respected local restaurant but it doesn't open for breakfast?? One wonders what their motives are.... As for the Dining Club the menu changes weekly using... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Somewhat bemused by an earlier review, why would they join the Dining Club if it's not to their taste, they also praise the breakfast in another respected local restaurant but it doesn't open for breakfast?? One wonders what their motives are.... As for the Dining Club the menu changes weekly using seasonal ingredients. The staff are relaxed, friendly and informal... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Mediocre food and service in a very sterile environment. I'm baffled why this is rated number 1 in Deal when there are many places serving a vastly superior dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent meal and service you can take your own wine only £1 corkage per person Many thanks Scott and Suzanne for a great evening

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Sandgate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We booked in for the first time for Saturday evening and were delighted with a quality meal and service in a friendly environment. We certainly will return for autumn meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Celebrated my birthday with 14 friends at the Dining Club. Everyone was impressed with the lavish spread we had for afternoon tea. The service was great, thank you to Suzannne and Scottie for making it a very special occasion.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Having read all the reviews we were expecting a top quality dining experience but on a lot of levels it was not. The service let them down - very unwelcoming and cold - there wasn't any conversation with the customers, food was plonked down on the table and everything was served en masse canteen style. It's not acceptable to wait... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Just gone up to £10 a year membership but the themed food evenings are excellent quality, the same price for everyone and bring your own wine. Some Sunday and mid-week afternoons too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Me and my partner visited the dining club for the first time last week and it is by far, the best dining experience we have ever had. The service was impeccable and the food was on another level. We're debating if it is worth fine dining again as the dining club cannot be beaten. 10/10

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Was so looking forward to visiting the Dining Club and it certainly lived up to expectations. Thought it FABULOUS. The food was exquisite, the staff friendly and attentive and great atmosphere. Extremely good value and can't wait to dine there again. Would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fabulous Sunday lunch with a great atmosphere. Delicious mackerel, fabulous soup and great roast. Followed by a very memorable dessert - the pink peppercorns made it :-) Will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Middle Street | Deal, Deal CT14 6HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Deal
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 373569

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 to 45
  • Cuisine: International

Description

The Dining Club although now established for 7 years, is a new style of dining venue. It is unique in that you book a table and will be seated in individual dining rooms that feel more like a private dinner party than a restaurant - Proprietors Scott & Suzanne Roberts offer unrivalled hospitality that can be a discreet or familiar as your company requires. Scott (Head Chef & Proprietor) has been cooking for over 20 years and has previously won 2AA Rosettes for 6 consecutive years whilst running his family owned hotel in Boscastle, North Cornwall. Wife, Suzanne (Front of house & Proprietor) has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years and will provide a warm, friendly welcome and ensure that your experience compliments the food
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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