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“Excellent service & Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bartellas

Bartellas
Hook Green, Meopham DA13 0JE, England
01474 812154
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Meopham
Price range: $17 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A privately owned 175 seat restaurant with cocktail lounge and bar serving Mediterranean inspired food, Bartellas is a favourite of the charming village of Meopham. Elegantly appointed in wood and sisal, clean lines and contemporary furnishings, Bartellas offers comfortable and attractive surroundings plus excellent continental service including those little touches of linen napkins, predominately round tables, complimentary still and sparkling water and bread. The recent orangery extension and private dining salon upstairs for a maximum of 24 at one table ensures that whatever the occasion, Bartellas can cater for your dining and party needs. A regular changing a la carte menu, a Sunday menu with all the traditional roasts and the prix-fixe menu available Monday to Saturday lunchtimes and early evenings Monday to Friday offer great value for money- ��10.55 for one course including a 175ml glass of wine, small beer or soft drink.
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service & Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Me & my girlfriend went to Bartellas on a Wednesday eveening and I have to say we were both very impressed. The service was excellent and very attentive. We both went for pizza which were massive, the toppings (chicken, pepperoni & prawn) & (salmon) were unusal but delicious and at just over £7 an absoloute steal. The rest of the menu seemed reasonably priced and varied. Will definetly be coming back again, we live over half an hour away and it was well worth the trip.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Good to learn the trip was worthwhile and that your pizzas were so enjoyable.

Look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Regards,

Ian
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“High quality restaurant at affordable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We ate here for the first time one early Sunday evening with friends and have to say we really enjoyed it. The people of Meopham are very lucky to have this restaurant and the Cricketers so close to hand.

The interior was lovely and crisp and modern with good spacing between the tables. Although we ate relatively early, the restaurant was still busy with couples and families alike and had a nice buzzy atmosphere with low level music in the background.

The menu was of a really high quality, mainly Mediterranean but with the odd nod to the Far East as well. It was also good to see that children were not side lined as all the dishes could be downsized into smaller portions for them. Each table are given complimentary water and bread and oil while they peruse the menu which is a great touch. There was a great selection of wine by the glass which you don’t often see

I settled on the Chicken and Foie Gras terrine with kumquat chutney, followed by the Sea Bass with crabcake and lobster sauce. Both of which were generously portioned but more importantly tasted great. I sampled the OH’s goats cheese roulade with romesco sauce and roast pork and crackling and they too were equally as good. As the starter and main were so good, we had to sample dessert so settled on Passion Fruit Creme Brule and the Lemon Tart – both were a really good end to a great meal.

The staff team worked the room really well and were constantly on the ball although not intrusive at all. For food of this quality we were pleasantly surprised as to how the low the bill was/ Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Good to learn of your delight and appreciation of all that we offer Gary.

Sundays at Bartellas, when we are open throughout the day, have become a regular fix for so many in the area and so readily demonstrate our broad appeal.

Look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Regards,

Ian
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York, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We had a very good meal with friends. Very good service and food. Nothing to complain about, the food came out at a good pace, not rushed or too slow. Cost are fair for the quality of food. Would return and recommend to others.

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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Appreciate your kind comments Mike- hope to welcome you back when you're down our way next.

Regards,

Ian
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Meopham, England, United Kingdom
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“excellant village restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

very good for either set lunch at good price or an evening out .never been disappointed with food or friendly staff

Visited July 2012
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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you Sheila for your kind comments- see you soon.

Regards,

Ian
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Meopham
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“FULL MARKS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Visited this local restaurant a couple of times when it first opened many years ago and was not
impressed. Visited again recently on a Saturday night and I am pleased to say that the whole
evening was wonderful. Great service, great food, fantastic atmosphere and realistic prices.
Very pleased to see that the Management clearly declare on the menu that ALL gratuities
go to the staff!!.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Good to have you back after all those years!

Many thanks for your appreciation of our restaurant business philosophy.

Regards,

Ian
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