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“It's ok....” 3 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“It's ok....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We used to love it here, so close to home, nice food and inexpensive, but the last couple of times we have been disappointed, the food wasn't as good as usual, although the staff we're as friendly and helpful as ever, we hope it was just an off couple of nights, but it has turned us off a bit I'm afraid.. We haven't given up on it and we will give it another try soon..

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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Hi Larry,

Sorry and obviously concerned to learn of your recent disappointments with the food- I had thought and it's been generally acknowledged that the quality has shot up over the last year or so. Consistency matters too though.

However, good to learn you still appreciate our front of house. Maybe when you're next in we can talk various aspects through over a drink or two- I'm always intrigued by comparisons with the competitors in the area- horses for courses and all that I guess!

Regards,

Ian
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“A gem of a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good food, good service. I have been a few times now and always had a pleasant time.
We booked on-line for a table for four and received conformation of the booking within minutes, it was a Saturday night and although it was busy the service was quick and the food was great. There is an extensive wine list as well as a fully stocked bar.
This restaurant has a loyalty scheme where you can purchase a loyalty card, you get 15% of the cost of your meal added to your card and £30 for any new member you introduce, you also get special offers throughout the year and on your Birthday or Anniversary you get a bottle of bubbly. The cost is £40 and if you intend to use this restaurant on a regular basis it pays.
Overall I would recommend Bartellas and look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 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, January 28, 2013
Your positive comments for both the restaurant and Club Bartellas are much appreciated.

Membership really is a no brainer assuming you drink Champagne (can always trade your two complimentary bottles for a couple of expensive bottles of wine) and dine with us just occasionally.

Look forward to welcoming you back for many more visits so you can maximise the benefits.

Regards,

Ian
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“One of my favourites !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I regularly eat at this restaurant and have to say it's one of my favourite places. It hasn't mattered whether it's been as part of a large group, a couple or with just a few friends the ambience and, of course, the food have been excellent. The staff are friendly and attentive without being pushy and the management makes you feel like 'an old friend'. Needless to say it won't be long before I go back there.

  • Visited December 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, January 28, 2013
Thanks Gill- most kind of you.

See you soon.

Regards,

Ian
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“Bartellas - an excellent choice for a family meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised on our recent visit to Bartellas in Meopham for a recent family birthday. The restaurant is large and despite being a Saturday lunchtime, did not feel busy or overly crowded. Service was attentive without being overbearing and the menu was very extensive and offered lots of tempting choices. We opted for the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to start and the tomato and mozzerella salad - both very good, although the portion size for the salad was a little small. For main course we both had the Tuna Nicoise salad which was a huge portion and very good value for money - our only comment would be that the tuna could have been a little rarer for our taste. Sadly we were too full for dessert, but did opt for a liquer coffee which was a lovely round off to the meal before stepping outside into the cold!

Overall, we very much enjoyed our visit to Bartellas and we hope to visit again if we are in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eldridge79, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Pleased you enjoyed the recent family birthday celebration- noted on your food comments.

Hope to look after you again when you are next down Meopham way- East Dulwich area looks a tremendous restaurant quarter nowadays whenever I drive through.

Regards,

Ian
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“A relaxed Italian restaurant with an extensive menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday lunchtime when it wasn't busy and we were warmly welcomed and shown to a prominent circular table. It has a relaxed atmosphere and you don't feel rushed which is good as two of our party were detained in traffic so we were served drinks but weren't rushed to order before they arrived. There is an extensive menu,- our group enjoyed the smoked haddock and red leicester cheese soup,- different; the eggs royale, the T bone steak, the sea bass and the mango creme brulee. The waiters are attentive and the wine list is good. It's not cheap,- about £20 - £25 for 2 courses, but is good value for money and is good for a birthday celebration. When we visited a Hot Chocolate CD played continuously,- a bit of variety would have been good.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 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, January 15, 2013
Sorry about our music selection that Saturday lunchtime- creating the right ambience whether it be the level of the lighting, the temperature of the room, layout of the tables and in this case music is a fundamental to optimising your enjoyment of your visit- I best ensure the Christmas selections are deleted too!

Much appreciate your kind and constructive comments and we look forward to welcoming you back, whatever the occasion.

Regards,

Ian
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