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“The potential to be excellent!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nelsons Bar & Restaurant

Nelsons Bar & Restaurant
2-3 Nelson Yard, St Faiths Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH, England
+(44)01622763117
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Ranked #26 of 223 Restaurants in Maidstone
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The potential to be excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a Friday night. It was fairly busy but not full and was the first night of a new menu. The food was well cooked and well presented. There was a good ambience, the decor is very comfortable and the service was welcoming and attentive.
The main criticism was the extremely long wait for the starters,(an hour for fairly simple starters is just too long). One of the starters was olives and dipping bread - plenty of olives and oil but 4 small pieces of melba toast just looked mean and "dipping bread" usually denotes a variety of bread.However the main courses were tasty and the portions were generous. Prices were reasonable.
We will visit again and hopefully the small problems will have been sorted out.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
MAIDSTONE, KENT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Again !! Completely impressed !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I was worried when we first arrived that the menu had changed ........we need not have worried !! Having Italian friends and knowing exactly how to cook a risotto I was apprehensive about ordering this dish .....no need ; absolutely perfect !! I am not saying this beautiful restaurant is cheap because it isn't but it is classy and the food is just perfect !! The staff and owners are also so welcoming and friendly . Your children will be welcomed and given the space they and you need to enjoy a family meal out ........I couldn't recommend this place more xx

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“An excellent evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went to this Pub/Restaurant last night at 7.30. We both had pate for starters and the rib eye steak for main. The steak was served on hot plates and was cooked to perfection. The service was friendly and prompt. Overall a very nice experience in a quirky venue.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kent
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7 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Really impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I went here because I had bought a groupon voucher for it. To be honest I had low expectations. I ended up being blown away by the place.

The restaurant looks lovely and the staff are really friendly but not overly so. The food though was amazing. The portion sizes were just right, it was all beautifully laid out and the chef was prepared to individualise the meals for us (one dish contained pine nuts which he removed for me as I'm allergic).

We have already invited our friends to go eat with us next month here. Well worth a visit

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“Wonderful night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited with my mum for meal. Had a groupon voucher for fillet steak meal with wine . Meal was delicious, owners were welcoming and friendly and the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble. This place has the recipe for success. Definitely going back.

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