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“Quality artisan food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Staplehurst Nurseries & Frankie's Farmshop

Staplehurst Nurseries & Frankie's Farmshop
Clapper Lane, Staplehurst TN12 0JT, England
00441580890713
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Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Quality artisan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have been visiting Frankies since February, 2013 and so far have clocked up eight visits with three more lunches reserved in the next two months. I have had teas and cake, lunches and Sunday lunches and therefore feel reasonably qualified to give a view. The quality of the food served in the restaurant is excellent, it is fresh, well cooked and nicely presented. For those who are vegetarian there has always been a varied selection when I have attended.

I have taken my husband, family and friends to Frankies and have yet to be disappointed. Frankie and her staff go the extra mile and on one occasion when Frankie discovered the lunch was for my Mother's Birthday a little cake was supplied. I believe that is quality service. This little gem is worth the 40 mile round trip for me.

Be warned if you don't book you may face disappointment.

Artisan food can also be purchased in the farm shop and the bread (made by Claire) is to die for.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Goudhurst, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Third visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

So pleased to find that the quality and value for money, plus the ambiance and polite service is still evident at this now very popular venue. Am not sure that a recent reviewer could have gone to the same place and if so I find the comments very strange indeed. I recently attended an event there when the place was packed to capacity, even so the service was quite impeccable and the food excellent. I appreciate value for money and find the prices quite acceptable for excellent food. I am certain that if a genuine complaint were made it would have been dealt with immediately and most satisfactorily. Can only recommend Frankie's yet again as do all the other reviewers bar one. Suggest strongly that you book in advance, especially at the weekend.

  • Visited June 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“very expensive & service ultra SLOW”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Visted on Sunday 5th May.We had been told by a friend how lovely everything was.
SO dissapointed waited over 30mins for cutlery after food being plonked down in front of us.
If you like over priced food, small portions this is the place to go!
Unfriendly and snooty staff.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great place for a casual lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Not the sort of thing you expect to find tucked away down a little lane and in a barn attached to a small nursery! Upmarket sandwiches, cheese platters and home made hot lunches. Slightly pricey as is the attached food shop, and VERY popular so getting a table at lunch can be a challenge, but a great place for a casual lunch with family or friends

Visited February 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great takeaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I have eaten in the lovely barn-like building, but I do recommend the other food that they sell, they do a range of food called Smoke and Pickle which I highly recommend, also I had the chef prepare me a very large quiche for a dinner party which was perfect, so I would certainly get them to cook for me again.

Visited February 2013
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