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Lakes Restaurant

Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
+44 1795 428020
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant food first class service excellent staff very good quick service very helpful with it all

Thank valyardley
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited here boxing day for a three course dinner, which was booked in advance and paid for as menus were set by email to us. We arrived and had a drink in the bar before being seen through to our table. We didn’t realise for...More

Thank hellymcg
Reviewed December 20, 2017

The restaurant has a clasic decor and the service and the food are very good. Situated in Hempsted House Hotel and Spa. A great option in the Sittingbourne area.

Thank berenicewatersm
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Decent dining within the hotel, staff are very helpful & friendly & food well cooked & presented, though I was disappointed there was no local fish/shellfish, this being one of the best areas for sea critters

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food , great service not a lot of choice for fussy eaters like my partner but overall I liked the food

Thank michelle r
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to visit Canterbury Cathedral and this was an ideal location. The room was large and very clean, quiet and warm. Spa facilities excellent and staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The icing on the cake was the food which was outstanding...More

Thank Shaun2
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Beautifully presented and tasty food served by attentive, but not intrusive staff. It is always a pleasure to dine here and the new menu is yummy and exciting. I would recommend the scallops (delicious) followed by either the beef or venison. Be sure to advise...More

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Given it's a restaurant within a 3 star hotel, you don't quite expect the food to be quite as wonderful as it is! The food is of 5 star quality, presented beautifully and delivered with the utmost of professionalism. Vegetarian options can often be an...More

Thank Lalalu86
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We booked this restaurant as part of a Red Letters day voucher. (We had booked a speed boat ride up the Thames but when we actually came to book, it was not available.) Due to this, we looked around and saw this restaurant which is...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

I was so surprised at how poor the food was in this restaurant, especially as the setting is so nice. None of the food had much flavour and none of it was seasoned properly. The cauliflower soup was in fact a purée, with practically no...More

1  Thank Jo G
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Questions & Answers
Shelley T
January 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hempsteadhouse | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Shelley T Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we are hosting a few different options for you throughout the Valentines Week. Tuesday 14th we are offering a 5 course menu in Lakes Restaurant at £57.50pp. We have... More
October 17, 2015|
Response from hempsteadhouse | Property representative |
Sunday lunch is £19.95 for 3 courses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$60 - $70
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sittingbourne  >  Bapchild
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 428020
  • E-mail
Lakes is the restaurant of Hempstead House, a small family-owned country house hotel between Sittingbourne and Faversham in the glorious Kent countryside. It dates back to 1850 but Lakes restaurant was added in 1998, quickly winning awards from the AA, the RAC and the English Tourist Board. Its crystal chandeliers, fine china and cut glass provide an elegant backdrop to the interpretation of classical English and French dishes: fresh fish and meat is locally-sourced and fruit and veg come down from Covent Garden each day.
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