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Lakes Restaurant

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Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
+44 1795 428020
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service cannot be beaten, the food is fresh and delicious, booking is advisable. A very comfortable restaurant with attentive staff. Very popular with local people.

Thank doof2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection on the menu which should have a dish to tempt all tastes. Service was one of the best I've ever received. Highly recommended

Thank Eirian J
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for an anniversary meal. The menu choice was good, the food was lovely and it was great value. The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Not sure if there is a different chef from the last time we visited, but we were very impressed. The staff were also very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend it for... More 

Thank Sue H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel so thought we would use the restuarent , all tho the food was of a high quality , would of liked more of a choice for the starter and main , but would recommend this , staff very polite and do a great job .

Thank Catherine C
Kent, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited several times before but this time I felt the need to email the restaurant after the event to voice my concerns. They were very quick to respond My 3 concerns were 1. Music from a wedding in a nearby function room being heard above the music and chatter in the restaurant The Manager has thanked me for bringing this... More 

Thank M2Man
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The meal was really lovely the staff were amazing just need to look at starters but main and pudding amazing will be dinning here again thanks for a lovely weekend staff were amazing

Thank Becky H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went to Hempstead house for an evening meal - My husband called the hotel and made the booking from a number on the website - we did intend on booking the Thai restaurant but this wasn't very clear. The restaurant in Hempstead house is called The Lakes and the Thai restaurant is the Brasserie (its in the Spa, called... More 

Thank Mei H
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Just had a wonderful lunch which I had booked to celebrate a friends 60 th birthday. Food and service was excellent, very prompt service and they even did us a "birthday plate" which had candle on with 4 truffles as a surprise for birthday girl as we hadn't ordered dessert. Lovely touch. Thank you.

Thank Justine W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a birthday lunch, wasn't sure what to expect but hoped it wouldn't be a disaster, so very pleased with our choice, the three course set lunch was excellent value for money. The food is presented beautifully, the staff are very professional and well turned out. Restaurant is a lovely space, bright and airy overlooking the gardens,... More 

Thank Theresa H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We recently married after a number of years together. My wife and I have had lunch and dinner at this restaurant on many occasions so we decided to hold our after ceremony lunch at the venue. I have to say that our requirements were very modest as far as wedding breakfasts go but we both agree that the staff and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60 - $70
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?