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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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“scallops” (6 reviews)
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Got married here a few ago. The staff were amazing. We have lunched there many times and are members of the dining club highly recommend there

Thank Jeannette W
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Rubbish will not be returning at any time soon . Meal was unedible and spoilt my birthday celebration

Thank donnadaydream5
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We enjoyed our meal, pleased by the enthusiastic and supportive young waiters and supported by the elegant design and layout of the dining room. The menu, was a bit pretentious but we were encouraged by a good vegetarian option and it appeared to be inventive...More

Thank Baileyarabians
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I'm a member of the lakes restaurant and have been for 2 years the food is first class and if your a member Thursday nights is 2 x 3 course for the price of one which is good value also have other offers on throughout...More

Thank johnkW1285EX
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic - had the most amazing meals - a steak to due for - we actually complimented the chef - Paul - and the restaurant staff were so very friendly made our stay even more relaxing - thank you

Thank desK1115AQ
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea for my sisters 21st. The staff were lovely and very helpful, food was lovely, had a good selection for all and a good price too, defiantly will come back soon and try the spa!

Thank burtonn4
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Had a Red Letter Day voucher and Hempstead House Hotel's Lakes Restaurant was the only local venue to accept it. Very concerned at what lay ahead - no need to be - beautiful hotel, lovely restaurant decor and atmosphere, superb waiting staff and excellent food....More

Thank ernie09Kent
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Lunch Reviewed 6th June 2017 Lakes Restaurant at Hempstead House is a traditional style of restaurant with clean carpeted floors and curtains, comfortable clean upholstered seats, proper linen table cloths and linen serviettes, all this means there is none of the loud, echoing and noisy...More

Thank AceOldman
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This may be an unfair review because we spend a lot of time in London restaurants and that is an unfair comparison. We took some elderly relatives here and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Our impression was that provincial places like this would be better offering...More

2  Thank pshampshire
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We like the Lakes. In our experience it is totally "safe" Having eaten there so many times without complaint , we use it as our "default" formal dining out place. Reception remember our name when taking a booking. ( If they don;t actually, they make...More

1  Thank crycol
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Questions & Answers
Shelley T
January 30, 2017|
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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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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