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The Smugglers

212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
+44 1843 841185
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for my daughters birthday who is vegetarian and her friend is vegan. There was an extensive choice of both. The vegan choice of dessert was champagne sorbet which was very nice, I had the mini desserts which were delicious. The service was good and...More

2  Thank Jacqui A
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here many times & always enjoyed our meals which are always hot & tasty! The Staff are very nice & very attentive & the same people have been working there for ages (which is a good sign) Always enjoy our visits &...More

Thank MARTIN110859
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I eat at different places each day. As I write, I am staying at a hotel in Kent. However, if I had to choose ONE restaurant to be in .... it would be The Smugglers. Wherever I go, I can find nothing better. Every time...More

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I chose to celebrate my 60th birthday here with my partner. The food was pleasant enough but sadly it was let down by slow service. Given the restaurant was only half full, one wonders what it would have been like if they were busy! We...More

1  Thank epreece1
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The Smugglers looks like an old-fashioned pub, but is really a restaurant with a small bar. The staff are very pleasant. The menu has a good selection of fairly traditional dishes, but the specials on the blackboard seem to be a bit more interesting. We...More

1  Thank Jenny S
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We got married here last August (2017) hence why we chose it for our 1st anniversary! The owners are so lovely and always make us feel welcome as well as all their staff being very friendly and hospitable. It was more than a meal, more...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Been a few times and have to say that every single time without fail the garlic mushrooms are out of this world! Absolutely in love!

Thank Ben P
Reviewed August 17, 2018

After waiting to try the Smugglers restaurant in Birchington since we moved down there four years ago the special occasion came up & we went for lunch. Lovely surroundings, great service but no more than average food, even that was spoilt by two bottles of...More

1  Thank tenpingeo
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Have been to the Smugglers a few times in the past with my sister and her husband just for lunch, which has always been delicious. We went to the Madonna Tribute, which was excellent and a lovely three course meal was served, with a choice...More

1  Thank Maureen B
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The Smugglers has got "Tribute" evenings that would take some beating. We went to the Madonna tribute evening and , as always, we were warmly welcomed at the bar and in the dining area. The food was excellent and where The Smugglers really scores is...More

Thank Mike O
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pauline_harris11
August 31, 2017|
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Response from hilaryjones1121 | Reviewed this property |
the best way to find out is to call the Smugglers and they will tell you what is on for the month try one of their dinner nights you will really enjoy yourself.
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Hughpowell
January 15, 2016|
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Response from Thanet48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think there is a problem with the link. Phone or email them. They are very friendly. If you want to go I would book as it is quite popular. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841185
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