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The Wharf

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Galleon Boulevard | Cotton Lake, Dartford DA2 6QE, England
+44 1322 229939
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok for quick lunch or beer , nothing outstanding but seems to attract friendly types. Menu you covers most tastes I would say Busy from 5 to 8 pm

Thank V513AYchristopherh
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On previous recommendations I came here to have a drink and a meal whilst working in the area. Sorely disappointed. The ales were ok and drinkable but not brilliant. The food - well - how to lose £17 in one easy go. The steak was certainly not worth that - plenty of chips and Parmesan. The steak was under done... More 

Thank Hamish P
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 7 enjoyed an evening at The Wharf. Good menu selection worth something for everyone. I had ham hock terrine for starter and ham & chicken pie with mash and greens. All very well presented and tasty. We all had different choices and enjoyed everything. Enjoyed a pint of Spitfire (it is a Shepherd Neame pub) with my... More 

Thank Family_Dempster
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

I am never too impressed with this place, feeling that the pub has little character and food is pretty standard (and quite expensive). Staff can sometimes appear quite rude which can add a downer to the atmosphere. The garden with view of the surrounding lake are a real benefit and gorgeous both in summer and winter, but I feel like... More 

Thank hjnewman2017
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245 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Five of us having all very different meals were pleased with what we were served. The bill was acceptable. We had tried 2 other places for dinner with no luck, so very pleased to have eaten here. The chef also went out of their way to cook something particular for us with no fuss. Well done

Thank The_1st_Lady
Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Dined here last night with my partner for a spontaneous meal followed by some drinks. The setting and atmosphere is great - a real friendly, local and clean pub / restaurant in a pretty location. I am gluten intolerant and found the menu a little bit limiting but went for the steak and chips which was really yummy. My partner... More 

Thank Antoniettaxo
Welling, Kent
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218 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The Wharf has changed a bit since I last went some years ago and feel that it is trying to go more up market. Nice enough but the food is a bit picky when visiting with children. Service was okay (although we got the wrong meals) but was okay.

Thank hayles_tawny
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I been going here every Christmas day for years for a family drink at lunch time. This is a nice and cosy pub, but large. Good customer service, clean and i will continue to go there as my local. Well done.

Thank eatalot12
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Thought we would try somewhere new. Food plentiful but staff not very friendly or welcoming. Beautiful views.

Thank Gill S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here today and ordered the goats cheese starter and the duck for main. I love goats cheese, I have never before tasted a goats cheese I dislike and I eat it everywhere, but this goats cheese tasted so much like vomit, I couldn't eat it. However I must say the presentation of the starter was beautiful. Then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galleon Boulevard | Cotton Lake, Dartford DA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1322 229939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?