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The Manor Restaurant

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Faversham Road | Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HR, England
01233213000
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Afternoon Champagne Tea

We visited Eastwell Manor on a Friday afternoon after receiving a voucher for champagne afternoon tea. We were politely welcomed at reception before being taken through to our table. Being a chilly afternoon we were wrapped up with coats and scarves but unfortunately these were not taken from us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve B
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Eastwell Manor on a Friday afternoon after receiving a voucher for champagne afternoon tea. We were politely welcomed at reception before being taken through to our table. Being a chilly afternoon we were wrapped up with coats and scarves but unfortunately these were not taken from us and we ended up with them perched on the back of... More 

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Thank Steve B
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry that the porter was away from his post for a short time since you should have been relieved of your coats in a courteous manner. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a dinner, bed and breakfast. You are offered the table d'hote but can eat off the a la Carte with supplements. I had pate to start and my friend had prawn cocktail. Perfectly sized to get you ready for your main. To follow was an amuse bouche of smoke trout mouse. Really lovely. Nothing really caught out... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you and, yes we have a very extensive cellar. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have a list of fine dining places in Kent and Eastwell Manor restaurant is high on the list. This time, because the bar was full of noisy conference clients, we enjoyed our aperitif in front of a real log fire in the magnificent foyer. On a quiet tuesday evening the beautifully maintained traditional dining room was... More 

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Thank Baileyarabians
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted to be on your list. More 

London
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needs to update and get in the 21st century, average food, tired decor and stuffy environment, the staff were very friendly and helpful

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Thank la-boo-boo
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

This reviewer has completely missed the point of Eastwell Manor - we are a country house hotel with antiques and old-fashioned values. More 

Maidstone
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Eastwell Manor sells an image of charm and distinction, a haven of old world standards in a crass modern world. Hmmm! Having been invited to a celebration lunch for an old friend organised by his family the reality sadly belied the marketing image. The room was pleasantly decorated for the holiday season but the fire in the hearth used gas,... More 

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Thank SandyMaidstone
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Your hosts must have been delighted with the way you have appreciated their hospitality. Yes, that particular function room has got a gas fire set in a stone fireplace. Unfortunately a real log fire is not possible in that particular grate although there are many other log fires around the Manor during the festive season. Like all gas fires it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A nice restaurant that could so easily elevate itself to something more special. None of the starters particularly stood out, with the Dorset crab in need of less avocado and more of the actual crab, the tomato soup was fine and the deer pate quite tasty. The highlight of the evening were the main courses, with the scallops and pork... More 

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Thank Nick A
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, sorry about our bar service. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Recently had lunch in the Manor House restaurant, the attention to detail given to Christmas decorations is wonderful, the food was delicious and a lovely atmosphere with piano in the background. Being picky I would say the staff could be a little more attentive but all very nice. If you should order Pate ask for more bread/toast as the slice... More 

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sevenoaks
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food was delicious, service excellent and the Christmas decor was very attractive and had a lovely festive feeling. Overall a lovely experience for us both added to the fact that the Christmas lunch was the same price as lunch is usually - no increase! Amazing

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Thank regulardiner25
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, 'tis the season of goodwill after all! More 

Canterbury, Kent, UK
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I visit the Manor Restaurant for lunch at the end of of November, this was our first visit, all I can say is if this was typical it is absolutely superb. We first had drinks in the bar, although very large was no less comfortable, the service here was first class, our lunch and wine selection order... More 

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Thank AceOldman
managementeastwell, General Manager at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, we look forward to your return. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Limited choice. However the menu is changed on a daily basis which is a difficult task for the best of chefs. The duo of lamb was excellent

Helpful?
Thank whalewatchers555
managementeastwell, Owner at The Manor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, the table d'hote menu is, as you rightly say, changed daily but the a la carte is there for longer but it is changed to incorporate seasonal dishes. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Faversham Road | Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Boughton Lees
  • Phone Number: 01233213000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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