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The Playa

The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
+44 1795 873059
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“fish” (15 reviews)
“ribeye” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice meal for four of us. Good food in pleasant surroundings. The service in particular was very good, very professional and attentive but not overly so. We had a good mix of food and it was all very good. Main portions quite large, bit...More

Thank Trevor H
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank you for your comment we are glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place. I could have spent every waking minute there! Met some really good people there and of course the polite and professional staff are all ways up to the mark. Well worth the flight and expense from Alicante. Can't wait to go back. It...More

Thank lenallen
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Mr Allen. We are missing you already ;) See you again soon Laura

Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Really nice staff, great location across from the sea, wide beer selection, big garden, good tunes, really social friendly place. Look forward to going back

Thank John M
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for this great review John, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed September 7, 2017

I went to the Playa for a celebration Lunch, the food was great, however there was a few things that the waitress forgot to bring. I would have given a excellent if it was not for this.More

Thank andcreed1566
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thanks for this review and feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and can only apologise for the faults in service, I can assure it is not normal for the girls to fall down in this area. We hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed September 2, 2017

Went here for a drink on Friday night of our holiday and found the atmosphere to be friendly and welcoming. We returned Saturday and Sunday evening to free singing entertainment, by very good singers. Then again midweek to quiz night, £1 per person and free...More

Thank HolidayStar2014
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Lovely to read this great review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again when you visit the Island next! Thanks, Laura

Reviewed August 27, 2017

We walked in on the off chance of Sunday lunch. We were greeted straight away and seated very quickly. Staff pleasant and efficient, the pub was quite busy. Our lunch arrived promptly. The food look very nice however, the roast beef had no flavour whatsoever....More

Thank YoungFolkestone_Kent
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this review, we appreciate and act upon all feedback. We are famous for our Sunday Roasts so I am so sorry this time is wasn't up to scratch. I will pass this feedback on to our...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice family pub, good food, had a lovely burger with loads of trimmings. Good view, right on the beach road. Food was a bit pricey but the pub is in a very convenient position with parking.

Thank Mellody66
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed August 18, 2017

Exceptionally rude bar staff , meal took an hour to arrive , and was overcharged by 11pound . When the bill was queried 'Jess' the rude barmaid told me yo add the amount up , then refunded me the amount in cash when I'd paid...More

1  Thank lindylouWalsall
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Hi, I am really disappointed to read this review from your visit. As you can see from our other reviews it is really uncommon for my staff to ever be criticised on their customer service. I can only apologise to you for the way you...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017

Lovely little find for lunch, very popular but we managed to get a table. I would like to especially comment on the staff and service received it was truly superb. The menu is varied, from sandwiches and jacket potatoes to great main courses. We both...More

Thank Loujane
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thanks so much for this lovely review. I will pass your comments on to the team also! We hope to see you again soon :) Thanks, Laura

Reviewed August 16, 2017

A great pub, with wonderful staff, great with kids and the older generation. I have visited many times and had meetings there and has worked well. The food is really enjoyable and great value. The views are picturesque and one can spend a pleasant time...More

Thank Sibbs S
Laura M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thanks so much for this lovely review, it really helps with morale when we read such lovely comments. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Laura

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Yes, dogs allowed on patio and garden - water bowls always there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Sheppey  >  Minster on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 873059
  • E-mail
Description
The Playa is set on Minster seafront providing wonderful views over the Thames estuary. We pride ourselves on our home-cooked top quality food, our range of fine ales, lagers and wines but above all exceptional customer service. We are a family run business headed up by sister and brother, Laura and Neil. We only purchase top quality products and travel weekly to billingsgate market and Smithfield markets to purchase fresh fish and meat for the week, when you visit The Playa we will endeavour to make the whole experience special for you and guarantee you will want to visit us again! We offer a 2 course senior citizen menu from Monday to Friday lunch time for £9.95 per head and Thursday night is buy one get one free on our Smithfield Steaks!! You will often find live music and a busy dance floor in The Playa on a Saturday night and a fresh home-cooked roast available on a Sunday. We cater for children and vegetarians please just enquire with one of our friendly waiting staff as to the days options. Our team of highly trained chefs will happily accommodate your needs. We cater for large parties and events, for any enquiries please phone us. We look forward to welcoming you to our establishment soon!
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