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“Lovely”
Review of The Bell

The Bell
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Smarden
Price range: $11 - $38
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stopped here by chance after being let down by a booking at a different restaurant. We both ordered the rump steak and I have to say the we both agreed that this was one of the best steaks we have had. The entire meal was cooked to perfection and the service could not be faulted.
We were only there for around an hour as we were on our way to a function but we will definately be going back.

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1  Thank Duffer56
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

It took an hour to get our meals, after having to chase the staff to take the order in the first place. On asking how much longer the food would be, the waitress "blamed" US for the delay because one of the diners had requested his roast beef well done. The food was fine when it eventually arrived, but not worth the wait. We were taken aback by the service.

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4  Thank AlanA12345
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Recently stayed nearby and needed an evening meal for several days. The food was good and reasonably priced. Went there alone and felt comfortable.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Sad to say my last semi-favorable review was possibly over-optimistic. My wife and I visited this place - local to us - again recently, and both ordered medium-rare fillet steaks. Both arrived well-cooked, and we declined the offer to redo the order, accepting a disount of one steak - £ 23. It's not the cost - it's the cuswtomer services, and sad to say this place doesn't get it any more.

If you are local to Smarden you will have seen the declining number of cars in what used to be a very full car park - please someone, get your act together and act like you care!!

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1  Thank KentBaz
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a groupon voucher for three course meal and a glass of sparkling for 2 . We arrived and sat and had a drink at the bar and then went to our table, we had to ask to move as it was freezing as they hadn',t got the heating on which they did quite happily.

The starters were ok, I had the camembert and my husband had the crab cakes.For mains we had Stone bass which was very well presented but they were very mean with the veg, my husband had the belly of pork which came with loads of veg which he couldn't eat.

For pudding we both had the pecan , chocolate tart with white chocolate ice cream which was recommended by the waitress but it was very bland and not very chocolatey and very stodgy.

It is quite expensive if you were paying full price and we would not go back the service was good although everytime the 3 waitresses went past they asked us if we wanted more drinks when we had already said no to the last one, It wasn't very busy so assuming if it was they would not be over attentive.

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1  Thank mingomango
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