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“Good place for lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Poppy Fields

The Poppy Fields
Ranked #36 of 307 Restaurants in Maidstone
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Rotisserie Traditional Pub Menu, Family Friendly External dining
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had lunch at the Poppy Fields and it was an enjoyable meal. As we were not big eaters at lunch time, the menu offered light bites such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches and it suited us very well. The service was prompt although the waitress did forget to get our drinks (she was very apologetic) and the food turned up fairly quickly. Portion size was good (we all had jacket potatoes with different fillings) and the food was well presented. The restaurant was new so the decor was in good order and the place have a casual and friendly feel to it. All in all, it was good value for money and will not hesitate to go back and try different dishes.

Note: as this restaurant is very popular, it is advisable to book in advance.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Fierce-Spicy-Chilli
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ThePoppyFields, Guest Relations Manager at The Poppy Fields, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Fierce

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us and pleased you noticed that we cater for all appetites.
Even after 4 months of opening we are still overwhelmed with our popularity and booking is a good idea although we do leave a few tables free for those guests that walk in too.

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Thank you

Lisa
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“Great atmosphere, a mean burger, good service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Menu has fab choice, my vegetarian friend very impressed with the Mac cheese burger! Despite being very busy, still attentive staff, all in all lovely evening! Thank you!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lynzig
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ThePoppyFields, Guest Relations Manager at The Poppy Fields, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Lynzig

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We are delighted you and your friend had a great time with us.

We are still lucky enough to serve hundreds of guests every week and are extremely busy. The staff work hard to make sure every guest has an enjoyable time. The team will be pleased to read your comments.

Thank you

Lisa
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crowborough
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“family pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having booked table for 6 lst problem inadequate parking when asked at the main door about parking i was told every table has adequate places even though empty tables accounted for 15 people. Food as with chain pubs is as expected steak is sold to cheap to be eaten we did get this taken of the bill. Not a good experience may get better having not been open long. But that car park is a big problem.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rita A
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ThePoppyFields, Guest Relations Manager at The Poppy Fields, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear CrowboroughJohn

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We have messaged you privately to discuss your comments

Thank you

Lisa
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dont waste your time!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

First of all, we asked for a table for 2 and although there were many tables free we still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated.We ordered a jacket potato and a tuna and prawn salad from the specials board. We had to wait about 30 minutes for our food, and what a waste of time! Frozen 'Iceland' prawns on a soggy salad. The jacket potato was clearly microwaved from frozen and plonked on a plate with a few rocket leaves! We wish we had stayed at home! Dont bother!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank vwren25413
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ThePoppyFields, Guest Relations Manager at The Poppy Fields, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Wren

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review of your recent visit to The Poppy Fields

We have been working hard since the opening and obviously disappointed to see that you did not have a fantastic experience on this occasion.

We would like to try to put things right and will send you a private message in an effort to contact you and resolve this matter with us directly.

Thank you

Lisa
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Gorey, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Avert enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal at very reasonable prices and also enjoyed a free drink thanks to their website sign up system. we also enjoyed the company of the staff in particular our server Lesley whom was extremely welcoming and friendly, This to us enhanced our visit and made it extremely enjoyable and We plan on visiting the establishment again very soon with more family and friends.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sophie M
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ThePoppyFields, Guest Relations Manager at The Poppy Fields, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Sophie

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit to The Poppy Fields.
The team work hard to make guest experiences enjoyable and they will be delighted with your comments, especially Lesley whom you mentioned.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Thank you

Lisa
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