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“Wonderful setting”

Pilgrims Hall Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Aylesford
Price range: $24 - $79
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Pilgrims Hall is the oldest building in The Great Courtyard, at The Fiars, Aylesford Priory.Dating back to the late thirteen century, and when it served as a hospice for Pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.The newly founded Fine Dining Restaurant, aims to support the Aylesford Priory name, all ingredients are sourced locally and carefully selected and prepared to the highest standard.For reservations please call , opening Tuesday - Saturday 18.30- LateFine Dining within unique surroundings.
essex
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Wonderful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Had booked a meal here on a cold snowy night. Apparently all other diners had cancelled and we were the only people here. The restaurant is in the most beautiful place and is stunning. We were given a guided tour of the library above the dining room. The food was gorgeous, the waiter was friendly and welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend the Pilgrims Hall as a lovely restaurant in a working monastery

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Sittingbourne
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“Totally sublime experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We purchased the 3 course Christmas menu from Groupon for £29 for 2. Had to ask where the restaurant was at Reception and were pointed to a door which when we got closer said Pilgrim Hall. The door was opened before we got near it and we were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome by our waiter. We were seated and ordered our wine and food. The food was hot and delicious, parsnip soup lovely, turkey escalope moist and succulent and the chocolate torte with cherry sorbet was divine. The waiter attended to our every need and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We will definitely return.

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Thank Phil41yellow
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“Beautiful setting for a romantic meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Having dodged the pitholes in the carpark in the pouring rain and darkness I was wondering where on earth is this restaurant! On arrival another couple also had trouble working out which door. No signs anywhere! This said we were surprised at how charming the building is. It was very warm with candles aglow and staff were friendly. Only wished they had told us how things worked but hey, we had a Groupon meal for 2 - the only issue was that the turkey was a bit dry and tough more like a steak and the xnas pud far too subtle needed more booze but all in all cant grumble. Lovely place would return some time. Definitely worth a try.

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London, United Kingdom
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“hubby's 60th birthday treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

First time at the Pilgrim's Hall - WHY!!! what a lovely evening, excellent food in humble surroundings. Nigel the chef made time to speak to the diners, as did Jo the maitre de. Will definately be taking friends next time - this is a place to share with special people. Give it a go and help them help support our heritage.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank jackiepercival
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Not good value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We visited this restaurant using a Groupon Voucher which offered half price on their Christmas menu. It was a good job we did because had it been their full price I would have complained.
The truth is the food is OK, but nothing to get over excited about and as usual with all these places its all Nouvelle cuisine. In other words you don't get much for your money. My starter consisted of some minute prawns (UK Shrimps to you and me) on some Rocket leaves; my wife fared a little better having Goats cheese with a salad.
Being seasonal I chose the Turkey option. However when it arrived it consisted of three small slices of what I believed to be Turkey crown - Oh and when I say small, I do mean small. To bulk it out a little there was a slice of potato and possibly a carrot, but I had a job to see where it was! All In all, if your looking for value I suggest you look elsewhere.

  • Visited December 2012
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