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“Heaven on the lips”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Apicius

Apicius
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Cranbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $78 - $78
Cuisines: European, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Heaven on the lips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We drove here today from Chislehurst in Kent.. What can we say except heaven, really stunning food, excellent service nice atmosphere prompt service and totally mouth watering food. Excellent will defiantly be going there again! Faith the Chefs wife was lovely, knowledgable and really cared that we enjoyed all the food and wine. Well done!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Fiona S
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London, United Kingdom
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“A great surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We went here as a last minute decision. We had tried somewhere else which wasn't up to scratch and did a search on trip advisor for other well reviewed restaurants. Found this and headed over and were told we were very lucky that a table of two had cancelled. Well, it was cheeky, but having left and finding out it is a Michelin starred restaurant, nearly fully booked months in advance, I guess she was right!

The food is delicious here. My friend and I tried each others starters and mains and we both agreed it was all amazing. The service was good and attentive too.

There isn't much in the way of decoration in the restaurant. It's very neutral, one could say bland. But the tables, cutlery etc are very nice.

100% recommended for a special meal. At the time of writing a 2 course is £33 and 3 course is £40. If you don't mind setting aside that sort of money for great food, you won't go wrong here!

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank ChristoPM
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited on Saturday evening for our 12th wedding anniversary, food is amazing, lovely warm bread rolls, a choice of salted or non salted butter, a complimentary jug of water (I will not pay for bottled so nice not to have to ask for tap water)

I had the chicken livers, followed by the Lamb then the Mango dessert all faultless, my husband had the Crab & Foie Gras, then the John Dory and Chocolate mouse for dessert he to said his meal was faultless.

Good wine list at fair prices and a 5 or six dessert wines by the glass.

Petit Fours are wonderful shame I can not say the same about the coffee, I had decaff Husband the full caff version we both agreed it was weak and watery such a shame as the rest of the meal was so good.

Staff are friendly and attentive, the restaurant its self is nice but we felt it could do with a bit more color as it felt a little stark.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank SheWizz
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Sublime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that is supported by a polite request to switch off mobiles phones...joy and no music, just gentle chatter of fellow diners. We were in a party of 6 and after each course every plate was clear. We fought over the desserts! The food is elegantly portioned, fresh, sophisticated and absolutely delicious. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and will go back soon. This is a £50 per head meal with one bottle of wine so not cheap but worth every penny.

  • Visited May 2014
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Longridge, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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“A lovely treat for our friends (and us of course)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Took friends here for lunch. Lovely warm welcome and the approach from the staff immediately put everyone at their ease. Faith, the joint owner was both funny and informative. The Brixham crab boudin with seared foie gras, pickled radish & apple puree was gorgeous. My husband said the pan fried confiet chicken livers,girolles, broad beans, pancetta & pickled onions was delicious. One friend was vegetarian and was highly delighted by the black truffle linguini. The confit of pork, and the rabbit was also impressive. The glazed milk chocolate torte was lovely accompanied by some unusual flavours in the basil ice cream, and compressed watermelon gazpacho. The coffee was served with scrumptious petits fours. This was a very very enjoyable lunch.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Angeline H
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