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“Well priced, pub grub and good beer.”

The Royal Hotel Quarterdeck Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 109 Restaurants in Deal
Cuisines: Bar, British, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Guildford, Surrey
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Well priced, pub grub and good beer.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Well, this is a brewery owned pub / hotel so my expectations weren't necessarily gastropub / fine dining. However if you are after some good beer and a well priced feed, then it seems to tick the boxes.

The staff were helpful and attentive, good selection of beers and wine. The dining area is pub food and restaurant . We decided to go pub grub and the area had a log fire going, had plenty of tables and was not too busy.

The food was priced well and nothing out of this world I.e it was fish and chips, fish cakes, burger type fayre. Good portions and came quickly.

Coming from an area where Fullers owned pubs are the norm, they are pretty much the same - better than a slug / brewers fayre type pub, but perhaps lacking in the character of a privately owned place.

A three and a half venue....

  • Visited November 2012
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Storrington, UK
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“Excellent steak and a good variety fish dishes”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My friend and I ate here on a cold, wet and very blustery evening in November - we had not reserved a table but arrived at about 6.30 and were able to get a table relatively easily, however 30 minutes later and we would not have been so lucky as it rapidly filled up.
The room was lovely and cosy with a fire blazing away. The staff were attentive, friendly and cheerful.

We shared a fish platter starter which was really filling and tasty, then we each had a rump steak. The steaks were cooked to our exact requirements and went down a treat. The only negative was the slighlty bland and floury, obviously not home made chips - we mentioned this to the waitress who told the chef immediately. We were advised that from the 20th November the kitchen would be making their own chips - very sensible.

There were a variety of fresh fish available which I understand changes daily.

The whole place was buzzing. One negative was the number of very young children in the early part of the evening which made for a rather noisy room at times and possibly dangerous for the waitresses carrying hot food, since the parents were oblivious to their offspring causing mayhem around the room.

Parking in the early evening was possible in the hotel car park, but by 7pm it was full.

I would go again and also try for a later evening meal time to avoid the rowdy children.

  • Visited November 2012
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Kent, England
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“Royal - good but.........”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went with a friend on Saturday, their 1st visit to Deal, and as a semi-regular to Royal, I know I can usually guarantee decent food. But it really was below par, we had large seafood starter for 2 that really wasn't that great, and was quite pricey, but had the rump steak which was superb, but the chips let it down totally. Gave feedback to the staff, who were very good and helpful, and I believe the comments were fed back to the manager. Also, as per "Travelonmeown", even early evening, the Boatmens' Room was full of children running amok!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“Great Food but...”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I didn't stay at The Royal Hotel but decided to have lunch here having visited before and really enjoyed the experience. Although my food was excellent and the staff were very friendly, the pub restaurant resembled a creche. It was full of very noisy children whose parents appeared to be oblivious to the racket they were making! It wasn't a relaxing experience at all and I couldn't wait to leave. Its a shame really because this is a great place and my previous visit was very pleasant. Maybe I'll return but not when the schools are closed!

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Improved but still average”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Beer good,nice selection and bar staff much improved from last visit, pleasant barman and barwomen,Food a let down had a meal for 5 and it was not great ,soggy chips and a large seafood starter for 2 that was just rubbish would suggest chef needs a few lessons and maybe cook food thats not out of a packet ?Still room for improvement here and with a new beach outside at a cost of £10 million lets hope the royal improves before next years rush to the new beach.

Visited October 2012
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