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“Totally wonderful experience.”

The Old Dining Room at The Bell Hotel
Ranked #33 of 52 Restaurants in Sandwich
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Living very near sandwich I had surprisingly never been to the bell hotel. I heard good things and booked our staff Christmas dinner. The service, atmosphere, presentation and above all the staff were brilliant. Couldn't fault it at all, even decorating our plates with musical symbols ( we run a music school!) I was so impressed, especially given that we were a huge party they coped wonderfully. We will book again for next year!!

Later that week a friend by coincidence booked 7 Of us for breakfast, it was just as good, staff were attentive, breakfast was yummy and very good value indeed. 5* for everything in my opinion - and I'm usually very picky!!

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We have had lunch here before, also bringing friends along on other occasions knowing we would be assured of a great lunch with excellent service.
This week we decided to have dinner and it did not disappoint. Plaice souffle to start with followed by rack of lamb and a masala wine sabayon to finish. All beautifully cooked and presented with ingredients sourced locally. Compliments to the chef. Would highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Don't bother, Staff, service, food, beer, not worth the effort!
Staff have no idea what the customer needs!
Service is terrible, staff again, just seem to be there to EARN thier wages! No 'tips' from me!
Food! Well, 'Brake Bros' Best! Bland and Over Priced!
Beer! Don't get me going on that, Never had such a 'bad' pint of 'Spitfire'!
Avoid this place!

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

There is nothing like Sunday Lunch at the Bell Hotel in Sandwich after the long coastal and river walk from Deal (long for us old folk!)
At the end a friendly welcome, sitting in one of the projecting windows overlooking views of this ancient town
Reasonable proced 3 course Sunday Dinner (why are there not more people here?) I had game pate, wife had the celery salad and both superb roast beef and fresh vegetables. Followed by summer pudding and washed down by a bottle of Chablis (we deserved it after that walk!)
And then limping home - this time just 5 minutes to the railway station and back to Deal!
Lovely way to spend your Sunday morning & lunch

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Thank Alan C
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Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

My hubby booked a window table in the Old Dining Room for an Anniversary celebration, as we were dining with our two young daughters, brilliant table as we could watch the world go by while enjoying very attentive service and excellent food & wine! The children were given the choice of a smaller portion from the a la carte menu or something from the bar menu, the food was excellent and our dishes were amazing, gorgeous pumpkin & goats cheese tartlet to start and wonderful steak cooked to perfection, for main. Hubby also enjoyed the mackerel starter & delicious lamb main course! Great wine list & staff very friendly & attentive! An excellent evening! The old dining room is very modern & airy. Tables have plenty of space between them and the decor is modern. Lovely place, well worth a visit.

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Thank Kayski
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