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“Fabulous as always”
Review of Restaurant 54

Restaurant 54
Ranked #5 of 139 Restaurants in Broadstairs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant 54 is all about the overall experience, food, atmosphere, service & ambience. We are committed to ensuring that all our diners leave with only positive memories. From our bread, with is baked daily, to our homemade desserts ( & popular ice-creams) the kitchen team use only the freshest ingredients to create food that will satisfy & comfort. The front of house staff will be discreet & professional tinged with humour when appropriate. We hope our love of good food & good times will shine through during your visit
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous as always”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went to restaurant 54 with our friends for a pre Christmas treat, it's the place we always go to for a good evening of fun with the owners and by far the best food locally.
Wayne and Avril were there usual bubbly welcoming selves and we had a wonderful long leisurely evening with lots of beautiful food and fine wine.
We couldn't manage a whole dessert each so we shared a board of delicious cheeses with a coffee and liquor to follow.
We eat out most weekends and have been to most of the restaurants locally and we can't believe the odd bad review for this restaurant, we go there often and we ourselves have never had a bad or even ok meal, they have always been outstanding (hence why we go back so often!) for us it's definitely the best place to eat locally and can't wait for our next visit there.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Hayley P
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Family gathering”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Firstly, it was great to find a restaurant offering 'a la carte' and not just a Xmas menu - always a big bonus!
Dining was relaxed, comfortable and service offered by waiting staff was supportive but not intrusive.
Food is of a very good standard, the proprietors offer quality produce and really raise the bar to surrounding competition. I have eaten here in my last 3 visits to Thanet and Restaurant 54 remains my number 1 choice.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DMark71
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Night Before Christmas!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Christmas Eve was made exceptionally special by The most fantastic meal at Restaurant 54! The home made bread alone was worth the trip out in the cold wet night! But no dish disappointed from the local scallops to the sea bass and my goodness, the lemon posset which Noelle had or the ginger pudding with Christmas pudding ice cream, just sensational! The week before I had eaten at Quaglino's and without a doubt I know which I preferred. This is top notch West End dining in Broadstairs but with intimacy and friendliness. 10 out of 10.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Richard E
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress.”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We have dined at 54 several times both as a couple and with friends and have always found the food, service and hospitality second to none. Finally, a local restaurant where you can really enjoy an excellent experience. The best restaurant for miles.

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1 Thank Bouff T
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“50th Birthday Meal! Poor service”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Fantastic food shame about the service. Made to feel guilty not having a starter. Pressurised into having breads and olives. Not happy when a starter was ordered for a main meal by one of our party. Food tasted lovely had plenty. Waitress seemed annoyed that desserts and coffees were rejected. Bill still came to £180. Pressured when sorting out money for bill. No atmosphere.

I would just like to say being made to feel uncomfortable made for a very disappointing experience in this place, we will not be going back or recommending it to friends. It's a shame because just one missing ingredient would have made this a wonderful meal out. Be welcoming, tell customers that there choice is good, if they are full up accept and sympathise, respect that they may not want to splash out on an expensive meal. Be happy they are there and they may well spend more!

  • Visited December 2012
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