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The Powell Bar and Restaurant

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11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
+44 1843 842777
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely decor and delicious food! Would definitely recommend it! Staff were very attentive and polite which makes the experience much more worthwhile!

Thank Wibberz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even gave us a little birthday extra, definitely recommend to anyone. Food was quick and lovely, couldn't eat it all so gave us a box to take cakes home in! Perfect

Thank Yaz M
Margate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the whole restaurant was refurbished about a year ago to a very high standard We went at Saturday lunchtime when it was very busy so service was on the slow side. They serve meals in the bar section but we were seated in the restaurant which was set out with plenty of space between the tables. There was a good... More 

1 Thank johndZ62CG
Margate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a Sunday lunch for my Mum's 80th birthday. She has mobility problems but the access to the restaurant was suitable for her needs and they provided a chair with arms as I had requested. The starters were lovely espcially the chilli and chickpea soup which went down really well. The roast was the best I had had for... More 

Thank jules007217
Birchington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at about 2.30 without a booking. We asked if there was a table and was told if we could wait 5- 10 minutes it could be arranged. We were given a table and ordered Sunday roast. It has to be said, and i am not easily impressed, that it was one of the best Sunday roast dinners i... More 

1 Thank PMACZ
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted somewhere we hadn't been before & booked without even checking out the menu - it was a great choice 👍 The restaurant was warm, welcoming & cosy with a high standard of presentation & service - that alone makes you feel relaxed & pampered! The food was just perfect - a very well thought out menu & good prices.... More 

2 Thank Jenny J
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having recently moved into this area, we were delighted to find such a good, well price restaurant so close to home. Standing in a prime position in the square at the top of the high street, this bar/restaurant is obviously when known by locals. The dining room is very attractively decorated, with good staff but the star is the menu.... More 

Thank David D
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great night out with friends all the food was great the steaks were very good the service very good a slightly better knowledge of wine would have been good but very happy a good £600 spent will be booking again soon Great night

3 Thank roger020967
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our running club ran in the Minnis Bay Cross Country race and afterwards were looking for a place to feed 30 hungry people. The Powell looked after our needs and served up 30 great meals - even catering for the late (non booked) addition on the day of 3 extra mouths!!. The service and attention were very welcoming - thanks... More 

1 Thank HemslJ1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great night out with a superb gourmet buffet and great music. Lovely atmosphere full of friendly lovely people. Thank you.

1 Thank Lllwing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 842777
The long-established pub The Powell is the oldest hostelry in Birchington. Named after Squire Powell of Quex, the High Sheriff of Kent in 1823. Enjoy elegance, soft hues and classic touches which accentuate the original features of the building. Join us for Fine dining in our Restaurant, Tuesday to Saturday from 18:30pm - 21:00 or for a more traditional pub lunch Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 15:00pm. Fancy a roast? Then join us on Sundays 12:00 - 17:00pm, Book to avoid disappointment! We take pride in our exceptional customer service and providing a friendly, comfortable atmosphere as well as enjoying a wide range of alcoholic beverages & soft drinks.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?