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The Smugglers

212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
+44 1843 841185
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
“profiteroles” (4 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and son took me to the Smugglers for a Fathers Day Meal. Being in a wheelchair user and having a small child it can be quite hard work getting into some places. The staff couldn't do enough to help. Fantastic to be made...More

1  Thank Lee E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent an evening with friends, a couple of weeks ago, at this lovely restaurant. What a warm welcome from the owner. We did not feel rushed to choose from the menu,just as well as it all looked wonderful with so much choice. The food was...More

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place for a meeting or lunch or even have a wedding you must pop in or look at their website and book a special even in you life . this venue has a walled garden for an intimate ceremony and a beautiful dining room...More

Thank hilaryjones1121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got there shown into a little bar asked what drink we wanted to order while waiting to order our food ,waited about 30 minutes ,then taken into a beautiful part of the restaurant ,with lots of lights very nice atsmethere ,owner and waitress asked a...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend Peter and I went to The Smugglers for a booked meal. Firstly we went into the Bar and ordered our meals. Got our drinks in the Bar. A lovely young lady took us to our booked table. The food was absolutely delicious. Peter...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we held our wedding reception there excellent service and now you can have the whole thing in the same place the staff are very good and helpful

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner is a fantastic front of house operator. Makes you feel special and is really friendly but that is where it stops Poor main mean, awful quality meat which wouldnt even be good enough for a school canteen Served by two staff both looked...More

2  Thank 2m2y
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I have not been to the Smugglers for many years. The quality is still very good with service to match. There are a few interesting dishes but in general overpriced in my opinion. The dessert selection is very good for those that can't make up...More

Thank GrahamSample
Reviewed 12 May 2017

First time back to The Smugglers after years away from the area. Nothing has changed but the prices. Ordinary food, "poshed-up" with fancy names and sauces to try to justify very high prices. Not unpleasant, but there are far better venues fairly nearby, giving better...More

1  Thank greg d
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Deciding that we wanted a nice chilled-out Sunday my wife and I booked into The Smugglers for lunch. We received a warm and friendly reception at the bar , and our table was nicely positioned in the restaurant. Again,the service was friendly and professional and...More

Thank Mike O
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Hi tried to access your Sunday Lunch menu and prices, I have the latest Adobe reader, but page would not load. Please can you advise. Hugh Powell
15 January 2016|
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Response from Thanet48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think there is a problem with the link. Phone or email them. They are very friendly. If you want to go I would book as it is quite popular. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841185
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