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The King & Queen Restaurant

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1 New Road, East Malling, West Malling ME19 6DD, England
+44 1732 842752
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12:00 - 21:15
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:15
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London, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most places don't realise how far great customer service can go. It covers up for a potentially overcooked dish because ultimately it's the service that makes the whole experience and brings it together. The staff here are so welcoming, accommodating. Nothing seems too much trouble for them and they are an absolute credit to the owner. I've given it 4... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca R
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Sincere apologies that your meal was a bit overcooked - I'm trusting that the other meals served to your table were as expected and that this experience will not deter you from visiting again in the future. I am naturally delighted with your comments regarding my team members and the level of service that we offer here at the King... More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could change one thing, it would be that we still lived in East Malling or that we could relocate the pub to within walking distance of our current address - although not far away now, it means our visits to the King & Queen are not as regular as they used to be. However when we visit it... More 

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Thank Lomo2007
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and indeed for your very kind comments - we're pleased that we continue to deliver consistently to your expectations and that indeed you continue to be delighted with what we do here at the King and Queen - look forward to welcoming you on your next visit! More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over our 21 years in this area, we have frequently eaten at The King & Queen. The staff are helpful and welcoming. Parking is easy (and free!). The food is consistently good. There are three dining areas, all at street level, and there are open air places. And in winter time, there are nice log fires! Warning - drive carefully... More 

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Thank nigelinterfilm
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for letting other prospective guests have your views - we are pleased that you find us consistent in what we offer at the King and Queen and look forward to offering you a warm welcome again on future occasions! More 

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual food fantastic. Always hot and served beautifully. Staff always friendly and helpful. Good selection of ales and other beers. Lovely surroundings the decor encourages you to stay and relax far longer than you should do. All in all a perfect venue for really good food, relaxing atmosphere and good service. Perfect for all occasions.

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1 Thank Barbara M
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review - we're naturally pleased that you enjoy all that we offer at the King and Queen and long may you continue to do so! More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the pub for a treat as we had had a particularly bad few months, it was a great choice as the welcome was lovely as were the staff, we sat down for a lovely meal in a very nice restaurant, I can honestly say the food was great we will definitely be going back it was nice to... More 

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Thank Derek W
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Very kind of you to write another review following your most recent visit - I'm pleased that the team looked after you well and that you enjoyed your lunch with us and indeed we look forward to seeing you again on future occasions. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Daughter & I luched there last w/e, the meal & service was great, the waiters & waitresses, came to see if all was well with the meal, asking if we needed anything else, food was very good. Atmosphere was good too, everyone seemed happy & smiling.

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Thank Vaize
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and naturally delighted that you enjoyed the food, the service and indeed the atmosphere too - hope it will be one of many visits for you to the King and Queen. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We held a dinner for 24 people at this charming venue, to celebrate our golden wedding. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food superb, served by the efficient and friendly staff. Dave has a splendid team who took excellent care of us and made our special evening very memeorable.

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Thank MikeJSutton
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback - we are all delighted that you enjoyed celebrating your Golden Wedding Anniversary with us and that we all looked after you to ensure it was a memorable occasion for you both. Everyone at the King and Queen looks forward to seeing you on future occasions! More 

Maidstone
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here as a group of four friends on a busy Saturday night. Not our first visit but our first Saturday evening visit. The staff were all attentive and friendly. What makes a real difference is the staff talk passionately about the menu, are able to make recommendations and are happy to adjust dishes to suit the individual. For... More 

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Thank RHGH
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you recognise that we are really passionate about what we do at the King and Queen - I'm also obviously delighted that you enjoyed your first "Saturday" visit and that we lived up to our regular standard that you've come to experience. It's always great to receive such positive feedback, not just about the food, but the... More 

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432 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times and always enjoy the food. This time I chose the crispy cockles followed by rump of lamb with a red wine sauce and amaretto parfait. Our friends shared a chateaubriand that tasted fantastic. It's not a cheap meal but was very nice.

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Thank SteMar247
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and that your friends also enjoyed their meal - we do try and price fairly and competitively and although you have said it is not a cheap meal, with the high standard that we maintain I do hope that you find dining with us 'value for money' - look forward to seeing you... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The family went out for a birthday dinner - had heard good reviews about the King and Queen.We were delighted - first class service and the food was fabulous.Lot of local ingredients on the menu.Very busy for a Wednesday night in March but the service was smooth and attentive.Most definitely be going back again

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Thank PierreBMaidstone
Dave D, Owner at The King & Queen Restaurant, responded to this review

Always good to receive great comments, especially following a celebration meal - pleased that you enjoyed your family birthday with us and that we met your expectations following reviews that you had previously heard. look forward to seeing you when you are next with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:15
Thursday
12:00 - 21:15
Friday
12:00 - 21:15
Saturday
12:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 New Road, East Malling, West Malling ME19 6DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling  >  East Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 842752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?