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The Arts Brasserie

$$ - $$$
British, French, Contemporary
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Ashford Road | Mercure Maidstone Hotel, Hollingbourne ME17 1RE, England
+44 844 815 9045
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived we were given the option of booking a table and opting to pay a minimum of £18 but to get £22 credit towards dinner, just paying the extra if you go over. You could just squeeze in two courses for this. Some of the food is a little expensive, for example the rib eye steak was £24,... More 

Thank skilli15
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited for Sunday lunch. Firstly our booking was not in the diary. Then had worst sunday lunch out in a long time. Meat was fine but potatoes not cooked through and the cauliflower and cabbage were undercooked as well. Not a good range of vegetables on offer at all and the gravy could have been much better. Will not... More 

Thank 264marilyn
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stayed at the hotel and the dinner was divine. I had the lamb cutlets and they were melt in the mouth wonderful!! The following night I had to try a burger as my husband raved about it the night before and I agree with him it was lush. Lovely meals both nights.

Thank Denise R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I visit most weekends they do a great Sunday carvery and it's not very expensive a good selection of wine and sometimes have a pianist playing.

Thank John M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I really thought we wouldn't eat at the Brasserie again after our last terrible meal there, but my step father likes it for some reason. Before I comment on the food, I would like to say that the staff were efficient, professional and friendly. The food was another matter altogether. I can't comment on the meaty bits for starters (... More 

Thank Happiestgardener
All over the place
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160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Having read some negative reviews I was prepared to be disappointed, however we had good service and enjoyed fresh fish and chips and steak cooked just as requested. Starters of prawn cocktail was ok, bread to share was tasteless. We did not try desserts. The buffet breakfast was limited to the usual English fare and cereals, fruit and yogurt. When... More 

1 Thank CorkJetsetter
Halstead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Great choice of menu with gluten free options available on request. Excellent food, attractively and ptromptly served by an attentive and friendly staff, despite the fact that the restaurant was full. Plus live music supplied by a very good piano player/songer made it a most enjoyable evening for both of us

1 Thank Howard S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

excellent food, good varied menu, very pleasant and welcoming serving staff. Plenty of parking and easy to find and get to.

1 Thank Colin H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This weekend we chose to celebrate family birthdays at the Brasserie and had booked a table for 10. It was thought that the buffet system would be suitable for the fussy teens amongst us! However, disorganisation, lack of information and mediocre food didn't make the meal quite so enjoyable as it could have been. On arrival, there were no other... More 

1 Thank Happiestgardener
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We dined in on the first night of our 2 night break at the hotel because it included a voucher towards dinner. Although the meal wasn't bad, it was really just OK and would have cost over £70 for the 2 of us including just a couple of drinks if we hadn't used the voucher. The second night we ate... More 

1 Thank thetotalpackage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 22
British, French, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Road | Mercure Maidstone Hotel, Hollingbourne ME17 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hollingbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 844 815 9045

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