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The Smugglers

212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
+44 1843 841185
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
10:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over from Australia and went to the Smugglers for the George Michael tribute night with four friends, the Food was 1st class and the show was very good coming from Oz you expect good food & service which you get back home and the Smugglers...More

Thank Annette and Ter... C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here a few months ago with a party of ten and had a great time (see previous review) This time we were with two other people and arrived at 12.30 for lunch and there was no-one else in the place. We waited and waited...More

Thank eric h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited several times and never leave disappointed. The food is simply outstanding and the mussels are the best I have eaten anywhere in the world. Fresh local produce, priced a little expensive BUT you defo get the quality that your paying for.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eleven of us of various ages descended on The Smugglers one Saturday night in February. We’d booked so we weren’t a surprise. We had a lovely evening. The staff were attentive, Millie particularly; the food lovely. The children with us were able to stretch their...More

Thank AnoifY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to 3 themed cabarets, a hen night and Sunday lunch here. The service is good, the food is well cooked, with decent portions, and there's always a good atmosphere.

Thank susan s
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The most gorgeous place to eat. So authentic, quaint and with a fabulous chef and friendly attentive hosts. All food was homemade and delicious. Had traditional Sunday lunch, deep fried brie to start and summer fruit meringue to finish. Such a delight to eat proper...More

Thank Woodhar
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Ten booked for an early evening dinner as we had two young children in the party. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was excellent with lots to choose from for the meat eaters and vegetarians alike. In truth the vegetarian menu is more...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner on boxing day.. food was fab. Very good portion size. Everyone really enjoyed it. Will definitely be going again. Thank you to the staff and owners 😀

Thank tina p
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lovely xmas staff night out with live music by whitney vs motown, and the food was good. Only downside was the staff although efficient didn't smile once or make any conversation and the man behind the bar was so rude, he made us feel really...More

Thank p99osborn
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with group for friends birthday celebrations for the Whitney/Mowtown Cabernet evening recently. The venue was very good and considering the number of people enter food was outstanding and service efficient. Would definitely return

Thank 013monkey
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1 September 2017|
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Response from hilaryjones1121 | Reviewed this property |
the best way to find out is to call the Smugglers and they will tell you what is on for the month try one of their dinner nights you will really enjoy yourself.
16 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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