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The Parlour

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11-13 Minnis Road, Birchington CT7 9SD, England (Formerly Birchington Ice Cream Parlour)
+44 1843 841800
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 15:00
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were taken to this little gem today by friends who live close by and use it regularly. Very friendly welcome received in a comfortable, warm atmosphere 'olde worlde' venue which reminded us of the 60s. Very good selection on the menu and a decent specials board too. We chose steak and kidney and steak and onion pies with roast... More 

Thank croydeorbust
Birchington, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hadn't booked but were welcomed and shown to the only vacant table. We both chose the chicken, ham and leek pie served with roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and individual jugs of gravy. This had to be the best pie I've ever tasted! It was packed with large pieces of meat and the pastry was beautiful. Can't wait to try... More 

Thank Debbie T
Rochester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for making us feel welcome,mum is blind and each time (twice) we have been in nothing has been too much trouble.food is excellent.

Thank Bella635679
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in this sunday and although it looked like the place was fully booked /reserved,they kindly found us a table.A pleasant lady took our orders and the food arrived quickly.I had roast beef,and my wife had a risotto.This was followed by lemon tart and ice cream,and raspberry and apple crumble and custard.Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted superb.I cant wait... More 

Thank blowfish61
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch for two, the home made steak and onion suet pudding was the best I'd ever eaten, crisp roast potatoes, steaming hot fresh vegetables, bread and butter pudding to follow, polite attentive service, this place should have a Michelin star it really is that good.

Thank svmcltd
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely and quirky place to eat or have coffee. Tried this by chance on the way home from a meeting and so pleased I did. Went for the home made soup and it was the best soup I've ever tasted. Really lovely place and definitely worth a visit. I would definitely love to return.

Thank DodgyJim
Birchington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have visited The Parlour on a few occasions for both breakfast and lunch and I cant fault a thing. Food is well prepared tasty and always hot. Service is friendly helpful and efficient and the surroundings are simple but comfortable. its not flash, its not pretentious. I don't think theres muck more to say apart from the Bread and... More 

Thank Jim S
Oxshott, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We happened to drive pass The Parlour after viewing a property on a Saturday. We wanted to have a nice breakfast in a nice cosy place after a couple of hours drive from Surrey. I had the vegetarian breakfast it was delicious, the breakfast arrived nice and hot. The lady who served us was very friendly and she made time... More 

Thank Y8011WQrosec
Thanet UK
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food was wonderful and the service was very good. We will definitely be going again. My husband had the steak and kidney pie followed by orange and apricot bread and butter pudding with grand marnier and I had the roast ribeye beef.

Thank Pat G
Birchington, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had our staff Christmas Lunch here and everyone enjoyed the food and relaxed atmosphere. All three courses were varied and delicious and service was efficient. The chef always sources with local meats and veg with the result being fresh and tasty as well as attractively presented. The slow cooked pork was particularly delicious with perfect crackling and roasties. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Minnis Road, Birchington CT7 9SD, England (Formerly Birchington Ice Cream Parlour)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841800

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