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Rankins Restaurant - CLOSED

The Street | Sissinghurst, Sissinghurst, England
+44 1580 713964
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
26 Jun 2014
“Excellent Private Dinner Party Venue”
24 Jun 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Contemporary, Vegan Options
The Street | Sissinghurst, Sissinghurst, England
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

26 of us sat down to dinner this evening at Rankins in Sissinghurst. Three courses with options for vegitarians were simply delicious. Frankly, the service and atmosphere could not have been better - Hugh Rankin is a most talented chef and with front of house...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Rankins currently does not open as a regular restaurant. It advertises a catering service and generally serves prebooked groups. It's reputation is high but I could not eat here. If you are hoping to arrive to eat without prior arrangement you could well find it...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have been going to Rankins for many years now, both in a group and as a couple. We really do feel like old friends but that doesn't mean that the service is anything less than superb. Lee is a wonderful, attentive and entertaining host...More

Thank Moominskaya
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We booked a table for four last valentines evening, we arrived a little early which was not a problem, it was the first time that we had been to the restaurant and being valentines wanted to do something different to the more commercial options. The...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Visited here for dinner and I have to say, in my opinion, the food was the best we had whilst staying for three nights in Kent. The menu choice was not enormous but understandable given the small size of the restaurant and the fact that...More

Thank Stanstedbound
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We met friends recently for dinner and all enjoyed one of the most delicious meals we have ever had. The food is divine. Mrs Rankin was very warm and welcoming, the setting charming and we shall definitely be returning. What a find!

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Forget what the one bad review says, this place is excellent! Mrs Rankin, the owner and waitress, isn't at all pretentious but very friendly, lively and clearly passionate. The atmosphere is different to most restaurants, but that doesn't mean it's bad - it feels, like...More

Thank plummerh
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Leonora and husband Hugh really understand the true meaning of hospitality: 'the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers'. I have had so many fine dining experiences where this vital ingredient was missing. At Rankins, Leonora creates a lovely relaxed and...More

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 5 August 2013

What a wonderful find! We recently had dinner this charming restaurant in the village at Sissinghurst. From the telephone call to book a table to leaving after a wonderful meal we experienced friendly, excellent service from Lea who works "front of house" and her husband...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Rather like Apicus, the food at Rankins is exquisite, but the atmosphere can be a little pressured unless it is busy. It is worth a visit to experience the cuisine

Thank Marie M
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Restaurant Details

Contemporary, Vegan Options
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Sissinghurst, Sissinghurst, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sissinghurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 713964
  • E-mail
Recommended by Michelin 2010 We stopped here by happy accident this Sunday lunchtime. Run by a husband and wife team the food is outstanding and excellent value for money. Just down the road from Sissinghurst Castle. Hugh's food and Leonora's charming service deserve a wider audience.
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