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Porters Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chatham Maritime | Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
+44 1634 891385
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Tue 09:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely experience A warm reception Seated straight away with a drink order taken Warm plates given with a very friendly service Value for money Eat as much as you want, one plate enough for me And a friendly exit with a chat Will be going back, have eaten there a few times before but I can see the changes Some... More 

Thank Katherine T
Medway Towns
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The room is dark and not very appealing. I had ham egg and chips, the ham was delicious although so cold it made my eggs cold. The prices are reasonable.

Thank bubblesmedwaytowns
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Came here with my family for cavery lunch, plenty of choice, could get more as many times as you wanted, friendly staff, lovely old atmosphere, lift was out of order so made it unfortunately inaccessible for elderly and disabled guests as restaurant is upstairs.

1 Thank Kalle J
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited porters bar today for lunch, we ordered at the bar and found a seat. We waited 45 minutes for our food to arrive! My husband had ordered the all day breakfast but had asked for the eggs to be omitted, there were eggs on the plate. I ordered the home made burger, fries and homemade... More 

Thank Lisa P
rochester kent
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food here was very good and service excellent. Everything possible was done to make sure wheelchair was in a suitable place. We were on the balcony as it a lovely day but the noise from advertising and loud music was deafening -such a pity.

Thank dramadecore
Gillingham, Kent
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Popped in today for a Sunday lunch. It's been a while since we have been in and I was surprised to see the low ratings previously as I had always been happy. So today's update: Service - they have certainly listened to the feedback. Was made to feel welcome straight away and the service was great throughout. Pleasant friendly staff... More 

Thank 790SharonG
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Now been waiting over an hour for a jacket potato. The staff are less than friendly and very disorganised. Not happy and won't come again.

Thank Julia M
Rochester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

My husband and I took our son here for lunch. Unfortunately we didnt get any lunch because after thirty five minutes waiting for burger and chips we were told it would be another 5 minutes. As my son had to get back to work I asked for my money back and we left. Wont be going here again.

Thank Dorothy C
Gillingham, Kent
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

It must be about 2 years since I have been here. Whilst there a works going on and the toilets have moved there is plenty of signage to direct you. There is a new lunch menu - not hugely extensive but adequate. Staffing is a bit of an issue as one barmaid is all they have but what she may... More 

Thank 790SharonG
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a lovely setting within the historic dockyard. The bar is very lovely and cosy. Food is of average standard and the drinks are as you would expect.

Thank Hazel N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chatham Maritime | Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 891385
Porters Bar & Restaurant came under new ownership from nov 2013. We have created an entire new team and kitchen team. New menu will be launched on St Georges Day 2014

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