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The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
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The Parade | Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP, England
+44 1843 841844
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

came to minnis in the summer to walk the dog and on the way back decided to have a meal here the food was amazing and reasonably priced a good selection of drinks to complement i would recommend

Thank ghost240
Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My partner's youngest daughter has just started studying at Canterbury Uni. We came to Minnis Bay for a walk along the beach with our young dog too. Minnis Bay Bar and Brasserie is conveniently positioned on the promenade right next to a public car park.After our walk we sat outside under cover to enjoy some well cooked fish n chips.... More 

Thank Bryan B
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink during the half term! Gorgeous autumn sunshine - lovely coffee and lovely fat chips. Not been to this bay for about 35 years so great to revisit

Thank Louise C
Margate, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Thought i'd pop in for a quick coffee with my family whilst walking along Minnis bay. Pretty much the same experience from my last visit a year or so ago. Only ordered 2 Coffees and 2 children's hot Chocolates-20 mins?!? Coffee was warm, Hot Chocolate was like gloop! Outside tables left uncleared, not the best impression. I overheard a conversation... More 

Thank Luke B
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We faced our Saturday evening meal with trepidation as we had gone in after a beach walk earlier for tea and scones. Tea was fine; scones were the hardest I have ever had and a long time coming at that !! Evening meal was good and served very pleasantly by a young, enthusiastic man keen to please. The restaurant was... More 

Thank tony-n-clare
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited late afternoon - food was well presented and vegetarian option was available; pleasant atmosphere; friendly staff and food was good

Thank Rebecca N
Kent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went to the Minnis Bay last year when it was under different management and it was wonderful. We took some friends and family and had a fabulous meal. My husband actually had fresh lobster which was divine. I had seafood pasta and all was good. However, we went back there on Saturday night. Very concerned that the car park... More 

1 Thank soomagoo06
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I recently went to the Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie for breakfast. I had read mixed reviews, so I was apprehensive about going (as there were other places to go to). We did not make any reservation, but where greeted by friendly staff and shown to a table. The restaurant’s was clean and comfortable, although the decor... More 

1 Thank David C
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269 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Decided to have fish and chips, they were delivered and looked ok,but,the chips were cold. Sent all back. They were replaced,but, the fish was very greasy and the chips were a little warmer. The pea puree had a cryst so not actually fresh. We did order a pot of tea,that was drunk whilst we were waiting... More 

Thank ShiftZZ
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had walked from Reculver on a beautiful day so it was good to find somewhere to sit and eat outside. The menu was typical pub food - fish and chips, scampi and chips, pie mash and veg., sandwiches etc. There were more expensive options, which might have been more exciting. I chose scampi and chips and my husband had... More 

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Parade | Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841844

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