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The Powell Bar and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
+44 1843 842777
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have now made several visits to the Powell, on most occasions dining with friends. The great food and service have been excellent every time! Highly recommended, do give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Jerry P
Margate, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm welcome, attentive friendly staff, and best of all, a superb Sunday Lunch. We had two courses for £18 which was very reasonable. Prawn cocktail starter, followed by Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, plenty of food, served piping hot, delicious! Good selection of drink too. We were all enjoyed our lunch, big thank you to all the Staff, and... More 

2 Thank BobH625
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From arrival to leaving we were made to feel special. The staff were really friendly and looked after us like we were friends rather than customers. The inside is lovely and well thought out. We had 3 courses, including the mushroom starter and the caramel pie. These were fantastic, but our mains were special. The pie of the day was... More 

1 Thank Teddy B
Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff could not be more helpful especially Sarah who helped me with mum when she needed to go to the loo(she is in a wheelchair) Fish & chips were especially delicious really crispy batter.

2 Thank Bella635679
Billericay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently hired the Powel for a family function and could not be more pleased with the services received. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hot and cold buffet we were served exceeded our expectations in quality and far too much in quantity for our party to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and... More 

3 Thank Martin1847
Margate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

lovely food in a beautiful environment.Staff were very accommodating and attentive. Plenty to eat and a high standard .

1 Thank bellabecksozzy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, fab service and a wonderful atmosphere - highly recommended! Also fantastic live acts and entertainment in a really lovely surrounding with great company! X

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Birchington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place... nice atmosphere, really good food... highly recommend the roast dinners very good gluten free menu

1 Thank tina p
Kent, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and decor. Friendly staff. Been here a few times both for drinks and food. The menu changes regularly which is nice but fairly limited on vegetarian options (we don't all like Stilton, chickpeas or figs) sometimes it's better to offer less adventurous choices. Food is priced above average pub grub and drink prices are high. We are willing... More 

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went to the Powell for an evening meal, and it was excellent, we had skate in brown butter followed by Eton mess both were wonderful, we had a bottle of English rose which was as good a bottle of wine I have had, and to top it all they take tastecard. Great night

1 Thank Tony B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 842777
The long-established pub The Powell is the oldest hostelry in Birchington. Named after Squire Powell of Quex, the High Sheriff of Kent in 1823. Enjoy elegance, soft hues and classic touches which accentuate the original features of the building. Join us for Fine dining in our Restaurant, Tuesday to Saturday from 18:30pm - 21:00 or for a more traditional pub lunch Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 15:00pm. Fancy a roast? Then join us on Sundays 12:00 - 17:00pm, Book to avoid disappointment! We take pride in our exceptional customer service and providing a friendly, comfortable atmosphere as well as enjoying a wide range of alcoholic beverages & soft drinks.

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