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The Smugglers

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212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
+44 1843 841185
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been before and always enjoyed the food. So decided to go for joint "Birthay celebration. We only had one tray mixed vegetables and one tray potatoes for six of us. I wish I mentioned to the waitress, when I found the men didn't finish their meat due to lack of potatoes.

Thank Caren A
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch to celebrate a friends birthday. The food choice was exceptional and when it arrived looked and tasted FANTASTIC. So much so we have booked to go back and cannot wait.

Thank Daviddavid I
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a jewel in Thanet's crown. Had a lovely meal at this beautiful restaurant and the staff were exceptional especially with my autistic son.

Thank Larnipoo42
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very nice and staff friendly. Restaurant is a favourite of my in-laws, so we visit most times they are visiting. Always pleasant and food is consistent.

Thank Kristy P
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been driving past this lovely small Georgian house since 1962, and today we finally made it for lunch. A very warm welcome from the patron who showed us into the cosy lounge bar where we were served drinks whilst we studied the menu and wine list. There is a restricted fixed lunch menu at £20 for two courses,... More 

1 Thank Corvette1544
Rochester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had a superb meal tonight. The quality and presentation was excellent, as was the lovely dining room. The staff could not do enough for us - constantly checking back that we were happy and that we had everything we needed. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

Thank Lynda D
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the restaurant for Mothers' Day Lunch which was excellent value for money and food very good. Good atmosphere and staff very polite and efficient. Would recommend the set menu for lunch as excellent value for money.

Thank Balcombes
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smugglers has so much potential as its a beautiful building. We arrived and were told our table was not ready and to wait in the bar. There was nowhere to sit and we ended up waiting nearly an hour for a table booked well in advance. I would have at least expected a complimentary soft drink for the duration... More 

Thank HolidayLover222
Deal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Restaurant was amazing. As it was Mothering Sunday we expected to have to wait for service.This however didn't happen. The food was very good and the service couldn't have been better. It was very full and yet everything was well organised friendly and efficient. They were child friendly and it was spotlessly clean in the loos-what more could you... More 

Thank juliarmk
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We pre-booked weeks in advance however our table was running an hour behind, so we were told to wait in the bar where there weren't enough seats for the 6 of us to be seated. After being seated we'd waited over an hour without being offered drinks we asked if we could order some (which then took about half an... More 

1 Thank Lauren_P1995

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841185

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