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Rowlands Bistro

66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
+44 1634 573954
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“minted lamb” (4 reviews)
“pate” (3 reviews)
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All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been here many times over the years - always a good meal and large portions - a tad dated in presentation in my opinion but as the saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it". Always seems busy - everything on the menu was...More

Thank Kat D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. My soup was really nice. I had the sirloin steak with fries and salad. The steak was ok, salad served in a small glass bowl, loads of fries. Couldn't manage a dessert, but had floater coffee. My...More

Thank _theverralls
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very friendly, lovely food, price can't be beaten, made us feel so welcome, well worth a visit Sunday lunch 3 course £15.00wow

Thank frances838
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food and service for 15 years has been impeccable and is a best restaurant in this area. Friendly atmosphere, friendly service and always busy and that just shows how good the place is and people always go back. Compliments to the family run business.

Thank Stacey K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Atmosphere, service and food. I cannot find a single thing to chritisaice. There is not that many places I would rush to go back but I'm definitely coming back here!

Thank Eve_Maria_Toms
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most pleasant evening for a group of five. Staff/Chef could not have been more helpful including one member who wanted a change to the standard menu. Food well presented; on time and all correct. Drinks and food fair prices and good value. Servers very cheery...More

Thank tonyba1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Rowlands for first time and enjoyed all 3 courses. I chose the set menu and had a thick, tasty tomato and basil soup, a vegetable parcel with lovely creamy sauce and additional vegetables then a lovely sundae for dessert. All great, with...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us visited for dinner and everyone was happy. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Would definitely visit again.

Thank DawnRun1603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual a nice meal was had at the restaurant, it's been in the area a long time due to its consistency regarding the food.

Thank Flipflop4444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked at table of 12 for a family birthday, we were well accommodated and was given ample space. We all ordered from the lunch time set menu, which had a lot of choices even for the children's menu. We ordered starters and mains, all food...More

Thank Paolo88_12
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Jacqui O
Can i see a menu on here please. It is for Thursday 18/5/,been before but would like to see menu. Thank you.
18 May 2016|
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Response from kay5470 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , yes I'm sure you can find there menu on line, hope you enjoy your meal .
hi, looking to visit this saturday night, do we need to book, table for 2? thanks
1 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gillingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 573954
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