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22 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LH, England
+44 1227 372876
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible12%
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22 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience at this restaurant. The food was great and the owner is definitely French!! Lovely friendly people. The lamb and salmon we had were cooked to perfection. I can't belive I don't live far from this restaurant and in the 33...More

Thank sarah_well
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Baffled by the positive reviews. From the early 80s decor & country music to the mediocre food and intrusuive hosting, this place was the Fawlty Towers of French cuisine. Nothing remotely authentic about it, doubt they have ever been to France or eaten French food....More

Thank Angi S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Last week, we spent three days in Herne Bay, staying in a friend's flat. Not overly impressed with the place. A bit early 50's. On the second night we found this glorious little restaurant down a side street off the promenade. The food was superb...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had the set menu - the food was lovely and so was the service. Great value for money - recommended.

Thank DLWKent
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed lovely food. Joyce is very welcoming and makes you feel at home instantly. OK the decor is dated, however, this adds to the restaurant's charm. The food is excellent and very good...More

Thank Joan J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

L'Escargot is the sort of restaurant that's getting harder to find these days - small, family-run, friendly, and serving classic French cuisine at bargain prices. If you live in Herne Bay, then pay it a visit. If you don't live in Herne Bay (I don't),...More

Thank rwconsultancy
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Well firstly ignore any negative reviews about the staff this restaurant is run by the most welcoming couple you will ever meet, by the end of the evening I felt like I was eating in their front room which is a refreshing change nowadays! Their...More

Thank Carlilou
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for modern this won't be for you but decent food at a bargain price and a quaint old school atmosphere is a winner 😊 My friend and I were planning on going to another restaurant but after finding it closed we...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal , old school Bistro food , home made pate , Armagnac and tarragon sauce and perfect temperature runny brie. Excellent service ,very correct but friendly and Welcoming.

1  Thank Pete S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Finished of our day out here for Dinner..everything was first class..the service was excellent..warm..friendly..professional..the food was EXCELLENT..hope to be able to return again soon.

1  Thank bigbarryEssex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 372876
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