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The Smugglers

212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
+44 1843 841185
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chateaubriand” (6 reviews)
“profiteroles” (4 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the first time I have taken a large group of people to this Restaurant From start to finish we received 5 star treatment and the food was fantastic 40 very happy diners and we can't wait to go back in June Keep up...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 6 days ago

There were nine of us to contend with we all had a starter which was excellent tasty and presented well.Selection of sticky beef and melon. Main course was hot tasty and in good quantity again presented well. There was no complaints from any of the...More

Thank Donovan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times in the last 18 months and can honestly say we have not eaten better food anywhere. The main dining area is quite spacious, so the tables are well spaced and beautifully set out. The a la carte menu...More

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited before we returned to The Smugglers with a group of family & friends for a special night out. Once again the food & service was outstanding

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 of us went there today and we all were extremely impressed. The food is a cross between a good pub and a top restaurant and the service is the latter. One of us had a small problem with part of the main course and...More

Thank eric h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Smugglers is always great with good service and great selection. Bob and his team are always professional and never dissapoint.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife and I went to the Adele tribute night. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great Adele. If you have to have "tribute" nights then it pays to go to the top of the market. Well done!

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you are looking for good quality food with caring staff look no further. As for the chateaubriand it was better than we have had in a michelin star chateau in Rheims,need I say more.

Thank johndebB
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be part of 17 of family & friends sharing a very enjoyable evening to celebrate brother-in-law laws special birthday. We were greeted by smiling staff ready to take our first drink orders.The menu choice was great with some more unusual...More

Thank sylviag6
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Driving around trying to find place for late Sunday lunch/early dinner and was not disappointed. Staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive. Great choice of roasts, specials and other selection. the soup stilton and broccoli was excellent as was the garlic mushrooms. The roast lamb was...More

Thank Deirdre B
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31 August 2017|
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Response from hilaryjones1121 | Reviewed this property |
the best way to find out is to call the Smugglers and they will tell you what is on for the month try one of their dinner nights you will really enjoy yourself.
15 January 2016|
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Response from Thanet48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think there is a problem with the link. Phone or email them. They are very friendly. If you want to go I would book as it is quite popular. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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