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Gem of Kent

62-63 High Street, Maidstone ME17 2QB, England
+44 1622 675000
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cold mezze” (11 reviews)
“borek” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (42 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:59 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
62-63 High Street, Maidstone ME17 2QB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently visited the Gem of Kent as it was recommended to me. The atmosphere and customer service was at a good standard. The pricing was what is also expected between £10-£13 for main meals on average, or you could choose their set menus. The...More

Thank KaurA22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Real Turkish food, fresh, maid with passion, lovely service, reasonable prices, well decoraated and clean place on Main road of Maidstone.

Thank Jackeline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little earlier than before so was taken straight to our table since it wasn't quite full (last time it was full and we had to wait a short while) Service and food were once again excellent. We decided to all go with...More

Thank RichardGKnight60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here one of my favourites! The food is always very flavoursome and it has a very good atmosphere cannot wait to come back!

Thank Cosmopolitan819344
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just had lunch at The Gem Of Kent in Maidstone. What an experience! The food was incredible. The restaurant is interesting and clean. Much bigger than it looks from outside. Superb taste and quickly served. The lamb fell apart on my plate. I...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us visited on a Friday. Food was excellent, I had the vegetarian - both starter and main, falafel for starters and stuffed green peppers for main. Others in the group had meat dishes. We all enjoyed the food very much. Nice atmosphere and...More

Thank Tandemania
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Cannot fault this restaurant. Friendly lively clean and helpful. Great food. All dishes I have tried were amazing

Thank smtburgum
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The food was ok nothing extraordinary. The waiters were very cold and difficult to get their attention. No warm touch. Very cold atmosphere.

Thank 7,867,867,860,206
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on Friday evening, great service as usual here. My favourite restaurant in Maidstone, good atmosphere amazing food and the set menu is such great value!

Thank adamanskie
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Good value for money the set menus was just what we wanted ,tasty food, atmosphere great and very friendly staff

Thank Derek p
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2018|
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Response from J B | Reviewed this property |
There is a choice of Wines I believe. I'm not a Wine Drinker so didnt pay that much attention to it, but i think there is a Wine list on the Menu
6 December 2015|
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Response from gece Y |
It is open Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62-63 High Street, Maidstone ME17 2QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 675000
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