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The Dining Club

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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The Dining Club although now established for 7 years, is a new style of dining venue. It is unique in that you book a table and will be seated in individual dining rooms that feel more like a private dinner party than a restaurant - Proprietors Scott & Suzanne Roberts offer unrivalled hospitality that can be a discreet or familiar as your company requires. Scott (Head Chef & Proprietor) has been cooking for over 20 years and has previously won 2AA Rosettes for 6 consecutive years whilst running his family owned hotel in Boscastle, North Cornwall. Wife, Suzanne (Front of house & Proprietor) has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years and will provide a warm, friendly welcome and ensure
US$17 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
International, European, British
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Private Dining
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All reviews fixed menu soup cheeseboard cheese board monkfish parfait chorizo scones bread crab sea bass cake own wine five courses pay corkage per year membership fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing night out with friends. As usual food amazing 5*. Fabulous concept. Going back in February. Can't wait. Such good value for money, quaint, unique, great staff....... Just can't praise enough. Claire, Lee (postie) Elaine and Trevor. Thanks for looking after us 👍xx

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank clairem30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only our second visit since we moved to Deal a year ago but well worth the wait! This was a five course meal based on the food of the Michelin starred chef, Atul Kochhar. The first course was Gunpowder Tea smoked trout with textures of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We had not been to the Dining Club for a little while even though we have loved the food there before. We were very pleasantly surprised to find the food absolutely better than ever.The formula of innovative dishes and superb ingredients all served in a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I was looking forward to an evening at the dining club in Deal, and attended a function with a fixed menu. Unfortunately the meal consisted of a tiny burger, warmed up French fiies and a few leaves of rocket. I’m sure they are capable of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SlinkNET
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Glorious menu of all things fishy...(apart from the scrumptious dessert 😉). Scottie surpassed himself, each course was a sumptuous creation. Brown shrimps concoction- perfect; bouillabaisse -divine; sea bass with fennel- just right; and the treacle toffee, coffee granita confection to finish was sublime. Round of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank AnnieLS
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We came across The Dining Club whilst wandering around Deal's conservation area and noticed the menu for a 5 course meal consisting of 4 fish dishes and a dessert for £30.50 per head (the menu changes each week and also includes a veggie option), but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Floydette9
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I love this restaurant. Everyone sits and eats at the same time, plus you all eat the same menu. We took our own drink which they charge £2 a head for corkage. It was a 5 course meal plus we ordered a cheese board. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank casamedway
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Where to begin? We have listened to our relatives rave about this place for years and were so pleased when they said they’d treat us for my husband’s 50th birthday celebrations. From the moment we stepped inside we felt welcome and at home. There seemed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank 912katea
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Having seen The Dining Club featuring as a top destinations in Deal we went last Saturday. Our thanks to those that rated this in the past. It was certainly one of our best meals in this part of Kent, and we have been to quite...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Clack2947
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This was our second visit. Our first was slightly disappointing but I resisted the temptation to review at that time as all other reviews were so positive. This visit was much better. We enjoyed all 5 of the courses from the fixed menu. The only...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Neil P
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10 June 2016|
Response from Chappers64 | Reviewed this property |
It's around £10 a year, call them to sort it out.
19 June 2015|
Response from Lawsos | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy, We are a couple and are members of The Dining Club, they do cater for 2/3 people, or people on their own too, as well as larger groups. Hope this helps.
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