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Rowlands Bistro

66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
+44 1634 573954
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu very fare prices Nice staff attentive but not over the top Nice atmospher Have also had Christmas Day here on several occasions with all the family and then the staff really get into the occasion by dressing up Usually you choose from the...More

Thank joyandjohndavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want subdued ambience with waiters/waitresses that just glide silently across the floor and music that comforts a stress raging headache then do not come here!! It's loud without being brash, music loud enough for everyone to hear and waitresses that are loud and...More

Thank Graham503904
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a traditional restaurant very tasty mainly classic meals beautifully presented friendly atmosphere and staff nothing is too much trouble a very enjoyable time well recommended.

Thank PatriciaE225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't fault my food was lovely service fast and attentive feel very welcome booking is must too looking forward to going back

Thank kylie885
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Rowlands last Thursday, taken out by some work colleagues for a birthday treat. Have to admit I haven't been here for a couple of years, and I forgot how nice it was! . The main restaurant is all wood panelling, which might not...More

Thank icecoldinalix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restarted visiting Rowlands in February after a gap of a few years. It amuses me that the table mats & menu are the same as decades ago but it's a winning formula with a good price tag. I've dropped a star on this review as...More

Thank Chenin62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made most welcome on arriving, had a drink whilst looking at the menu. Given plenty of time to make our choice, not rushed at all by the management or staff. The meal was average fare, nothing out of the ordinary but enjoyable. My only complaint,...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I ordered the fish pie, still in shock, never seen or tasted anything like it, it was dark mush with a bit of breadcrumb on top, on a positive the staff are lovely and service was quick, the apple pie I had was a over...More

Thank Paula649
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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

1  Thank Kat D
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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
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Hi , yes I'm sure you can find there menu on line, hope you enjoy your meal .
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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