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The Hilltop Restaurant

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Labour in Vain Road, Stansted TN15 7NX, England
+44 1732 822696
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

A quirky place decorated with antiques. Firstly though as you enter the lobby you are met by banks of flowers, wonderful. Then the loo is full of flowers, such a nice touch. The food ( a set 3 course meal, albeit with choices was very good. The service and friendliness of staff marvellous. I hadn't been here before but will... More 

Thank Daphne R
Broughton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived we could not have been better looked after. The personal attention we received throughout the gorgeous meal was beyond belief! The restaurant was also extremely busy as this was a Saturday evening. The food was also excellent. Well recommended.

Thank 838louise
Orpington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my wife and my mum there for Sunday lunch for our wedding anniversary. As soon as we arrived Darren recognized me from previous visits. He set a little table up for our pre dinner drinks. Went through to the dining room and was shown to a lovely table adjacent to the conservatory. Starters and main were lovely and... More 

Thank 03skeefy
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen the many enthusiastic reviews I have to say I was a little disappointed. The service was attentive as expected but the food was, well, just ok, I felt quite average for the price, although I enjoyed the dessert. My party enjoyed the ambience and I think this seems to be the main attraction here rather than the food.

Thank IanKarenandJoe
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for our friend's wedding meal and evening reception. What a delightful gem of a place set in the beautiful quiet Kent countryside. The host Darren and his staff made us feel extremely welcome and did their utmost to make sure the day went smoothly. There were a few of us in the wedding party who had special... More 

Thank Nesto69
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant, always a wonderful atmosphere, staff are amazing make you feel very special and the food was brilliant, book in advance as it is always busy.

Thank Nicky B
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had a great time here the staff was friendly and happy I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the area

Thank Harry D
gravesend kent
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Amazing hospitality,awesome staff nothing is too much trouble. Food is lovely again nothing is too much trouble Really quirky bedrooms each one is individual,with big lovely beds Thank you Darren

Thank annieGravesendKent
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing time at my dad's wedding this weekend. Darren and his staff go above and beyond for their guest, the food and the room was beautiful, I had the most wonderful time, I can't recommend the Hilltop more highly, I have never stayed anywhere before where the Host has been so friendly, welcoming and attentive to everyone.... More 

Thank carspiper
Dartford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Return visit to The Hilltop - 12 of us on a Sunday. Darren had set aside a nice private alcove area for us to meet up and have some pre-dinner drinks, which was handy as we knew some of our clan would be arriving a little later. Great table in the Conservatory, which meant we could all chat and they... More 

Thank Mark_UK_tourist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Labour in Vain Road, Stansted TN15 7NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Stansted
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 822696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?