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“Chef's Tasting Menu is Brilliant!”
Review of The Poet

The Poet
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Matfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$46
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We believe that your dining experience with us starts the moment you walk through our door. A friendly greeting from our front of house team, lead by co-owner Andy Urbanek and Manager Simon Moore. The Poet offers a vast selection of craft gins, handpicked wines and quirky cocktails. Chef Patron Petrus Madutlela and his team tempt customers with an imaginative array of contemporary British food.
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Really fantastic place. Service was immaculate and friendly. We had the very good value chefs tasting menu. It was totally delicious and a lovely experience. We accompanied the wine flight to go with which was priced at £12.50 for 3 100ml glasses of wine and a small pudding wine. Very civilised indeed. I think the chefs tasting menu is only available on weekdays. Although I can’t wait to go back to try their Sunday lunch!

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Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Introduced some friends to the lovely Poet, fantastic meal on a Friday night, good way to start the weekend. As always lovely night out friends loved it, all agreed to return.. Food & Service excellent. We are biased, but think this place is great.

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Thank nickp662017
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We had the 3 course set lunch. Starters (pea soup,. salmon with horseradish cream) and mains ( hake with caviar sauce, duck) were outstanding.

Dessert of panacotta wasn't as great as reviews said. No wobble in the panacotta. The apple crumble was simply apple slices baked with a granola topping. Reminded me of breakfast.

WiFi was annoying. For 2h WiFi gotta sign in with Twitter but the terms & conditions are outrageous: Post Tweets In My Behalf?!?!
The alternative of register for 30min free access is insufficient time.
The other alternative of £4 for 3h access is ridiculous.
WiFi should be free.

Thank audL12
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We love the Poet!! Amazing food, staff are brilliant and knowledgeable, will return very soon. The steak was so different and couldn't get better

Thank BluebellM86
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous valentines meal , wonderful food in a great atmosphere with welcoming staff and great service. This pub is highly recommended , the cocktails are great beforehand with nice sofas beside the fire , tables are not on top of each other either - make sure you book for special occasions well in advance you won’t regret it

Thank Alan M
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