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Lakes Restaurant

Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
+44 1795 428020
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a member of the lakes restaurant and have been for 2 years the food is first class and if your a member Thursday nights is 2 x 3 course for the price of one which is good value also have other offers on throughout...More

Thank johnkW1285EX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic - had the most amazing meals - a steak to due for - we actually complimented the chef - Paul - and the restaurant staff were so very friendly made our stay even more relaxing - thank you

Thank desK1115AQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a Red Letter Day voucher and Hempstead House Hotel's Lakes Restaurant was the only local venue to accept it. Very concerned at what lay ahead - no need to be - beautiful hotel, lovely restaurant decor and atmosphere, superb waiting staff and excellent food....More

Thank ernie09Kent
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Lunch Reviewed 6th June 2017 Lakes Restaurant at Hempstead House is a traditional style of restaurant with clean carpeted floors and curtains, comfortable clean upholstered seats, proper linen table cloths and linen serviettes, all this means there is none of the loud, echoing and noisy...More

Thank AceOldman
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This may be an unfair review because we spend a lot of time in London restaurants and that is an unfair comparison. We took some elderly relatives here and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Our impression was that provincial places like this would be better offering...More

1  Thank pshampshire
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We like the Lakes. In our experience it is totally "safe" Having eaten there so many times without complaint , we use it as our "default" formal dining out place. Reception remember our name when taking a booking. ( If they don;t actually, they make...More

1  Thank crycol
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced and not good value for money. The menu is limited. The pressed lamb was inedible but the staff were friendly.

1  Thank Liz G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had to say I was disappointed with my food although my husband liked his. This may be because we were delivered an open wrong bottle of wine which was given on the house plus the bottle we had ordered so he drank more than he...More

1  Thank Celestine65
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife & i went for a meal at hempstead house. we arrived at a very cosy restarant with friendly smiley staff. For starters were salt & pepper squid , very tasty & well presented. mains were seabass fillet & sirloin steak presented well and...More

Thank c0lbean
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had Sunday Lunch for 9 of us in Lakes Restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food choice was excellent & service was very good but not overbearing. Unfortunately several of the wines we chose were not available but there were plenty of alternatives so...More

Thank Porkerboy
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Questions & Answers
Shelley T
31 January 2017|
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Response from hempsteadhouse | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Shelley T Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we are hosting a few different options for you throughout the Valentines Week. Tuesday 14th we are offering a 5 course menu in Lakes Restaurant at £57.50pp. We have... More
17 October 2015|
Response from hempsteadhouse | Property representative |
Sunday lunch is £19.95 for 3 courses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
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19:00 - 21:30
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12:30 - 14:30
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12:30 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sittingbourne  >  Bapchild
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 428020
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Lakes is the restaurant of Hempstead House, a small family-owned country house hotel between Sittingbourne and Faversham in the glorious Kent countryside. It dates back to 1850 but Lakes restaurant was added in 1998, quickly winning awards from the AA, the RAC and the English Tourist Board. Its crystal chandeliers, fine china and cut glass provide an elegant backdrop to the interpretation of classical English and French dishes: fresh fish and meat is locally-sourced and fruit and veg come down from Covent Garden each day.
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