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The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Parade | Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP, England
+44 1843 841844
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So very disappointed. Went here last month , after it had been completely refurbished. Had previously visited for a drink, and found it to be in a fantastic location, with a good looking interior. 1. Rang and booked, requested a window table and was told that would not be a problem 2. On arrival, we were led to a non... More 

Thank debbie1964athome
Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third visit and was ready to give this place the opportunity to improve upon the previous two, no such luck! The service is terrible, they ignore you as you walk in and leave you standing there whilst the waiting staff chat amongst themselves. They don't know how too serve and leave you too long to order. The... More 

Thank kavagle
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A large group of us ate at The Minnis last night. Staff really pleasant meal was really good as was the service. Beautiful setting.

Thank barbaraann1
Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came to The Minnis on the 9th, as my grandmother asked to take my partner out for an early birthday meal. She's a regular visitor here, and had asked about their gluten free policy so I could have a meal here (I have Coeliac Disease). The three of us (Me,my partner, and my grandma) arrived rather excitable, as we... More 

Thank Hollieeee
Margate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a family dinner tonight (Sunday); so disappointed. Wanted the sirloin steak which along with 3 other dishes they had run out of. Opted for the chicken burger; bun and chicken breast very dry. Chips tasted like they had been sat in a warmer for some time. 2 others also ordered chicken dishes which were dry. One of us... More 

Thank Danielle_246881
London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a few years since we visited here, so the refit came at as a lovely surprise, it looks fab. We were lucky enough to be able to watch the beautiful sunset from our table, which was a treat in itself. The food was really good (especially the seafood chowder, which although a starter, is a full meal in... More 

Thank Jan P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Refused to sit in the window on a gorgeous sunny evening. For the duration of our visit the tables in the front were free. Poorly managed. Service average. Food ok, but doesn't have depth of flavour. Overall poorly run.

1 Thank globalduet
Margate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live locally to Minnis Bay and we were looking for somewhere different to go. Although we are local we don't go into Minnis Bay much. I took to Trip Adviser to find a new restaurant to try. I read lots of different reviews and I was amazed by how many negative reviews there were for The Minnis Bay Bar... More 

Thank Bill1710
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first visit to newly refurbished restaurant Firstly majority of the menu is fish, if you don't like fish, don't go Secondly the whole restaurant had an over powering smell of fish, a right put off Thirdly the design is such that its so noisy you have to shout to each other just to try and have a conversation I had... More 

1 Thank Choochie02
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39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living locally, I took a small group of friends who were visiting on a short break, we had an excellent dinner and a great evening. The menu good and interesting with a variety of dishes including a range of vegetarian options and without being overly pricey. Staff were all pleasant, polite and engaging, the service prompt and efficient. We found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Parade | Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841844

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