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The Redstart Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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70 North Street | ME16 9HF, Maidstone ME16 9HF, England
+44 1622 727001
12:00 - 23:30
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove around trying to find a place to eat. Used google and it took us to The Redstart inn I had the special sea bass with king prawns in Ginger and chilli sauce. On a bed of mashed new potatoes and veg. It was perfectly cooked lovely crispy skin on the sea bass veg cooked just how they should be.... More 

1 Thank juliaanscomb
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food,cannot say I've ever had 'bad' food here. The chicken with chorizo and mozzarella was delicious

Thank glamama
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at The Redstart in the past and always had good food / service. Unfortunately, tonight was the exception, with very slow service exacerbated by a poor first course of overcooked fishcakes for two of us and inedible main courses of liver & bacon with overcooked liver and masses of MSG in the gravy / sauce and seafood... More 

Thank SteveJ21
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621 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We came for dinner after reading the reviews. The pub was very bright and the restaurant a bit impersonal. The menu looked ok and really that is as far as it went,my white bait was in batter and very little of it,my lady companions had the lamb samosa's which were full of chillies. My lambs liver was very thick and... More 

2 Thank alexanderSpain
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We tried this pub/restaurant for the first time and were not disappointed. The food was lovely and very reasonably priced, the staff very attentive and there was a good friendly atmosphere.

Thank Sarah E
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Yet another superb meal at the Redstart. Staff were very attentive and efficient. And whats more it didn't break the bank. Highly Recommended.

Thank Davnav2
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is an odd one for me, I was born and have lived most of my life in Barming, but have never once set foot inside The Redstart Inn for a drink or food. So when we were invited out for a Family celebration and Sunday lunch I was a little apprehensive but hey-ho let's go! To start with location... More 

Thank Paul T
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Really friendly pub with a lovely atmosphere. The food we had was fantastic. Highly recommended! This is a well priced, friendly pub that serves fantastic food.

Thank Liam_C_28
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely local, family run pub with a big heart. Good for a quick drink or evening meal. Has a large garden with play equipment, and games out in summer. Menu is varied and good at what they serve. Fish and chips are spectacular, but if you're more adventurous try the sizzler! Choose it your way, veggie, chicken or prawn with... More 

1 Thank Caroline M
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazed at the vibrant atmosphere and excellent service. The food was of a high standard and plenty of choices from the menu. We enjoyed the leisurely pace and had a great time. Thank you and we will certainly come again in the warmer weather.

Thank Ron H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 North Street | ME16 9HF, Maidstone ME16 9HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 727001

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