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The Red Lion

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$$ - $$$
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Rawling Street, Milstead ME9 0RT, England
+44 1795 830279
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 21:30
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Visited on a really busy Saturday night. Greeted with a smile, Drinks orders taken straight away at the bar and shown straight to our table. Menu is written on a chalk board in the restaurant. Menu is quite European in style and consisted of 8 starters and 10 mains with a mix of meat ,fish and vegetarian option. Ordered warm... More 

Thank manofkent1394
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went for a family meal with son (age 13). Food is always excellent, service was good. Fabulous calves liver and fillet steak. Nothing is too much for the chef he made my son a peppercorn sauce as didn't like the one the steak came with.

Thank stevensg5
Faversham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We ate, a party of four, celebrating a birthday. It was a Saturday evening, the restaurant was very full and a bit noisy but a friendly atmosphere and comfortable seating. The adequate and varied menu was written on a board on the wall. The chef is French and the menu was biased in that direction. The fish soup was delicious... More 

Thank Richard W
Minster on Sea, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went here as a group of 12 on a Friday night and it was totally full but that didn't change the service or the quality of food in any way. It's a few years since we last visited so was looking foward to trying the food again and have to say we wasn't dissapointed. We all had 3 courses... More 

Thank hazel b
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely, without doubt the best steak and kidney pudding I've ever had..... and I've had a few! We had the restaurant to ourselves - it was Tuesday evening in mid-January celebrating my birthday and the whole night was lovely. I also had the fish soup to start with aioli, cheese and crouton and this was also delicious. There were five... More 

Thank Seandf1007
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been visiting the Red Lion for a few years and it remains one of our favourite places locally for a special meal. We have eaten in some very fine restaurants around the world and the quality of the food is splendid. I don’t usually write reviews (shame on me), but I was really surprised to read the previous... More 

Thank andrewjecooper
Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here last night after researching great restaurants for a rare evening out. Being Michelin recommended we were excited to go. Upon arrival we were not given a menu but expected to stand in front of a blackboard to choose food. I prefer to look at a menu whilst chatting over a glass of wine. Anyway, that to one side,... More 

Thank Nicky K
Bearsted, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic hidden gem - a gorgeous pub, friendly staff and a lovely selection of truly great food.

Thank fraserweeks
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Patrick in the kitchen catered for 12 of us. The food was out of this world, and for anyone to criticize this place must need their head examining. Im fussy, and i tell you what, you would pay 4 or 5 times as much if this was served in London. Top class food and top class service and thank you.... More 

Thank Paul N
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is my local pub so I am a little biased I guess but this place truly has the loveliest staff, the best food, the cosiest bar area and the cleanest toilets! I always judge an establishment by the cleanliness of their loos, some may think that's strange but hey, so be it! The Red Lion, Milstead is just perfection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Pub, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rawling Street, Milstead ME9 0RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Milstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 830279

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