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The Wine Bar

) #2 of 93 Restaurants in Herne Bay $$ - $$$ British, ,
85 Mortimer Street | Basement Bar, Herne Bay CT6 5PR, England
+44 1227 368388
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Grill, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Mortimer Street | Basement Bar, Herne Bay CT6 5PR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First day back from Turkey and we decided to extend our holiday in the sun sitting outside The Wine Bar for a couple of drinks and lunch. One street back from the seafront, this is a great location for an early lunch for those like...More

1  Thank Neil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a bit of lunch on a Sunday afternoon, menu looked great and as the sun was shining we ordered Tapas outside. The Chicken & Chorizo was lovely, well seasons and melted in the mouth - I can't recommend it enough. We...More

Thank SmilingIsla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i came here yesterday with some friends and we absolutely loved it. great welcoming, the food was absolutely delightful. i had rack of lamb and the taste was to die for. i would definitely have it again! the staff were lovely and we were welcomed...More

Thank HMcCarter_1
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We've just returned from having a delicious freshly prepared meal. We called in on the off chance and was warmly greeted. The service was excellent. The menu was explained fully to us and any dietary requirements could be met because the food is all freshly...More

Thank TrishGodson
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue, lovely food. Nothing is ever too much to ask for! A brilliant beacon of herne bay!! Menu changes with the season, all reasonable price and a variety of food on offer. There will always be something on the menu you'll want i promise!

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We read all the reviews about how great the food was, about how friendly the staff were.... All of it true! and now we are fans of this lovely restaurant. We have Lived in Herne Bay for 17 years and this is the first time...More

Thank photoguy50
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for lunch in herne bay found this pretty centrally placed wine bar one road back from the seafront. Friendly staff and regulars glued to the bar, we were the only couple eating. Wife had the chilli while I had a couple of dishes from...More

Thank Rusters
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Nice atmosphere, attentive service though a tad too unhurried, getting the staff \ customer ratio is difficult in a small cafe bar. Not haute cuisine but nice food all the same, good choice for light bites with the option to go off piste and pick...More

Thank Elsie W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I noticed the mixed grill on the menu, i'm a bit fussy so asked if I could customize it a bit and the staff were very accomodating. The Barnsley chop was amazing, in fact all of the meat was cooked to perfection and accompanied with...More

Thank Richylarge
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We have lived here for 10 years and this is the first time we have been to the Wine Bar, it certainly won't be the last! Wonderful food, the flavours were fantastic. Excellent service and atmosphere, and very well priced. Looking forward to our next...More

Thank downes_marylyn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ruby R
Is there an online dinner menu please?
26 January 2017|
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Response from lisa s | Property representative |
Hi, there is a black board menu, which changes every couple oif months. Normally 2 or 3 steaks choices. Chicken, fish, lamb & more. Couple of veggie dishes too.
Grant F
Do you have a kids menu?
20 August 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
They will do smaller portions of anything on the menu, they are very adaptable
Joanna C
Hello, I am looking for a venue where we can celebrate a family/friend re-union in Herne Bay - somewhere where up to 20 of us can enjoy a good meal, good service and possibly have a bit of music of our choosing to which we can have a little dance/entertainment. Please advise if you are able to accommodate us on the evening of 28th May - a private party/group? I thank you in advance for your response. Kind regards Joan (Joanna) Crowie
14 May 2016|
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Response from Daviddavid I | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joan u need to contact the Wine Bar -01227368388 directly as we are only customers. Lisa will be there Wed-Sun next week. We think the venue would be fabulous but please be aware there are steps down to the bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Mortimer Street | Basement Bar, Herne Bay CT6 5PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 368388
  • E-mail
We are a cosy, friendly basement bar/restaurant. We serve a lunch time menu including a TAPA's menu too. May to October(11.30 to 3pm), and an evening menu (thurs, fri & sat, 7pm to 9pm.Sunday 12pm to 5pm)). We try and use fresh local produce wherever possible. Fresh fish, mature steak and lots more. We are also available for private functions, we can cater for up to 22 sit down, or up to 60 people with hot and cold buffet.
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