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The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$British, ,
Royal Pier Road | The Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend DA12 2BE, England
+44 1474 362221
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Royal Pier Road | The Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend DA12 2BE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited for lunch on Saturday to sample the hotel's new menu and were totally impressed. The cod cheeks starter was splendid and the pork tenderloin was a revelation. Having been brought up to believe that pork has to be cooked thoroughly, to be treated...More

1  Thank Barbara2711
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food and service. Staff also very accommodating. I received an online discount of 50% but this had expired when I booked. Once at the restaurant I cheekily asked the manager if this could still apply to us and he very kindly said yes. We...More

1  Thank Kam G
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. What a lovely day/afternoon it was!! We're glad you were able to enjoy the weather outside on the river front and look forward to serving you again in future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us visited the Clarendon on a Saturday evening, service in the bar was a bit slow but the staff were friendly. The food in the restaurant was amazing, between the 6 of us we had 3 different starters and 5 different mains, all...More

Thank glove2222222
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Saturday was extremely busy, so its great to read that the team still were able to be attentive and the service levels were still up there with the quality of food on offer!! Regarding the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here last Saturday for a birthday dinner. The bar area was busy when we arrived as they had the riverside festival going on. We were shown straight to our reserved table by Dave our waiter for the evening who was excellent, it's a...More

1  Thank emmasholidays
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant, we're glad you had such a great night with us. It was a very busy weekend but even through a fully booked restaurant, fully booked bar area and very busy bar and garden you still...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday the 4th August and had an absolutely fabulous meal. Without doubt the best meal we have had at the Clarendon so far. Started with the prawns and the went on to have the catch of the day. Our friends had fillet...More

Thank Julie W
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're glad you enjoyed your evening with us. The new menus which we only launched a few days before your visit have been a real success. We look forward to serving you again in future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going here the cocktails are lovey and the food is fantastic. We are welcomed by friendly staff everytime, the customers are also friendly and we always get chatting to them, highly recommend, my family love it.

Thank Loishutton
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Its great our warm welcome is being appreciated by our customers!! Thank you again, we look forward to serving you again soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first impression was not good. The outside looked run down and scruffy. But how wrong we were. The welcome was warm and friendly and the room clean and comfortable. The meal was delicious. My husband really enjoyed his fish and chips and my cod...More

2  Thank debbiemA3514QJ
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our premises, its pleasing to read your feedback. Our new bar and restaurant menus have been a real hit but its especially pleasing you have pointed out the service you've received from the team. Next time you're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic family birthday celebration in the bar area. A table for ten,young and old meat eaters and vegetarian. We were treated to fantastic food a great atmosphere and Lloyd was really helpful and made us feel really special. Brilliant night.

2  Thank Kevin P
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Lloyd was really happy about service so its great that his customers thought so too!! We look forward to serving you again in future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch with friends. Enjoyed our meal. Beer battered cod and chips, chicken burger. Service good friendly and attentive

2  Thank Sandra B
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and glad your enjoyed your lunch with us. We look forwards to serving you again in future.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Went here for my sisters birthday - was very friendly, table was set up beautifully for a 70th. The food was excellent and very reasonable- service professional and timely - worth a visit.More

2  Thank MGFothergill1252
Stephen R, General Manager at The Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us. We're proud we were chosen to host such an important birthday and its great to read you had such an enjoyable afternoon with us. I know the team here enjoyed serving your lovely family and...More

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Trryhly1971
14 May 2017|
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Response from Clarendon R |
yes there is parking available
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Pamela H
10 September 2016|
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Response from Pamela H |
Thank you for reply re smaller roast portions - does this mean the charge is a it less too? Also, is it necessary to book for Sunday lunch please and what are the times of serving? Many thanks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pier Road | The Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend DA12 2BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gravesend
  • Phone Number: +44 1474 362221
  • E-mail
Description
Our restaurant 'The Block House' brings modern dining to the historic market town of Gravesend. Open all day The Clarendon Royal Hotel offers imaginative dining seven days a week. The sesaonal A La Carte Menu & seperate bar menu are available 7 days a week for seatings from 12:00-21:00. Our legendary Sunday Lunch Menu is available every Sunday 12:00-16:00 (A la carte & bar menu also available 12:00-20:00 Sundays). Booking may be essential, especially at weekends. The bar & river terrace is an inviting place to meet at any time of the day with stunning hand crafted cocktails, locally sourced craft beer and thoughtfully selected wines and spirits.
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