The Clarendon Royal Hotel

4.6
25 reviews
£25 and under
British
Our restaurant 'The Block House' brings modern & classic British dining to the historic market town of Gravesend. The restaurant and bar combine classic but stylish design, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. With our Admirals bar, river terrace and the Blockhouse restaurant there are many ambiences to enjoy our menus.

Open all day The Clarendon Royal Hotel offers imaginative dining seven days a week. Our head chef and team have lovingly created our menus for your enjoyment. Every item is produced on site from scratch using fresh hand-picked daily produce from local suppliers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 25 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service amazing food !!

The Clarendon Royal Hotel
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Anonymous, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon. Best, Clarendon Royal Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food good marquee

The Clarendon Royal Hotel
Responded on 7 May 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for the good marks. See you again soon. Best, Clarendon Royal Team

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TinaE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food good service we will be going back just if its chilly outside to wrap up!

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PaulL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tables all socially distanced. Good service all servers wearing masks.

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Danielle
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Clarendon never fails us, we came for lunch and didn't leave till dinner time! It was great to meet family and friends safely for a few drinks in the sun. The food was lovely and the staff were very accommodating when ordering and adapting for vegans. We will be back, and the new gazebo means we won't have to worry too much about the weather. Thank you!

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CarolineM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere with lovely views

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dalts
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely and warm inside Pod 2 with great river views even though it was freezing outside. Excellent service from David and his team.

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KayN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The layout of the outside area was very well thought out. Social distancing was observed and I felt safe.

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DanyaM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal served by excellent attentive staff. Made my sons birthday extra special

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BobP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outside seating and dining area is the best in the area by far. It offers river views and is a suntrap from afternoon through to the evening. The staff are tentertive professional and very personable making the venue warm and welcoming. The drinks are fantastic and fairly priced when you consider the setting. The food was well presented the portion sizes were plentiful it was well cooked and flavoursome. In summary fantastic venue great staff fantastic menu and food and drinks were delicious.

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MattD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice but difficult to tell midweek during covid. They are certainly trying though.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect setting
Efficient friendly staff
Covid compliment set up
Superb menu , spoilt for choice !
Food and beverage manager David particularly attentive !
Will definitely book again !

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SallyR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food good. Staff worked very hard, especially under the circumstances. Enjoyed our lunch.

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RachelC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Excellent food but cold, good atmosphere, I deal location. Lovely staff. Good for young and old. Will definitely go back when it’s warmer.

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Kerry
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The waitress was very attentive and when a small mistake was made she brought us a free drink each, we hadn't even complained.
Some heaters in the marquee would've been nice but we were given blankets to use. The food was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Drinks are not cheap and you have to drink out of plastic cups

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Pizza
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steve was great and really makes the place friendly. Best pub in gravesend

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JODS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

The app to Eder food isn’t very good. It doesn’t give a description and you can’t choose if it’s wrap or sandwich or if you want cheese on your burger or not. We ordered 6 meals the first 4 came really quick, the fifth one came 10 minutes after the first 4 and the last meal was forgotten about and so were our sides. In all it took 45 minutes and 2 attempts to get it correct, but staff were helpful and apologetic. I think it may just be teething problems as they haven’t been open for long.

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TraceyH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service - very happy visit

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KellyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Booked two more dates already kn the next few weeks. Servers were awesomeand who I assume is the manager was hilarious. 😁

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TonyP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic location and service ,excellent covid procedures. All round amazing experience

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KatieS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

A lovely place to go, very friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately the fryer was broken when we went which limited the menu but what we did have was very nice.
A little more could be done to make the marquee look prettier but otherwise a great location

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Sammieu
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Booked dinner just after lockdown. Good outdoor space with a large marquee set up by the river not too chilly. Thought the whole process was very safe. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good Sunday roast

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best roasts I've had in a long time!! Beef was incredible, service friendly, felt safe and simple Covid rules in place

FAQs

The Clarendon Royal Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.