The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

4.7
184 reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Ask anybody who knows us and they will tell you, we know how to enjoy ourselves!

We never shy away from a reason to get together and celebrate, which notoriously involves freshly prepared, great food and beverages, in the company of good friends and family.

As a team, we pair our own personal culinary knowledge, gained whilst cooking at home and on our many travels. This, combined with 70 years plus of working in the hospitality industry, will ensure your visit to The Cow Shed is perfect.



We welcome the opportunity of hosting you, ensuring everything is perfect in creating your memory.

The Cow Shed team will look after your every service need and our dedicated chefs will use their creative flare to prepare your meal to the highest standard.

This is where mouth watering, memorable moments are made...

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 184 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MarkO
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service great menu noise level was a tad over but apart from that great

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Jules
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant - had the chicken it’s was so juicy! A friend had the crumble for pudding and loved it - will definitely go back soon

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annieandstu
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious roast dinner, the roast gammon hock was amazing. Would definitely recommend!

SG
SteveG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife has been before and said how great the food was. We both went last night and she was so right. The portions are fantastic and cooked to perfection and the staff couldn’t be anymore helpful. Would certainly recommend.

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ChloeL
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice food, massive portion sizes. Lovely servers, downside is it’s quite pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was stunning. We will be back soon to try more of the menu.

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HRBC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience1

It started off okay, the waitress what really nice and helpful. When the food came my partners looked really nice and tasted nice but mine on the other hand was over done and dry. Towards the end of the evening we felt we were being rushed as they were closing up around us, the bar lights were switched off, so was the other seating area (time: 8.45).
At one point the waitress left the door open and was bring the out side furniture into the inside seating are, which one made the restaurant cold and two we felt like we were in the way. When we ordered dessert we ordered to take away as didn't feel welcome to stay. To this point the waitress shouts to the chef in the kitchen the order and says 'don't worry its takeaway'. This was then followed by swearing in the kitchen and other seating areas which could be clearly heard from the dining area! This was only 9.00, the restaurant doesn't shut until 9.30!!

I understand that people want to get home and finish early, but don't offer a 8 o'clock booking if you are not willing to stay open for this long.

Extremely disappointed!!

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Hannahc
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect food everytime we've been. Lovely atmosphere

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LisaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Sadly disappointed by our visit. Meat tasted good but accompanied by very greasy chunky chips and onion rings. Really over priced.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Fabulous food and great service! 100% recommend!

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WillowF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Good value for money! 100% will be returning

MG
MaryG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience, dining with my son on his birthday. Quiet surroundings, pleasant service good food. Would certainly return.

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BarbaraQ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lunch food and service was great. Lovely decor and covid secure place to eat

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DavisT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Sit outside if you can , I had the ribs my wife the Barnsley lamb chop with bone marrow gravy - the gravy was delicious - if I had one gripe they should provide more vegetables ( but it’s a personal choice )

Best meal in Birchington - no best meal so far in this part of Kent lovely!

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Madhu
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was plentiful, staff were pleasant. Rioja was nice but overpriced. As we were sitting outside it was noisy due to the bus stop.

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MannyG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Clean environment and covid precautions in place. High quality and highly recommended. Will definitely be back

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RaymondH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice menu simple and good choice of protein, starters on un complicated menu. Great attentive service with no pressure to order or get out when finished, is bit pricey but for quality you don't mind and village setting expected

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Fabsab
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food with lots of flavours. The prawn starter delicious. Hubby was very pleased with the steak. Very attentive and friendly staff. The honeycomb sunday did not have any honeycomb but was obviously an error. We will definitely come back.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food cooked well with service to match.

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BethB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfectly cooked and the portion sizes where amazing, felt the money spent could be seen on the amazing quality on the food served. Well worth a visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was a great meal and wonderful staff

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JoeK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked a table for 18:15. We went to the pub just across the road which was lovely for a drink before our meal. The service was amazing at this restaurant and the staff were really attentive and polite. Food was incredible.. we had starters and mains and it was great value for money. We would definitely recommend and can’t wait to return.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at The Cow Shed was outstanding 😀 The food and value for our meal was brilliant 😀 Holly was also absolutely fabulous, super friendly, knowledgeable about the food and a delight to chat to 😍 10/10

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MeganE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Would definitely return.

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MOsun
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

food was fantastic, large portions. service was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
would recommend for any occasion.

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SteveC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 2nd Sunday Roast in a row and if its even possible, this was BETTER! Thank you

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JacintaB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was just amazing. Will definitely be back again for more xx

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DeanM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A well overdue birthday celebration meal that just hit the spot!

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Melissa
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

We had the Sunday roast chicken, everything was delicious other than the chicken which was very dry.

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Sooz
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our steaks were tender and perfectly cooked. The lemon sorbet cheese cake was amazing.
Overall great food and service.
The booking texts and emails were a little intense but made us laugh.
We would highly recommend the Cow Shed for steak lovers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Really lovely service and overall experience at the cow shed. Wouldn’t totally recommend the sharing steak for value, as it was £70 for a cote de beouf that didn’t include sauces or anything apart from a portion of skinny fries each. Having said that, the overall experience was great, so didn’t mind paying out for it. Cocktails were stunning and Katie was a fab server. Will be back again.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your whole experience with us & loved the cocktails! We do love a great cocktail! Katie is a credit to our team and I am so happy that she was looking after you during your time with us :) I am very disheartened to see that you wouldn't recommend our sharing steaks. I have taken your feedback and passed it onto the head chef regarding adding a sauce to the meal also! The Cow Shed Team x

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KayleighD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!! Friendly staff will recommend to friends

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FoodBaby
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was fabulous but boy, do you get huge portions, so do remember this fact when ordering.
We can't wait to visit again.
Fab marketing trick with the bill, 10/10.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hi FoodBaby, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed all of your meals... and the portion sizes! We never let anybody leave hungry.... The postcard is an amazing finish to the evening, whoever you sent yours too should receive it this week :) We cannot wait to get you booked back in with us again soon! The Cow Shed Team x

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ImogenH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious vegetarian roast option and a huge portion! Didn’t have a desert but they looked AMAZING too!!

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hello Imogen, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We are absolutely thrilled to see that you enjoyed your Sunday experience with us here at The Cow Shed! I do love a good roast dinner and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your vegetarian option :) No dessert... Next time this is a must! Even if you take one home with you! We look forward to seeing you again soon :) The Cow Shed Team x

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SamE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food and lovely staff!! Highly recommend!!

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us 5* review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your whole experience with us on Sunday and cannot wait to have you back with us again soon :) The Cow Shed Team x

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Vics
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oh my word. I can't describe this place in enough words other than amazing. Food and service is beyond perfect. I loved every part of it. The staff were attentive, the food was out of this world. Booked for my hubby's birthday and would 100% be returning. Thank you to the Cow Shed for such an amazing time.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hello Vics, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your whole experience with us at The Cow Shed! Happy Birthday again to your husband!! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed all of your meals and the service that the team provided! We cannot wait to get you booked back in with us again soon :) The Cow Shed Team x

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BigBeef
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Banging food at the cowshed.
Service was fast.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hi BigBeef! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this 5* review! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed all of your meals and loved the service that the team provided! We cannot wait to see you again soon! The Cow Shed Team x

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LauraB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW!
First timers last night. The service from the staff was quick and friendly.
The food was SO good. Big portion sizes and delicious!
I'm still in awe, and will definitely be going back.
Well worth the money in my opinion.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hello Laura, First time!?!? Where have you been! We are absolutely thrilled to have received this review and are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your whole experience! Thank you for your amazing comments, we really do have such an amazing team and we are so pleased that you enjoyed all of your meals and left stuffed by the sounds of it! We cannot wait to get you booked back in again soon :) The Cow Shed Team x

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JanD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a Sunday roast, it was a bit more expensive than some but the food was excellent, worth every penny. The desserts were good too

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NicolaB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brillant food..good service..cant wait to go again

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hi Nicola, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this 5* review! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your whole experience with us at The Cow Shed and enjoyed all of your meals and the service the team provided. We cannot wait to get you booked back in with us again soon :) The Cow Shed Team x

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FAQs

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Cow Shed Bar & Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01843 847777.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 184 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.