The Powell Bar & Restaurant

4.7
125 reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Powell Bar & Restaurant.

Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Our Head Chef Callum Cory and his team produce ever changing menus as we believe that seasonality is essential, from beautifully fresh fish in the summer to our famous Sunday roasts to keep you warm in the winter. All our menus are created with local produce and suppliers in mind to give you the best culinary experience that Kent has to offer. Outside of the Restaurant, you can enjoy a variety of refreshing drinks from our relaxing Bar area. Sit outside with a vibrant, fruity cocktail when the sun is beaming or place yourself in front of the fire with a glass of mulled wine at Christmas time. Our Wine list features a wide selection of reds and whites including many available by the glass, as well as English wines from Chapel Down Vineyard.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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DeniseG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a fantastic meal, great service and lovely background easy listening music.

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vipAlisonH
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal as always, we both had the shoulder of lamb with roast potatoes carrots and butternut squash and thoroughly enjoyed

MM
MargaretM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and the service was excellent. The tables were well placed apart.

JM
JohannahM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my partner visited for lunchtime meal and drink for the first time. Our booking was easy and efficient. The pub was adhering to all the guidelines for the corona virus and we felt safe. The service was excellent and our server was very well informed of the choices available. Overall the food was served quickly, very tasty and well priced. All the staff were welcoming and in particular the landlady was most courteous and friendly. Check out the toilets which are super clean and stylish!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food isn’t great at all, out of 5 mains only 1 of us actually liked the food.

The ambience and staff are nice but just not that great food

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vipBrucester
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and relaxing atmosphere

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YogaEllie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, timely and friendly. Well priced wines and a wide choice of dishes. The lamb was delicious, starters were large and tasty.

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MelV
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The Powell was not what I was expecting at all. My partner has warned me several times about the pub and yet everything was lovely- food, the staff etc. He really had to eat humble pie :) we will be back!

The food was amazing and very good value for money. We didn’t feel bloated and miserable but had a good dinner. The other customers were friendly and amiable and the staff were chatty and informative....

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Jan60
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Not really complaining but on the night there was no gas for the draft beers and short of Gin choices and got a plate of knifes and forks and told to pass around, I know we have the COVID situation but other restaurants managed to set the table, having said all that it’s a great place to go and there is normally a good atmosphere.

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toms
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A truly wonderful experience with excellent food which was thoroughly excellent value for money.The service was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We were down in the area on holiday for the week and if we had found this place earlier we would have gone back again!

JK
JagritiK
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my family here for my dads 60th for a lovely Sunday roast. The food was fab, service was fantastic, didn’t get the name of the waitress serving us that day but she was amazing, so accommodating, nothing was too much for her. Would highly recommend to others.

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LottieHb
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service. Sunday roast was amazing! Asked for more veg between 3 of us. They was more than happy to bring more straight way. Very pleased and will be returning again. Very soon!’

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vipLaurenS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, really lovely pub. The cauliflower cheese that came with the roast was incredible.

KO
KateO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. We will definitely be returning.

KK
KarenK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food menu had all you'd expect from a pub and was done excellently. The service was also friendly and professional. It was a pleasant experience overall.

KO
KateO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, great customer service with polite, friendly staff. We will definitely be returning.

HC
HazelC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

dined here last night and it was fantastic. delicious food, great service and very well priced. the best vegetable stroganoff I've ever had. my partner loved his pie too - loads of meat in it!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice meal, friendly staff and great value

CB
ChristineB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

New Chef very nice meal good sized portions well cooked

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stepheng
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

bar and restaurant with a fire in each one. Food was gorgeous!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service and good food an a pleasant relaxed atmosphere

CB
ChelseyB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was delicious but the squid starter was very minimal. We only got 4 small pieces and for nearly £8 you would expect more!

Thanks!

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Suzannet63
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic meal,
Great value and very attentive staff
Steak night is a must do.

CB
CordellB
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Last minute booking just wanted somewhere local and never lets us down good food and service

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Lorrawes
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The meal was excellent. Staff very friendly. My only criticism would be that it was'nt overly busy but the service was very slow.

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AlanB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service very good value for money .

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vipAlisonH
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Camembert for starter which was lovely although very salty, it was massive too, so my friend had to help me eat! Followed by the Salmon which was excellent! Too full for a dessert !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality food and very reasonably priced

AH
AnnH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff are lovely. Food was great my veggie daughter was really impressed which is saying something as she lived in Brighton where she has a huge choice. Would recommend to anyone.

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Debeeinvegad
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First visit and very pleased with everything. Will definitely visit again.

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vipBrucester
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely bar with an excellent restaurant. All meals delicious and served beautifully. Book a table, you will not be disappointed.

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tonyl
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice friendly staff and good quality food all at a good price

PM
PeterM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very reasonably priced food, but excellent quality.

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Olivier
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and chefs. The food was very enjoyable just as much as the atmosphere. This was for a special event and we weren't disappointed

MM
MargaretM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a steak dinner, chips, mushrooms, peas and tomatoes with a bottle of wine for 2 for £30. Excellent value.

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mickf
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We walked in and was met with a warm and welcoming feeling followed by a relaxing atmosphere then showed to our table and ordered special for the day and would do it again mmmm

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TraceyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely food and good price have booked again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and the staff were very friendly.

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70ceecee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch, great service and will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked a Sunday lunch, never been before. Really great experience, food was great, generous portions of meat, lovely fresh veg.. good service and price not bad. All in a nicely furnished and comfortable restaurant.A really good time, highly recommend a visit.

FAQs

The Powell Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 125 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.