The Captain Digby

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The Captain Digby, A Family friendly Restaurant and Bar which caters for all ages & occasions with sea views over looking Kingsgate Bay. We serve generously portioned fresh, home cooked food from our Bar, Restaurant & Children's menus. Food Served from 12 noon each day, all day until late. Choose from our family dining area, close to our indoor play area or our cliff top restaurant with sea views. Alfresco dining is available with 30 benches overlooking the bay but these are not bookable and work on a first come first served basis. Please note we can not guarantee window tables. We do not allow dogs inside our venue but they are welcome in our outside dining areas.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

enjoyed a nice lunch with friends to celebrate their 60th anniversary , good food, very happy staff and helpful nothing to much trouble for them thanks for a lovely meal

T
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the food was lovely staff as polite as always
When we got there our table was not ready and they couldn't apologise enough,

DR
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food at a reasonable price. portions were large ! the service was excellent too. we have eaten at this Restaurant a number of times and never been disappointed - a lot of businesses could take lessons about customer service from this Restaurant. Highly recommend

s
Kent
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

had a lovely meal with my daughter and granddaughter love this restaurant use it all the time

j
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly efficient staff,nice surroundings and views, very good selection menu both food and drinks ,good sized meals all four of us enjoyed our food very much ,we will come again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food

EF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eating here a few times now, every time great in every way.

n
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great evening, food is always cooked how you like it and served hot. The service really is service with a smile ☺

K
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here often. Food is always lovely. Staff always polite even when busy they always try to fit you in. We have booked my nans 81st bitlrrhday here for next week as it has the play area for kids. So she gets to see all the great grandchildren without them getting frustrated waiting for food. I would recommend to others 100%

M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our go to restaurant for family meals, consistently great service and food even after 15 years worth of visits. Beautifully set on the cliffs above Kingsgate beach and a pleasant after dinner walk over to Botany Bay to aid the digestion. Is there anywhere better to spend a summer evening? I'd say not.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an absolutely fantastic evening, the staff were exceptionally attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and plentiful. Great value for money.
There was a really friendly atmosphere, we will certainly be returning to try some of the other dishes on the menu.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Having eaten there a couple of months ago and received excellent service, all food arriving at the same time and hot (we were a large party), we were looking forward to lunch with our friends. The staff were just pleasant, but no more than just. One of the starters appeared to have been forgotten and when staff were prompted, it took time to arrive, but no apologies were given. Our main meal took a very long time to arrive and was acceptable, but not as good as hoped. My Jalfrezi tasted like a generic chicken curry, although my husband's pie was delicious (but the accompanying chips were not).
Sadly, we will not recommend visiting to our friends, but we may give it another try ourselves on another occasion as the view is superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I booked a table for 5 people at 13-00 ordered our starter and main coarse at 13-10 had started within 10mins then waited and waited till 14-10 for main coarse. One of our dishes the sauce was cold so complained to staff and left leaving my other guest's eating theirs as 3 of them were 16yrs old and my partner
Overall it was the experience I've had.
I will NEVER return to this place again

M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food, we will definitely be returning

CW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

could not find any. Problem with meal it was fabulous only concern was we waited over hour for it to come but then it was a Saturday night the waitress was very helpful and we will be going back again as we are locals but we won't go on back holiday again

T
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

The chef had two attempts at cooking my garlic chicken, and failed!

PS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit to captain digbys. The kids really enjoyed the soft play area and the outside park. Food was decent. Waiting time wasnt bad at all. Staff were friendly. Overall a lovely dining experience for the family.

LM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

another great visit to our favourite pub. I have a lovely roast with all the trimmings. Kids enjoyed their meals and my husband had the rack of ribs. kind and attentive staff despite it being extremely busy and hot. Well done to all the staff and chefs who make this put a great family favourite of ours.

LH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service. Only thing I would say was we could hear all the Hostesses conversations talking a lot about personal things.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect service Atmosphere food quality

LB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the food was a high quality. Delicious. A reliable place to eat.

JC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our visit to the captain digby was very enjoyable, it was very busy, but that's always a good sign. The service was quick and efficient, and the food was good, and good value for money, overall very satisfied.

RG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely stuff.

Great service. Nice food. Good beer.

Brilliant location.

CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service outstanding, very attentive & exceptionally friendly! Good hot food

AJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Always have a good meal at a reasonable cost.
Staff are always friendly and attentative.

VT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and certainly value for money, the service was first class. It's a pity we were only in the area on holiday otherwise we would visit time after time.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Table ready on arrival , very friendly staff . Food choice really varied . Catered for all age groups

MB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting relatives in Ramsgate very surprised at the portion size it was huge I will go for the smaller one next time. Food was amazing freshly cooked and very tasty. I wish we had one in Surrey.

SN
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lighting could have been better got stuck in a dark corner food good as always

PF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was brilliant. It was my birthday and the restaurant had put balloons on the table and gave me a complimentary dessert. I was thrilled. Captain Digby is the best!!

LF
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Have visited the digby with family since I was a child, now having my own child we love bringing him here, food is always 10/10 and staff are lovely and always make you feel welcome. I don’t think I have ever been and not had a great experience. Would highly recommend what ever the occasion, with great views inside over the cliff side and great outdoor seating it’s a nice visit all year round.

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I booked a standard table for six in the restaurant and was shocked to find we were put in the bar area next to play area. However, Staff moved us when I explained it was a special occasion. They were helpful but it got us off to a shaky start. I was told we should always ring to make sure they can accommodate us in the restaurant which seemed odd. We had a good evening after that and food tasty.

LQ
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous lunch yet again , you never fail , first class food, service and value for money . Thank you so much

MC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Well this is a perfect place for us with a young family. Adjacent to a couple of lovely beaches, the food was good and very reasonably priced and the staff were excellent! Prompt service and a good time all round 👍👍

BH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food and a stunning location! Service was a little slow, but I think the waiting team had a few big tables and a lot of small ones outside to deal with, so I understand why. Wouldn't have been a big problem at all if we weren't rushing for a train, but that was our fault not their's. The staff were lovely and very polite. Cannot speak highly enough about the food, even managed to please a particularly picky curry expert in our party! Overall a great visit, and would definitely recommend to any friends visiting Broadstairs.

m
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was asked to book the restaurant by a friend. I had not visited it for many, many years as my previous experience was not good.
However, on this occasion I was pleasantly surprised! Not only was the service excellent but also the food was good value for money. Obviously, this is not haute cuisine, but neither does it pretend to be. It is the best of the 'chains'.
My concern was the huge range on the menu, I need not have worried as this was not a problem, standards were maintained.
Great venue to take children as there is an indoor play area. Fantastic value for a quick mid week meal out.
Only negative comment, whilst the building is very atmospheric, it looks as if the paintwork could do with a
re paint.

TG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised old fashioned decor but good food varied menu would return 😉

C
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

very pleasant restaurant and very attentive staff , excellent , loved it

KM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Food was awful and massively over priced
. . Very disappointed .

LT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Staff were so helpful and friendly, food was excellent, highly recommend it

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