The Captain Digby

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675 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
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.

Special Offers

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Please call 01843 867764 to make a reservation for Christmas day. Bookings are available from 12pm until 4.15pm. Due to high demand we are not able to let our customers book online. A Deposit is required when making your booking. Our indoor play-area is open until 6.30pm ad our venue closes at 7pm.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Normal menu available until 4pm. Our restaurant closes at 4pm and reopens for a set menu option only at 7pm. DJ from 9.30pm and open until late. Please call 01843 867764 to make a reservation after 7pm. A deposit is only required for bookings after 7pm. Play-area open till late

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 675 People Are Saying
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4.6
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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Spare of the moment dinner and was able to book a few hours before we arrived. Quick service, friendly staff and the food is just lovely. Just what you want for an evening out!

CP
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Nice meal. Only spoilt by large group on nearby table constantly wondering about and talking extremely loudly. Particularly the guy who thought he was

TL
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Was very pleased we rang to add 2 more people that afternoon and were happy to accommodate us

SB
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was lovely and the atmosphere was happy. The only thing is that you have to wait quite a while for the bill. Apart from that no negatives.

JB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You are welcomed straight away...shown to your table....drinks after a short while...meal arrives with a smile. Brilliant

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My friend and I had a really nice meal at the Digby. It was quiet and not very busy but it was a weeknight so to be expected. We chose butterfly king prawns for starters; absolutely delicious! Then we followed it with a selection of staters for the main course. Also lovely. I’ve been here a few times and always enjoyed the food, I think it’s very good value.

AE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Kids had a great time in the play area and generally food was ok except for the steaks which, considering the price, they were pretty tough. My husband even left half of his which is completely unheard of ! Nice service and friendly atmosphere but surely food should be the most important part ?

MT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always an enjoyable, relaxing place to eat or enjoy a coffee.

MS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect for families. kids friendly pub/restaurant

Always good service and foods are good

KL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There was a little wait to be seated as there was only one terminal to check the booking and a staff member was on the telephone using the screen. After that the staff were very friendly and attentive. I chose a light version of a meal to find there was still a very good helping, it was well cooked and presented. Various members of staff looked after us and were very efficient.

k
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great family birthday meal.

ZG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fast becoming one of our favourite go to places to eat.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked a table for 7 in the bar area - our waiter was very pleasant and efficient ... the food arrived quickly - served by three people so everything arrived at the same time - our steaks were cooked perfectly as was everything else we ordered. Our youngest retreated to the play area whilst we finished our drinks and paid the bill .. which for 7 main courses 5 desserts 2 pints a bottle of wine and 2 soft drinks came to £140. Would highly recommend as a great place for families to eat.

D
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The starters were excellent and the service was prompt, friendly and efficient. We had the Sunday lunch and the vegetables were cooked beautifully with a good variety ( roast and boiled potatoes, cauliflower cheese, broccoli, carrots and red cabbage). Unfortunately the roast meats let the meal down badly. Whilst plentiful, the meat tasted processed, dry and rehydrated with an unpleasant texture. Close your eyes and you couldn't tell the difference between the beef and the chicken. I would definitely go again but not for Sunday lunch.

MN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

Very noisy and full of screaming kids. WAiter brought water glass but no water and had to asked three times.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Captain Digby never fails to be fair. The menu is very varied so something for everyone really. The food is always very good, the service is equally as good, and Holly and her team work tirelessly to ensure your meal is served with a professional, friendly attitude and a smile .

PP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is good quality and a decent portion. Would recommend.

d
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

Food and service really good. Had a really small table for two next to a wall and couldn’t move. I’m on the short side but felt there was nowhere to put my legs as the table leg was in the way. Very uncomfortable and extremely noisy. But good menu choice price and service. But probably not worth the 30 mile trip for us.

RC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely, cooked well, all meals came out together, the staff were friendly and very helpful, would recommend to a friend without a doubt

LQ
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails , just love the place and the staff are just so lovely

RC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent,loved the interior decor and overall atmosphere

GW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was once again excellent, as was service, as it was a birthday was a little disappointed that there was no balloons

LM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our main courses were good, we had Cajun chicken burger, steak and ale pie and scampi.These were really good but our one complaint with this is serving on a piece of wood and putting the chips in the small bucket which I disliked and the veg in a separate dish, making the food awkward to eat for my elderly father.I had strawberry shortcake for dessert.I was disappointed as I love shortcake and this did not taste like shortcake, more a hard pastry biscuit.Apart from this the food and the service was good .

PW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not my first visit here, have been here numerous times and have always enjoyed it, well done Holly and rest of staff, will definitely be back.

b
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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 on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food

EF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

n
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food, we will definitely be returning

CW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food1Service3Ambience5

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