The Captain Digby
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
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!
Nice meal. Only spoilt by large group on nearby table constantly wondering about and talking extremely loudly. Particularly the guy who thought he was
Was very pleased we rang to add 2 more people that afternoon and were happy to accommodate us
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.
You are welcomed straight away...shown to your table....drinks after a short while...meal arrives with a smile. Brilliant
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.
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 ?
Always an enjoyable, relaxing place to eat or enjoy a coffee.
Perfect for families. kids friendly pub/restaurant
Always good service and foods are good
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.
Another great family birthday meal.
Fast becoming one of our favourite go to places to eat.
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.
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.
Very noisy and full of screaming kids. WAiter brought water glass but no water and had to asked three times.
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 .
The food is good quality and a decent portion. Would recommend.
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.
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
Never fails , just love the place and the staff are just so lovely
The food was excellent,loved the interior decor and overall atmosphere
Food was once again excellent, as was service, as it was a birthday was a little disappointed that there was no balloons
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 .
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.
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
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,
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
had a lovely meal with my daughter and granddaughter love this restaurant use it all the time
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.
Eating here a few times now, every time great in every way.
Always a great evening, food is always cooked how you like it and served hot. The service really is service with a smile ☺
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%
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.
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.
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.
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
Fantastic service and food, we will definitely be returning
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
The chef had two attempts at cooking my garlic chicken, and failed!