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Harden's says

Formerly head chef at West House in Biddenden, Ben Crittenden and his wife Sophie opened this diminutive (12 cover), modern European, prix-fixe restaurant in Broadstairs just before Christmas 2016.

survey result

Summary

£89
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ben (Chatterton) is an unassuming genius”, say fans of his and wife Sophie’s minuscule ex-sandwich shop, which revolves around a seasonal six-course tasting menu (£65); “to get such awesome food out of such a small kitchen is truly amazing”.

Summary

£85
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Utterly triumphant” food “which surprises and delights” again inspires only adulation for Ben & Sophie Crittenden’s tiny converted sandwich shop. “It’s a privilege to see a chef working on the pass on his own – a real feat!” – and with “one person front of house and ten covers”, the overall impression given by this “small, stylish and sexy venue”, which only serves a no-choice tasting menu, is “phenomenal”. Now three years old, it was blessed with a star by the Michelin man in October 2019.

Summary

£85
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Utterly triumphant” food “which surprises and delights” again inspires only adulation for Ben & Sophie Crittenden’s tiny converted sandwich shop. “It’s a privilege to see a chef working on the pass on his own – a real feat!” – and with “one person front of house and ten covers”, the overall impression given by this “small, stylish and sexy venue”, which only serves a no-choice tasting menu, is “phenomenal”. Now three years old, it was blessed with a star by the Michelin man in October 2019.

Summary

£75
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pure magic…”, “I’d pay more than double…”“Ben Crittenden manages to conjure up dishes full of flavour bombs and surprises” in the “tiny” 12-cover venue he built with his dad. His wife Sophie serves diners, and their no-choice tasting menu (Wed-Sat only) wins universal high praise for “stunning food in one of the most quirky environments possible”.

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Restaurant details

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 Dinner only 6
Menu2 65.00 Dinner only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
15 Oscar Road, Broadstairs, CT10 1QJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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