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RestaurantsKentFavershamME13

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March 2020: After 43 years, David and Rona Pitchford start to step back. Frederick Forster – who has been head chef at many City business favourites including The Don and Pont de la Tour – has been appointed head chef.

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Summary

£90
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3
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“High-end dining in a comfortable manor house setting” has been a gastronome’s treat at David and Rona Pitchford’s stylish operation near the north Kent coast for three decades. “The food may seem slightly old-fashioned” these days, but there’s no shame in that – “if you’re a traditionalist, rate quality, and place substance over style, then Read’s will not disappoint”.

Summary

£84
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Reads has reliably and consistently delivered excellent food and service over three decades and it is still a treat to visit if one’s budget allows!” – David and Rona Pitchford’s Georgian mansion on the north Kentish coast is a “wonderful, oldy-worldy type of place (great on a winter’s evening)” which provides “very stylish”, but also “homely” surroundings for a culinary blow-out with the “splendid tasting menu” rating special mention. Top Tip: “The lunchtime set menu is also particularly good value for money”.

Summary

£83
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3
Good
4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s not trendy nor cutting edge and does not attempt to be, but consistently maintains excellent standards” – David and Rona Pitchford’s “slightly old-fashioned” venture occupies “a delightful Georgian manor” (with “a lovely garden for a pre lunch drink”) and serves “classic” cuisine. Top Tip – “lunch is a special bargain”.

Summary

£84
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3
Good
3
Good
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely Georgian house with elegant dining rooms” provides the setting for David and Rona Pitchford’s long-established venture. It’s “a bit old-fashioned”, but its regular local fan club say “it ticks all the boxes”, with its “smart and comfortable” interior and “fine, classical standard of cooking”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
20
60

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £32.00
Dinner £50.00 £65.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu2 65.00 D only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Macknade Manor, Canterbury Rd, Faversham, ME13 8XE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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