Harden's survey result
“A revelation in West Kent which is starved of good quality restaurants” – this seventeenth-century pub is “a gem hidden in a quiet village”, where South African Petrus Madutlela and his team deliver an “excellent and varied menu including à la carte, table d’hote and specials – all to a very high standard”. Top Tip – Tuesday evening can be “overflowing” for their steak and malbec deal (£44.95 for two).
This “fantastic gem” – a “beautiful 17th-century Kentish village pub”, complete with wooden beams – “features some pretty stellar cooking for such an informal venue”. Petrus Madutlela is a “South African chef who brings some twists and fresh ideas” to the kitchen, and his “relatively limited, gradually evolving menu provides wonderfully accomplished cuisine”. “Well worth a detour”.
The Poet Restaurant Diner Reviews
|Wine per bottle||£19.60|
Maidstone Rd, Matfield, TN12 7JH
|Number of Diners:|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑4 pm|