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Lakes Restaurant

Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
+44 1795 428020
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch Reviewed 6th June 2017 Lakes Restaurant at Hempstead House is a traditional style of restaurant with clean carpeted floors and curtains, comfortable clean upholstered seats, proper linen table cloths and linen serviettes, all this means there is none of the loud, echoing and noisy...More

Thank AceOldman
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This may be an unfair review because we spend a lot of time in London restaurants and that is an unfair comparison. We took some elderly relatives here and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Our impression was that provincial places like this would be better offering...More

1  Thank pshampshire
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We like the Lakes. In our experience it is totally "safe" Having eaten there so many times without complaint , we use it as our "default" formal dining out place. Reception remember our name when taking a booking. ( If they don;t actually, they make...More

1  Thank crycol
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced and not good value for money. The menu is limited. The pressed lamb was inedible but the staff were friendly.

1  Thank Liz G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had to say I was disappointed with my food although my husband liked his. This may be because we were delivered an open wrong bottle of wine which was given on the house plus the bottle we had ordered so he drank more than he...More

1  Thank Celestine65
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife & i went for a meal at hempstead house. we arrived at a very cosy restarant with friendly smiley staff. For starters were salt & pepper squid , very tasty & well presented. mains were seabass fillet & sirloin steak presented well and...More

Thank c0lbean
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had Sunday Lunch for 9 of us in Lakes Restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food choice was excellent & service was very good but not overbearing. Unfortunately several of the wines we chose were not available but there were plenty of alternatives so...More

Thank Porkerboy
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous meal here. We had scallops and squid to start, sea bass and pork blade for our mains. Sadly had no room for desert. We also had breakfast here. The best black pudding I have had. All cooked fresh...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal, Michael made us feel very special!! Food was amazing and the service was first class!! Can't wait to go back!!

Thank SamFawn
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say! This place is faultless, service excellent! Food excellent . We had the set menu and its was lush.

Thank Ria2590
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Shelley T
are you doing a set valatines dinner on 14 feb, if so what is the menu and how much per person many thanks
31 January 2017|
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Response from hempsteadhouse | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Shelley T Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we are hosting a few different options for you throughout the Valentines Week. Tuesday 14th we are offering a 5 course menu in Lakes Restaurant at £57.50pp. We have... More
howmuch approx. for a sunday lunch or roast , can anyone advice please thanks mick
17 October 2015|
Response from hempsteadhouse | Property representative |
Sunday lunch is £19.95 for 3 courses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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12:30 - 14:30
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12:30 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sittingbourne  >  Bapchild
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 428020
  • E-mail
Lakes is the restaurant of Hempstead House, a small family-owned country house hotel between Sittingbourne and Faversham in the glorious Kent countryside. It dates back to 1850 but Lakes restaurant was added in 1998, quickly winning awards from the AA, the RAC and the English Tourist Board. Its crystal chandeliers, fine china and cut glass provide an elegant backdrop to the interpretation of classical English and French dishes: fresh fish and meat is locally-sourced and fruit and veg come down from Covent Garden each day.
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