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The Curious Eatery

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British, Fusion
1 Church Street | The Albion Inn, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone ME17 4HW, England
+44 1622 299359
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sausage rolls” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, British, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
1 Church Street | The Albion Inn, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone ME17 4HW, England
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I popped into the curious eatery on Saturday having moved to the village and was recommended to go for the gluten free cake. I took my cake home but The place is stunning, staff are friendly and the cake was to die for! The menu...More

Thank franw329
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my husband here yesterday for lunch having been a couple of times with friends. I had roast beef which was probably the best roast I have eaten out in a pub. My husband had Goat Ragu which he really enjoyed. Deserts were to die...More

Thank Bluebells59
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Visited for lunch today with my wife as we had been given a voucher given as a gift. We had no expectations of what the food would be like, but were hugely impressed! We had squid as a starter, and then I had one of...More

Thank Frank_Moss
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Lovely quirky little restaurant. Super food - can especially recommend the squid! Helpful attentive staff, nice to meet the chef, who obviously can put together beautiful flavours and is very creative with presentation. Great stop off for lunch- will definitely be going back to try...More

Thank Cassi M
Reviewed 9 May 2018

My wife has been here a number of times for breakfast and always raves about the food. I was fortunate enough to be taken here for a surprise lunch on my birthday by my wife and our two children; what a wonderful lunch!! A beautiful...More

Thank Darren T
Lesley P, Owner at The Curious Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! I will pass your lovely comments on to the kitchen and the front of house team, they work really hard to give our guests the best experience possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to the eatery again...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Have dined there many times, each time hoping it will be better than the last - sadly not. Overpriced and over-hyped, I'm sorry to say. When one is used to fine dining, this is akin to school dinners. On the plus side, the staff are...More

Thank solfin
Lesley P, Owner at The Curious Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Good morning, thank you for your review. I am afraid we are not a fine dining restaurant, we are a family run independent eatery that serve home made, unfussy and unpretentious food for the soul. If one is used to fine dining, I am afraid...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited The Curious Eatery for the first time last night. We had very high expectations as we’d heard the food and service were outstanding. We arrived and sat upstairs, it was a lovely atmosphere and we were served very quickly. The...More

2  Thank Carly K
Lesley P, Owner at The Curious Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your review, I will pass your positive comments on to the team. We served 5 beef wellingtons that night and we had no complaints. As I explained on the night (when the gentleman came to the kitchen with your meal and told...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018

Stopped by on a Friday night without a reservation and happily sat outside in their courtyard. The restaurant has a limited menu, just four starters, four mains, and four desserts, but as a result is able to perfect all of them. Our fried squid and...More

Thank raetzelman
Lesley P, Owner at The Curious Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, I will pass your lovely comments on to the kitchen.

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was greeted straight away with a friendly staff. Loved the decoration, very rustic, uneven tables, different chairs and a couple of pictures of the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. The service was perfect as well as our lunch which was...More

Thank Karen B
Lesley P, Owner at The Curious Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! I will pass your comments on to the team. We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Found the Curious Eatery when out on a walk but it was closed as on a Monday. Returned with my partner and had a brunch on a Saturday. I really enjoyed the feel of the place and the staff were friendly. The food was yummy...

Thank smokie67
Lesley P, Owner at The Curious Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review!

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Ring before hand, but I believe they cater well for families.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Street | The Albion Inn, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone ME17 4HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Boughton Monchelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 299359
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