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The Playa

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
+44 1795 873059
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fantastic pub keeping to a traditional atmosphere in its decor, menu and bar. Food is no thrills as such, yet presented well and served with the warmest of smiles. Hats off to the management who have got this place spot on, from food to staff to entertainment. An absolute gem with a priceless location.

Thank LadyN84
Minster on Sea
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the Playa frequently and always find the food to be superb and consistant. The Playa is a very relaxing and friendly pub/restaurant. The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful at all times The choice from the menu is plentiful and the fish night on friday is fab. Must say the christmas lights give an added extra cozy... More 

Thank Mike F
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited this venue, the restaurant was very quite mid week evening... but we booked in advance. They understood the needs of a Coeliac, gluten free which was a bonus... food very pleasant, good service. I would defiantly Revisit.

Thank Sue R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good evening with good food and a wicked quiz, friendly staff and very welcoming , sorry we where rubbish in the quiz came last but won a pound on the scratch card booby prize.

Thank Malcolm P
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last minute decision to go for family meal and was made very welcome. The food was delicious and good value.

Thank BarbaraD58
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the isle of sheppy on 4th Nov 2016 and visited the playa for food rest and recharge my mobile phone.. We were greeted by a happy friendly barmaid who showed us were sockets were to charge r mobiles as we had a long journey back to liverpool.. I had hot n spicy calamari and sirlion steak my calamari was... More 

Thank Andrea E
Swanley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Playa for a late lunch with a friend, and found it to be most enjoyable. Everything about our visit was very good, especially the food and staff. It was very busy, because of it's location just opposite the beach, and it being the height of the holiday season, and probably best to make a reservation for an... More 

Thank alanrobertsjudo
Sheerness, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Have had many senior lunches here the food is delicious so well cooked and a variety choice of meal. Excellent valve for your money. Lovely to go do for birthday parties...

1 Thank Libby T
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

How relieved I am that The Playa has gone back to the normal menu after the summer reduced day time menu. I can understand why, as they don't want to keep customers waiting etc etc. Had a lovely meal today - great view, the waitresses were brilliant. Only two of them to serve both rooms, which were quite busy and... More 

Thank Lizald5
Eddie M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for understanding glad all was well and back to your liking Regards Eddie More 

Sheerness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

amazing breakfasts, wonderful Eggs Florentine, husband had the playa tower, delicious all of it, and such a view !! will be going again and again !!

Thank Lindsey D
Eddie M, Owner at The Playa, responded to this review

Glad all was well for you Best wishes Eddie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Playa The Leas, Minster on Sea ME12 2NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Sheppey  >  Minster on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 873059
The Playa is set on Minster seafront providing wonderful views over the Thames estuary. We pride ourselves on our home-cooked top quality food, our range of fine ales, lagers and wines but above all exceptional customer service. Our landlord Eddie is infamous on the Isle of Sheppey for his passion for the Playa, his infectious personality and charm really make the Playa that extra bit special. Eddie and the general manager Brian only purchase top quality products and travel weekly to billingsgate market and Smithfield markets to purchase fresh fish and meat for the week, when you visit the playa we will endeavour to make the whole experience special for you and guarantee you will want to visit us again! We offer a 2 course senior citizen menu from Monday to Friday lunch time for £7.95 per head and Friday night is buy one get one free on our Smithfield Steaks!! You will always find live music and a busy dance floor in the playa on a Saturday night and a fresh home-cooked roast available on a Sunday. We cater for children and vegetarians please just enquire with one of our friendly waiting staff as to the days options. Our team of highly trained chefs will happily accommodate your needs. We cater for large parties and events, for any enquiries please phone us. We look forward to welcoming you to our establishment soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?