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Easy going pub

Had a nice lunch here with pretty views of Viking Bay - delicious seabream and great seafood... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Konstantina A
Lost its edge

Went back a year after last visit when meal and service here excellent. The restaurant seems to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rainham, United Kingdom
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Easy going pub”
28 Mar 2018
“Great Meal plus nice bar”
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5-6 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
+44 1843 600160
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went back a year after last visit when meal and service here excellent. The restaurant seems to have lost the edge a bit as meal was typical pub grub and menu restricted . We go there mainly for the excellent live music when Ben Mills...More

Thank tcollins2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is specifically about breakfast at the Charles Dickens (we have little to no experience of using this pub for anything else). The cooked breakfast is consistently the best we have tried in the town. It is a large and filling breakfast, it will...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today, after making a reservation but being called to say actually I shouldn’t have been able to make the reservation as the restaurant was fully booked. Still they had reserved a table in the bar, not ideal but ok. Food was actually good and...More

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice lunch here with pretty views of Viking Bay - delicious seabream and great seafood platter plus filling sandwiches.

Thank Konstantina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so 5pm on a Sunday maybe the end of a long hot week, however the prices remain the same and therefore the standards should be maintained. 4 people arrive at 5pm. Menus and a bit of time needed to order but not the amount...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location, reasonable prices and food was good apart from the hand cut chips that were all rotten. No apologies when a new portion was brought, in fact slammed down on the table and told ' there are your extra chips!!'. Young staff were lovely...More

Thank JanineWells
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We looked at several alternatives on the Broadstairs front, this was by far the best option. Food well presented, innovative, good portions. Staff very friendly and attentive. Very good choice. Will come back.

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the Charles Dickens during half term with my family, including young children. A very family friendly welcome from the staff. The food was outstanding, especially the children’s burger and chicken goujons! Will definitely be returning very soon! Stacy

Thank stacyeverett
Reviewed 3 June 2018

In the bar there was music but we couldn't hear the music, or chat as there was a screaming child. The parent thought it was acceptable as the baby was only 16 months old but it's not conducive to a nice evening out with a...More

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic fish and chips, I'm a chef and don't eat out much because of the quality, but second time here eating the same thing, fantastically light batter, homemade tartar great mushy peas, and not bad chips, had a great platter recently too with home made...More

Thank Pippa W
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