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The White Rabbit

Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 2RF +44 1622279640

((()* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Lovely evening! Good atmosphere and the waitress (Jane) and the other staff, although rushed off their feet, were excellent!

Karen 19 January 2017
from West Malling

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Once used as army barracks against the threat of Napoleon, The White Rabbit delivers typically British fare from a trusty menu. Set in the heart of Kent, the innkeeper’s lodge and restaurant emulates the colonial style of the old American White House, while spacious gardens cater for al fresco dining come the summer.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The White Rabbit menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while the ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre is a 7-minute walk from The White Rabbit in Maidstone, with Maidstone East Rail Station just a 4-minute walk away.

The White Rabbit

Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 2RF

Contact +44 1622692212
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Customer reviews for The White Rabbit

3.7 ((()* (based on 34 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (20)
  • lunch (15)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • business (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
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  • (((** 15 February 2017 by Russell Simmons from Maidstone

    I went here about 3yrs ago and it was rubbish.. got tild it was alot better now?? So we gave it ago,,
    We was very impressed.. nice food, waiters good. Nice all round.. could do with the lights being turned down a bit?? It was like being under a flood light..

  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Karen from West Malling

    Lovely evening! Good atmosphere and the waitress (Jane) and the other staff, although rushed off their feet, were excellent!

  • (**** 2 January 2017 by Rebecca Hills from Rochester

    We booked online which was fairly easy. The Bookatable website stated that we would be contacted to take a reservation payment, however no-one contacted us to take it, so we were a bit worried that the booking wasn't made. Arrived on time on Boxing Day evening 2016 at The White Rabbit in Maidstone. It was fairly quiet in there, so disappointed that none of three visible staff greeted us, even though we were stood right in front of them, not one even made eye contact. A young man was pouring drinks at the bar, a woman was chatting to him and then walked off in the opposite direction and another woman collected glasses from the bar and walked off also. We were left to wander about looking for someone to take us to our table. First impression was very poor to say the least. Almost walked out at this stage. Eventually found a lady to take us to our table and she took our drinks order, just two of us, so two drinks. She didn't take a note of our order but seemed confident of remembering it - not far to walk to the bar, perhaps 20 steps.... Short time later.... the young man we saw at the bar came to our table to get our drinks order again as she couldn't remember it! Had our food order taken by yet another less than engaging member of staff and the starters came as ordered and very promptly, however the bread for pate and soup was not provided with butter, which had to be asked for. Main course also prompt and pretty average, served to us by Jane. If all of the staff were like Jane this review would be FIVE STAR. She was cheerful, chatty and very hardworking, clearing tables which had been left and walked past by other staff several times. Extremely pleased with Jane, very disappointed with everyone else. Very dispiriting experience.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Michele Laidlow from Blue Bell

    The staff at the White Rabitt are Amazing always happy to help Fabulous Team!

  • ((((( 28 December 2016 by Pamela Brooks from Rochester

    We were not told in the email we needed to preorder our food as. We choose the special offer however the staff were very accomadating and let us have the Xmas menu

  • (**** 26 December 2016 by Genevieve Smith from Thurrock

    I used to live in Maidstone and always thought highly of the White Rabbit, I must admit I was grossly disappointed in booking for a family christmas meal to then turn up and we had to order from the origional menu as the booking site failed to offer a pre order for the meal etc.
    Also we sat at 1.45 and didnt get our food til 3pm. I had to also wait extra as my meal was dropped and the service was really slow. By the time we had our food served we had to quickly eat instead of enjoying our meal as it made us delayed in seeing other family.
    The children became irriatable and upset the day.
    The staff were very pleasent and professional but standards for this restuarant have slipped dramatically.
    Also there was not toilet roll in the toilets and the hygeine standards are not great let alone table missing cultery and the ones we had were not clean properly.
    We will not be coming again

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Paul Hubbard from Sittingbourne

    Very plesant evening, not rushed, good food.

  • ((*** 1 November 2016 by Fangio Coving from Maidstone

    food cold, forgot my starter, deserts were uninspiring

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Bob Pollard from Herne Bay

    Nice welcome , food excellent, prices reasonable , good atmosphere , well worth a visit

  • ((((* 18 October 2016 by Sue Green from Maidstone

    The food was lovely with good size portions. The service was slow but this I believe was due to only one waitress in a large area with lots of customers. Really enjoyed our meal and would return

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