The Romney at Mote House

(9 Reviews)
Mote House Bistro/Restaurant Maidstone Mote Park Off Willington Street, Maidstone, South East England, ME15 8NQ
Modern British, Afternoon Tea
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Bistro Menu

Sample menu to display our bistro menu. Subject to availability. Menu subject to change.


Main course: £14
Food spend: £19

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 18:00.

Restaurant description

A Grade II-listed Georgian mansion house, Mote House is home to the Romney Restaurant which looks out onto the 450 acres of parkland which surround the building. Using locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, light bites and a classic Kentish afternoon tea.

Sumptuous mains on the Romney Restaurant menu include roast chicken breast with a mushroom and thyme sauce, Kentish bramley apple-stuffed pork loin, and wild mushroom ravioli with a creamy white wine sauce. Sunday lunch is also a firm favourite, offering quality meats, fresh vegetables and a choice of indulgent desserts.

Afternoon tea at Mote House features a selection of homemade sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and an array of sweet treats including Eton mess and macarons. Extra indulgence can be added with a glass of champagne.

Blending the elegance of this Georgian home and picturesque grounds with bright, contemporary interiors, Romney Restaurant at Mote House sits in Mote Park, just 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Maidstone.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Romney at Mote House
(based on 9 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (2)
  • dinner (2)
  • lunch (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (3)
  • views (5)
  • By Christine O from Maidstone
    18 February 2018

    A lovely setting with beautiful views . Comfortable seating , lovely armchairs. Admitinly we had the last booking ,the kitchen was closing in 30mins. after we arrived, so we did feel a little rushed. The waitress was very pleasant . The manager was not so pleasant . The food was ok the crispy roast potatoes were not very crispy. I probably won't go there again.

  • By Steve L from Maidstone
    25 June 2017

    See below

  • By Adrienne H from Maidstone
    4 June 2017


  • By Peter C from Gloucester
    14 February 2017

    Absolutely superb, wonderful local fresh produce,and a varied menu, served by staff that seem to approach you at exactly the correct time

  • By Deborah M from Chatham
    21 November 2016

    Excellent. Beautiful room, superb food

  • By Sian E from Maidstone
    15 May 2016

    Lovely setting, good food, reasonably price, lovely friendly staff. Being within a luxury retirement village a number of the guests were residents so just be conscious if booking with children as not suitable for the more enthusiastic of Families

  • By Michelle J from Dartford
    13 March 2016

    Lovely place, it felt grand and special. So different to other tea rooms. Only let down was, once we found the country park it was impossible to find the Romney Restaurant. We had to phone them twice for directions.

  • By Janet F from Maidstone
    13 March 2016

    Afternoon Tea with my daughter for her birthday. Lovely setting, food nice, maybe more tea or coffee refills could be included. Booking was easy online.

  • By Minna H from Kent
    8 March 2016

    I had a lovely Afternoon Tea at this beautiful, tranquil venue. I was really impressed with both the decor inside and the views outside. I was served very quickly and without any hassle. The only downside I can think of was that I didn't get offered different types of tea, I just got given the standard sort. It would have been nice to have had a few options!

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The Romney at Mote House
Mote House Bistro/Restaurant Maidstone Mote Park Off Willington Street, Maidstone, South East England, ME15 8NQ