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Rowlands Bistro

66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
+44 1634 573954
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (30 reviews)
“sundae” (4 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can I say.. The restaurant decoration is so out dated, toilets as well needs a complete refurb... Food was plain and boring, no taste at all. Not a good selection in the set menu. Nothing to write home about. The one good this...More

Thank Englishbull39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the fried halloumi which was very good. Chips and peas were as expected. Hot and plenty of them. Salad was good with lots of choice.

Thank Tricia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is a great place for any occasion,birthdays,anniversaries etc. The food is delicious and freshly prepared and cooked. You won’t be disappointed, and the staff service and happy hospitality is second to none. Many thanks Bob👍😀

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

never have had a bad meal here .... consistently good and always of a good standard. best to book over weekends !!

Thank cerise800
Reviewed 28 September 2018

another very satisfied evening, food caters for everyone and the service is as good asit usually , very pleasant atmosphere

Thank garyblower
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Family owned bistro on top road in Gillingham. Friendly staff who can’t be more helpful. Amazing food especially the steak!! Reasonable prices and always a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Great for friends or taking the kids out.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We stopped down in Gillingham last weekend for the Retro 1940's weekend at the dockyard. Rather than eat at our hotel we thought we would try somewhere local and we found this restaurant 10 minutes walk from where we were staying. The menu choice was...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Went here on Saturday night as a party of 12 to celebrate a 50th birthday. We thought we may have to pre-order as a group given they have such a large extensive menu but no need. The restaurant was packed which confirms just how good...More

Thank w33pot
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great place proper home cooking Can’t beat it thoroughly recommend Good value for money Fab service Sunday lunch for 9.50!you can’t beat it

Thank wedded_bliss058
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There were 3 of us and the service was excellent and the staff friendly. Comfortable seating with plenty of room.

Thank Janet P
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28 October 2018|
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Response from Philip F | Reviewed this property |
They do a reasonable Sunday roast but I would advise you to book as they are quit popular.
28 October 2018|
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7 September 2018|
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Response from Mr Pete B | Reviewed this property |
Yes but very small so unless you go early you will have to park in Road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gillingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 573954
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