The Vine Restaurant
An excellent local restaurantIts been a while since we visited the Vine and they have extended the restaurant and have a new menu. We thought the food was excellent, the atmosphere pleasant and relaxed, and the staff very friendly and welcoming. A great venue for a special occasion. Be aware at busy periods that the car park gets full and there is limited parking in nearby alleyways.11/05/2013 00:00:00what an improvement .
Newwhat an improvement .
New menu . really good .
main courses of steaks ,and Duck both superb09/05/2013 00:00:00great foodWe had 11 different dishes, all excellent. Overall the food was better than our last visit in February.04/05/2013 00:00:00We haven't been to the VineWe haven't been to the Vine for quite a while and wanted to try it since the building renovations had finished. It's not just the building that's had a makeover either. The service is distinctly improved - smart, attentive, capable and knowledgable now. The menu too has had a good upgrade - certainly "getting there"! The new extension is a delight and I can't wait to try it in the warm summer months with the doors opened right back. The tables now have linens which really lifts the tone, but unfortunately all the hard surfaces make it uncomfortably noisy still - one doesn't want to struggle to hear over dinner.04/05/2013 00:00:00The Vine in Sevenoaks is anThe Vine in Sevenoaks is an oasis of good eating in a light, bright environment.27/04/2013 00:00:00A Great EveningI went to The Vine for dinner with friends and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The restaurant itself is very nicely laid out, although a couple of us thought it would benefit from a dedicated bar area for pre-dinner drinks and the staff are very helpful and provide an excellent level of service without being intrusive throughout the meal. The food was absolutely spectacular though....we had a full three courses and everyone was very content by the end. The highlight for me personally was the mouth-watering filet steak and my only criticism/disappointment was the lack of meringue in the chef's Eton Mess, which left me feeling slightly short-changed! Other than that though, great venue and fantastic food!26/04/2013 00:00:00Sevenoaks GemExcellent food, wine list and service. Pleasant ambience and easy parking.22/04/2013 00:00:00What a findBreakfast at the Vine is everything you want for a lazy start to the weekend with a great breakfast to eat whilst indulgently reading the papers. Service was professional without being "stiff" and the cooking was of a high standard, along with good quality ingredients. I will definitely be returning!!!20/04/2013 00:00:00The Vine RestaurantGreat place to eat and chat. Service was great and would go there again.18/04/2013 00:00:00As nice as The IvyGreat restaurantI am a real foodie and love going out to nice restaurants , We had a lovely meal at The Vine, the staff were very friendly and polite and the food was outstanding, i would highly recommend this restaurant and i can't wait to go back.13/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent in every wayWe have dined at The Vine in Sevenoaks on several occasions, birthdays, Easter etc. The food is always top quality and interesting combinations of foods and flavours. Sunday lunch is always a favourite although perhaps a little more gravy on the plate or on the side would be good. Desserts are always a treat!31/03/2013 00:00:00A little London in SevenoaksI was recommended this restaurant and keen to find a good restaurant near where I live rather than having to travel up to London all the time.
We were pleasantly surprised, a lovely place tucked in what looks like a village green. The service was very prompt and staff were young, vibrant and friendly. The food was fantastic and to be fair although slightly pricey, it was well priced for the quality of food, service and surroundings.
I have already made another booking for a group of us, so I will be back.28/03/2013 00:00:00RecommendedWe had excellent and courteous service, and the food was delicious and well presented. The menu is not extensive, but is balanced and offers a good selection. The staff took time to explain certain dishes and offer suggestions. We sampled two wines, both of which were very nice. The ambience was quite smart but comfortable, and even though we ate early, it was nice to see the restaurant busy. Not a cheap evening, but the standard of food and service meant that we will definately return.23/03/2013 00:00:00Happy experienceIt was difficult to find a flaw at our lunch for three which centred on fish and pork belly confit. The potato mash melted in the mouth. No fuss was made over a 2004 Viognier from Argentina (slightly oxydised) that was sent back and replaced with a young Gruner Veltliner from Wachau, Austria, delicious, light; went for a second bottle.
Too bad the Tarte Tatin turned out to be closer to an open apple clafouti (in looks). We don't agree with the delivering a "personal" interpretation that is far from the original. If I order a Tarte Tatin then I expect the dish named as such, e.g. an upside down apple tarte. If the chef wants to create a his own version of a Tarte Tatin, then we should be forewarned on the menu (such as: "Chef's version").15/03/2013 00:00:00Exceptionally GoodA lovely memorable lunch feast It is a real treat these days to find somewhere where everything is just hunky dory. Great service, good quality food, lovely ambience, ans all at exceptional value too (lunch menu). Thank you so much for making our mid week dining out experience such a lovely and relaxing.one. e14/03/2013 00:00:00A wonderful experience, haveA wonderful experience, have never been here before, but the whole evening was a delight. The menu is small but offers something for every taste. The food is delicious, beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend a visit.09/03/2013 00:00:00Will definitely eat here againAttentive and efficient service, fantastic food including excellent veggie options plus elegant decor. Good parking and ramp to front door make access easy for those with limited mobility. Lunch menu very good value for the quality of the food.08/03/2013 00:00:00Nice atmosphereLovely evening with nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and great food, although not cheap.06/03/2013 00:00:00Service OutstandingWe went to the Vine to celebrate a friends birthday. the service from Katie and Tom was fantastic.
It was the best meal food wise that we have had with them. credit to the chef.
lovely meal.06/03/2013 00:00:00Beautiful!Lovely food (I had the crab and the lamb which were both wonderful) and staff who are friendly and make you feel really welcome. I can't fault it - really the best restaurant in Sevenoaks26/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent ValueWe enjoyed a midweek breakfast and not having been since they extended the restaurant was very impressed with what they have done. The breakfast was tasty and served by a charming waitress. Excellent value for money.20/02/2013 00:00:00RecommendedFriendly efficient service and interesting food; there was a good range of interesting options on the menu and the waiters were helpful and pleasant. We enjoyed the ambience but, sitting by a big picture window we felt a little 'on show' to the cars coming down the road.19/02/2013 00:00:00First VisitWe visited the Vine for a family occasion and were very happy with the standard of food - choice, cooking, presentation - and with the service which was efficient, pleasant and unobtrusive. we would undoubtedly go there again.17/02/2013 00:00:00Enlargement not affected standardsExcellent service, Food mostly excellent but pear and almond tart very overcooked and dry.16/02/2013 00:00:00A gem on the Vine at Sevenoaks;A gem on the Vine at Sevenoaks; moderately expensive though fixed price lunch is reasonable. Ambience is exceptional14/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent service as usualWe have eaten at the Vine a few times before and although the service was as impeccable as ever, we were left slightly flat by the food this time. Starters were beautifully presented and perfectly cooked but the mains were less impressive. The pastry on the beef wellington was under-cooked and although my pheasant with chestnuts was okay the presentation could have been slightly better, with a bit more colour/veg on the plate. We both had the cheese board for dessert which was very good. I think we would return to the Vine but maybe we would look out for a set menu deal in order to gauge the food rather than paying for a la carte again.09/02/2013 00:00:00All 3 of our party thoroughlyAll 3 of our party thoroughly enjoyed their chosen dishes. We sampled the crayfish risotto, spinach soup, roast beef and eton mess. The little extras such as delicious parmesan bread and gruyere appetisers made the meal more special. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere relaxed at the same time as slightly formal. A very enjoyable experience.26/01/2013 16:00:00We have lived in the areaWe have lived in the area for a little over 3 years and kept promising ourselves a trip to The Vine, it has finally happened and we were not disappointed. We booked an evening meal on a Saturday and the food, service and attention to detail was all very good indeed. Parking is a little tight outside however the road opposite is OK in the evening.26/01/2013 00:00:00Delicious dinnerWonderful meal with my favourite Lobster Bisque to start. Attention to detail, discreet and attentive service and a lovely atmosphere. Fantastic25/01/2013 16:00:00Girls lunchFantastic attention to detail that made us feel very welcome.
Sadly none of the fixed price lunch starters appealed to me, but other than that a lovely lunch with the girls.23/01/2013 16:00:00Best in SevenoaksI went to the Vine for the second time for lunch last week. Brought two friends. Amazing value at £16 two course & £19 three course. Quality lunch. Pork belly was excellent! Great attentive service and I liked the atmosphere. My friends enjoyed it immensely. I'll be back again23/01/2013 16:00:00Review of The VineI think the vine had excellent service and the quality of food was outstanding! All the staff were very friendly and chatty. We had a wonderful time there and the food was great!17/01/2013 16:00:00Friendly and Great ServiceGood evening, good food to celebrate a birthday. With the special offer it was good value for money.11/01/2013 16:00:00Belated Christmas Get together...We booked The Vine for a belated Christmas lunch with our family and had an amazing lunch, the food, service was outstanding.
We were seated in the new conservatory area which is gorgeous, we cannot wait to go back in the summer to enjoy more food with the all the doors open looking over the cricket green!
We will definitely be back!28/12/2012 16:00:00Can't wait to return!I wanted to order absolutely everything on the menu and I intend to keep going back until I've tried everything! Great venue and the staff were really well trained and attentive without being overbearing. Loved it!20/12/2012 16:00:00Excellent lunchI took my Grandparents to The Vine for a special birthday lunch, and we had a lovely meal.
The food is excellent and the staff were very friendly. Very good value for the set lunch15/12/2012 00:00:00Delightful lunchDelightfull experience at The Vine.
Food was excellent, staff very efficient and the set lunch was very good value15/11/2012 00:00:00Excellent and expandingDespite construction work to extend the restaurant the Vine is still delivering excellent food, welcoming service and a calm, friendly atmosphere.23/09/2012 00:00:00THE VINE RESTAURANTCross between gastro pub and restaurant this place has a great relaxed atmosphere for Sunday lunch. Food was really good, good choice on the wine list and service was very good - attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely return.16/09/2012 00:00:00outdoor/on the vineA beautiful warm summers night, the perfect setting outside at the Vine.
the 4 of us had mains and pudds.
the cod was excellent , and the lamb rump very good , gravey a bit thin ,and both dishes lacked a few veg.
the pudds were very tasty ,but a bit small.
Wine by the glass is very expensive for what you get , but the wine an Argentinian Malbec was very good, the viognier is a very good white.
will go again , we enjoyed the eveing out with friends.
The restaurant has greatly improved , well done.18/08/2012 00:00:00We had a lovely lunch: goodWe had a lovely lunch: good food with excellent service and will go back again!23/05/2012 16:00:00