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Michelin Star Restaurants South East London

Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, Kent BR6 8NF


Michelin Star Restaurants South East London

Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, Kent BR6 8NF



Chapter One is considered the best restaurant in Kent in Kent-life. We redefine the meaning of fine dining in Kent. We believe that offering value for money...

Reviews (26)

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Nigel Pittam

5 June 2018

Lovely restaurant, great tasting menu, service and ambience . A great night out.


Michael Woods

3 June 2018

Had a saddle of lamb. The best I remember. The service was as friendly as it was professional. The place was full and there were people having drinks outside. Always a good sign.


Michael Atherton

30 May 2018

About 30 attended a 70th birthday celebration and all said they thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice place, excellent food and service.


Patrick Hope

14 May 2018

Unfortunately, I was unable to spend sufficient time in this restaurant to fully appreciate it. However, the food was extremely enjoyable with a good quality service.


Madame Thermomix

7 April 2018

Creative cuisine, bursting with flavour! Exciting twists on classic dishes, bringing out the best of great ingredients. Good service, helpful staff, very pleasant dining room. This is the 2nd time we have travelled over from France especially to dine at Chapter One and we will certainly visit again! More...


Peter Melichar

30 March 2018

One of our favourites, classy, high end. Wife and I visit regularly for family birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Fantastic price/quality. Local to us, saves us going up into London. More...


Christine Patient

1 March 2018

Came on a very cold and snowy night and the welcome couldn't have been warmer. Fantastic food and service and can't wait to come back again.


Kate Russell

24 February 2018

Went for our anniversary for lunch. Had a stunning meal, the food was outstanding. Service was good. We were surprised with a cupcake to celebrate our day.
Would visit again and recommend booking.


Symon Russell

24 February 2018

The restaurant tries to deliver high end service and nearly achieves that (although giving me the soup spoon when it should have gone to my wife was one of a few little niggles) but the customers when we were there were or smart casual.

The food for both of us was really delicious and, being off of the menu du jour, was well priced.

Bonus extra marks for them too as they overheard it was our wedding anniversary and gave us a little cupcake to help us celebrate.


Natalia P

3 February 2018

The best local restaurant serving a 5 star food. Amazing quality, friendly service. There's also a bar area with food served for those who would like a more upbeat atmosphere.


Vesi Stoyanova

29 January 2018

It was good, nothing exceptional though. Loved thr bar area and the cocktails are the best. The food is good, service is good, it is just for it is reputation I expected something really special, which it was not. However. I wouldn't hesitate going back some day. :) More...


G James

14 January 2018

Service was appalling again !!!
We go here quite a lot but to be honest I think we will not bother anymore. the service is not up to standard anymore and the excuses are always the same sickness or staff issues. Not my problem !!!
We spent a lot of money here and expect 100 percent from these guys but the reality is you have to ask for drinks, bread and water. The couple next to us had most of the meal with no wine offered. No offer for money off the bill which you will get from low brow restaurants.
I would spend your hard earnt elsewhere until Chapter one recognises that they should look after there customers whilst they are in the restaurant and not offer lame excuses for the fact that the service they provide is sub standard.

We have been here a few times recently and I am pleased that the service has improved.
Last time i
We were looked after properly. Coats taken to hang up, bread, water, wine (which was excellent) and food was great.
Keep it up chapter one..


David Flemming

21 December 2017

I've been to this restaurant approximately a dozen times over the last 10 years and it's been fairly consistent. They had a wobble a couple of years ago and lost their Michelin star, but I've been back a few times since and it seems to have improved again.
I did once go a bit off piste and order an eel terrine which was not good, but if you stick to sensible choices instead of assuming that everything on the menu should be excellent, you won't go too far wrong. It's good value for money at around 1 Michelin star quality.


Nathan Cox

19 November 2017

Perfect...as soon as we arrived we were given a warm welcome and shown straight to our table. Staff were attentive and the food was amazing. It was fairly busy but at no point did we feel rushed or ignored...We will definitely be visiting again and I strongly recommend Chapter One if you are considering it. More...


Abigail Brown

19 November 2017

Great food, friendly service, a little slow when really busy but an exceptionally popular pub and they give you plenty of warning of the wait for food as everything is cooked fresh. We went as a large family birthday party for Sunday lunch and they accommodated us plus the 7, 4, 3 and 1 year olds with ease and near an open corner with space for them to stretch their legs between courses. Toilets clean and well provisioned. Car park in the small side but plenty of free parking on lane opposite. More...



31 October 2017

A welcome change of ownership. Still a very special place for me to dine with nearest and dearest. Food is good value for money.


Simon Trimmer

29 October 2017

Good food and drink, interesting private tasting area. Could have been the time we arrived but quite a few menu items removed from the menu. Don't refuse the breads, some are insanely good. More...


Jonathan Davies

14 October 2017

Had a fabulous evening; great service, lovely environment and most importantly delicious food with incredible flavours. Would highly recommend.


Henrietta C

2 September 2017

food is amazing, my partner n I really enjoy each dish throughout the 3 courses dinner. Their service is fabulous and I'm really looking forward to have my wedding breakfast n reception there!!!!


Iza Czyrska

7 August 2017

We had an amazing and delicious Sunday lunch. The food is extremely well executed and service attentive. Worth a visit!


Elaine Gavin

5 August 2017

Had a lovely Sunday lunch at Chapter One. The food was delicious and we had excellent service even though the restaurant appeared to be fully booked. Was reasonably priced too. Will be back for sure. More...


Jon Ware

4 August 2017

Excellent food and service. Expect to pay around £100+ for a 3 course menu for two, but very much worth the price. Portions are slightly small for the price. Great atmosphere.


Dick Bart

20 July 2017

I have now dined twice at Chapter One and it is now my favourite place to eat. Brilliantly cooked food served at the highest quality.
A must visit venue


Chris Kistan

28 June 2017

Excellent venue. Delicious food, attentive service. The lunch and daily menus are exceptional value for money considering the calibre of this place. Highly recommend treating oneself to a gourmet evening as well. More...


David Grierson

26 June 2017

Went there for birthday meal. Service is top notch staff are very attentive food is the best ever . If you really want to treat someone for any reason go there you will never regret it and you will want to go back for more. We did .


Stephen Austin

9 June 2017

Worth a visit.
Had a 3 course meal from the daily menu and I enjoyed each dish.
The staff made us feel very welcome.