Reviewed by Gizmocrystal
2 Jul 2018
Superb place for good food
I popped in with my partner for a dinner after a long day. We had eaten in here a while ago, plus had drinks at another time, hence coming back. We were not disappointed. I chose scallops which were cooked to perfection with a salad to accompany. i also chose chips (the chunky chips cooked suitable for pescatarian). Absolutely delicious food, my partner had the chicken and chips, he said was so juicy and flavoured to eat. We really had a good meal. The lady who served us was fab too and made a point of reassuring me that they have two fryers so no cross contamination and the chef is always good. We will certainly eat here again.
Reviewed by Hutson110
30 Jun 2018
Brilliant quirky bistro
Been meaning to visit Reef for ages and finally made it and what a lovely place it is. We got a friendly welcome and could have had all the specials and the rest of the menu too. Whittled it down to two courses each and what a treat it was. Starters of fresh whitebait and clams. My main was a huge portion of mussels with skinny fries and aioli dip. Wendy had a spicy chicken dish with chunky beef dripping cooked chips and salad. Washed it down with a cheeky Pinot Grigio. The specials board changed daily and includes many seafood dishes. Breakfast and lunch also served. Live music, comedy and quiz nights also held.
We’ll be back very soon.
Reviewed by Jaquiwel
6 May 2018
Dropped by on a very busy Broadstairs Sunday. The hake and barbecued chicken wings were delicious. They also sell my favourite cider. Very enjoyable.
Reviewed by HermitageBride
7 Jul 2018
Reef encounter (...couldn't resist😄👍🏼)
This place has been on my list of places to eat for way too long and at last we found ourselves there early this evening. We instantly liked the decor, which was an industrial/rustic mix of brushed sheet metal riveted to chunky wood on wooden floorboards trimmed with faux grass and a nice collection of one-off wall and ceiling art. Good selection of drinks on offer including a variety of beers, ciders, gins and wines among other things. Soft drinks were served with a red-and-white paper straw, which is great to see in today's overly-plasticised world, especially considering the extra cost involved in providing a more environmentally-friendly product. It makes me feel that this place has heart to go with its good-for-the-soul food. The menu has plenty that would take us back there in the near future. On our first visit we tried gröstl, which is a delicious mix of sausage, bacon, potatoes and onion topped with a fried egg. We also had the kedgeree which was delicately spicy with perfectly cooked rice, parsley, onion and fish with small sticks of French beans and (this will sound mad, but) the most perfectly cooked boiled egg I think I've ever had. Whether it was down to the variety of egg or the timing of the boiling, who can say, but it was full of flavour and melt-in-the-mouth without being overly hard or soft. The lady who took our order was friendly and welcoming and set us up with a tab, which was a nice touch. The washroom was spacious, clean and well-stocked. The background music was great and they sometimes have open mic nights, live music and comedy too. A chilled meal for two with a sea view. I look forward to coming back soon and if we can bring another couple next time we will definitely be phoning ahead to book one of your delicious paellas.
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Lovely Bar with nice craft beers!Lovely little bar with some great beers on incl IPA & Stouts. We were tempted with the food as it looked good but was too close to our dinner! (how grown up!!)