Who’d Have Thought It, Maidstone
On the outskirts of Maidstone is a village called Grafty Green, this is the home of the Who’d Have Thought It Maidstone. The venue is quite quirky with the main dining area ostentatiously decorated with lots of leather padding, giant diamantes and animal print. It was really light and airy and I can see why it would appeal as a wedding reception venue. It’s got style!
We visited to sample the Sunday lunch menu as we’d heard good things. On the day we visited, the options for the Sunday menu were beef, pork, chicken, all of the above or a baked mushroom. They were priced between £13 and £16 a plate. You could choose to have a starter too, but we were happy with just the main at this stage.
We both choose the roast beef. It took quite a while for someone to take our order, which surprised us as they weren’t busy at all when we arrived. But once we had placed our order the roast weren’t long behind. When the roasts came out, they looked amazing and our waitress was really hilarious when chatting to us about our roasts, so we soon forgot the long wait to order.
The roast dinners at Who’d Have Thought It were really good. The potatoes well-seasoned, the Yorkshire puds were fluffy and absolutely enormous. The gravy was rich and tasty and the meat was succulent. I would highly recommend the roast here.
We decided to go for a dessert. Originally I wasn’t going to order one, until I saw the dessert choices. My husband chose a sticky toffee pudding which is one of his favourites. This was served in a Kilner jar with sticky sauce on the side. But what had caught my eye was something called a ‘Wagon Wheel’. This brought back memories of my childhood and how I loved wagon wheels. The dessert had a biscuit base, with a firm marshmallow topping, strawberry sauce and was enrobed in chocolate. It was adorned with a dollop of ice cream and a chocolate shoe, which I believe is the Who’d Have Thought It logo.
Both of the desserts were utterly delicious too. The meal cost just under £50 including a couple of soft drinks, so relatively pricey for a Sunday lunch. But the quality of the food and surroundings was excellent, so I would definitely go back for a treat!
Have you got a nice restaurant to go to as a treat for a Sunday roast?
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