If you would like to reserve a table at The Poet, please select Book under the main menu.
Following the government's announcement, The Poet will be closed from Thursday 5th November until the lockdown ends, which currently is due to be Wednesday 2nd December.
At the moment, we will not be offering our takeaway service during this 4 week period, though appreciate the interest we have already received.
If you have made a booking with us between Thursday 5th November and Wednesday 2nd December we will unfortunately have to cancel your booking - there is no need to call us, we will do this for you.
We would like to take the opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for your support during this difficult year - we could not have done it without you! It has been our pleasure to serve you over the last few months since reopening again and we can't wait to see you again in December, all being well!
The Team at The Poet
Book your table
Please either reserve a table through our online booking service below. Or call us on 01892 722416.
Please advise us of any dietary requirements 24 hours prior to dining with us. Many thanks!
Fallow Deer Loin & ShoulderGlazed Butternut Squash, Tenderstem, Roscoff Onion
Fillet of HalibutMussels, Salsify, Cocoa Beans, Spinach, Wild Mushroom, Caviar Sauce
Truffled Bronze Turkey BreastPistachio Stuffing, Chipolatas, Swede and Honey Purée
New Year's Eve
BBQ Celeriac PotstickerFermented Mooli, Celeriac Dashi
Creedy Carver Duck BreastBronze Fennel, Salt Baked Beetroot, Hispi
LobsterSquash, Rooibos, Caviar, Sorrel
A La Carte
Available Monday - Saturday, Lunch & Dinner
Beef Tenderloin & Lobster£14.95Beef tenderloin, lobster, yuzu kosho, pickled ginger, truffle mayo
Marinated Tomato & Smoked Burrata£9.95Marinated tomato, smoked burrata, spiced aubergine, hummus, Gordel olives (V)
Gunn’s Hill Hen’s Egg£9.95Gunn’s hill hen’s egg, ceps, shiitake, St Michael’s blue (V)
Available Monday - Saturday, Lunch & Dinner
Pistachio & White Chocolate Delice£9.95Pistachio & White Chocolate Delice, Cherry Sorbet
Raspberry Souffle£10.95Raspberry Souffle, Consommé, Yuzu & Orange Ice Cream (please allow 20 minutes)
Dark Chocolate & Miso Cremeux£9.95Dark Chocolate & Miso Cremeux, Pear, Coconut, Passionfruit Chawanmushi
3 Courses £28.95
2 Courses £24.95
Heirloom Heritage TomatoHeirloom heritage tomato, mozzarella, aubergine, green olive tapenade
Smoked salmonSmoked salmon, avocado puree, pickled beetroot
Smoked Haddock FishcakeSmoked haddock fishcake, curried tartare, fried egg
3 Courses £26.95
2 Courses £21.95
Available Tuesday - Friday Lunch & Tuesday - Thursday Dinner
Corn Fed Chicken SupremeCorn Fed Chicken Supreme, Butternut, Spinach, King Oyster, Master Stock
Pistachio Panna CottaPistachio Panna Cotta, Honeycomb, Blackberry Sorbet
Egg Yolk RavioliEgg Yolk Ravioli, Marmite, Gran Moravia, Shiitake, Broad Bean
£55.00 for 2
Only available on Monday evenings.
6oz of 28 Days Aged Beef fillet, spinach and mushroom6oz of 28 Days Aged Beef fillet, spinach and mushroom, chips or pommes dauphinoise and a 500ml carafe of Malbec
NEW TASTING MENU COMING SOON
The Poet offers an informal yet refined dining experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in a charismatic 16th century building, diners can expect food of the highest standards, made using the finest local and seasonal produce and lovingly prepared by a small team of chefs led by co-owner Petrus Madutlela.
In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 70 craft gins available.
BEHIND THE NAME
World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!
Thank you for your continued support.
With our reopening in July has come the need for new procedures, to keep both our guests and the Poet team safe. We will guide you through these changes during your visit.
• UPDATE: We request that diners wear a face mask upon entry until sat a table, and would please wear one at all times when not sat at their table (ie when visiting restrooms etc).
• We strongly advise you to pre book your table. Due to restricted numbers, we are unlikely to
be able to accommodate walk ins.
• We understand that you may need to cancel, please call to let us know.
• We are only accepting payment by card
Coming Soon! Treat your loved ones to a glorious meal at The Poet!