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the quills


Opening Time

MON 8:30AM - 4:30PM

TUE 8:30AM - 4:30PM

WED 8:30AM - 9PM

THU 8:30AM - 10PM

fri 8:30AM - 10PM

sat 8:30AM - 10PM

SUN 9AM - 9PM

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the quills


Opening Time

MON 8:30AM - 4:30PM

TUE 8:30AM - 4:30PM

WED 8:30AM - 9PM

THU 8:30AM - 10PM

fri 8:30AM - 10PM

sat 8:30AM - 10PM

SUN 9AM - 9PM

Our new menu has arrived! the Quills starts a very exciting chapter of it’s life and going to offer much more to it’s great customers! As you may already have noticed, the restaurant is now open most evenings and soon will be open everyday all-day. The new menu including items from our Burger Knights will be available from 12 to evenings. Our famous breakfast menu will be served Monday to Saturday 8:30AM-12:00 and Sunday 9AM- 2PM. We’re introducing new dishes along with keeping your most favourite items. Since the great quality of food is our main goal we’re going to have the amazing new Lamb chops from the Court Farm in Halling, same farm we always have our beef for homemade burgers and our Ribeye steaks from.
As ever our dishes are handmade with care, real ingredients and with added WoW

Menu is available online and in the restaurant from 16th November 2018.

 

 

We were proud finalists in Kent Life & Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards for 2017.  The awards place The Quills as one of the top 3 for Family Dining in Kent.

We are delighted to add, that we were one of only 12 businesses nominated at the Medway business awards 2017.

See the article here

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Whats the latest with Quills...

Burger Knights at the Quills

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Afternoon Tea

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New Menu coming soon

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About Us


About Us


The Quills

Now our fully expanded and revamped cafe and restaurant is ready to welcome you whether you're in need of a fabulous homecooked breakfast, a simple but perfectly prepared coffee or a blow-out of steak and freakshakes.  There's plenty more in the way of cakes, snacks, pastries, gelato, waffles and sundaes to keep you coming back for more...

 


Food & Philosophy

At the Quills we have a simple recipe for all that we serve....  A blend of favourite ingredients and some special touches, brought together in a rustic flavour-filled style.  Our food is eclectic, and prepared by hand from the great produce delivered daily from our local butchery and veg suppliers.     We've become a real destination for going out for breakfast and we hope to build on this by offering a similar style and quality with our new gourmet-diner lunch and evening menus.     



Whats in the name?

The Hercinia; a German bird with wings that glow in the dark; bats; owls; weasels and she-goats are all depicted in the Rochester Bestiary.  The Bestiary is a Medieval manuscript of real and mythical beasts thought to have been written at St Andrew's Priory in Rochester Cathedral in the 13th Century.  

One famous depiction from the manuscript is that of a family of mother-hedgehogs collecting grapes for their young by spearing them on their quills.  This endearing image, alongside the fun innacuracies of creatures from afar; such as depictions of unicorns and basilisks; which for the people of Medieval England may well have been just as real as crocodiles and elephants; is the inspiration for our name and looks.  

The Quills is situated in a Tudor yeoman's house on Rochester High Street, where you will sit in our beamed dining rooms alongside rescued antique oak doors that were once part of Rochester Cathedral until refurbishments in 2014.

 

 
 

All image samples are reproduced under license from the British Library, London.