Maidstone’s Mercure Hotel is set on the outskirts of the city, amidst stunning parkland. The welcoming, sublimely furnished hotel offers the high standard of hospitality that the Mercure hotel group have become renowned for, in a relaxed, laid-back manner.
Expect zero pretence and maximum comfort as you dine in Mercure Maidstone’s bar and lounge area. With a tempting menu especially geared towards those looking for a light bite or satisfying pub-style dinner while they enjoy a drink or two, the bar caters for all tastes.
Sharing boards, hot and cold sandwiches, Aberdeen Angus gourmet burgers, salads and paninis feature for those looking for a light lunch, whereas those with a heartier appetite can enjoy a three course meal. Starters include caramelised red onion, tomato and mozzarella puff pastry tarts and classic prawn cocktail, giving way to modern British main courses.
The highly popular lamb done two ways is served with a delectable mini Shepard’s pie with confit lamb’s shoulder and braised red cabbage, whereas the steak and Doombar ale pie comes with rosemary and garlic potato wedges, buttered cabbage and spring greens.
There’s also ample vegetarian options, which are tempting enough to entice even the heartiest of meat-lovers, and a well-executed international offering, such as the excellently spiced chicken tikka masala or sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry, served with coriander rice.
With plush, deep red furnishings, plenty of arm chairs and snug corners, great views and extremely polite and attentive staff, the hotel’s bar is bound to steal hours of your leisure time after a busy day of work, play, or relaxation in Mercure's top-class spa and swimming pool.
The Mercure Maidstone Hotel is located within easy access of Maidstone city centre, and is just a mile and a half away from Hollingbourne railway station.