This Pasta be the best Italian in Kent!
Ok you know youre going to get punned to death on this blog so we don’t make any apologies! But is Posillipo the best Italian in the Garden of England? Well we thought we ought to check it out.
Hidden down by the creek opposite one of our other favs, the Albion, is Favershams mega Italian extravaganza Posillipo A vintage Creek side location suits this beautiful restaurant and the location is the first thing to strike you. That and the fact that even a midweek visit isn’t guaranteed a seat as this is one busy eatery.
The head waiter greeted us by opening the door and seeing us to a great little table. In the height of summer you can sit by the creek and watch the boats coming and going like a mini Otis Redding. But when we visited it was a little chilly for that so we just opted for a Murlot buy the creek after our meal. ( A Merlot is central heating for adults).
Anyway what about the food???
Well Mrs Actual Cool Kent went for the amazing Pizza with mozzarella base and I went for the Penne with smoked salmon. Well you know what they say..When in…Faversham..um, well you know what I mean. It seemed rude to go to an Italian and not order Pasta and Pizza.
We are certainly glad we did, with huge portions washed down with a cheeky Pinot or one of their huge range of imported Italian Beers.
For dessert I bottled it and went for an Italian coffee. Dark, strong and fullbodied, and the coffee wasn’t bad either…I thank you.
Helen for once went for a dessert of her own, the lovely if not that adventurous Tiramisu, which regular readers will know is Helens go to dessert. That and Profiterolls, or Apple Pie, or ice cream, or ( list goes on to fade…..)
So what of the all important scores??
Ok so Location is an amazing 9/10. Nestled next to the creek a little hard to find but hard to beat that scenic view.
Value for money was excellent, with large portions that scores 8/10 for us.
The Food itself was hard to criticise although to be fair we were not in a very adventurous mood, the bread nibbles were a little too crunchy and dry, but that was all we could complian about.
So that’s still a great 8/10
Service was excellent with a much underestimated welcome at the door and attentive service all night, scoring the team 8/10
And finally the vibe of the Posillipo was great. Really busy for a week night, the décor is also cool and sympathetic to the original building, so that’s a very cool and buzzing 8/10.
Overall that scores this classy, friendly Italian eatery 82%.
TO sum it all up, The Posillipo looks and feels like a much more expensive restuarnat than it actually is. Its friendly, un snobbish, approach is a credit to its owners and might explain why it is doing so well hidden away by the creek. Well done, we will be back!