About Us
Mortimer’s licensed, family run restaurant is situated in Mortimer Street, which lies between the High Street and the sea front. It prides itself on offering excellent food, in a family friendly atmosphere. We hold a 5* hygiene rating.

Chantal and Richard Bartlett have owned the restaurant since 2008. Their daughters Sophie and Chloe have been an integral part of the business and along with other staff members, we now have a fantastic Team Mortimer’s. Together as a team, we have created a welcoming, homely environment. Lockdown has enabled us to decorate and create a lighter, fresher colour scheme, in keeping with a seaside theme.

Popular for all day breakfast, home-made soups, snacks and home cooked roast dinners. We also offer a selection of tasty, daily specials which could include hearty fare such as – braised liver in onion gravy, chicken, mushroom and bacon casserole or salmon poached in lemon and black pepper. Not forgetting our famous home-made steak or chicken and ham pies, served with a selection of fresh vegetables and rich gravy. We provide vegetarian options on the menu. Gluten free gravy is available on request. Why not enjoy a glass of wine, beer or cider with your meal?

Our mouth-watering desserts change daily, from a selection on our specials board. These may include home-made fruit crumble, creamy rice pudding or sponge pudding, served with cream, custard or ice cream. Cold desserts e.g a selection of ice cream, or old-fashioned sundaes, including our honeycomb sundae with home-made toffee sauce.

A separate children’s menu is available, or children can have a smaller portion of most adult meals. Baby changing facilities are available.

Our cream teas are also a favourite, with a large home-made cheese scone, served with butter, or a fruit or plain scone, served with jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea or coffee. We also provide a lovely afternoon tea (this does need to be ordered in advance.) This is popular for any special occasion or just because you can. Tables for pre-booked afternoon teas are laid up with vintage china, cake stands, tea pots etc.

Richard said “our aim was always to create a friendly environment, where families, visitors or our regular customers can pop in for a cup of tea or coffee and a snack or lunch. Customers will always find a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which to relax and we can also cater for private, evening functions.”

Opening hours are 9am-4pm, with last food orders at 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays we open from 10am-3.30pm, last food orders are at 3pm.  Please book early to avoid disappointment. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.
Find us at:
128 Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5EB
Phone: 01227 741098
Highly rated family-run restaurant in Herne Bay with affordable, home-cooked options worth a visit
Mortimer’s is a family-run restaurant situated between the sea and the high street in Herne Bay. Popular for their all-day breakfast, home-made soups, home-cooked roast dinners and welcoming atmosphere, they have an impressive 5-star food hygiene rating, many loyal customers and enthusiastic guests.

Desserts change daily and their cream teas and home-cooked scones are popular. Afternoon teas can be booked and tables are Instagram-worthy with vintage china, cake stands, and delicious cakes. You can expect a hearty, home-cooked meal in a friendly, homey seaside-themed restaurant if you visit.

The roasts go for £10 for chicken and pork, £11.50 for roast beef and £12.50 for lamb but this varies. They have rave reviews.

Mortimer’s began in 2008, opened by Chantal and Richard Bartlett. As their children grew, they now play a part in the restaurant, and they make a happy team.

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Owner Richard said: “Our aim was always to create a friendly environment, where families, visitors or our regular customers can pop in for a cup of tea or coffee and a snack or lunch. Customers will always find a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which to relax and we can also cater for private, evening functions.”
Tea is served with vintage china and cakes prepared with care
Reviews are majority five-star and gushing. Gwyn P visited 3 weeks ago: “Fantastic home made food. Warm and welcoming family run restaurant. Had a wonderful time at their karaoke evening last night and fantastic Liver and bacon meal today.”

If you’re looking around for a Sunday roast excursion, look no further, as 4 weeks ago, one TripAdvisor veteran said, “Sunday Roast is amazing. We have been many times during the week for the home cooked food. Our first Sunday roast and loved it. Hubby rated the potatoes 5/5 and you should definitely order the cauliflower cheese side. Loved it. Thank you!”

Angela H. came early May and the afternoon tea did not disappoint: “Fantastic service with a smile, even when under pressure. Food was amazing. I would highly recommend and will be coming back for more food in the future.”
A glowing review from Chloe speaks to the welcoming family atmosphere and the above-and-beyond service: “As a family of 6 we had the most beautiful experience, very welcoming family business. I have teenagers, a 4 year old with additional needs, there not many places that I feel comfortable to eat , but they made us feel so welcome and adapted to my son needs.”
Check them out at 128 Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5EB, call at 01227 741098 or e-mail info@mortimershernebay.co.uk . Hours are 9AM to 4PM, Monday to Saturday. Sundays are open 10AM to 3:30PM. Book early as it gets busy!
Our 2024 Hygiene rating is something we're very proud of!
Mortimers Restaurant Herne Bay

MandyV186 reviewed via mobile

•••••   Amazing place!

We held our Mum’s 85th birthday afternoon tea here at Mortimer’s and it was everything we wanted and more! They kindly closed the restaurant early for us and we had the place to ourselves. We were able to bring balloons and a birthday cake and they set up all the tables in such a way that all 20 of us were able to chat, laugh and relive memories. My Mum absolutely loved it. She has a wheelchair and they had a ramp, so very easy access into the restaurant.

Now the important bit, the food! It was exceptional, finger sandwiches and quiches (to die for) were served first, with drinks. Tea, coffee, Prosecco or lager. Then various slices of delicious cake, all different types from Victoria sponge to Biscoff and of course the obligatory scones, with clotted cream and jam.

All in all, everyone had a ball! The staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We will definitely be coming back..

Date of visit: July 2023

Officially now 1st in Trip Advisors "Best places for a roast dinner