Driving through Rainham on my way back from Sittingbourne today, I noted the following restaurants. The Man of Kent Pub is now Darjeeling Heights (Indian) then, just past the Chocolate Box sweet shop there is another indian called Tandoori Parlour. Next on the corner of Pudding Road there is Hons (Chinese) moving East to where Bardens the Greengrocers used is The Olive Tree (supposed to be Italian), then, further along the High St we come to The Raj Rani (Indian) this is where the old bakers shop that I knew as Cremers was just past Station Road. Opposite this where Pullens the corn merchants used to be (next to the Bug Hutch) is another indian called Meridian Spice. There is also a Thai restaurant in The Green Lion Pub. As well as these eating houses, we have The Rose Pub, The Cricketers, and The Manor Farm (the old gas show rooms at the bottom of Maidstone Road), all these places serving meals. There are also two cafes in the Rainham Precinct and another one further along the High St opposite Orchard St. Also several take aways and two fish and chip shops.

There are many more eating places in the area and I might have missed some but the ones I mention are just on The A2 between Otterham Quay Lane and Maidstone Road.

When I was a teenager, I knew of two cafes in Rainham ( Freds and and The Orion) and two fish and chip shops. None of the pubs sold food apart from crisps and peanuts. Jeez me gran will be turning in her grave, no wonder we are getting fat!


#2 Ava Nepute 2016-07-01 20:13
Hi Colin, trying to track you down- Dad has lost your number, give him a call when you get time, he would love to catch up. BW, Ava
#1 Paul Richards 2016-03-25 00:11
Hi. I used to live in Rainham during the 60s and 70s. On the subject of food, do you remember the "Golden Fry" mobile fish and chip van that cruised the streets on a friday PM. Roll of chips and crispy batter for 6d or 2 1/2p.You could smell the van approaching. Sheer joy.

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