Published: 16:18, 31 August 2019
| Updated: 11:03, 03 September 2019
A popular chain restaurant is shutting down - and is set to reopen as a steakhouse.
The Talmead Harvester, just off the Thanet Way in Herne Bay, is closing on September 29.
The large Mitchells & Butlers-owned eatery serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering a range of pub food including barbecue dishes, rotisserie chicken, and a salad bar.
But the restaurant is set to shut at the end of September, before reopening in early November as a Miller & Carter steakhouse.
The steakhouse chain, also owned by Mitchell & Butlers, specialises in serving up 30-day aged beef.
Their menus vary by restaurant, but focus upon steak - including ribeye, fillet, sirloin and chateaubriand - as well as burgers, salads and fish dishes.
Back in April Thanet's last Harvester - the David Copperfield Harvester in Broadstairs - also closed down.
News of the change has been met with mixed reactions from Herne Bay residents - with some saying they will miss the "cheap and cheerful" food.
One wrote: "I genuinely like the Harvester. Think it is more accessible by way of price and family friendliness than Miller & Carter which quite frankly, from previous experiences, is overpriced.
"I've never had a bad experience in Talmead Harvester so will be sad to see it go.
"Miller & Carter is a special occasion kind of restaurant in my opinion, whereas Harvester is a last-minute 'can't be bothered to cook and want something reasonable'."
Others questioned the positioning of the restaurant.
"I can’t say I’d go to a Miller & Carter at this location," said one KentOnline reader. "Location seems all wrong for it."
But others said they are excited for the new steakhouse.
One resident commented: "Miller & Carter is a real treat - bring it on!"
Another said: "Been to one in Maidstone. It's not cheap and cheerful. The food was really nice and the service was great. So much so I didn't realise it was a chain."
Mitchells & Butlers has been approached for a comment.
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