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The Top 10 Restaurants In Folkestone, UK
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The Top 10 Restaurants In Folkestone, UK

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Located in Kent, just south of Dover, Folkestone has been transforming from a sleepy seaside town to a bustling home for creative types over recent years. The new creative quarter has filled the area with artists, independent businesses, and a surge of local restaurants. Not sure where to start? Try one of these.
Cake from The Lavender Tea House
Cake from The Lavender Tea House | Courtesy of The Lavender Tea House

The Lavender Tea House

Take on a traditional English afternoon tea at The Lavender Tea House. The contemporary tearoom is ideal for a casual lunch or a relaxing break with your favorite cup of Darjeeling, Ceylon, or Chamomile. The homemade cakes, scones, and muffins pair with the loose-leaf teas to transport you way back to the early 19th century, when the ritual of afternoon tea began. The Lavender Tea House mixes contemporary with traditional in its simple menu.

The Lavender Tea House, 5 Church Street, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 254215

Burger and fries from Googies
Burger and fries from Googies | Courtesy of Googies Art Café

Googies Art Café

Googies has concocted a perfect pairing with its undeniably delicious gourmet burgers and craft beer. The craft beer craze has travelled from America to the UK, where smaller, local brews are finally standing out. In addition to mouth-watering burgers stacked high with locally sourced beef, Googies offers gourmet hot dogs, stunning breakfast platters, and fine fair trade coffees. Time your visit to see live music or an art exhibition while you dine.

Googies Art Café, 15 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 246188

Copper and Spices

A standout restaurant for Indian cuisine in Folkestone is Copper & Spices. Each meal is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and served in the restaurant’s casual and quirky setting. Menu items include classic favourites plus novel takes on classic dishes, and a high-quality wine menu that should please any connoisseur.

Copper and Spices, 14 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 247777


Rocksalt

Situated right next to the English Channel, Rocksalt’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer some of Folkestone’s best dinnertime views. Sit inside or out while enjoying a dish of Folkestone’s freshly caught, seasonal fish or locally sourced meat. Stop by on a Sunday to enjoy a traditional English roast.

Rocksalt, 4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 212070

Chummys Seafood Stall

If you plan to stop by the Folkestone’s seaside, you won’t want to miss out on a visit to Chummys Seafood Stall. The family run business aims to serve the best shellfish, and locals would attest to its success. Modern adaptations like deep fried chili prawns and traditional favorites like jellied eels and mussels are all highly recommended.

Chummys Seafood Stall, Ocean House 94a Dover Road, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 251712

Blooms

Blooms brings the flavor of the Mediterranean to southeast England. Fresh pizzas, pastas, and seafood dishes mix Mediterranean and British styles to provide something everyone will enjoy. Located just down the road from the harbor on the Old High Street, the modern interior of the restaurant has an open theater kitchen and a lounge for pre-dinner drinks. Reservations are recommended.

Blooms, 2-4 South Street, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 250397

The Chambers

Enjoy a unique pub experience in The Chambers, located on the corner of Sandgate Road and Cheriton Place. At street level, The Chambers has a coffee shop with casual window seating and freshly brewed coffees. Go downstairs, and you’ll find The Chambers pub and restaurant, a cosy area with nooks and crannies where you can sit and relax after a long day exploring Folkestone.

The Chambers, Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Place, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 223333


Plaice2Go

Four generations of fishmongers have culminated in this excellent seafood restaurant owned by Julian Mills. The first Plaice2Go shop was located in Gillingham, Kent, in 1932, and since then three more shops have opened. Order your fish in and eat out on the patio or get a takeaway to enjoy by the sea. The lightly battered fish are fried fresh and served with crinkle cut fries and mushy peas. You won’t find a better version of this English classic in Folkestone.

Plaice2Go, 30 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 257114


Beano’s Vegetarian Café Bar

You won’t find soggy tofu or dry vegan pastries anywhere near Beano’s, located in Folkestone’s booming Creative Quarter. The freshly made vegetarian menu includes a lentil, nut, and quinoa burger, a Brie and caramelized onion chutney toasted sandwich, and a smoked tofu griddled sandwich with mushrooms. Beano’s vegetarian dishes can always be made vegan upon request.

Beano’s Vegetarian Café Bar, 43 Tontine Street, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 211817

The Guildhall

A visit to a traditional English pub recommended by the Good Beer Guide is a great way to end your travels through Folkestone. Conveniently located inland from the harbor, the relaxed atmosphere makes the perfect setting for a casual lunch. The lunchtime menu runs from noon to 3pm. Try a traditional roast or have an order of fish and chips made with The Guildhall’s locally sourced cod.

The Guildhall, 42 The Bayle, Folkestone, UK +44 1303 251393