Recommended Restaurants

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Recommended Restaurants

Folkestone has some good restaurants. There are other restaurants in Folkestone, but these are the ones we are happy to recommend. We are always happy to reserve a table for you, just let us know. In Alphabetical Order:

Bella Pizza & Pasta

01303 210225 - 5 to 10 minutes walk. Despite the name, it’s not part of a chain. Good Italian food in relaxed surroundings. Child friendly. Monday: 6pm – 10.30 Tuesday – Sunday: Lunch 12.00-2.30pm Dinner 7.00-10.30pm

British Lion

01303 251478 - 15 minutes walk. Friendly traditional English pub in the old part of Folkestone with good home cooked food and real ales. Open 7 days No food Tuesday pm Bar open 12.00 – 4.00pm and 7.00 – 11.00pm Food 12.00 – 2.30pm and 7.00 – 9.00pm

Blooms @ the Quarter

01303 250397 - 15 minutes walk. Blooms is a contemporary, modern restaurant with a theatre style kitchen serving good quality Italian/Mediterranean with a touch of british food. All of there dishes are freshly prepared on site and range from locally sourced fish, grilled meats and salads to hand stretched pizzas, pastas, risottos and freshly baked hand made breads. Closed - Monday Bar open Tues – Sat 11.00 – 12.00pm Sunday 11.00 – 5.00pm Restaurant open Tues – Thurs 12.00 – 2.30pm and 6.00 – 9.00pm Friday 12.00 – 3.00pm and 6.00 – 10.00pm Saturday 12.00 – 3.00pm and 6.00 – 10.00pm Sunday 12.00 –4.00pm

Cafe Teria

Cafe Teria is a warm Italian Trattoria in the Creative Quarter of Folkestone at the Top of the Old high Street. Serving authentic Italian food for lunch and evening meals, we are both vegetarian and vegan friendly. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 16:00pm, 18:00pm - 22:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm - 22.30pm


01303 223333 – 5 minutes walk. Cellar bar pub with real ales and good food. Live music on Thursdays. Closed Sundays Bar open Mon-Thurs 2.00 –11.00pm Fri-Sat 12.00 -1.00am Food Mon-Sat 12.00 –2.00pm Tues/Wed/Thur/Sat 7.00pm – 9.00pm

El Cortador

Traditional Spanish tapas in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. So whether you’re looking for a coffee or a snack at lunchtime, a quick drink or bite to eat before hitting the town - El Cortador is the place to come. Opening hours: Monday closed. Tuesday and Wednesday 11am - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am  - 10pm. Sunday 12pm - 4pm. 41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL T: 01303 243 974


01303 246624 - 5 minutes drive. Good Mexican fusion food in casual surroundings. Open 7 days Weekdays: Lunch 12.00 – 3.00pm Dinner 6.00 – 9.30pm

Holy Pundit

A stylish Indian Fusion Restaurant & Wine Bar. We are the sister restaurant of Coppers in Hythe High Street. Our philosophy is to create buzz by bringing the fusion to your normal curry and bringing local fresh ingredients to your plate. Opening hours: Monday - closed. Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10pm. Sunday 5:30 - 9pm. +44 (0)1303 230 668

Hop Kweng

Chinese restaurant. Majestic Parade, 1, Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BZ. Opening hours: Tuesday - Closed. Wednesday to Monday - 12–2pm, 6–11pm. Telephone: 01303 256532


01303 211128 – 5 minutes walk. Modern and good Chinese buffet. Don’t be put off by the buffet concept, the food is always fresh and the choice is excellent. Open 7 days Weekdays: Lunch 12.00 – 3.00pm Dinner 5.30 – 9.30pm


At Luben we are Passionate about Pizza! Situated within Folkestone’s burgeoning Creative Quarter we have been serving Authentic Wood Fired Pizza, using our own Sourdough recipe since 2016. Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 12.00pm to 9pm. Thursday to Saturday 12.00pm to 9.30pm. Sunday 12.00pm to 5.00pm. Address: 24 Rendezvous St, Folkestone CT20 1EZ. Telephone: 01303 487110

Ristorante La Tavernetta

01303 254955 – 5 minutes walk. Old fashioned Italian Restaurant a corner away from The Relish. Monday - Saturday Lunch 12.00-3pm Dinner 6.00-11.00pm

Rocksalt Folkestone

01303 884633 TV chef Mark Sargeant’s Rocksalt restaurant & bar in Folkestone celebrates fine local produce. Daily specials are influenced by the day’s catch, served in a relaxed, informal setting with panoramic harbour views. This is a very busy place and reservations are always required. Monday – Saturday Lunch: 12.00 – 3.00pm Dinner: 6.30 – 10.30pm Sunday: 11.00 - 5.00pm

The Cliffe

Located on the famous Leas of Folkestone, with panoramic views of the stunning seafront, The Cliffe Restaurant and Bar is the eagerly awaited food and drink destination of the summer. An independently owned and operated Restaurant and Bar, we strive to give a personal and friendly service within relaxed and comfortable surroundings. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12.00pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 9.00pm. Sunday 12.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Telephone: 01303 847880

The Coastguard

01304 853176 –20-30 minute drive north of Dover (15 miles). Award winning pub & restaurant in a stunning beachfront location. Renowned for its fish pie, tarts and cheeseboard. Great quality, locally sourced produce. Open 7 days Lunch 12.00 – 2.30pm Dinner 6.30 – 8.30pm

The Harbour Inn

Fish restaurant on the harbour. Opening hours: Monday - Closed. Tuesday - 11:30am–11pm. Wednesday - 11:30am–11pm. Thursday - 11:30am–12am. Friday - 11:30am–11pm. Saturday - 11:30am–11pm. Sunday - 11:30am–10pm. Address: 24-26 Harbour St, Folkestone CT20 1QN. Telephone: 01303 487260

The Marquis at Alkham

01304 873410 – 13 minutes drive. The restaurant is a revelation. Head Chef Charles Lakin's seasonally inspired and locally sourced menus are as fresh as they are imaginative, and the elegant 21st century styling is exceptional. Opening hours: Lunch 12.00 - 2.30pm Tuesday - Saturday Afternoon Tea 2.30 – 5pm Available 7 days a week Dinner 6.30 - 9.30pm Monday - Saturday Sunday lunch 12.00 - 3.00pm - Sunday dinner 7 - 8.30pm Please note we do not serve food on Mondays before 3.00pm.(afternoon tea / snacks) We do not accept children under the age of 8 years old in the restaurant or bar after 6pm.

The Pilot Inn

01797 320314 – 40 minute drive (17 miles). On the beach at Dungeness, The Pilot is renowned for its fish & chips. A good afternoon out. Open all day everyday in summer Mon - Fri Lunch 11.00 – 3.00pm Dinner 6.00 – 10.00pm Sat 11.00 – 10.00pm Sun 11.00 – 9.00pm

The Pullman

Our aim is to create a Kentish pub and restaurant with a reputation for fine feasting and warm hospitality. Our menu, created by Head Chef Robert Clements uses the freshest, seasonal produce to bring you what is truly the best from Field & Sea. Address: 9 Church St, Folkestone CT20 1SE. Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday -10am–11:30pm. Telephone: 01303 488966

The West House

01580 291341 – 45 minute drive (30 miles). In Biddenden, a small family run restaurant housed in a 15th century weaver’s cottage. The West House is one of four restaurants in Kent to hold a Michelin Star. Lunch: Tuesday – Friday & Sunday Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday

Please Note

Access to Our ground floor is 6 steps up from street level. We have no lift and have no guest rooms on the ground floor and so are unsuitable for wheelchair users and those who find stairs challenging. Parking On street parking remains unrestricted and most often you will find a space close to the front door. We also have two, bookable in advance, parking spaces 100m from The Relish. We have yet to experience any security issues with parked vehicles. Book online now or call on 01303 850 952 to make a reservation.