16 best places to eat along Kent’s Heritage Coast: From street food markets to rural gastropubs.
” … the blackboard menu might offer halibut with tiger prawns and mussels, wild sea bass with braised fennel or its signature, bavette steak with twice-cooked chips, and the quality of the cooking is undeniable.”
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“During lockdown it enjoyed a rather chic makeover, creating more space for diners with colourful, comfier chairs, a separate cocktail bar and a contemporary deco-inspired feel, as well as local artists’ work adorning the walls. ”
“A welcome addition to the award-winning high street in what is arguably Kent’s prettiest seaside town, this lively French bistro has been delighting locals and visitors since opening its doors in 2016.”
“A quirky bistro with yellow canopies and mismatched furnishings; its unusual name refers to its French and Scottish owners. Large blackboard menus list refined, innately simple dishes which let the ingredients do the talking.”
“This hip new opening is two minutes’ walk from the beach on a high street that bristles with quirky independent shops. Owned by friendly couple Benoit Dezecot and his partner Sarah Ross, who also run nearby wine bar Le Pinardier, it’s a slick all-day French bistro with chef David Hart (ex-Sportsman) at the helm. Expect starters like seared scallops with celeriac, crab with fennel, Whitstable oysters or seafood platters; and superior duck confit, hake with beurre blanc or baked halibut with cucumber velouté as mains. On weekend evenings most of the tables – many of which are in fact sharing benches – are booked, but you can always swing by for a well-sourced glass of wine, or bar snack at the counter. A set lunch menu is just £13.95 for two course.”