Eating Out in Kent

Whether you’re a visitor looking to stop off for a bite to eat, or you’re out to celebrate that special occasion, Kent does not disappoint for places to eat out, boasting some of the finest and most mouth-watering cuisine.

As you would expect from the Garden of England, the variety of eateries is as diverse as the great local produce on offer. Here Michelin-starred restaurants sit alongside bijou and surprising, unique cafes. Tickle your tastebuds with fine Kentish produce such as delicious Whitstable Oysters, succulent Romney Marsh Lamb and sea-fresh Dover Sole, washed down with one of Kent’s award winning wines from Biddenden or Chapel Down vineyards or a pint of Shepherd Neame’s finest ale.

Highlights include world-famous gastro pub The Sportsman in Seasalter - holding one Michelin Star, it repeatedly makes critics' top ten restaurants in the UK. You can also sample Michelin star dining at The West House in Biddenden. Gordon Ramsay's former Head Chef at Claridges, Mark Sargent, is casting culinary spells in Folkestone, serving up superb seafood and harbour views at Rocksalt and his classy twist on fish n' chips at The Smokehouse. 

Farmers showcase their wares at countless markets across the county, and a trip to The Goods Shed in Canterbury and Macknades in Faversham is essential for foodies. Or visit during a food festival where excellent produce comes with tastings, cooking demos, workshops and art events too. Highlights include the Whitstable Oyster Festival, Canterbury's Eurofair, the Broadstairs Food Fair, and the apple and cherry festivals at Brogdale.

Food-lovers prepare to be seriously spoilt with the variety of choices for places to eat out in Kent, ensuring you enjoy that memorable ‘taste of Kent’ in the Garden of England.