Food & Drink

Discover places to eat in Folkestone; many of which feature on the Lonely Planet’s list of best places to eat along the Kent Coast.  From the plant-based culinary journeys of Dr Legumes, high-end dining in town to street food delights on the Harbour Arm. Our destination restaurants include The Folkestone Wine Company, highly rated by Grace Dent from The Guardian and food critic BittenWritten.  We have creative bakers with the Docker Bakehouse and Brewery team, and fresh seafood from Chummys to eat overlooking the sea.  Ben and Lucy Cuthbert run The Pullman, Lubens, Market Square and The Harbour Inn.  Come in and try one!

Folkestone is a visionary place, where the originators of the Vegan movement in the 1950s and 60s have worked creating plant-based milks and chocolate at Plamil.

There’s Spanish tapas on offer with El Cortador and Folkestone’s food scene is developing with pop-up opportunities to develop ideas, and support for local independent businesses. There are fantastic drinking opportunities too with Folklore, The Potting Shed and great pubs too. Find out where to eat in the best restaurants, bars and cafés in Folkestone.

Marleys – Most Importantly is Mark and Charly
Portenio – Traditional Argentine Grill on the Harbour
Brewing Brothers – Experience The Energy of Ned and Charlie
Saffa Bru – South African Street Food On The Harbour
Little Rock – Fresh Fish Right By The Sea
The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms on the Harbour Arm
Le Coq – French Rotisserie Chicken on Folkestone Harbour
Baoboba – Bao and Boba Tea On Folkestone Harbour
Cabrón and The Taco Shed
Brewery Of Angels And Demons On The Harbour Arm
Barney And The Pizza – The Goods Yard
A Magical Place – Lighthouse Champagne Bar
Sole Kitchen, Harbour Coffee, Sailbox and The Fish Shack
Putters – Café on Beachside Beside The Sea
Green and Pleasant Land – Pleasant Land Distillery
Go Dutch – Although You Won’t Want To Share
A Pub with Something Special – The Radnor Arms
Tales of the Origins of a Seaside Restaurant – Rocksalt
The Pilot Beach Bar – The World’s Best Beer Garden
Let’s Amore – Sicilian Café and Aperitivo Bar
Marcin Szelag – Executive Chef at the Rocksalt Group
Bloc – Artisan Cheese Served on a Platter
Space Bar and Kitchen – Plus Gallery and Place to Stay
It’s Your Lucky Day! – Lucky Chip
Just ‘Popping’ Into The Shed – The Potting Shed
Plamil – Pioneer In Vegan Foods
The Beer Shop – Drink In or Take Away
Rocksalt Garden on The Viaduct
Cocomee – Authentic Pan-Asian Cuisine
It Is Folklore – Café and Cocktails
Modern Coffee in a Victorian Setting – The Leas Lift Café
Your Destination – The Folkestone Wine Company
Wild Box – Bespoke, Boutique and Glamorous Cocktails
Djangos – For Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Supper!
An Inspirational Plant-Based Cooking Lesson with Dr Legumes
Folkestone Food Market – Delicatessen and local produce
Chummys – For Jellied Eels and Dressed Crab
Burrito Buoy – Fresh, Full, Fantastic Food
Hop aboard for authentic Greek food – The Big Greek Bus
A Power House of Cake – The Cake Junction
Award Winning Sparkling Wines – Terlingham Vineyard
Courting El Cortador – Authentic Spanish Tapas
Gourmet Kitchen – All-Day Dining In Folkestone
A Marriage Made In Heaven-ly Food Venues – Lucy and Ben Cuthbert
Exceptional Tea is a Daily Pleasure – Debonair Tea
Folkestone Trawlers – Fresh Fish Every Day
The Best Vegan Feasts in Folkestone
That Burger! – The Best Burger This Side of New York
Pork & Co – Form An Orderly Queue
Bay Tree Bar And Grill – Dine Out With Friends
Shesells Seashells – Fine Dining On The Harbour Arm
Bitten Written’s Fantasy Food Tour of Folkestone
A Little R+R – Refuel and Refresh in Folkestone Harbour

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