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, The Harbour Inn and Hog and Hop on the Harbour Arm.  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 and Basque tapas on offer with El Cortador and Pick Up Pinxtos 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 restaurants, bars and cafés such as Planet Earth Kitchen in Folkestone.

Green and Pleasant Land – Pleasant Land Distillery
Shesells Seashells – Fine Dining On The Harbour Arm
The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms on the Harbour Arm
Little Rock – Fresh Fish Right By The Sea
Bay Tree Bar And Grill – Dine Out With Friends
Burrito Buoy – Fresh, Full, Fantastic Food
That Burger! – The Best Burger This Side of New York
Basque Finger Food – Pick Up Pintxos
Thong Dee’s – Authentic Thai Food In Folkestone
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 and The Fish Shack
The Bao Baron of Folkestone
Bobbies Bakehouse and The Taco Shed
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 Nook – Keeping It In The Family
The Pilot Beach Bar – The World’s Best Beer Garden
Bitten Written’s Fantasy Food Tour of Folkestone
Bloc – Artisan Cheese Delivered To Your Door
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
Delicious – Docker Bakehouse and Brewery
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
Officially the Best Burger in Kent – Big Boys Burgers
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
A Little R+R – Refuel and Refresh in Folkestone Harbour
Putters – Café on Beachside Beside The Sea

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