Great places to eat in Kent
Known as the Garden of England, Kent is a mixture of picturesque countryside, historic towns and coast. The area stretches from the suburbs of London to the White Cliffs of Dover and receives many visitors, including those passing through on their way to the channel ports. There are plenty of good places to eat in Kent, many of which make full use of the local produce, including fresh fish and wines from local vineyards.
Top Kent restaurants
- Read’s in Faversham is housed in an elegant Georgian manor house. The menu consists of dishes that reflect the changing seasons and feature regionally sourced produce, including fish landed at Whitstable and Hythe and vegetables from the kitchen garden.
- The Sportsman in Seasalter, Whitstable is one of the UK’s top gastropubs, and it boasts a well-earned Michelin star. As the location suggests, fresh, local seafood features heavily on the menu, although meat and vegetarian dishes also feature alongside a tempting array of desserts.
- The West House in Biddenden also boasts a Michelin star. Housed in a 16th -century weaver’s cottage, the restaurant offers food that is sourced from the delicious local produce available. The restaurant reflects all the best qualities of a family-run business, with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.
- In picturesque Sissinghurst, you will find The Milk House, a village pub housed in a 16th-century house. The pub serves local ales and wine from local vineyards. The pub prides itself on sourcing as many ingredients for its dishes as possible from within a 20-mile radius. In summer, enjoy your meal on the terrace, and in the winter, a roaring fire will welcome you inside.
- At Alkham, not far from Dover, is The Marquis. Originally a 200-year-old village inn, the Marquis is now a boutique hotel with fine dining. The restaurant offers a variety of menus, including tasting, a la carte and afternoon tea, all reflecting the excellent local produce.