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My favourite KENT restaurants

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

Hi guys, to get to know me , abit better, I will be sharing more about myself in my blog posts. I love cooking. It's one of my favourite past times. Which means I am very passionate about food. I love going out to restaurants in the UK, and trying various cuisines and menus from different cultures. My parents are from a south American and carribbean culture so growing up, I had a very varied diet.

1) Rocksalt, Folkestone

I love this spanish resturant. Not only for its delicious food but also for its gorgeous panoramic views across the Harbour. Its really lovely in the summer, especially on the deck, watching the boats.

2) Reads, Faversham

This resturant is based in a elegant Georgian manor house in a lovely landscaped grounds, with traditional country house styling, antique furnishings and lovely ancient oil paintings. It's truly a beautiful place to come, for a romantic date. It's a boutique hotel /guest house. So you can also stay in the elegant bedrooms too.

3) The old Bank, Westerham

I like this contemporary style resturant. The menu is very elegant and sophisticated. It's a mixture of British and French dishes. It has a Mitchelin and rosette award. The chef was awarded by kent line magazine "chef of the year 2020". So that shows how nice the food is. The sommelier even showed us the old vaults to sample various wines.

4) Thackeray 's Royal Tunbridge Wells

This resturant has a great tasting menu. The wine pairing suggestions are fantastic. I had a hard decision on what was my favourite.

5) The wharf, crossways, Dartford

I discovered this lovely establishment by accident. I had absolutely no clue, it was here. Its a lovely upscale pub. It has stunning lakeside views from a terrace, and a large garden. The food was really nice too. The menu had a wide range of options. I have been several times here now, however make sure you book a table, before you turn up. They often get booked up. Don't show up without a reservation.

6) Who'd A thought it, Grafty Green, Maidstone

This is a hidden gem. It's based in a 5 star boutique hotel. The food is lovely, and it has a nice ambience. If you are looking for a lovely romantic restaurant, then this is a place to come. I have stayed at this hotel, with one of my regulars, several times. The hot tubs in the bedrooms is lush.

7) The Swan, West Malling

This is another hidden gem that one of my clients likes to take me to, when we are in West malling area. It's based in a gastropub. The owners have upgraded the place to a fine dining experience. it has loads of nice soft lighting, chandeliers and romantic decorm. From the outside it looks like a English country pub, however once you go inside, I was very pleased. The menu choice are sophisticated. It's not your stereotypical gastropub.

8) Fifi's brasserie, Maidstone

Whenever I am in the area, I like to come here for the afternoon tea experience. The decor is lovely. It's a really nice atmosphere. I would say it's a great lunch time and afternoon restaurant .

9) Chilston Park Luxury Hotel, Lenham

This is a lovely venue. We had a romantic private dining experience, in the Star room lounge, for my birthday surprise. It was amazing. We had the whole area to ourselves, overlooking the estate gardens. There is also the 2 rossette award, culpeper resturant onsite, that is open to the general public. It has a lovely seasonal menu. I have been to the culpeper resturant, at the hotel , several times. I have enjoyed the food everytime.

10) Don vincenzo , Rochester

This is a nice family run, traditional Italian resturant. The food is really nice. The menu is your stereotypical southern Italian. It's not my favourite resturant in kent, because there are so many great choices. However its definitely deserves to be included, in my top 10 list of favourite Kent restaurants. It's the best resturant in ROCHESTER, in terms of food quality, service, ambience and a friendly atmosphere. If you are in the Rochester area, I would definitely recommend it.

So there you go. Those were my top 10 favourite resturants in Kent, that I love to frequent.

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