Food and Drink

If you're seeking fish and chips by the sea, gourmet cuisine, international dishes or a cosy pub meal, Folkestone and Hythe has it all... If alfresco dining is more your thing, beautiful beaches, coastal views and rolling hills offer the perfect spots for picnics.

Folkestone offers a multitude of eateries, bars and pubs at the beach areas of Sunny Sands and Mermaid Beach.  The Harbour area and Harbour Arm have a range of options, from award winning restaurants to smaller cafés. In the Creative Quarter, enjoy a coffee surrounded by vintage books in Steep Street. Veggie or vegan? Try out Uno Mas' Central American street food and discover why Beanos Vegetarian Café is a local favourite! Love live music with a speciality ale, cider or wine? Then discover Kipp’s Ale House and the Lime Bar Café. For a family meal or night out with friends then the Creative Quarter has something for every palette including Big Boys Fine Burger Company, Blooms and El Cortador Tapas Restaurant.

In Hythe, there is the parade and beach areas with hotels and an excellent fish restaurant. A short walk inland and over the Military Canal finds the main high street with many cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs.

Romney Marsh has many pubs, from old village inns to modern wine bars, with rich histories and stories of smuggling and more. You will also find many restaurants, takeaways and tea rooms.

The annual Hythe Food and Drink Festival every July, celebrates and promotes local produce with the canal as a backdrop. This family friendly event runs over three days in July and includes hot food, live music, beer festival, cooking demos, children's rides and other activities.