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The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Shorncliffe and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

Crucially the 'More' tag at the bottom of the review list goes to an Eating Out Map with all local Restaurants, Pizza Houses, Pubs and Takeaways around you. In case we have missed anything we have the Thompson All restaurant tag at the very bottom.

Enjoy eating out around Shorncliffe!
Earls Restaurant

39 Earls Ave, Folkestone CT20 2HB, UK – 01303 245166

The staff is very welcoming, and also very kind. We hadn't booked a table, but we got one, though (on a Tuesday evening). The portions aren't big, but delicious. The prices are fair.

Nice restaurant for both evening and lunch. Great staff

El Cortador Tapas Bar

41 The Old High St, Folkestone CT20 1RL, UK – 01303 243974

My wife and I shared an incredible evening meal here tonight. From the friendly welcome to the cheery goodbye everything was perfect! I am unable to find fault with this stunning restaurant. The service was absolutely on point but not intrusive. The food came out piping hot and in very good time. All the dishes we ordered (there were quite a few!) Were beautiful, full of flavour and of generous size. Both the wine and the cider went down well and the pudding was to die for! A real treat and somewhere we will certainly be returning.

my wife and I decided to eat here on 18/7/18. we are always eating out but never had tapas. so it was a bit of a risk to go on our anniversary. well the risk was blown away after entering. fantastic service, Evan better food. every dish was my favourite until I tried the next one. if your looking for great service and excellent food. this is a must go. thank you for a great night.


4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone CT19 6AA, UK – 01303 212070

Really lovely place. Didn't have the food...this time! But looked amazing. Really nice layout with stunning views looking out across the water. The cocktail bar upstairs was fantastic..a little pricey but it's a nice place and worth stopping by for a drink or food.

One of the best restaurants in Kent. Great food, good service, lovely views. And a good bar offering cocktails. Rocksalt offers great local produce, including fresh fish caught in local waters by Folkestone boats. It's not hugely expensive either. Highly recommended as a treat, or if you’re visiting Kent or Folkestone. Perfect for a summer evening by the sea.

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Shorncliffe or in Folkestone area


Monument House, 22-26 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, UK – 01303 227275

Me and a couple of friends went for the Sunday Buffet yesterday and have to say it's one of the best we've had. We all agree that the food is of extremely high quality, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was spot on. We will definitely be going again to enjoy this restaurant. 5 stars

The tandoori was pretty good. I’ll admit that there’s something to a few of the negative reviews - the service was a little cold. I got the feeling that the servers either didn’t know what to do with a couple of Americans or were miffed that they actually had to work for their paychecks. It’s not like we didn’t speak English. When the food did come out, it was pretty good. The final price was rather high, but compared to a lot of the Indian food we get in the states, the price was almost worth it. Almost. If you’re coming to the area during the off season, this may be one of the only open restaurants on the promenade, which is astounding to me. It’s almost like the English hate making money.

Prince of India

23 Risborough Ln, Folkestone CT19 4JH, UK – 01303 276298

Buffet night on Thursday is always great value for money. Staff always kind, chatty, helpful and efficient. Even when busy your not left waiting around. Food is really nice. I've used visited on previously mentioned buffer night, normal nights and have used their takeaway and food consistently good

Always a pleasure to eat here . Everyone so friendly and professional

Curry Garden

54 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JP, UK – 01303 254052

Sammi & his beautiful family take great pride in preparing & serving the best Indian food. Whether dinning in their restaurant, picking up a takeaway or ordering a delivery. I will be surprised if you do not go back again & again. A++

I called early on a Saturday.. not really expecting someone to answer... but they did (at around 4 o'clock). Thought I'd place my order in early, and indeed see if that was possible. Instead the guy on the phone was rude to me and hung up on me with a simple sentence of " we no open yet!". It's a shame as their food is nice and I thought I was doing them a favour ordering early. Customer service in this instance was diabolical! I'll go else where now and enjoy my takeaways from another restaurant.

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

Bella Pizza E Pasta

124 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BW, UK – 01303 210225

Had a lovely meal today my wife's family are from Southern Italy and this is a nice authentic family run restaurant with good food and nice atmosphere

Both my partner and I ate here last night,, lovely friendly place, food tasty, the chef brought out our food which I had mushroom risotto and my partner had mushroom pizza, we also had starters. We are vegertarians,,

La Tavernetta

Leaside Court, Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, UK – 01303 255044

Amazing little gem. Went there tonight with my family. The staff where very friendly and especially good with my 3 year old son. He loved the pasta. Would highly recommend.

Absolutely superb we haven't be there for about a year but still remembered us and welcomed us back like we were family. Beautiful food and top class service. Will be back again soon

Luciano Tavolacalda

60 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JP, UK – 01303 256163

Exceptionally friendly place. The owners have a great reputation in Folkestone and are a lovely couple. They make you feel like you're eating at home, plenty bread, digestif and healthy portions of starters and mains. The coffee was nice and he cakes (all made in house) were really nice and we'll sized slices too. 3 courses and every fine detail in-between catered for perfectly. 42 years open for a reason. I'm definitely going back to try the pizza, it looked fantastic. The lasagne was delicious. Highly recommended!!

Great little place to eat. Food, service and atmosphere was great. We have always overlooked it because of its location but definitely well worth a visit!

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Blue Martini

24 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, UK – 01303 850075

A fun place full of oddities. The younger bar staff can be a quite frosty but the cocktails are £6 between 8-10pm on the weekends

Love the place, drinks and music with a friendly and welcoming bar staff

Bathtub & Gun

Folkestone Harbour Arm, Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone CT20 1QQ, UK

Was actually shut. But the very kind owner opened so we could have a drink. Which was a lovely craft Amber beer from Surrey (I think). Beautiful setting and good selection of drinks. This place is a hidden jem

Small bar, but friendly staff, with an excellent choice of drinks

Ocean Bleu Bar & Lounge

The Leas Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2EB, UK – 01303 851231

Cosy and friendly! Great food and polite staff. Their pastries on afternoon tea is home made, we had surprise birthday cake beautifully made. Thanks

Amazing service and cocktails.


Folkestone Chinese Restaurants

Hop Kweng

1, Majestic Parade, Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BZ, UK – 01303 256532

Great for couples - quality food - clean - the portions are not that big but still ok - if you're a big eater then order up! I had the crispy aromatic duck & seasonal braised Chinese vegetables - the duck was great - the veges were good. Price came to £17.35. I highly recommend this place & will go back there with my girl as she loves duck too. Quality food, reasonably priced & intimate atmosphere with great staff that attends to your needs without disturbing you. Best meal i have had in Folkestone!

Wonderful journey back in time, unpretentious tasty Anglo Chinese food, served up in a restaurant whose decor, font style and booth tables date back to the early Seventies. Perfect service, good value, white table cloths and fortune cookies. Unique!

Lo-Lo Chinese Takeaway

129 Enbrook Valley, Folkestone CT20 3NE, UK – 01303 223399

The Thai green curry is great!! As is everything else I have tried to be honest! Great, fast service too

Have ordered from here a number of times and food is always hot and tasty, have never been disappointed, vegetarian options are good too. Highly recommended.


2 Castle Hill Ave, Folkestone CT20 2QS, UK – 01303 211128

The best eat all you can buffet! We have been many times and have had some of the kids parties there. The staff bring out a cake and take a family picture and then print out a birthday card with the chinese birth year and info on it as a lovely momento! Great atmosphere and well stocked bar.

Good food but very small selection considering its over 16 quid in a evening Also ants on the fruit

Folkestone Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Beano's Vegetarian Cafe Bar

43 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JT, UK – 01303 211817

This place is fantastic. I had the vegan mega burger and a side of vegan cheesy chips. Everything was awesome. My other half has only recently gone vegan and he was all about those chips! My Mum joined us and, whilst she's not vegan, she thoroughly enjoyed a falafel wrap. Happy diners all round. The staff were also lovely and very helpful.

Stopped in for an impromptu lunch whilst working in Folkestone. Ordered the vegan Thai green curry and it was amazing! My first experience of crispy tofu in a curry and I loved it. For dessert I had the vegan carrot cake, and for some reason I had it in my head that it would be dry? I asked for cream but as they were vegan they didn't have any. Maaaan I'm glad they didn't have cream! It was so lovely and moist and tastes amazing! Will definitely return.


Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, UK terminal, Ashford Road, Folkestone CT18 8XX, UK – 01303 282034

Excellent catering for food intolerances. Our train was delayed, so we needed lunch for a hungry dad, wife on a diet, and child with multiple food intolerances. This place was comfortably able to cater for all our us with genuinely tasty food and friendly service. They even have a little creche area.

If you are in a hurry, hmm, let's say you have a train to catch to France, then this may not be for you. Service is mind numbingly slow. On the bright side Leon make a pretty good Flat White coffee.

Jiabs Thai Cuisine

23 The Stade, Folkestone CT19 6AB, UK – 01303 251114

Nice food

Fab food

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Shorncliffe Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Shorncliffe or near Folkestone. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Shorncliffe street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

Pub Food with Reviews, Maps and Links to their websites

The Chambers

Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Pl, Folkestone CT20 2BB, UK – 01303 223333

This is the most popular pub with locals in town. Great spread of events, food and booze. Great for gin lovers and beer lovers alike.

Chamber is a Good place to go, if it's for a pub lunch or a night out on the weekend, friendly staff good atmosphere. generally always something going on weather its a DJ or live music your be entertained. definitely one of the better places to go in Folkestone for a drink. The food is great all freshly prepared and good size potions and always feels the hole :)

The Pullman

9 Church St, Folkestone CT20 1SE, UK – 01303 488966

The pub is cosy, warm and welcoming. The food quality and quantity is excellent. A large beer garden family friendly at the typical times you'd expect from a rustic pub. My only minor complaint is the speed of food arriving at the table as it can feel slow at times but the trade off is all items are cooked to order.

Fantastic atmosphere and the food is some of the best in the area in my opinion. Staff are friendly and they are happy to cater for large groups at short notice . They managed to sort a table for 12 of us with only a few hours notice. Highly recommended.

Firkin Alehouse

20 Cheriton Pl, Folkestone CT20 2AZ, UK – 07894 068432

Lovely place. Small and personal. No slot machines, no noisy music, no nothing. Just a room with tables and chairs and an outstanding offering of real ales. These change constantly so you never know what's on. Bliss. Beers are super cheap as well. What's not to like...

Small place with a comfortable atmosphere. A few beers on tap and some bottles/cans. A nice place to stop for a beer or two. Very friendly proprietor and customers.