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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Kent

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Kent? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The West House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1348)
£41 and over
European
Biddenden
About the restaurant
Biddenden in Kent is home to a small, family-run restaurant. Housed in a 15th Century weaver's cottage, The West House Restaurant is one of only a few restaurants in Kent to hold a Michelin star.
The Good Food Guide said of this Kent restaurant... “Respondents continue in their enthusiasm for Graham Garrett’s cuisine: ‘great intensity of flavours, fabulous textures.’ as one reader put it."

Top review
PeterE
Dined 4 days ago
This was the best meal I have ever had! They serve a long list of small portions of different dishes, all of which were prepared and presented to top standard, with a few started thrown in for good measure. The prawn and beef dishes were my favourites but would happily have had larger portions of any of them. The wine options also seem to be very good although was not able to drink a lot as was driving. Staff very welcoming too and brought a beautiful little happy anniversary dessert too at the end. Can not recommend this highly enough and will be back soon.
A photo of Twenty Seven Harbour Street restaurant
4.8
4.8 (77)
£26 to £40
Seafood
Broadstairs
About the restaurant
Twenty Seven Harbour Street is an independent, family run British Restaurant situated in Broadstairs, Kent overlooking Viking Bay. We specialise in a small plate menu of local, seasonal, fresh Kentish produce. We are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Roasts are served on Sundays.
Top review
JenR
Dined 1 day ago
I love this restaurant and the food is always amazing!! The staff are also lovely and welcoming and I highly recommend this restaurant.
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Tunbridge Wells restaurant
4.7
4.7 (141)
£25 and under
French
Tunbridge Wells
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful meal with friends. We all love the food and the staff is nice and friendly.
A photo of Stilebridge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (296)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Maidstone
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Stile Bridge, we have recently re-opened under new ownership and management following our sister restaurant "The Poet at Matfield".
We serve food lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, serving drinks & Bar snacks all day.
We source all our produce locally, finding inspiration from South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe to bring together a "New World" menu with Wines from across the earth to compliment your meal.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely ambience superb food and attentive staff. I would highly recommend .
A photo of Dr Legumes restaurant
4.7
4.7 (21)
£26 to £40
Vegan
Folkestone
About the restaurant
Based in the coastal town of Folkestone, on the South-East coast of England, Dr Legumes is a Community Interest Company that uses plant-based food as a tool to communicate the ethos of health-conscious food within our local community. We are passionate about blending local and exotic flavours to create a unique plant based dining experience.

We are a community interest company, invested in providing accessible workshops to engage our community in the ethos of LIFE.MADE.BETTER Our workshops are designed to engage our local community by using food to promote and focus on health, well-being & sustainability. We facilitate these workshops within the restaurant space at Dr Legumes.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
Simply the best food you can find in Folkestone. And it’s all vegan!
A photo of The Table restaurant
4.6
4.6 (119)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Broadstairs
About the restaurant
Step into The Table Restaurant, where Japanese-inspired street food meets a chic and intimate ambiance. Our location, just seconds away from the beautiful Broadstairs beach, makes it the perfect spot for a relaxing and indulgent meal.

Our exceptional cuisine is the brainchild of our ex-Gordon Ramsey and Soho House head chef, Joe Hill. Each dish is crafted to perfection, using only the freshest and most flavourful ingredients. Our menu will tantalize your taste buds with an explosion of flavours, making every bite an experience to remember.

The Table has garnered fans like Marina O'Loughlin, The Sunday Times restaurant critic. But we're not just known for our beachside hotspot - we also host a residency at one of the most prestigious members clubs in the world, Soho House.

Our New York street food vibes are sure to leave you captivated and craving more. So why wait? Join us for an unforgettable dining experience that's just an hour away from London. We can't wait to welcome you!

Top review
LeeB
Dined on Mar 3, 2024
Brilliant skills by Joe and the team.. Excellent all round...
A photo of Kumquat Restaurant - Tunbridge Wells restaurant
4.6
4.6 (70)
£26 to £40
Asian
Tunbridge Wells
About the restaurant
All of our menu items are inspired by Asian cuisine and have been created by Chef Patron Alex Boyd, after studying authentic Asian cuisine in Hong Kong.
Sourcing only the best ingredients, we also have a variety of skilfully made handcrafted cocktails, carefully selected wines, and beer to choose from.
Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink and a snack, Kumquat's lively, casual yet upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates.
We look forward to serving you soon.

Top review
cpsharpvip
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely food but restaurant was extremely busy and needed at least two more staff to cope. Will be back though as the food was exceptional.
A photo of Sète restaurant
4.4
4.4 (21)
£26 to £40
French
Margate
About the restaurant
Sète (named after the coastal town in France) is a wine bar, shop, and kitchen.

Our doors opened to the wine bar in October 2022 and the restaurant and garden in July 2023. The seasonal menu focuses on modern European cooking with a heavy French influence, highlighting the best produce Kent has to offer.

Wine is certainly at the heart of what we love. With an ever evolving list that highlights old world classics, accessible natural wines, female winemakers and exciting next generation vintners. We also serve a seasonally changing list of wine on tap and host private tastings.

Behind Sète is Natalia Ribbe who has worked across restaurants in Vienna, NYC and London, as well as the founder of the female collective; L.O.R.

In the kitchen is Head Chef Billy Stock who joins us from The Rose Inn in Wickembraux, St. John, The Marksman and Rochelle at the ICA to name a few.

Whether you’re a Cliftonville resident or a Margate day tripp

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Best dining experience in Margate… amazing food and Natalia is a superb host x
A photo of The Toll Bridge Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (101)
£25 and under
British
Sandwich
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
HowardH
Dined 1 day ago
Very good service by friendly staff. Food was very good particularly the soft shell crab starter . Will certainly return .
A photo of Street Kings Smoke Shack restaurant
4.2
4.2 (153)
£25 and under
Barbecue
Whitstable
About the restaurant
We use only the finest Angus Beef to create our Beef Brisket dish carefully select Pork for our Big Gig Ribs and Pulled Pork, our Smoking process is all done in-house using selected wood such as Hickory, Oak, Cherry and Apple, Our Signature Dish is The King a Platter big enough for 2 offering all our Bar.B.Q offerings on one platter, for every King we serve we feed a homeless person
Along side our American BBQ we also offer Caribbean Classics on Sundays including Jerk Chicken & Pork, Beef Stew, Curry Chicken with Rice & Peas.
We are a small family resturant serving good honest food, no pretentiousness here. We just want to connect people through great food, we feel that Love and Passion is our most important ingredient.
Executive Chef & Founder Antonio De Sousa and Head Chef Jordan French are bringing the Best Bar.B.Q in Whitstable awarded by Restaurant Guru.
We are across the road from Co-Op
Our Resturant is a 16 seater playing Rythm and Blues with cosy and friendly enviroment.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Food was great, very filling, made a nice change to go to a different type of restaurant,will definately be returning 😀
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