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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Kent

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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!

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4.8
4.8 (62)
£25 and under
English
Tunbridge Wells
About the restaurant
Set just a few minute's walk from the Tunbridge Wells Assembly Halls, and the historic Pantiles, TN1 Bar & Kitchen is a family-run restaurant, opened in May 2021, owned by Tess & Murat and their chef Lukas. TN1 has established a reputation as a warm and inviting restaurant and bar in the heart of Tunbridge Wells and provides drinks, cocktails and fresh food which is cooked on site by experienced chefs led by Lukas, and run by a welcoming front of house team headed up by Tess and Murat.

Our ethos is to serve modern & imaginative dining, which our talented kitchen team delivers 7 days a week. We’re open all day starting with brunch. Dishes include classics such as eggs Benedict and a full English or lighter options such as granola. Our a la carte menu boasts robust and creative flavours, using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients with a selection of grills and seasonal favourites including burgers, steaks, seafood and fish and the week finishes with a fantastic Sunday roast.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food was delicious, but service was a little slower than we’d normally expect. It was a busy Saturday and so I’m sure this was just a blip as the service is usually amazing
A photo of Friends of Flavours restaurant
4.7
4.7 (238)
£25 and under
Italian
Beckenham
About the restaurant
Friends of Flavours serves delicious, fresh Italian food every day. Enjoy genuine dishes prepared by our experienced chefs.
Top review
LyndaB
Dined 7 days ago
We’ve been to Friends of Flavour a couple of times now and everything is excellent, food, ambience and service, it really is a hidden gem, Would highly recommend it
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4.7
4.7 (84)
£25 and under
French
Greenhithe
About the restaurant
Côte Bluewater 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
NicolaL
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely service for family lunch. The minute steak was a little tough but everything else great
A photo of Dr Legumes restaurant
4.7
4.7 (22)
£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 Jun 9, 2024
Me and partner had the roast dinner and brownie for dessert. Absolutely delicious 😋
A photo of The Vineyard Fine Dining restaurant
4.7
4.7 (40)
£26 to £40
English
West Malling
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Vineyard, an exquisite English fine dining experience nestled in the heart of Wrotham Heath, Kent. Our culinary haven invites you to embark on a journey of indulgence, where every dish is a masterpiece crafted with passion, precision, and the finest locally-sourced ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
When we arrived we was greeted with a glass of Prosecco, and was shown to a beautiful table. We chose the set menu for fathers day. Wonderful food, amazing service.
A photo of The Ferry Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1117)
£25 and under
English
Tenterden
About the restaurant
The Ferry Inn is a serendipitous country public house with welcoming staff, character rooms, candlelight, open fires, real ales, popular foods and fantastic sunsets.

A 17th Century former smugglers haunt-- this is a pretty little pub in a lovely marshland setting with tables and benches on the front terrace and in the back alongside the riverbank.

Inside it's very easygoing and chatty. The main bar has hop-draped painted beams, a green dado, and stools against the bar where they serve a beer called Oxney Ale specially brewed for the pub by Westerham Brewery.

To the right is a cosy eating area with wheelback chairs-- ideal for a banquette with friends around a few long tables.
Top review
Lilikins
Dined 1 day ago
We haven't been for a while but weren't disappointed. As good as ever
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4.6
4.6 (53)
£25 and under
Wine Bar
Sandwich
About the restaurant
Italian Winebar (Vineria) serving a wide selection of the best Italian Wines, Platters , Cheeses, oven baked Pastas, Bruschette , Champagne , Cocktails and Desserts in one of the most iconic and unique building in Sandwich
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JFtattoovip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Great place, always welcoming and great with allergies! We feel very safe to eat and drink here as they are so helpful with our dietary requirements, especially in cocktails which can be tricky in most places. Thank you so much!
A photo of Mullins Brasserie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (66)
£26 to £40
Caribbean
Margate
About the restaurant
Mullins Brasserie is a unique and vibrant restaurant situated in the heart of Margate old town. Our head chef Antonio offers a menu inspired by his Bajan background with Caribbean and European influences. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, event or just out for the day/evening we can cater for you with a wide selection of choice and a great restaurant atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating available.
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HCHC
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Came for the first time this weekend and had a great experience - the staff were lovely and the food was excellent! Good value and would definitely come again. Would recommend the oxtail and the curried goat!
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4.5
4.5 (24)
£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 on May 31, 2024
Fantastic food and atmosphere. Fresh fantastic flavours.
A photo of The Chancery restaurant
4.4
4.4 (484)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Beckenham
About the restaurant
Please use Opentable to book tables for food only, for drinks our bar area is first come first served and you can book tables in the garden for drinks on 02086505744. We will serve breakfast sandwiches 10am-12pm daily, Lunch Monday -Saturday 12-3pm and Dinner 5.30-9pm, on Sunday food hours are 12.5.30pm and drinks only in the evening.


Operating since 2014 and providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere unrivalled in the area – with an exceptional seasonal menu and great range of quality beers, ales and handpicked fine wines to accompany it.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Food fantastic customer service is the wow factor staff absolutely amazing
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