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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Kent

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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
4.9 (1353)
£41 and over
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Absolutely amazing. The food was a real delight and the wine pairings spot on. The service was perfectly pitched.
A photo of The Poet at Matfield restaurant
4.8 (2921)
£26 to £40
Tunbridge Wells
About the restaurant
The Poet offers an informal yet refined dining experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in a charismatic 16th century building, diners can expect food of the highest standards, made using the finest local and seasonal produce and lovingly prepared by a small team of chefs led by Head Chef & Director Lee Adams.

In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 25 craft gins available.

World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!

A warm welcome awaits diners from General Manager and Director Tom Haacke and his team. We look forward to seeing you!

STEAK NIGHT - The Al a Carte Is still available if you book for Steak Night!

Late cancellations - £20 per person.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Beautiful food and beautifully presented. Attentive & friendly staff. Would highly recommend.
A photo of Buenos Aires Nights Ashford restaurant
4.8 (372)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Ashford town centre you will find an elegant and cosy ambience with the best meat from Argentina charcoal-grilled, and wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely delicious food. Steaks cooked to perfection. Very attentive service. Some food little bit pricey so we save it for special occasions. Would definitely recommend.
A photo of Updown restaurant
4.8 (40)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Our magical conservatory restaurant is set amid Updown’s rambling grounds. Dine under the grape vines surrounded by beautiful 17th century brick and watch the chefs in the open kitchen tending to the wood fired grill and original farm house bread oven. The restaurant has been completely transformed by owners Ruth and Oli to be heated and fully enclosed and is open year round.

Menus will be small, hyper seasonal and use the best of local and European produce and change on regular basis to reflect what’s best. Everything is cooked over wood in the open kitchen. There is a short list of exciting wines of limited availability, local beers and seasonal cocktails.

On Wednesday nights in place of our à la carte we cook a Steak Night menu , priced at £30 per person for 3 courses. On Sunday nights the restaurant is closed but we serve a light supper for hotel guests in the Farmhouse.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely gorgeous - booked the Wednesday steak night set menu. Arrived early to enjoy a drink in the sun in the garden, followed by dinner which was delicious in a beautiful setting. Lovely staff just loved it all.
A photo of Firepit Restaurant at The Cave restaurant
4.7 (1042)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
The Firepit has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence in 2024 and The Cave Hotel & Golf Resort has been honored with the esteemed AA Breakfast Award for 2024.

The Firepit is a contemporary, fine dining, sharing-plate experience. All the flavours of world cuisine meet and fuse in our indulgent, re-imagined menu. The smokey, barbecue aromas of the American west combine with the delicately spiced tastes of the far east to create ambitious dishes that excite the tastebuds and showcase the finest in global cooking. Our bold and indulgent sharing menu delivers experimental dishes which do not disappoint. Our inspiration is vibrant and relaxed with an edgy and sophisticated spirit.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Maddie was an amazing waitress and the food was incredible. Wonderful evening for our sons birthdays
A photo of No 9 Restaurant restaurant
4.7 (71)
£26 to £40
Country kitchen
About the restaurant
No 9 Restaurant is located within the beautiful Walled Courtyard set within the 35 acres of Chapel House Estate, Minster, in Thanet. With its own private entrance, bar and courtyard, this is a great secret location to host regular gatherings with your family and friends or book for a private dining experience.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
My favourite restaurant, from the staff to the food to the ambience to the wine ! Absolutely amazing. X
A photo of The Korean Cowgirl at Cave Hotel restaurant
4.6 (963)
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic
About the restaurant
The Korean Cowgirl Restaurant provides a unique blend of Texas and Asian culture and cuisine. Here at the KCG we mean true low and slow smoked BBQ, cooked for hours over only real wood, no short cuts. Our Amazing wings and boneless bites are double fried for that crisp sensation.

Come and experience western dining for yourself.

Please note you are welcome to bring a celebration cake for your party, however we do not have any refrigerated storage for this. We do not provide any table decorations or balloons. You are most welcome to bring your own.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Our second visit to the Korean Cowgirl and just as good as our first. I attended the pitmaster course during the day and we ate later in the evening. The whole experience is highly entertaining and such a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend anyone serious about proper smoked meats and bbq attend, you will not be disappointed.
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Canterbury restaurant
4.3 (57)
£25 and under
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
Dined 5 days ago
Good atmosphere, good service and good food. The menu offered authentic French options. I liked the Breton fish stew and my wife liked the steak and chips. Here on a visit but otherwise would go again.
A photo of Castle View Restaurant restaurant
4.2 (1745)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
At The Castle View Restaurant, we cook the best traditional ingredients as simply as possible, letting the quality of the produce and the magnificent views across the castle’s moat speak for themselves.

We have changed the way we operate to ensure a safe and enjoying visit with all new government guidelines in place.

Please note we do not accept lunch bookings.

The oak-beamed 17th Century setting, offers diners a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views from the terrace of the 900 year old Leeds Castle beautifully lit at night.
Top review
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Wonderful evening. The best view of the castle as the sun was going down. Great food and very good service. Spotless restaurant, lovely atmosphere. One of our favourite restaurants.
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