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Find great restaurants and beautiful places to eat and drink in Kent, from sleek Michelin-starred restaurants to characterful pubs by the beach.

Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class wineries, tangy cider and classically-brewed beer - Kent overflows with fine things to eat and drink.         

Whether you’re a visitor looking to stop off for a bite to eat, or you’re out to celebrate that special occasion, Kent does not disappoint for places to eat, boasting some of the finest restaurants and mouth-watering cuisine. Highlights include world-famous gastro pub The Sportsman in Seasalter - holding one Michelin Star, it repeatedly makes critics' top ten restaurants in the UK. You can also sample Michelin star dining at The West House in Biddenden and the Fordwich Arms in Canterbury, while Gordon Ramsay's former Head Chef at Claridges, Mark Sargent, is casting culinary spells in Folkestone by serving up superb seafood and harbour views at Rocksalt and his classy twist on fish n' chips at The Smokehouse. For timeless French and English classics, sensational steaks and views across the Channel, be sure to check out Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill at the Clifton Hotel - a must-visit for foodies in Folkestone. 

Farmers showcase their wares at countless markets across the county, and a trip to The Goods Shed in Canterbury and Macknades in Faversham is essential for foodies. Or visit during a food festival where excellent produce comes with tastings, cooking demos, workshops and art events too. Highlights include the Whitstable Oyster Festival, Canterbury's Eurofair, the Broadstairs Food Fair, and the apple and cherry festivals at Brogdale.

Tickle your tastebuds with fine Kentish produce such as delicious Whitstable Oysters, succulent Romney Marsh Lamb and sea-fresh Dover Sole, washed down with one of Kent’s award-winning sparkling wines or a pint of Shepherd Neame’s finest ale.

So, if you are looking for great restaurants in Canterbury, a hip and happening bar in Margate, a cosy country pub in Tunbridge Wells or the freshest produce from farm to table - book your next meal in Kent.

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