Food and drink on the Isle of Thanet

This month we thought we would share with you why the Isle of Thanet is a great foodie destination and give you a taster of the mouth-watering experiences you can enjoy here.

Broadstairs Food Festival (28 to 30 September)


We always get excited about this tasty event and it never disappoints.  Just walking around the stalls sampling the food and drink and selecting favourites for an impromptu picnic make for a very pleasant time.  This year the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with special guests Rachel Green (chef, author, TV presenter, demonstrator and food campaigner) and Stephen Harris (self-taught chef and owner of The Sportsman at Seasalter, National Restaurant of the Year 2017). Plus there will be the ever-popular chefs demonstrations and workshops.

Ramsgate Brewery Tours

brewery tour

Experience how great beer is made and perhaps try an award winning ale, their Gadds No.3 won Kent Beer of the Year in this year’s taste of Kent awards.  Tours run on the first Saturday each month between 11am and 1pm at its only £13.68 per person, including beer.

And whilst on the subject of beer, did you know that Thanet is rumoured to have more micro-pubs than any other destination?

Award Winning Eateries

There are so many delicious restaurants in the area we can’t name them all, but we can tell you which ones have recent awards or have been listed in The Good Food Guide 2019.  This is just a list so you can click-through to the menus and find the one that most tickles your tastebuds:

Taste of Kent Awards 2018

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Buoy and Oyster, Margate – Winner, Kent Restaurant of the Year – seafood restaurant serving seaside favourites with a modern twist.  Their terrace has super views over Margate Main Sands

Bessie's Tea Parlour, Broadstairs - afternoon tea - landscape - credit Alice Horner
Credit – Alice Horner

Bessies Tea Parlour, Broadstairs – Winner, Kent Food Producer of the Year – tea parlour with a little touch of nostalgia

The Good Food Guide 2019

Angelas – Scallops A Coghlan

Angelas, Margate – which won the Editors’ Award in a new category ‘Best for sustainability’ – seafood restaurant serving ethically sourced, MSC certified seafood alongside simple, seasonal vegetable-based dishes.

Bottega Caruso, Margate (Italian)

Hantverk and Found, Margate (seafood cafe)

GB Pizza, Margate (pizza)

Greedy Cow, Margate (cafe, simple well-cooked meals)

The Kentish Pantry, Margate (bistro with local produce at its heart)

Stark, Broadstairs (their slogan is ‘good food, laid bare’)

Albarino, Broadstairs (tapas)

The Corner House, Minster (British)


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