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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Appealing cooking in a restored 1900 building

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At a glance

Wines by the glass

This intimate restaurant occupies a restored general store that's been at the hub of local life since 1900. Framed photos sit alongside local artworks, and the decor has an unforced, mix-and-match look that sits well with the simple, unaffected culinary approach. The kitchen takes Kent's splendid produce, handles it with skill and respect and transforms it into a starter of duck hash with a poached egg and mustard aïoli, followed by locally-landed ling with courgette fritters and cauliflower risotto. Puddings are pleasing too, with particular praise going to the impressive natural flavours in banana parfait topped with an airy banana espuma.

Opening hours

  • Days closed: Mon (Tue private parties only)
  • Lunch served from: 9
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 11

Chef

  • Chef: Jeff Kipp

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Contemporary British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 9
  • Wines by the glass: 16

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Hythe, Sandling
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