Stay and Eat
Whatever your tastes or budget, you'll find something to suit your appetite in Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and the Kent Downs.
There is a smorgasbord of quality and award-winning restaurants, cafes, bars and tea rooms, offering everything from three-course fine dining to fish and chips by the sea.
Many venues offer spectacular views across the channel, such as the Cliffe Lounge Bar & Kitchen, located on the famous Leas of Folkestone, with panoramic views of the stunning seafront.
Diners at Rocksalt Restaurant can see the fishing boats bobbing around in the harbour below and enjoy the freshest fish, or meat reared on the nearby farms.
For stylish dining in modern surroundings, try the Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel,and its onsite Bay Tree Bar & Grill, where Kentish produce is the focus. In Hythe, the Hythe Imperial Hotel has a variety of dining options to suit all needs and tastes, whether you want a formal setting or something more relaxed.
And if you're staying for a day or enjoying one of Port Lympne Nature Reserve's spectacular overnight safari breaks, you'll need to eat! Find out all about their best restaurants and cafes, including how they use locally-sourced produce, where you can enjoy five-star fine dining and how to keep your family fuelled up when exploring the huge wildlife reserve at Port Lympne.
For those who prefer to eat al fresco, there's a host of beautiful beaches, picnic areas and coastal parks available for BBQs or a snack in the sun.
There's so much to see and do in Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and the Kent Downs that you may need to stay for a night, or plan a longer break. Our accommodation pages can help you find the perfect place to rest your head, whether it's a hotel, bed and breakfast, camp site or holiday park.
The View Hotel is an independent,family-run boutique hotel with an emphasis on excellence in service and customer satisfaction. Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel is a charming Victorian building offering 4-star hotel accommodation in the West End of Folkestone. Set in tranquil surroundings and overlooking the English Channel, this family-friendly hotel was built in the 1890s and still holds its Victorian charm, whilst offering all the mod cons you'd expect of a contemporary hotel.
Rocksalt Rooms gives guests the choice of one of four boutique bolt holes, each with their own personality and dressed with Egyptian cotton, original antique beds, flat screen televisions and wet rooms. The rooms are situated a short walk from the Rocksalt restaurant and two have stunning views over the harbour and out to sea.
For larger groups, the Hythe Imperial has 92 rooms, and no two are the same. They range from intimate and cosy, to spacious and decadent; sea view or garden view; even cottage-style suites and family rooms with bunk beds.
Or why not try Port Lympne Nature Reserve, where there are many accommodation options. You can stay in the 4-star Port Lympne Hotel, or sleep just metres from the animals in one of their themed lodges. Whatever style you choose, a spectacular adventure awaits.