We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone CT19 6AA, England
+44 (0)1303 212 070
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,337 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 589
    Excellent
  • 379
    Very good
  • 204
    Average
  • 100
    Poor
  • 65
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch mid week

Lovely location with great views out over the harbour. The service was efficient and friendly and we enjoyed the food. If there was a downside I would say that it was overpriced. I think that you can get better value elsewhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
John S
,
Ashford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

1,337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Godstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by friends on a Sunday lunchtime and had one of the best experiences of a fish restaurant Cockles, a whole Dressed Crab in its shell, Dover Sole on the bone all fresh and beautifully presented. This a must restaurant to visit overlooking Folkstone Harbour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely location with great views out over the harbour. The service was efficient and friendly and we enjoyed the food. If there was a downside I would say that it was overpriced. I think that you can get better value elsewhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been here 3 times now and have only had 1 good meal. This visit was on Monday 28/7 and me, my wife and daughter and we were there for Steak night. The service was not great, we had to ask for my wife’s drink 3 times before it arrived and it took an hour for our steaks to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
273 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Advised by a local friend to try upstairs for a snack lunch. Wonderful views across the harbour and further afield. A nice fancy bar in very upmarket modern surroundings. Excellent eggs royale with salmon and also crab. Very tasty. Nice range of drinks with really good service from the attentive bar staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Folkestone, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great evening out with friends My only negatives were that the battered courgette flowers ended up served as battered baby courgettes. The minted Jersey Royals would have been better served as minted local new potatoes as the skins were tough and bitter. Thats it- everything else was as anticipated and the evening views to die for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Margate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went to Rocksalt in Folkestone last night, after War and Peace.. Have been several times before.. From previous visits, thought it was ok, but not great.. Last night, it was fabulous.. I had Aubergine with Kale Salad and Pesto, Then the best Lemon Sole with Samphire and Smoothest mash, Paul had the Sweetest tenderest Lobster ever.. The over indulgent and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a lunch on busy Saturday afternoon and found the food, the staff and the atmosphere great. The views of the harbour are lovely. The restaurant is modern, fresh and clean. Our waiters were cheerful, friendly and knowledgeable. The children were provided pencils, menus to draw on and a good choice of children's meals. The only thing: it IS... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really lovely setting but am afraid don't rate the food not very good value In my opinion very much paying for the setting Bar is great but really not so impressed w have been two or three times restaurant is not put outs image

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been to Rocksalt a couple of times before and I have to say, each time had got progressively worse... The last time both the food and the service let down the wonderful location and I vowed not to return. However, you simply can't beat the location so I thought we'd try Rocksalt again and I'm glad I did!!! I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

with a party of 5 friends - we are in that location every year, when we attend the W&P event at Folkestone racecourse - I booked through Opentable weeks ago. we reached the restaurant perfectly on time, and we were greated with cordiality. this is a place that has a sort of ambition to be a fancy restaurant. we ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Rocksalt also viewed

 
Folkestone, Kent
 

Been to Rocksalt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rocksalt

Address: 4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone CT19 6AA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1303 212 070
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Contemporary

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone CT19 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1303 212 070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rocksalt and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
kent
6 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rocksalt staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?