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“A very nice lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rocksalt

Rocksalt
4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone CT19 6AA, England
+44 (0)1303 212 070
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Ranked #35 of 140 Restaurants in Folkestone
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
folkestone
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61 reviews 61 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A very nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We returned to Rocksalt for a pre-Christmas lunch with Mum.

The room was busy without being noisy. That's good, as the dining room is best about two thirds full.
The tide was in and the view, out to sea, was splendid.
The service was attentive throughout, whilst friendly and relaxed.

We were given plenty of choice with a la carte, specials and a pre-fixe lunch option. The food is made from locally sourced produce. This reminds us that there are many lovely things from Kent and that they are good to eat.

The presentation of dishes is modern, tidy and precise, and avoids being too fancy.
Everything tasted as good as it looked.
We had a very nice lunch and were delighted.

We've eaten here a few times and, all-in-all, we have always been pleased. Today, there was a slight problem with a delay to our mains - actually, we were enjoying ourselves so much we barely noticed.

It obviously helps that this is our local and that we don't have to drive an hour to arrive.
For us, the whole thing is pitched just right.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice view same about the rest”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Went for a mid week Lunch, restaurant was quite but music was defiantly not!
Food was cold boring and simply poor.
I would also like to point out we all get the Rock salt thing so no need to leave dirty rock salt on table I would rather go unseasoned.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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“Great food with a lovely view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We visited Rocksalt with my parents and brother & sister-in-law to celebrate my 40th Birthday. What a lovely experience. We had a great table in the cente of a restaurant on a lovely sunny December day. The staff were very attentive and the food excellent. Plenty of different dishes to choose from, with many using locally sourced ingredients. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definately be going back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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“Expensive harbour view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Friendly staff, lovely restaurant, night view of harbour was very nice. Unfortunately the food did not live up to expectations, from a table of 4 all having 3 courses only a couple of the dishes were good. I had a "catch of the day" mackerel pasty that was served dry and overpowered by a herb. When you are charged £50 a head (including drinks) a bit of sauce wouldn't hurt. And I don't expect to ask for an addition to change their menu. The separate bar was closed for a private function and although we were phoned after booking, on a Friday evening this was a little unusual.

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Woodchurch, United Kingdom
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“Stormy weather”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

It was a filthy day outside, so good to be in the warm modern surroundings inside Rock Salt, watching the waves crash over the harbour arm, and fishing boats rock outside.
Three of us ate a la carte, which was definitely the better way than the restricted set menu I have eaten before. Lovely fish stew and excellent steak. Bit pricey, but I didn't care cos Peter was paying! Our waitress was excellent. Plenty of really nice Chablis drunk, so a good time had by all

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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