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The Sandgate Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
8-9 Wellington Terrace | The Esplanade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3DY, England
+44 1303 220444
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“roast beef” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8-9 Wellington Terrace | The Esplanade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3DY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Warm welcome from the receptionist, nice reception area. Downhill as soon as entered the room. Had booked a room with a balcony. There was no wardrobe in the room, not even any hooks to hang anything. The front was off one of the drawers; very...More

Thank Jojo42_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location right on the sea front.......that's where it stopped,,,,, then we got to the room. The list goes on: We where presented with 4 coat hangers arranged on the bed, we thought that was a nice jester however when we looked around the room...More

Thank David S
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

A group of six of us pre booked the Christmas dinner menu prior to Christmas. A three course meal with coffee & mince pies. The menu choices were good well thought out something for everyone in our group. The portion sizes were good and the...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely young girl on reception. All the staff were very happy and friendly and willing to help. Our room had been smoked in and as I am asthmatic I couldn't stay in there. We were moved to different...More

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Just been here for Christmas lunch, was excellent!! The staff were really friendly, atmosphere was really nice, the food was exceptional, cannot fault it! Would definitely recommend! Thanks for a great lunch!

Thank Frost1167
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

The breakfast is very good so we thought we would try the lunch. We had three small plates - essentially tapas. They were fine but it's hard to judge a restaurant on such a sample. I have pretty much rated it on the breakfast which,...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the smoked salmon and the hot chocolate and the breakfasts are nice, however I felt a little let down by slow service, having said that, at least they took the time to cook food properly.

Thank eatsleepcry
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

Very nice position overlooking sea but on a busy road. November so a bit cool to sit out so we had a nice window view. Friendly staff and a nice menu. Fish pie was good, lots of fish and prawns but had been microwaved because...More

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Family meal 16 adults plus 4 children under 2 years old and 2 7 year olds. Food and service was good. Live music was on but you could sit outside to avoid it if you wished. Good views over the Channel. Ideal spot if the...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Turned up here to have a meal, as it is such a lovely position on the seafront. Most of the lights were out, so when we entered I had to check they were actually open. The woman behind the bar switched on lights (some not...More

Thank ruth k
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December 28, 2017|
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Response from Malcolm F | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was some three owners back, now ok for average food. My friend always go's there for tapas. Malcolm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Wellington Terrace | The Esplanade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone  >  Sandgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 220444
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  • This restaurant is at Sandgate Hotel
Sandgate is a picturesque seaside village tucked away between the ancient towns of Hythe and Folkestone in Kent. 829 at the boutique Sandgate Hotel, which is nestled amongst the antique stores and art galleries on Wellington Terrace, specialises in gourmet coastal cuisine and the restaurant���s sea views and modern cuisine attracts a diverse crowd of holiday-makers, local business types and yummy mummies. The refurbished 19th century dining room is decorated with designer wallpaper, fresh flowers and artworks by local artist Caroline Ashwood, and Head Chef Richard Bayliss has created a superb English menu. Favourites include the maple syrup glazed pork belly with confit tomatoes and baby gem, and the butter poached lemon sole with chive mash, asparagus and caviar cream.
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