Rocksalt

4.5
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£25 and under
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Mark Sargeant’s Rocksalt restaurant & bar in Folkestone celebrates the finest local produce & the best the British Isles has to offer. Seasonal ingredients are expertly prepared creating classic & contemporary dishes, while daily specials are influenced by the day’s catch, served in a relaxed, informal setting with panoramic harbour views.

Special Offers

Autumn/Winter: 2/3 courses £25/£30

inclusive of a choice of Glass of House white or red wine, glass of house beer or soft drink. Offer valid for tables of 4 maximum, 2 bookings cannot be joined together. In the event the table is moved to a later time past the deadline, the offer will be void and only the a la carte will be made available. If you are running late contact the restaurant to let them know or the offer will be void past its deadline. Rocksalt reserves the right to cancel the offer without prior notice.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 15 October 2019

Ends: 13 May 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 18:00-22:00

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was rather disappointed which is unusual at the Rocksalt. We were sent upstairs for a drink whilst our table was prepared. This had never happened before. We sat upstairs for some 40 mins expecting to be told when our table was ready. In the end I asked if we would be told and the waitress said no. This should have been explained In the first place. We returned downstairs to be told our table had been seated! The waitress fumbles around for another table and seats us. I was asked 3 times if we had any allergies. This was our wedding anniversary so more disappointing! They did bring out a small lemon pie with a candle in it but said nothing like, happy anniversary or anything. I will certainly think seriously before returning . Oh and the food, distinctly average.

B
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Booked for 1pm for 2 people. Took 30 before our drinks order was taken... service in general very slow untill it came to taking money and a tip when the waitress appeared and was overly friendly and all of a sudden interested in our day...

Left the restaurant at 3:20....

Other than that the good was incredible. The parsnip tart was delicious and a great selection of wines available.

f
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Booked a window table which was not available on arrival, sent up to an incredibly noisy bar, not for over 35's I reckon (we were all in our 60's) HOWEVER mamnager dealt with probelm swiftly and effectivley and more than made up for the initial problem.

m
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good 1st time I've used food excellent service excellent

c
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely location. Staff were very attentive & enjoyed every part of our meal. Worth the trip

g
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, terrific food and lovely relaxing ambience. Booked a table for next visit.

s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a table by the window with the lovely views over the harbour for our anniversary lunch. Food was very good and staff most welcoming and and efficient. A lovely touch was a mini lemon meringue pie with a candle to help us celebrate.
Would definitely recommend and will be back

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

JS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The fish was beautifully cooked and desserts were delicious

GE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday meal for our daughter. Wide range of menu (we went for Sunday Lunch) and even a sensible children menu for the smaller appetites. Will definitely go back on our next trip to Folkstone.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

only thing is that is too noisy.....food is lovely and service excellent.

CJ
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second time occurred had charged for two bottles of wine not one. Once pointed out were quick to change bill but wouldn’t expect this.

Also slower service than usual but were reasonably busy.

Lovely small dessert and candle for birthday celebration given which was very nice.

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thank you for an enjoyable meal. The birthday desserts were much appreciated!
We will visit again soon.

MI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food with a nice ambiance and harbour views. Service was faultless too. It is expensive but the quality is there. Ideal for a special occasion.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

After an initial hiccup in service - we were shown to our table and left abandoned for 20 minutes while later arrivals were attended to. Clearly an error but I had to call someone over. They were very apologetic and did everything to retrieve the situation including complimentary drinks. The subsequent service was exemplary.

IR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very calm and relaxing atmosphere great menu and very good attentive and friendly staff not just one or two but everyone serving was so pleasant. The food was great my starter seaweed crackers and creamy smooth taramasalata my husband very tasty pate then I had a grilled plaice so moist and well cooked plus truffle chips my husband a very tender well cooked rib eye steak veg and truffle chips, for my dessert I was brought a lemon meringue tart with a candle as it was my birthday which was a lovely gesture, my husband had the apple tart great. The wine recommended by the manageress was great and she was really nice as well. It is not always possible to be able to say that every part of a dining experience was great but it truly was.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spot on and all the people serving was really helpful and attentive

TW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, staff were extremely polite and welcoming and the food was out of this world. 100% recommend.

b
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere - food well presented. I thought mine lacked a little flavour but was tender.

R
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting. Varied menu with emphasis on fish understandably. Pleasant staff.

IS
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

A large party at one end of the restaurant, having drunk themselves silly in your bar beforehand, made so much noise I could not hear what my guests were saying. We had an interesting conversation in the taxi home about the legal requirements of restaurants to ameliorate excessive behaviour of guests for the sake of the more reasonable guests My guests are QCs and, like them, I have a wide network in Kent. Rocksalt will be advised against for encouraging the loud, drunken, inconsiderate crowd to be avoided..

PT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been here before but had heard about it. Location is great would have been good to get in via the railway line but understand you may have plans for that. Most impressed with the food and presentation. All excellent. Staff very attentive and pleasant. Our entire visit was extremely good. Thanks we will be back.

JR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lunch at Rocksalt after a walk from Sandgate is becoming a favourite way to spend a day when we are on holiday in Hythe. We enjoyed our food and the wine was delicious and the service was spot on! Well done Rocksalt.

KR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a superb setting, the Sunday Lunch is right on value for excellent food, careful with the crackling it’s a huge portion! 👌👌👌

CB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable and looking to visit in the future. Love looking out across the harbour and found the staff good. My wife has a few intolerances and this was no problem to the restaurant.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food, with excellent service, in a modern restaurant and fantastic atmosphere. Enjoyed trying new dishes which we have not seen before.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and atmosphere, as always. Thanks to all the staff, your efforts make the difference.

DR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have enjoyed eating at Rocksalt on many occasions but this meal was on the ordinary side. The oysters were not as fresh tasting as I would expect and sadly there was no turbot left so we had to have the much less flavoursome slip soles.

RC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is not my first choice normally, but it's so well cooked and looking out over the sea there is no real choice. Wonderful.

z
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travelled 120 miles there and back to dine at this, our favourite sea food restaurant.
Enough said?

PS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with views of the harbour from every table. Menu choice is varied and service friendly and efficient. Upstairs bar area equally cosy with a separate menu. Can’t wait to return.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I visited Rocksalt for the 3rd occasion yesterday and would happily return time and again. The food as ever was delicious! We love the changing menu and excellent service. The staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. My 9 month old dined with us and had a wonderful time. We were never made to feel that he was in the way and everyone made him very welcome. He especially enjoyed eating the hummus and freshly baked bread

EB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, service and wonderful view over the harbour.
Will definitely go back.

AC
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Expensive but excellent quality would definitely recommend this restaurant

P
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We found that at times we were ignored and requests for condiments were not given. It appeared that a table was getting all the attention . Food was good qutility but the fish at £14 came with no vegetables and a request for bread with the soup cost us £2. It is a money making outfit that uses its reputation to charge a lot

CK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended Rocksalt since our visit on Sunday. The staff are excellent, very friendly and just there for us at all times. The food was tasty and we enjoyed every bit. It was a nice touch to get the bread and hummus when we first sat down.

PS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always persistently good a real treat now and again!

AP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Belated birthday lunch. Not disappointed. Usual excellent standard. Look forward to returning soon

EB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and staff friendly and helpful. Quite noisy, but this was due to the restaurant being full, and it was on the expensive side. Would definitely come back but for special treat only.

SS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal was wonderful. Staff very helpful. Can’t really find any negative about this restaurant.