Rocksalt

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£25 and under
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British
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

Dinner: 3 courses with fizz on arrival and coffee/tea £25

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 13 May 2020

Availability: Tue-Thu 18:00-21:00

Lunch: 3 courses £20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 13 May 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00

What 4635 People Are Saying
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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable meal with great service in a lovely restaurant.

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and venue. Looking forward to going back and bringing more friends with me.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

On arrival we had to wait. Several staff passed by without a word. All it needed was a “sorry we’ll be with you very soon”, the six of us went to the bar. Same thing, took several minutes before we were asked what we wanted to drink. We then went down for our table and still had to wait. This was some 20 minutes after the time our table was booked. I asked a staff member what was going on and why we had to wait, I was told that “the person on the door has disappeared”. Brilliant. We finally sat down and from then on our opinion was transformed. It was brilliant. The food was utterly fantastic and the service certainly improved. I mean no ill will by my opening comments. But what makes a fantastic restaurant ‘great’ is the whole package.

J
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Look forward to experiencing the same in the summer on the veranda. But I wasn’t I
Pressed with the white wine by the glass.

t
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food. Very fresh fish (plaice). Superb setting overlooking the harbour.

GH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted a special meal, as it was our first visit to this celebratory chefs restaurant, we expected to be blown away.
The service was ok, the food was cooked nicely but value for money it is not.
Won’t be going back

W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Rocksalt since it opened and have always enjoyed the experience. Lunch on Wednesday though was probably the best meal I have had and such good value. Ingredients were all of an excellent quality, portions were generous and all three courses utterly delicious. The staff were professional, delightful and helpful.
Well done Rocksalt.

C
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited before so had high expectations when visiting with friends on a winters wind swept evening. Were not disappointed. Staff attentive, friendly and professional. Food very good, choices from several menus a bit confusing but good once explained!
We will be going again.

KB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location despite the awful weather and the waves breaking over the harbour arm. The food and service was outstanding. We had the Offer lunch time menu including a glass of bubbly and I must say for the price the choices were excellent. We will return this time to try the full menu.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given it was a rare Saturday off for me, we were made so welcome when we got there. The food was fantastic and the staff very attentive. My girlfriend absolutely loved it and was over the moon with how the staff looked after us. It was an amazing night and I can’t thank you enough.

MW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent service excellent Food and great view over the Harbour.

MB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect dining experience right from front of house advising on where to park. To hugs from the staff when we left.
The food was out of this world. Setting perfect. And the staff where a credit. To the owner.
It was our first visit. A special occasion as it was my partners birthday. The staff made her feel like a princess . We will most definitely be back soon. We dined at rick stein sandbanks February last year. I would hate to have to choose between the two as to what restaurant I prefer . One very happy customer . 10/10 .

LD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, lovely view. I found the meals were quite slow to come out, particularly the starters. I was also disappointed with the burrata; it should be soft and creamy but it was as if it had been kept in a very cold fridge too long.

FA
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been trying to visit Rocksalt for some time but never quite made it. However, it was worth the wait, the staff are absolutely lovely and very helpful in suggesting variations if the preferred menu option wasn't quite to our taste. The atmosphere was very relaxed and having been seated at a window table overlooking the harbour, what more could we have wanted.

n
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After discovering the companion restaurant in Brixham, we were delighted to find one in Folkestone. Food (and cocktails) wonderful, service attentive but not intrusive and the setting is beautiful. Will no doubt visit many more times.

JR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had lunch on Saturday with friends who had not dined at Rocksalt before. The starters and desserts were all to our liking. The mains were a little disappointing. Two had mallard which looked rather a small portion. My wife and I had turbot - having eaten turbot at Rocksalt before when the fish was shared between us, we were really looking forward to our food. We were a little disappointed as the plate of food was a little too greasy for us.
For the first time ever I was not impressed by the service - it was friendly and timely but the attention to detail was not up to Rocksalt's usual high standard.
Despite this, we will be back again when we are in Kent.

NB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We visited last week and had delicious meals. The service was slow on Friday but food good when it arrived

SA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a lovely position overlooking the harbour, especially on a summers eve. We had an amazing meal with great service. Will be visiting again.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day lunch with the family

CR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

New years eve 2019
Downside: The only ale on sale had gone off and only one of the lagers was available
The food, although minimal was nicely presented and tasty except the scallops were under cooked. For a minimum £100 per head this was not great value.
Upside: The staff were probably the best you'll find anywhere - friendly and efficient .

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Rocksalt several times & always enjoy it. The view over the harbour is superb, even on a dull December day. The staff are warm & welcoming & the food creative & tasty & locally sourced. Recommended for a special treat.

D
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Whilst it was a lunchtime service the noise being made my screaming children was unacceptable the Waitress kindly moved us to a table furthest from the badly behaved brats, parents should refrain from taking their children to fine dining restaurants if they cannnot behave in that environment. For those there with children behaving in an appropriate way you have my respect

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The gas was off no one informed us... no prawns or muscles on the menu ... terrible service .. given soup but not spoons, bread but no butter ... food was bland. After a 2.5 hr drive from London will not be going back there any time soon

F
London
54 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and faultless in every way

f
London
47 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as usual and service was good considering Boxing Day is always very busy.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing food, impeccable service, great atmosphere.

C
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have been to Rocksalt a few times never at Christmas. We cannot praise it enough.
The manager, as always, greeted in a very friendly way. My husband has mobility problems, she took me to the table allotted to make sure it was accessible for him, which it was. The canapés and bubbly to start off the meal were so tasty. The choices on the menu covered all tastes. The food was wonderful, with special mention of the roast potatoes, better than I have ever had in a restaurant or home! The service was excellent with all staff attentive and smiling and jovial at all times. Cannot praise enough.

VW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely assortment of food, really tasty and fancy views, will definitely be booking for next year.

s
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first class will definitely be coming back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas eve
Attentive service

Delicious food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve

LY
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have visited Rock Salt many times and returned because the food and service have always been excellent. Our last visit on Christmas Eve wasn’t so great, the service fell short of what we have come to expect and left us feeling disappointed.

AS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The service was extremely attentive, particularly as the waiting staff had a tricky task but please.....if you are going to eat here try to go at a time when people know how to behave. Which is what we’d thought we had done. Sadly, our evening was sullied by a rowdy, cackling group of people who succeeded in ruining not only our evening but all the other people sitting nearby. The waiting staff were extremely apologetic and did their utmost to move all of the other diners away from the offending group. Bad luck Rocksalt..........but we will not be returning in a hurry.

DH
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Four of the five meals were good, however my husbands Plaice was slightly over cooked and dry. The fish came with no garnish or sauce so basic for the cost. My Cod however was delicious with a lovely sauce and garnish. The service was very good and the view and location excellent especially as the day was sunny.

JH
Kent
92 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience at Rocksalt. The weather was sunny and we could see France on the horizon. The food was good and even the fussy vegetarian in our party was happy. The Sunday roast is always a good option and you don't have to choose between the roasts on offer but have 'best of both'. The festive special of stuffed turkey breast with all the trimmings was also good. There were a lot of large parties in and noise levels were rather high but the atmosphere was happy and not raucous.

LL
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful views with stunning scenery as a backdrop to creative and very tasty food. Good choice of meat, fish and vegetarian. friendly, helpful staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely anniversary meal. Great food as always. Not over pretentious and comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful view.

M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They’ve got the service much better. Food always hit and miss fish was awful, steak was amazing, chips undercooked, over priced for what it is.

DB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb , well presented and delicious. All the Staff were very attentive. The atmosphere was perfect , it was a lovely evening.

KS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say it was amazing everything about the restaurant was fab .. we were there for my husband's birthday and he loved it .... All the staff were amazing , professional , polite and fab at there job they all showed real professionalism... Can't wait to go back for my 50 birthday ...
Highly recommend