Rocksalt

4.5
5500 reviews
£25 and under
British
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.

Experiences

  • January 2022 Set Offer

    £35.00 per person

    Jan 9 - Jan 23, 2022

    3 Course Set meal, inclusive of a basket of Bread and Butter, choice of tea/coffee, and fudge 2-course Meal is also available for £27.50

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5500 People Are Saying
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GaryC
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are semi regular visitors to Rocksalt. We took advantage of the very reasonably priced set menu and we both agreed it was tremendous value for money. The ambience was lovely as the sun set over the harbour and the service was professional and un-hurried. The food was just superb and we could not fault anything. See you soon ...

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Elaine
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is outstanding. Found the service slow, but when you got the next course it was worth waiting for!!! Their lack of wines was a little disappointing, but was explained to us.
It is a while since we last ate there, but certainly go again.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were waiting to be seated for ages, once we were seated we had to wait another 15mins to get our drinks order, it was so hot and stuffy, food wasn't as described, the place looked a bit tired and needs a revamp,

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Irish
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, great food with a fantastic view across Folkestone Harbour and then a little stroll after lunch…..

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ChristianF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, will be going again soon

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WendyT
Kent
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The usual good standard of food and caring staff, then the amazing view over the harbour, what more could you ask?

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SaraM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and I’m sure normally the noise levels would be fine but there was a very loud large party which spoilt things a bit.

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Sugar5
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food. The restaurant was very busy so service was slower than normal. However they acknowledged this and to be honest we still had an amazing time. Would def recommend

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MichaelHarte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Last night was our first visit to RockSalt. The food was very good, cocktails fantastic.

Service was good, attentive without being on top of you.

Unfortunately the restaurant decided to allow a very young couple into the restaurant just for drinks to which the young man (18/19 at best) became very loud, obnoxious, very drunk and swearing at the top of his voice.

To the management of the restaurant, perhaps don't allow drinkers into the restaurant and perhaps don't allow them to order 10 drinks, between two people in one go.

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CharlotteD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really lovely food in a lovely setting. Great for a date night.

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Rebecca
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely evening in one of our favourite places. The food was absolutely delicious, there was a lively and busy atmosphere and the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal with Friends. Loved the food and flavours. The overall experience was excellent.
Will be making a return visit very soon.

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MTTAG
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch overlooking the harbour, we love this place. Always friendly and professional with excellent menu and superb food quality. They cater very well for those with intolerance to Gluten - Thank You !

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AnnS
Kent
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been several times to this restaurant and never disappoints. Food tasty, excellent service a great place with a great view all around the harbour.

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KeithM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning building and views of the harbour, made this meal stand out even more, excellent knowledgeable and friendly service, great timing between courses all of which were prepared ,seasoned and presented beautifully.

JP
JasonP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the third or fourth time we had been to Rocksalt and it did not disappoint. The service was up to their usual high standard, although we had to wait a little longer for our main courses. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The set menu was good value.

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GarethV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of house Staff were excellent well trained 👏 attentive ,food, we all had great dishes faultless 5 stars to those in the kitchen and never seen thank you. Location and veiw brilliant. There was no rush which was great more like dinning in a French restaurant . Personally we will all come back loved it.

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ColinW
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Rocksalt for my wife's birthday celebration dinner and, as ever, a great selection on the menu to choose from, some new additions, and some old favourites.

We both went "fishy" with my wife going for her favourite grilled chilli and garlic prawns while I went for the dressed crab, both excellent.

For mains my wife had the baked cod, which gave me "food envy" when it came up however, my grilled sea bass was delicious so I had no complaints.

I didn't have a pudding course as I was full however, my wife had a scoop of ice cream which the team decorated with "Happy Birthday" in a chocolate sauce which was a lovely touch.

We didn't go for our usual choice of wine during the meal, plumping instead to stay on our specific favourites, my wife going for the house champagne while I had a few cocktails, Long Island Iced Teas...

The restaurant wasn't packed but fairly busy and had a great buzz about the place. Atmosphere is something that Rocksalt doesn't lack...

All in all, a fabulous evening, aided and abetted by great food and drink, and a wonderful restaurant team. We will of course be going back again very soon...

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PDiner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a delightful A'sary celebration at Rocksalt. The food was superb, and we were well looked after by all the team.
It is a pleasure to dine somewhere where you are remembered, and the customer service is exemplary. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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vipKath23
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rocksalt - the food, the service and the views. It will be even better when there is more seafood on the menu

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TanyaW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Went for my husbands 50th and they came out with a desert with Happy birthday on the plate.

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RobynK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, incredible service and wonderfully fresh fish cooked so well! We had an incredible lunch and can't wait to return next time we're in the area. Highly recommend.

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AmyB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve had in a very long time. The staff were incredible with our baby too and made us feel very welcome for a special celebration. Couldn’t recommend more!

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SIMMO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Whole experience was very good, although my sea bass was undercooked it was soon remedied by staff. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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EricaG
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner in Rocksalt last night. All the seafood was delicious and superbly cooked and flavoured.
The staff were friendly, helpful and informative.
We will definitely return and would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food: snacked on mackerel pate & cods roe with aperos, then garlic prawns with aioli and crab to share, then monkfish with mild curry sause and rice and turbot, then crumble. A Fabulous Fish Friday in Folkestone.

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AnnaM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Excellent food and service. Great place.

PM
PerryM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful oasis in a town that has come right back up in recent years. The location and view are really terrific.

The food was excellent - especially memorable was the seaweed crackers with fish roe starter and the monkfish curry.

The service was exxcellent and very attentive and COVID restrictions taken very seriously.

When our waitress noticed that we hadn't finished our crumbles, she was keen to know why. When it we explained that it wasn't the best we'd ever had, they were very apologetic and took them off the bill.

Will definitely return.

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TaniaF
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful location, beautiful restaurant design . Close by parking.
Fabulous food. Very good portion size. Lovely service.
This restaurant is a must if you are this part of Kent. The location is fabulous. You could be in any coastal resort as the restaurant directly overlooks the sea. The design is absolutely fabulous.

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GrahamS
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service a little slow - 2 hours for 3 courses but otherwise an excellent meal and a pleasant experience. All made better for being next to the window, a sunny day and a high tide!

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StephenR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you want delicious tasting dishes this restaurant never disappoints. Been a few times and had various starters and mains. All excellent.

KG
KatyG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited rock salt for a birthday celebration. The food was superb. The staff were incredibly friendly. The atmosphere was spot on and the service couldn't have been better. We will most definitely be back.

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StellaD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best fresh ingredients beautifully prepared and presented.

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Tarika
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I like this restaurant a lot and have been to it several times. The location is perfect. I find the food sometimes excellent and sometimes not. I was disappointed that there was only one vegetarian starter and one vegetarian main course on the menu, so I actually had no choice. However fortunatelythey were both tasty.

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KennyJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality of food and service as always.

Be good to see more fish options on the main menu though

MG
vipMartineG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always outstanding
The views are spectacular and the service and food exceptional
We will always return here

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!! Service was fantastic.

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Lottie1
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We visited for my wife’s birthday treat and have been to this restaurant many times but I have to say that for the last few visits the service has been poor . On this occasion I had to get up and get a waiters attention for every course . If this restaurant is going to continue it will need to improve on its table service. Food was good as always .

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GingerGal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Rocksalt, my first one was in August. I can honestly say both visits were perfect. The food is absolutely delicious, packed full of flavour and beautifully presented. The staff are attentive and professional and the space is light and airy with plenty of room around tables. All of this is a beautiful setting in Folkestone Harbour.
We have thoroughly enjoyed both meals and are planning our our visit.

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James
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and tasty food. We were never rushed I worried we would be. That I was offered something off the menu made it perfect, the pheasant was delightful.

FAQs

Rocksalt is rated 4.5 stars by 5500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.