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Rocksalt, Folkestone, Kent

Rocksalt

4.5
4.5
5505 Reviews
£41 and over
British

Rocksalt restaurant & bar in Folkestone celebrates the finest local produce & the best the British Isles has to offer. Seasonal ingredients are expertly prepared to create modern and contemporary dishes, served in a relaxed, informal setting with panoramic harbour views.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01303 212070 x8

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Marcin Szelag

  • Area

    Folkestone

  • Parking Details

    We do not have free parking or spaces allocated to us.A pay and display (free 6pm - 8am} NCP is located opposite the Royal George Pub or to please use the parking at the Harbour Arm with a direct footbridge to our restaurant and bar.

  • Public Transit

    Folkestone Central Train StationTontine Street Bus Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Midweek Set Lunch

    £30.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Midweek Set Lunch Offer Available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunches only 2 Course £24.50 / 3 Course £30.50

Popular dishes

Menu

For the little ones under 12 years old three course £15. For the tiny under 4 eat free

Starter

  • Rocksalt Vegetables Soup

    • Baked Mussels

      Apple & Bacon

      • Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil on Sourdough Toast

        • Crispy Chicken Bites

          with Garlic Mayonnaise

          Main Course

          Feel free to swap your potatoes and vegetables to your liking

          • Spaghetti Bolognaise or Mac 'N' Cheese

            • Salmon Fishcakes

              Broccoli and Fries

              • Build Your Own Burger and Chips

                • Fish and Chips

                  Mushy Peas, Tartare Sauce

                  • Sausages

                    Peas & Carrots, Mash & Gravy

                    • Rocksalt Fish Pie

                      Creamed Mash Potato

                      • Roast Dinner (Sundays)

                        Pudding

                        • Make Your Own Summer Berry Eton Mess

                          • Banoffee Pie

                            • Salted Caramel Rocky Road Brownie

                              Vanilla Ice Cream

                              • Selection of Ice Cream & Sorbets

                                Last updated: 3 February 2022

                                What 5,505 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.5
                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.6Food
                                • 4.5Service
                                • 4.6Ambience
                                • 4.2Value

                                NoiseModerate

                                Loved For

                                • Kent

                                  Scenic View

                                • Kent

                                  British

                                • Kent

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                                1. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great restaurant, sited right on the harbour. Food and service were outstanding.

                                2. E

                                  Evie

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Made to feel welcome, food was fantastic, I can recommend the monkfish

                                3. L

                                  Lolmoll

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful meal in a lovely restaurant with attentive staff - can't wait to go back !!

                                4. RE

                                  RebeccaE

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent customer service, perfect food and ambience. Can’t rate highly enough

                                5. DL

                                  DovLubitsch

                                  London

                                  6 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  The view complemented the food, and the food the view.

                                6. JN

                                  JohnN

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  An excellent restaurant for a special occasion, pricey but worth it

                                7. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                  Staff are excellent and atmosphere good. Expected the food to be amazing, but we were disappointed. Scallops were great full of flavour, lamb was very disappointing very chewy and no taste to it. Not value for money

                                8. AW

                                  AnnieW

                                  Kent

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A lovely evening in every way Food was excellent and really interesting . Cuisine very cheffy with beautiful presentation and really interesting flavour combinations . Dishes quite complex and thoroughly delicious

                                9. IB

                                  IanB

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Having examined the Menu outside the restaurant many times we were never excited by it but when reading the menu at our table it was totally different , we loved our lunch although the service was rather slow but sitting outside in glorious sunshine made our lunch just lovely . I would really recommend making your outside menu more attractive as it just gives the impression of an expensive establishment for nothing special which is the polar opposite of what you experience once you are seated. Thank you Rocksalt for a lovely lunch .

                                10. PD

                                  P4DGV

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  Excellent food and service. Wide choice of food for every palette. Atmosphere spoiled by loud talking inconsiderate diners. Views across harbour enhanced the experience. Certainly worth revisiting.

                                11. ND

                                  NickD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We were given a voucher as a present. Initially we couldn’t use it within the time, due to my partner becoming pregnant and we wanted the full experience with pared wines with our meal. Rocksalt honoured another 6 months and were able to enjoy the lunch service as a family of 4, 2 adults and a 18 month old and a 7 week old. The whole experience was amazing, from the service to the food. We were welcomed with a smile and the dining experience overall was excellent with two under 2 the team at Rocksalt were very helpful finding a table that would fit a buggy and a high chair, this was without feeling as though we were tucked away in the corner to avoid being too close to other diners. The staff were making my 18 month old daughter part of the experience with her own set of little cutlery and own menu. The changing facility’s had nappies available (even though we did have our own) we though this was an extra special touch that make you know family’s are welcome. Thanks again and will be back soon.

                                12. DW

                                  DonaW

                                  Kent

                                  3 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                  Beautiful venue, attentive and friendly staff. Excellent bread and scallops. Rib roast disappointing. Yorkshires lukewarm and dry. Pork succulent

                                13. E

                                  Emma

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Beautiful location, great service and fresh up to date menu. Definitely recommend.

                                14. IR

                                  IsabelR

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely faultless, delicious food beautiful presented, outstanding service. Highly recommend

                                15. AH

                                  AlexH

                                  London

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                  As always absolutely first class.

                                16. AM

                                  AnneMarie

                                  Kent

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Yet another wonderful meal at Rocksalt. The service was excellent and the food was stunning! We both had the dressed crab for starter and the lamb for main. The crab was even nicer than before due to the addition of dill and watermelon. It lifted the flavour, giving a refreshing edge to the dish that was not there before. A small change but a big difference! The lamb melted in my mouth! Beautifully cooked; beautifully seasoned; beautifully tender. A real treat! I would definitely have it again. Puddings aren't my thing so I am not the best one to judge, however the chocolate creme and the calvados tart with apple ice cream were lovely and both finished the meal off nicely. The waiters and wiatresses were very attentive and as always, the maitre'd was delightful, making us feel very welcome.

                                17. GT

                                  GlobalTraveller

                                  New York Area

                                  2 reviews

                                  1.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                  overall1food3service1ambience2

                                  Tiny portions. Huge delay to get mains. Mains were Sea Bass and Cod. Baked Cod was completely undercooked even after waiting for ages and being told three times that it was coming out. Such a massive disappointment.

                                18. N

                                  Nickname

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  So lovely to be back at rocksalt. The food and the service was above a beyond. Thank you chef for making a special gravy for me, the mushroom hater! Even suntan cream was even available for us who were caught by surprise by the sun! Arnold served us. and he was charming. I can’t fault a single thing. We loved it!

                                19. SC

                                  SteveandChris

                                  London

                                  4 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                  Excellent location, very nice food, service a little slow, quite expensive.

                                20. E

                                  Emma

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                  Loved the food and the service was impeccable although I did feel rushed and it’s such a beautiful restaurant that you want to enjoy all the views aswell as the food.

                                21. CG

                                  CliveG

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Overlooking the harbour watching the sunset as the tide rolled in,then the moon rising reflecting off off of the sea was a beautiful experience. The cuisine was excellent including scallops,monkfish,mackerel - so fresh tasting & well prepared. All staff were warm,friendly and would give detail on all the dishes including those being consumed at othertables. We will return!

                                22. JB

                                  JonathanB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I would give more stars if I could! Fantastic food. I cannot praise enough the sea bream. Cooked to absolute perfection. The restaurant is beautiful with amazing views. The staff was spot on all the time. I cannot fault it. A fantastic dinning experience that will stay in my memory for a long time.

                                23. L

                                  Laura

                                  Kent

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 12 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food in a lovely setting. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Would 100% recommend!

                                24. S

                                  Suzie

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service is outstanding. The food was gorgeous and the setting is perfect, looking out over the harbour. Thank you for a lovely experience

                                25. AK

                                  AlisonK

                                  Yosemite

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  Delicious food and very good service. Shame about v noisy table next to us but not your fault!

                                26. KB

                                  KateB

                                  London

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Dined with friends. Crab and scallops excellent. Just about had room for very good desserts.

                                27. r

                                  rodrailway

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We heard of you from a Michael Portillo Train travel programme and we very pleasantly surprised! Folkestone is now definitely on our radar.

                                28. M

                                  Maisie

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wow is all I can say to describe this place. The views are breathtaking as soon as you enter, the staff are so polite, welcoming & attentive. The food is out of this world, the best I've had in a very long time.

                                29. e

                                  elainer

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food , service and experience, will def be back here. Would like to try the upstairs bar next time

                                30. KP

                                  KP233

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Lovely restuarant, food and service. Will definitely return

                                31. R

                                  Royboy

                                  London

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  First visit to Rocksalt and it was wonderful. The staff were so knowledgeable and friendly and the food was absolutely terrific - one of the best meals any of us have eaten in a very long time! Oh and the view out across the harbour on a sunny Saturday evening was just a beautiful back drop for everyone in the restaurant to enjoy. Overall I just cant think of anything but positives - highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

                                32. SC

                                  SusanC

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Rocksalt is always a treat to visit. Great location overlooking the harbour. The only drawback is that it gets noisy when full because of the hard surfaces.

                                33. AC

                                  AyushiC

                                  London

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent meal! Service abs good was top class!

                                34. SR

                                  SR71

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great restaurant Good meal Top wine list Beautiful view

                                35. DT

                                  DeniseT

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  All staff very welcoming and very well trained. Food excellent.

                                36. AW

                                  AndrewW

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  We have been to Rocksalt a number of times in the last year. It was lovey to a new look menu which is a lovely freshen up on what they do but still keeping the classics. Presentation was lovely and a great mix of flavours

                                37. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Surrey

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A really great evening with good food and outstanding service. From the moment we walked in to the time we left we were extremely well treated and none of the service felt invasive. A very relaxed and efficient crew run Rock Salt and we would highly recommend a visit there.

                                38. BM

                                  BrendaM

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall4food5service1ambience4

                                  Cannot say how amazing the food was. Prepared to perfection, fresh as can be, taste bids pinging all night long. Hats off to the chefs! Front of house....what happened? Despite zooming around you only seemed to catch the eyes of the same 3 tables all night - we sat wondering what they had that we didn't. Frequently all 3 of you fawning around one couple in particular.... hence (NEVER done this before) deducted service charge.

                                39. J

                                  Jackada

                                  London

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic food and attentive service

                                40. JB

                                  JaneB

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Very relaxing special place to dine with superb views and excellent freshly caught fish. Chocolate dessert to rival best French restaurants!

                                FAQs

                                Rocksalt is rated 4.5 stars by 5505 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Experiences are available.
                                Google Map for Rocksalt

                                4-5 Fishmarket Folkestone, Kent CT19 6AA

                                Additional information

                                • Area

                                  Folkestone

                                • Hours of Operation

                                  Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 18:00–21:00

                                • Cuisines

                                  British

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress Code

                                  Smart Casual

                                • Parking Details

                                  We do not have free parking or spaces allocated to us.A pay and display (free 6pm - 8am} NCP is located opposite the Royal George Pub or to please use the parking at the Harbour Arm with a direct footbridge to our restaurant and bar.

                                • Public Transit

                                  Folkestone Central Train StationTontine Street Bus Stop

                                • Payment Options

                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive Chef

                                  Marcin Szelag

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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