Rocksalt

4.5
5465 reviews
£25 and under
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.

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 5465 People Are Saying
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PeteO
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Starter fine but main of Roast Lamb was not cooked and had to return.

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SamL
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time - service was outstanding. Such a great team there! We loved the food too. Thank you :-)

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StephenE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food were great ,good selection of wine. The big let down that there were a group of women whom were very loud a number of people asked to move table because of this, hence it could have been a nice romantic evening with the wife, we did report this to the manager but didn’t make any difference .

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ConradG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was interesting fish was cooked perfectly a pleasant experience to be repeated

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TonyC
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - highly recommended - must go!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Fantastic food and drink spoiled by horrendous service. After an initial early afternoon call to check my wife’s allergy requirements, the service went downhill. We sat for over an hour for simple starters to arrive, only to see later arrivals tucking into theirs, before we were told the chef had made a mistake and thought he had already sent ours out. You would have thought the speed of service would increase after that, but it didn’t, and the meal turned into a three hour marathon. Thankfully we were recompensed with some discount and enjoyed a pleasant late night walk back to the hotel.

One note on the food, if you have any allergies be careful. My wife is gluten intolerant and vegetarian and despite being assured they would have something for her they offered her one choice of specially cooked main, with no other choices on the menu.

However, my smoked salmon starter and chicken main were beautifully cooked and presented. The cocktails were some of the best we’ve ever had and the wine list is excellent.

Overall, great food and drink, well prepared and delicious, interesting location and building design, but a little loud, probably due to the design of the building. Friendly staff, but terrible organisation and service.

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PollyWhite
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

As a venue Rocksalt is great and the table service excellent. There was a problem in the kitchen which meant huge delays on serving main course as insufficient staff - hence the lower rating. However the front of house staff were excellent and did the best they could in these difficult circumstances. Food quality very good too.

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DanH
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue and brilliant staff as always. Food was delicious - easy to give 5*.

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SimonD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing surroundings, outstanding food, great value and lovely staff. All by the seaside as well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Very well ran been a few times and the food never disappoints. 10/10

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davidp
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food very good particularly Folkestone huss with pureed celeriac. Wine good but rather expensive.

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LesleyS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Having heard good reports, the food was very disappointing

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ChrisO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great position for a sea food restaurant. Service was very good matched by some very tasty food I would recommend the garlic and chilli Atlantic prawns .
24/11/21

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TimH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely setting and excellent service. Nicest meal out we’ve had in a long time.

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AnnaW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food, fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff. We went for our anniversary one Sunday for late lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good value for the quality of food too.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

amazing restaurant, really nice location and view to the harbour.
good wine list
starters were amazing,
we were four and we ordered one cod,
absolutely perfect,
one sole very good but I claimed because they served just warm and not hot,
and we ask for two fillets but they served just a Sunday roast and not really good.
We asked for two sides but never arrived but were in the bill,
and desserts were fantastic!!

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SarahF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the pork crackling with apple sauce to start with. It was nice but very, very salty, which took away the excitement of the dish.

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SimonN
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended great food and service.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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Emma
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the staff are very attentive and made us feel welcome. We are a family of four with two young boys and both enjoyed the fish and chips on the kids menu.
The food is really delicious and there's a good range of choices on the menu.
The setting of the restaurant is a real plus; it is truly lovely to sit by the harbour.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Had to wait extremely long between courses.......

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CarolB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and we were not disappointed.
Food was amazing and good sized portions too.

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CharlieFeast
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Food was unbelievable and all the drinks and cocktails were amazing. Staff were brilliant. Cannot fault it.

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Twiggy18
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great menu. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. Staff were very good, friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go again.

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MikeR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special night out and Rocksalt Folkestone lived up to all our expectations. Excellent food, Michelin standard service and great ambiance with views across the harbour an added bonus.

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ARRON
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased all round.from the moment we arrived to the time we left we was treated to Very polite staff.all staff were polite and professional we never had to wait if we required anything,a staff member was always available if needed.the food was excellent in quality and quantity.we took in the time we had there and at no point we was rushed or made to feel as if we over stayed our welcome.excellent atmosphere and will definitely re book to enjoy again.

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SimonF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

First time here and didn’t live up to the hype. Service was average at best, starters were great, mains ok. I was told this was a Michelin starred restaurant but I’ve been to many superior restaurants that don’t have that accreditation.

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Cena
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rocksalt is consistently good. Inspirational fish dishes in a modern spacious restaurant overlooking the harbour. Great service & good wine list.

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EricaG
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious dinner in Rocksalt. It was our first time there and it met all our expectations. The staff were super especially Oleia and Megan. Thank you everyone. We will definitely be back.

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birdincharge
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and great staff made the evening memorable for a special friends birthday.

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Aaron
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience to match the view! Lovely service, a fantastic menu and dishes all of the highest standard!

Always a joy to visit!

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FrancesW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, lovely ambience, harbour views and excellent service.

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SusanB
London
45 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Family reunion meal once again ... Service was lovely and attentive and the food was amazing - The Huss was simply delicious ...Back next year x

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PaulineB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Having looked forward to having a meal at Rock Salt for so long we were very disappointed. We waited an hour and a half for food to be served and we appreciate that staff offered a reduction on the bill without us having to request it. However, this was not what we wanted we would rather have had a better experience of our first and probably last visit to Rock Salt. Had the food been better when it did arrive we would most likely have forgotten about the wait but the food was not up to the standard we expected.

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SunnyS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bianka was exceptional and also the blonde Romanian waitress

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lesliec
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always on a sunny lunchtime there’s no better place to be. My favourite restaurant always. Les Crowther

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KevinG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great location and views. Will definitely return.

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zotte
London
26 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

New formula not nearly to the standard pre Covid.
No specials. No amuse bouche on arrival. £18 for a very small glass of no so good white Burgundy is a rip off.
Miss the old staff and the duty managers coming round for a chat. Not surprised it was half full for Sunday lunch. Over £100 for 2 with starter, main, 2 glasses wine, tea and coffee.
Have been a regular for years and years but no longer I am sad to say

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Restaurant had great views of the harbour.
The menu provided a great selection of meat and fish.
We both really enjoyed the meal.
We ordered the mussels / dressed crab for starters and cod / skate wing for mains.
Food portions were generous and delicious.
Would recommend having a section on the menu of the sides available rather than having to ask.

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Matthew
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience. I’ve been meaning to go for years and I’m so glad I finally did.
The place is stylish, decor and view are great. The choices on the menu interesting, the food tastes great and the staff are delightful.

Our waitress, Sophia, usually works behind the bar, but made an amazing waitress. She did a great job of looking after us. We will definitely be back soon.

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SamM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time celebrating two friends 50 th birthdays
Good food atmosphere and staff wonderful we will be back

FAQs

Rocksalt is rated 4.5 stars by 5465 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.