Cullin's Yard: Fresh Seafood
Cullin's Yard is a great restaurant/pub overlooking Dover's Marina.
The interior is decorated with many maritime items and even the wooden floor is special.
The restaurant is famous for their fresh fish dishes.
The bar has great beers, wines, whiskys and hot drinks.
In the summer enjoy the outside terrace at the Marina.
Check their website for live music performances and other events.
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The Waterfront Restaurant: Seaside restaurant with good food.
Located in the Dover Marina Hotel & Spa, the restaurant is located just across from the beach in Dover. As we were part of a group of 30, we were surprised at how good the food was. We both had the Steak and Ale pie, which was delicious. the pastry was flaky and light, while the meat and vegetables were tender and done perfectly.
The dining room is light with a view of the channel. Tables are spaced so you're not right on top of your neighbor. Overall it was a pleasant place with good food.
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The Bell - Lydden: Good helpings of good food
This pub is in a village about 3 miles from Dover and is worth a visit especially if you are hungry. They have special nights like Mexican when they serve the most wonderful fajitas. they have steak nights serving 16oz steak and the trimmings. They aso do agood Sunday lunch. They also have an a la cart menu which has a wide range to choose from. This restaurant now has new owners and the food is better than ever and the service is that of a top restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The Mexican nights have always been my favourite.
Greek Taverna: Entertaining Night Out
I think this restaurant is better if you go in groups of people rather than couples.
The entertainment is amateur but still funny (especially after a couple of drinks!)
It is a set price menu of £20 per head with drinks extra.
You can choose from a typical greek menu.
Favorite Dish: The Dolmades (Stuffed Vine leaves) were very good.
RESTAURANT NOW CLOSED. TIP HERE FOR WHAT WE USED TO HAVE!
The Sea Breeze: New to Dover
At last Dover has a new restaurant and it seems that it is going to be a hit with locals and tourists alike.
It is run by 2 Italian brothers and the menu is a mix of fish and meat. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and the service is very good.
The place itself seats about 60 people on two floors.
THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CHANGED HANDS BUT HAS A GOOD NAME TOO.
Favorite Dish: The cod with a herb crust melted in the mouth.
Castle Takeaway: Open, salt no vinegar*
I'm not a great fan of fish and chip shops. Not that I don't like fish and chips(I am5 British, after all): it's just that it's one of those ultra-simple dishes that done perfectly is sublime but has the potential to be wholly inedible if done badly, which it often is. Batter tasting of stale oil, fish devoid of all memory of the sea. All the half-eaten portions of soggy chips I've binned. The mean sachets of sauce.
None of the above here, I'm pleased to say. Firm tasty fish, perfect batter, chips made from potatoes.
La Scala: You can trust an Italian
La Scala is a good solid family-run Italian restaurant offering the usual suspects. Nothing fancy, but the food is good, the portions generous (I couldn't fit in a whole portion of spaghetti and would go for a starter portion unless I was ravenous), the prices reasonable and the house wines most drinkable. Absolutely does what it says on the box.
I did find a crevice in what one of my children has described as his 'pudding side' for a portion of their home-made icecream, which was truly excellent. All you'd expect from Italians. Viva Emmanuel, Re D'Italia!
84 Beach Street: Funky new restaurant with excellent food
Chris and I came here on the advice of friends and wow they were so right about the food here. Served by young ladies with a smile, the food is of first class quality and we will certainly return here soon. The menu is not huge but there is a veggie option and fish options too if you do not want meat. The portions are good and the wine selection is also good.
Do not be put off by the outside! It looks very run down but once inside it is very tasteful and trendy.
Favorite Dish: My favourite has to be the ice cream dessert that comes on a little board with little cones of home made ices. Flavours such as lavender with white chocolate is enough to tempt most people.
Cullins Yard: Fresh Seafood in a great atmosphere
The feel of the place is cosy and they often have jazz evenings. The seafood can be pricey but is excellent. Ther service is good but can be slow in the summer. The seating area outside is lovely and you can watch the world go by enjoying a good glass of wine or beer etc. They now have space heater so you can enjoy being outside for longer.
Despite recent bad press the restaurant has changed hands I can vouch for the excellent food and service that we had lsat night (13.05.06)
(The jugs of Pimms are great too!)
Bookings for the restaurant are recommended.
Favorite Dish: I have never had anything not worth having!!!
Wallett's Court - St Margaret's Bay Dover: First Class Food
The food is all fresh and the chef cerainly knows how to put it altogether!. The menu is ambitious but not over the top. The restaurant itself is intimate and cosy. It is the kind of place you would go to for that special night out.
Favorite Dish: The starter of tartlet with roasted peppers and tomato ice cream (mmm) was so different and so lovely. The main course of pork was good and the dessert of Earl Grey Creme Brulee was such a good end to wonderful meal.
The Smugglers: Huge portions.....Good food too.
The Smugglers is one of those places that you keep going back to as it is so good. The only trouble is it gets booked up quite a few weeks in advance. There is a nice restaurant in the conservatory part of the pub and you can also eat in the bar area. The owners are friendly and very hospitable.
The head waiter is Spanish and has been there for many years. The portions are huge and I have NEVER finished one of the meals yet (although I keep trying!)
Favorite Dish: There is a mix of Mexican (Their fajitas are excellent) Pizzas which are big and lovely and also Balti cuisine.
Difficult to say what is my favourite as all the meals I have had there have been good.
DINOS: Good Italian Food
Excellent Italian restaurant in the centre of town. It is expensive for the area but it serves good home cooking with a good selection of wine.It is ideal for a special occasion. The owners have been here for many years and it is thoroughly reccomended. It is advisable to book especially at weekends.
Favorite Dish: Any of the pasta dishes are good and there are always specials on the menu. Visited on 14th April 2005 and had hte cicken stuffed with spinach and ricottta - mm washed down with a bottle of Chianti and followed by Pancotta
The Smuggler's Inn: Fabulous and filling!
The Smuggler's Inn is on the High Street of the small village of St Margaret's at Cliffe. We had the best meal of our holiday here - there is a very extensive menu covering all tastes and all regions of the world, and we were really spoiled for choice. The Inn has a lovely atmosphere, the service is good and the staff are friendly. Its reputation seems to be widespread though, as it gets quite busy so I'd recommend you book a table.
It's within easy walking distance of the St Margaret's Holiday Park, but you'll need transport if you are coming from the centre of Dover.
Favorite Dish: I had garlic mushrooms followed by enchilladas and really enjoyed them. I do wish, though, that I had only ordered a main course, as the portion sizes are so huge that I couldn't finish my delicious main course!
La Scala: Good value for money
This small friendly Italian restaurant is in the town centre and is excellent value for money. They specialise mostly in pasta dishes but also serve fish and meat dishes.
Favorite Dish: Risotto with mushrooms and asparagus is yummy......
Cullins Yard: Don't miss the fresh seafood
Sorry pinched the title from VT but they do do fresh seafood and plenty of other dishes, and they do them well.
I think this is the most perfectly situated drinking/eating place in Dover. Well worth trying
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