THE KINGS HEAD: GOOD FOOD AND A GREAT PINT%*
The kings head as stated in there website, is one of the oldest restaurants/ pubs in Hythe. Its a charming lttle place which serves Traditional English food and realy fantastic beer. They also do a wicked sunday lunch which is perfect after a long walk along the famous Hythe canal in the summer. Please visit there website for an indepth look into the history of this great old pub
Favorite Dish: Pop in on a sunday for a great roast dinner
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Nutmeg Cafe: Anyone for tea and cake?
Nutmeg is a cosy gem is nestled towards the quieter end of Hythe High Street, but locals know it is worth walking down to this neck of the woods just to sample the wonderful cakes and treats here. This is the ideal place to meet up with chums for coffee and a chat, giving the excuse to indulge in something tasty and calorific at the same time.
The selection of cakes change but normally there is at least 6 to choose from including a cheesecake, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge, Bakewell tart, coffee cake and fruit cake, as well as shortbread and a selection of cupcakes. It also serves light lunches like jacket potatoes or toasted sandwiches.
The only down-side is that the venue is far too small for its ever-growing clientele, and too often one gets turned away.
Favorite Dish: My favourite "Nutmeg" cake by far is their cheesecake. Although I usually avoid this particular desert as it can too often be sickly and rich, their version is the lightest and fluffiest I've ever tasted. Topped with raspberries (when in seaon), it serves as a wonderful sharp contrast to the creamy texture of the filling and the sweetness of the crumb crust.
Thailand Tom: The Thai's the limit..
Recently opened in Hythe High Street. The one in Kent not as Tripadvisor thinks in Hampshire.
Good upmarket bar with decent atmosphere and clean and modern restaurant.
The Thai curries are tasty and the portions just about right.
Favorite Dish: Green and Mosselman curries.
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Botolph's Bridge Inn.: A great find on Romney Marsh
A pub with no sports TV. A rare find in the area. On the eastern edge of Romney Marsh, a mile or so back from the coast at Dymchurch and handy for Hythe, Folkestone and Lympne animal park.
Great food, friendly hosts and staff. The food is the reason to visit, well beyond the average pub fare with an extensive menu.
Favorite Dish: Locally caught fish.
Lamb falling off the bone.
Steaming hot plates of seasonal vegetables.
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Brooks: Time for Tea?
Brooks has been in the High Street for a few years and ideally situated on the pedestrian part of the street*.
The menu stretches from tea and coffee for the thirsty shopper to full lunches and roast dinners.
* Most of the High Street is supposed to be pedestrian only between 11am and 3pm daily.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish is actually cheese on toast. Usually accompanied with a pot of coffee and a newspaper as I wait for Mrs Kettleman to finish her sojourn in Hairways across the road.
The Prince of Wales: Another Hythe Pub....
Large pub on the western outskirts of the town.
Plenty of parking, plenty of room and good bar food. Plus a selection of "free house" beers, wines and spirits.
The restaurant is open at weekends all year round and every day in the summer. The food is traditionally British and good value for money.
Plus on a Wednesday it's a biker haunt and has been for years.
Favorite Dish: Steak and chips etc
Hythe Bay Fish Restaurant & Bar: Local fish a speciality
The Hythe Bay Fish Restaurant is in a beautiful building right on the beach. It is privately owned and is very family friendly.
Sitting in the restaurant or on the terrace looking at the changing colours of the sea is amazing. It must be one of the best beach situations on the south coast.
In the summer one can eat out on the terrace or on the beach.
After a few changes of ownership, the restaurant is under new management.
Favorite Dish: Fish. A lot of it reputed to come from Griggs and other local fishermen that run their boats off Hythe beach about 400 yards from the restaurant....
The Light Railway cafe: Breakfast by a Nuclear Power Station
There is a traditional caff at Dungeness right by the Nuclear Power Station, the Light Railway Cafe. Egg and chips, sandwiches, tea: all good standard British caff food.
You get tickets for the 15 gauge Romney Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway from a booth outside.
The inside of the cafe has a slightly 1940s railway-waiting-room feel: very 'Brief Encounter'. Sit outisde (when there isn't a Dungenss gale blowing) and watch the tiny trains pull up.
Trains run from Romney Hythe & Dymchurch during the spring and summer - tickets for the longest jouneys are £10.50, as of 2006, for an adult return. Half fares for children under 15.
Thre are two fish and chip pubs at Dungeness, the 'Britannia' being the nearest to the railway station; the other is 'The Pilot' at the far end of the beach. Both serve fresh local (nuclear?) fish.
The Four Winds Restaurant: RIP the Four Winds
For anyone reading who has been to Hythe, I have to report the sad demise of the iconic Four Winds. A typical seaside café with formica topped tables and cream teas, and kiss-me-quick hats and plastic windmills for sale. It has been razed to the ground this year to make way for housing. That's progress I suppose.
Park Road Fish Bar: Fish & Chips on the beach
If you prefer to buy your fish & chip supper wrapped and take it down to the beach then the Park Road Fish Bar is ideal.
This is a popular practice as can be seen by the number of chip papers strewn about the promenade in the early morning, it’s not that people are untidy but the result of the seagulls picking through the rubbish bins for their breakfast. Thankfully the town council clear it up before most people get there.
Hythe Bay Fish Restaurant & Bar: Seafood special
The Hythe Bay Fish Restaurant & Bar is a popular seafood restaurant at the bottom of Stade St. right on the seafront. It serves just about every type of seafood imaginable on its evening menu but is also open during the day for lunches and afternoon tea.
SOTIRIO'S: ITALIAN AT ITS BEST
If you like italian food then this restaurant is the best in the area, its a little on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for, which is exelent food and great wine
Favorite Dish: Try the whitebait, which are little fish fried whole and drizzled with a wedge of lemon
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Hythe Railway Station Cafe: Honest Grub!
As long as I have been coming to Hythe and all the time I have lived here, the same faces have appeared behind the counter of the cafe.
Over the years we have acquired grey hairs together and after all that, I have no idea what they are called!
My motorcycle club meets at the cafe on Sundays around seven or eight times a year for breakfast before we take to the roads.
In addition it's a good place to stop off when cycling along Kent Cycle Route 2 and sited between the Military Canal and the Light Railway Station on Scanlon's Bridge.
Favorite Dish: Bacon sandwich and a cup of milky coffee! Perfect before a day out on the bike!
The Hungry Eye changed name - now Everest: Gurkha Food!
The Hungry Eye opened last year in place of the Italian restaurant. It's a Ghurka restaurant and features Nepalese food!
IN 2004 it closed and re-opened (twice) and re-opened latterly as Everest, once agian doing Nepalese food.
Favorite Dish: All the dishes I have tried, curries of one type or another, are really good.
The Globe Inn: Nice relaxing pub
Not a restaurant but a pub.. and has to go here as there is no PUB section to put it in!
The owner keeps a good selection of beers and wine in his cellar and as well as a cheery welcome you can be sure of a decent pint!
Favorite Dish: The pub is a Shepherd Neame pub and has all the beer's that this local Kent brewery outputs....
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