Culinary Coast of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate
Thanet cooks up a culinary storm; from markets to excellent eateries, shores to orchards, furrows to fields. Add an array of pubs and you have the recipe for an exciting gastronomic destination.
And as well as all that fine produce, there's a full calendar of foodie related events in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to devour
On the last Sunday of each month, the award-winning Cliftonville Farmers' Market combines a smorgasbord of local foodstuffs with cracking cliff-top views or on the second Sunday of the month pop along to the Thanet Farmers Market organised and run by three local producers. The acclaimed deli, wet fish and butchery counters at Quex Barn in Birchington showcase Thanet flavours day-in-day out.
At the unmissable Easter Beer Festival at Margate Winter Gardens, some 200 draught real ales, ciders and perries will be lined up to be supped. Then there's Thanet's burgeoning micro pub scene: Did you know Thanet has the highest concentration of micropubs and Ramsgate Brewery, all just waiting to be sampled
The autumn is packed with prime produce too and October's three-day Broadstairs Food Festival showcases our finest meats, cheeses, pickles and breads, plus Kent wines, ciders and ales. Look out for the Chef's Theatre and Meet the Growers. Don't worry if you can't make it, come back at Easter for the Spring Fair or pay a second visit
You could even do a trail of our award winning and award nominated eateries and producers. The Corner House in Minster won 2015 Kent Restaurant of the Year, whilst Kent Crisps’ Sea Salt and Vinegar with Biddenden Cider, produced at Quex and available from many local outlets won Kent Food Product in the Taste of Kent Awards 2015. 2016 saw AMC win Kent Food Producer of the Year for its virgin rapessed oil
The Corner House was also shortlisted in the 2015 Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food and Drinks Awards, along with Curiously Kentish, Margate Smokehouse, Dev Biswal of the Ambrette and Bessies Tea Parlour. In the finals, Thanet winners included Curiously Kentish Delicatessen in the 'Best Food Producer' category and Dev Biswal of The Ambrette, Margate in the 'Best Chef' category.
To add to these awards The Ambrette, Albarino, Wyatt and Jones and The Corner House are all featured in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2016
'Flavours By Kumar' in Ramsgate won the prestigious 'Tiffin Cup' for 2015, which aims to find the best South Indian Restaurant in the UK.
And this is just a taster - tuck into our Food & Drink pages to discover more about Thanet's diverse eateries and producers