Eating and drinking in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Award winning restaurants, bars, cafes and ice cream parlours

Thanet's cultural renaissance extends to unmissable food and drink. This great-for-gourmets corner of Kent is brim-full of fine produce, local markets and award-winning places to eat.

You'll find a tempting range of independent eateries, alongside nation chain restaurants. From seafront chippys to waterside dining, swish harbour restaurants to rural gastro pubs, vintage ice cream parlours to cool, continental cafes.

In Margate, award-winning The Ambrette, listed in The Times top restaurants, delights taste buds with its contemporary twist on Indian cuisine. GB Pizza, recommended in The Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail serves delicious wood-fired pizza with views out across Margate's golden sands. Morrelli’s and Chiappinis in Broadstairs are 1950s ice cream parlours overflowing with retro flavour. If you are in need of an ice cream to cool down visit one of our ice cream parlours across the isle. Winner of the Taste of Kent Restaurant Award, The Corner House offers a frequently changing menu

Top local produce is everywhere. Quex Park Estates uses locally grown-potatoes and locally-produced Quex Oils to create Kent Crisps. Gadds' The Ramsgate Brewery specialises in creating award-winning, fresh cask and bottle beers - from the Black Pearl Oyster Stout, to the Seasider Amber Ale. That is not all, we have the highest concentration of Micro Pubs

Enjoy Thanet flavours at Quex Barn, with a butchery, deli and wet fish stalls alongside an acclaimed restaurant. Cliftonville Farmers Market combines a smorgasbord of local foodstuffs with cracking cliff-top views or visit Thanet Farmers MarketLook out for the opening of The Kent Market

Be sure to book for October's Broadstairs Food Festival; a three day celebration of Thanet's finest meats, cheeses, pickles and breads, all washed down with Kent wines, ciders and ales. At Easter the Thanet Beer Festival comes to Margate, showcasing the transformation of fine Kentish hops into an irresistible array of perries, bitters and ales.

The Produced in Kent website champions a must-sample selection of local products and outlets. The Kent Breakfast logo signals most of your meal has been sourced locally.

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