Food and drink is a key part of a visitor’s experience. From cafes and restaurants using locally sourced produce to the beer served in the many micro pubs and bars, the Isle is awash with local produce
Enjoy Thanet flavours at Quex Barn Farm Shop and Restaurant - where you’ll find a deli, butcher's shop, and wet fish stall alongside locally grown fruits and vegetables. Much of this can be sampled in the restaurant. Monthly Cliftonville Farmers’ Markets combines locally grown, cooked, and produced food-stuffs. Add some Jamface Jams chilli jam to your meal, for a bit of spice!
If seafood is to your taste, Mannings Seafood (Margate) and Cannon's Fish Stall (Ramsgate) are worth a visit for oysters, cockles, mussels, or jellied eels to enjoy while taking a stroll around the harbours.
Ever fancied learning how to make sushi, pasta or pickles? Margate Cookery School may just have the course for you. Learn from local chefs, bakers and writers.
Margate's Windmill Community Gardens, open since 2004, has a ‘Market Garden’ running a weekly vegetable-bag scheme and supplying local restaurants. They work closely with local Margate restaurant Angela’s.
With a high concentration of Micro Pubs, why not sample some of East Kent’s best local ales and ciders from our very own Breweries? Ramsgate Brewery Gadds', established in 2002, sells fresh local ales in casks and bottles (some with a seaside-themed name) that you can pick up from the Shop and sample in the Taproom. Margate’s NorthDown Brewery launched in 2018, showcasing the transformation of fine Kentish hops into an irresistible array of ciders, perries, bitters and ales. Try for yourself in their Taproom!