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Nepalese restaurant reignites town’s ‘iconic’ fire station

Nepalese restaurant reignites town’s ‘iconic’ fire station

11 March 2024

Professional chefs whose exotic dishes have attracted visitors from all over Kent have opened their latest venture under the railway arches.

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‘The locals won’t want to share this place with DFLs’

‘The locals won’t want to share this place with DFLs’

10 March 2024

Restaurant leaves famous food critic purring with delight – and waxing lyrical over its colourful bathroom.

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‘We’re spoiled for choice in Kent but this place will keep you coming back’

‘We’re spoiled for choice in Kent but this place will keep you coming back’

09 March 2024

The food scene is thriving in Kent these days and our reviewer was blown away when he tried out one restaurant’s guest chef collaboration night.

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Landmark pub back open after shock Xmas closure

Landmark pub back open after shock Xmas closure

09 March 2024

An Australian lorry driver turned publican has unveiled his plans to make a success of a troubled landmark pub.

VIP smoking areas, flock wallpaper and doggy menus: Is this the pub of the future?

VIP smoking areas, flock wallpaper and doggy menus: Is this the pub of the future?

07 March 2024

Secret Drinker checks out a pub revamp where no expense has been spared

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Fast food chain to open in former bank

Fast food chain to open in former bank

07 March 2024

A piri-piri restaurant franchise is set to open in a town centre.

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Lunch was a washout - but at least the sandwiches were good

Lunch was a washout - but at least the sandwiches were good

07 March 2024

The rain may have put a damper on things, but our reporter still got more than they bargained for with lunch at this park café.

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Picture gallery: Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards

Picture gallery: Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards

05 March 2024

Take a look at the winners who scooped top prizes at the first Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards.

National bakery chain to open in empty Patisserie Valerie branch

National bakery chain to open in empty Patisserie Valerie branch

05 March 2024

A national bakery chain is set to move into a former Patisserie Valerie store after its shock closure.

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'Pubs are closing all over Kent - but business at ours has never been better’

'Pubs are closing all over Kent - but business at ours has never been better’

04 March 2024

The landlord of a pub which offers a fully gluten-free menu says business is booming despite the tough conditions the industry is facing.

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‘The pub’s the best it’s been in 26 years – but it’s time to sell up’

‘The pub’s the best it’s been in 26 years – but it’s time to sell up’

03 March 2024

A husband and wife who have owned a pub for more than a quarter of a century are selling up - despite saying the business is doing “better than ever”.

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‘Our Michelin-starred restaurant is thriving - but we’re closing and leaving Kent’

‘Our Michelin-starred restaurant is thriving - but we’re closing and leaving Kent’

02 March 2024

The owners of a thriving Michelin-starred restaurant have revealed why they are leaving Kent after eight years of serving up culinary excellence.

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Kent hotel in Michelin guide voted best place to stay in South East

Kent hotel in Michelin guide voted best place to stay in South East

01 March 2024

A hotel and Michelin guide restaurant in Kent has been named the best place to stay in the South East.

Pub reopens after nine months following ‘unbelievable’ £185k refurb

Pub reopens after nine months following ‘unbelievable’ £185k refurb

01 March 2024

A group of pals want to turn around the reputation of a landmark boozer after banding together to get it back up and running.

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‘The bar had a good vibe until a Dom Joly wannabe started hollering’

‘The bar had a good vibe until a Dom Joly wannabe started hollering’

01 March 2024

Secret Drinker chills in a boutique hotel bar with three mysterious Moretti drinkers and one extra loud punter

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‘This £50 meat feast turned me into a savage and was well worth the money’

‘This £50 meat feast turned me into a savage and was well worth the money’

29 February 2024

Sliced beef brisket, pulled pork, jalapeno smoked sausage, ribs, chicken and mac n’ cheese – this platter is certainly not for the faint of heart.

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Vineyard buys two village pubs

Vineyard buys two village pubs

28 February 2024

A well-known Kent winery has purchased two more pubs in the county and says it will boost them with investment.

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Kent’s top pub, restaurant, chef and food heroes revealed

Kent’s top pub, restaurant, chef and food heroes revealed

27 February 2024

The 12 winners of the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards have been named at a ceremony full of foodie favourites.

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‘We want to turn dingy pub into Kent's best sports bar'

‘We want to turn dingy pub into Kent's best sports bar'

27 February 2024

A new team in charge of a pub once branded “dark and dingy” hope to turn it into Kent’s best sports bar.

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This year’s tastiest food and drink festivals

This year’s tastiest food and drink festivals

26 February 2024

Feeling hungry? We’ve got some of Kent’s most mouth-watering food festivals that are sure to whet your appetite this year.

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