Published: 09:00, 26 August 2019
| Updated: 11:57, 27 August 2019
Back from your summer holiday and straight into drizzle and work?
For most people, holidays are filled with excitement, sunshine and cocktails by the pool so a grim reality check sets in when those fun times come to an end.
We all know the feeling and you’ll be forgiven for getting into a bit of a slump and tucking into some comfort food to beat those holiday blues.
Need some ideas to cheer yourself up?
Whether it’s eating out or taking in, here are some great restaurant and takeaway choices in West Kent to beat those Melancholidays!
Or perhaps you’d prefer to head somewhere nearby to relive those memories
Nothing wrong with spoiling yourself now and again; just remember not to overindulge.
Whatever your reason, bon appetit!
Ramo's Cafe & Restaurant
Address: 70-72 High Street, Strood ME2 4AR
Just got back from a holiday in Turkey and already missing some of that Mediterranean cooking? Ramo's Cafe & Restaurant can put that right. The popular cafe and eatery in Strood - with Turkish-style interiors - has a wide variety of food options including great dishes from Turkey and other areas of the Mediterranean such as the special halloumi or feta sandwiches. Or maybe you fancy something closer to home? The kitchen can also rustle up hearty British dishes. A new menu will be introduced in September.
Telephone: 01732 848488
Address: 497 London Road, Aylesford ME20 6DB
When it comes to good old British comfort food, you rarely go wrong with fish and chips. And when ordering a takeaway or dining at an established eatery like Papas Barn, then you’re guaranteed great comfort food. A former winner of the prestigious National Fish & Chips award, Papas Barn is a licensed restaurant with ample parking and a popular takeaway service. Apart from the traditional fish and chips dishes, there are also other delicious options including calamari, halloumi fries, cod goujons and sweet chili king prawns.
Address: 2 Admirals Walk, Chatham, ME5 8NL
When it comes to comfort food, American cuisine is up there among the best for its rich flavours and cultural diversity. And this friendly American-style diner in Chatham has some popular favourites such as burgers, hot dogs, steaks, pizzas, fajitas, chicken wings and dirty fries. There are also special deals, eating competitions and gluten-free options. Open from morning to evening, Misha's Diner is on hand for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: 13-15 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PL
It may be a short journey by train across the channel but Paris may seem like a million miles away after just returning from your holiday in the picturesque French capital. Fortunately for people in Maidstone, there’s Côte Brasserie. Inspired by the brasseries of Paris and championing relaxed all-day dining, you can relive those days by the Seine with every mouthful of those authentic French classics. Enjoy some fabulous French wine while you dine some popular dishes like Roasted Pork Belly, French Onion Soup, Steak Frites or a Coupe Noire.
Buenos Aires Nights
Telephone: 01622 688 655
Address: 63 High Street, Maidstone ME14 1SR
Still reminiscing over your recent holiday? With the food at Buenos Aires Nights in Maidstone you’ll be transported all the way to the beautiful continent of South America. Argentine cuisine is universally described as a cultural blend of Italian and Spanish dishes. And if top quality steaks and great wines are your thing, then you’re especially in luck! Buenos Aires Nights is a fine and casual place offering a unique steakhouse experience and live music nights like no other. There are also wine tasting masterclasses.
The Three Daws Riverside Inn
Telephone: 01474 566869
Address: Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ
Comfort food is all about cosy eating and few places in Gravesend are as warm and welcoming than The Three Daws Riverside Inn. And if you’re into buying British, buying Kentish or simply buying local, then this historic and beautiful riverside inn is definitely for you! A menu of locally sourced produce includes delightful meals like Three Fish Pie, Tarragon Chicken, Steak Stout and a Traditional Pub Ploughman's. There is also a wide selection of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.