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These are the 8 Michelin Guide restaurants in Kent where you can eat fish and chips

It is National Fish & Chips Day, which may inspire Kent food lovers to tuck into a plate of Britain's national dish.

While many fans will head to the chippie, foodies can dine at one of eight restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide which serve their own take on a portion of cod and chips.

In a nationwide survey polling more than 2,000 people, nine out of 10 Brits identified it as the UK’s favourite meal, with burgers or chicken tikka masala preferred by fewer than one in 20.

Fish and chips
Fish and chips

Some 85% of the people polled from Cornwall to Scotland said fish and chips had the best claim to be the UK’s national dish, with no other dish polling more than 4%.

So we thought we'd have a look at the eight Michelin-listed restaurants in Kent which serve fish and chips, out of a total of 21 eateries in Kent listed in the trusted guide.

Here is your guide to the top dining destinations to sample a plate of fish and chips in the county to celebrate National Fish and Chips Day.

Be ready to be surprised by some of the restaurants listed in the guide - and the vast majority come from the Maidstone area.


Brasserie at Mercure Maidstone Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne

Serves beer battered cod, mushy peas, thick cut chips, tartar sauce

Price: £14.75

The restaurant is set within 26 acres of private grounds and offers an eclectic British menu with international twists and customers can choose from locally-sourced produce and fine wines.

It also offers afternoon teas of sandwiches, cakes and scones on the summer terrace, whilst looking out onto the stunning grounds of the hotel.

Cast Iron Grill Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone

Atlantic cod, Cast Iron ale batter, rushed peas, fries, tartar sauce

Price: £14

The restaurant focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients and mixes traditional flavour combinations and cooking methods and serves everything from light bites to hearty mains.

The menu features old-school classics such as the signature burger, Odeiga-spiced chicken hoagie, and charred cauliflower tabbouleh.

It also serves 28-day-aged cuts of premium British beef in its steak range and its toffee and ginger skillet pudding is a must.

Cast Iron Grill is within the hotel. Picture: Google Street View
Cast Iron Grill is within the hotel. Picture: Google Street View

Frankie & Benny's, Hempstead Valley, Gillingham

Fish & chips

Price: £10.99

The New York Italian-themed family restaurant and bar transports diners back to 1950s America.

It has a bustling open kitchen and plush booth seating and plays 1950's-style music.

Dishes include the signature 'Big Frankie's' platter, the fiery American Hot pizza, or a blueberry Eton Mess sundae.

Other dishes include piled-high pancakes with crispy bacon and syrup, pizzas, pasta and customers can sip on cocktails mixed by the bar staff.

Miller & Carter, Sandling Road, Maidstone

Hand-battered cod, seasoned fries, tartar sauce and minted crushed peas

Price: £12.75

The restaurant offers a carefully sourced menu of succulent steak dishes and is devoted to all things beef.

Alongside delicious cuts from the grill, the menu includes build-your-own burgers, fresh fish dishes and a range of nibbles and also offers draught beers, cocktails and customers can choose from the well-stocked wine cellar.

Running Horse, Maidstone. Picture: Google Street View
Running Horse, Maidstone. Picture: Google Street View

Running Horse, Chatham Road, Sandling, Maidstone

Hand-battered cod fillet with triple-cooked chunky chips, tartar sauce and garden or mushy peas

Price: £9.99

The restaurant serves freshly-cooked food and creates a warm family-friend atmosphere. It serves everything from tapas-style starters to rotisserie chicken and signature ribs and burgers.

The menu is filled with crowd-pleasing favourites and it also has a salad bar and chidren's menu

Seasons Restaurant, Hilton Maidstone, Bearsted Road, Maidstone

Serves Cod fillet & chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce

Price: £15.50

This chic eatery also has a coffee lounge and fully stocked bar and boasts lovely views of its courtyard from inside.

It offers contemporary British cuisine and has a diverse menu and a plush terrace area ideal for a post dinner cocktail.

The Windmill. Picture: Google Street View
The Windmill. Picture: Google Street View

The Windmill, Eyehorne Street, Hollingbourne

Serves deep fried Whitstable Bay beer battered fish, triple cooked chips, crushed minted peas, tartar sauce

Price: £15

The restaurant has masses of character and has a huge inglenook fireplace with low-slung beams and offers tempting bar snacks, sharing roasts on Sundays and British classic and refined dishes.

It has the Michelin Plate 2019 status, meaning it offers good cooking, fresh ingredients, capably prepared. Simply a good meal.

The Barrow House, The Street, Egerton

Serves beer battered Cod & chips, mushy peas, lemon thyme tartar sauce

Price: £12

This restaurant has a stylish modern feel despite it being built in 1576 using timbers from old sailing ships.

It offers a ranging menu with flavoursome small plates and satisfying mains. All meats which are used in dishes are free-range and all ingredients are sourced from within 20 miles of the inn's location.

It has the Michelin Plate 2019 status, meaning it offers good cooking, fresh ingredients, capably prepared. Simply a good meal.

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