Fantastic food and drink


From the freshest fish and chips on the beach to culinary mastery in a country restaurant, you will find the best produce, wonderful food shops and plenty of excellent places to eat and drink in White Cliffs Country.

Local eateries champion local food producers and you’ll find seasonal produce sourced from our fantastic growers and suppliers in our regular markets, food and drink festivals, speciality shops and our pubs, cafes and restaurants. Kent’s hop fields have made our local beer famous for hundreds of years and a Kentish apple makes an excellent cider. Enjoy a pint or two in our historic traditional pubs, boutique bars and growing number of micro-breweries.

Café culture is alive and well here - good coffee (other hot drinks are available) can be found on almost every street, ranging from well-known high street names to stylish independents. Real Deal Roasters sell their coffee beans at Deal's popular Saturday Market where you'll find lots of other lovely local produce.

Search the lists below to explore our special food and drink places and choose where to go next.

Find the perfect place

  • Pubs and bars

    From traditional cosy country pubs to modern stylish bars, search our list of great places to visit for a drink in White Cliffs Country.

    A coupe at a pub bar being handed a drink.
  • Cafes and restaurants

    From brunch at a seaside cafe to a celebratory dinner at a top country restaurant, you'll find plenty of lovely places to eat in the Dover, Deal and Sandwich area.

    Restaurant tables in a courtyard setting under a wooden pergola with climbing plants.
  • Food shops

    You'll find a fantastic range of food and drink purveyors in White Cliffs Country selling the best of local Kentish produce.

    A man and woman inside a food shop with bottles of wine lining the wall behind and piles of vegetables in the foreground.
  • Takeaways

    Sometimes a takeaway or food delivery just hits the spot - you'll find the freshest fish and chips, South American street food, pizzas, Jamaican food and much more to choose from.

    A chalkboard sign saying 'Sun, Sea & Scotch Eggs' pointing at a beach hut cafe, Hut 55.
  • Marvellous markets

    Bustling Dover, Deal and Sandwich markets with stalls of delicious local produce and unique treasures.

    A market stall full of fresh fruit and veg, a woman in a turquoise jacket holding an orange, a woman smiling and a man pushing a pram.

Food and drink story map trails

  • Explore our food and drink scene

    Follow our curated lists to discover the food and drink scene in Deal, Dover and Sandwich and the growing number of great local growers, producers, microbreweries and more.

    Interior of a delicatessen with fridge full of cheeses and a display of other foods.