ADDRESS:

Wear Bay Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6BL   Phone: 01303 246804  They also do on-line booking which you can find on their website at The East Cliff Pavilion.  Email: thepavilionkent@gmail.com

Up on the hill looking down over the harbour you will find this restaurant, The East Cliff Pavilion, well two restaurants as one is the seafood and grill restaurant which offers A La Carte menu while enjoying the views sitting on the sea view terrace. This scene is amazing, I could sit here all day looking out over the channel to France. I am also just loving the glow of pink from the bar lights and those bar stools actually look comfortable. I am now imagining sitting there with a cocktail or two.

No expense has been spared on the renovation of this old building and it shows, I can envisage this being a good cabaret location or for dinner and dance nights. It would also make a lovely venue for a wedding reception again just like it was years ago, in fact my daughter had her’s there, such a good large area.

We did pick the worse day regarding views and outside terraces as it was raining all day. I did realise that the bar terrace would get the evening sunshine so that is going to be a gorgeous spot for a summer’s evening. The owner is very nice, he has worked hard on getting this just right. I spoke to him about doing a review and blog post so he offered us a meal and drinks on the house, you don’t get many that do that these days but I must say Folkestone looks after their own and we have some super owners of bars and restaurants here. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and wishing you well.

THE FOOD:

What we had to share was exceptional with the whitebait being so tasty with just enough of a coating on them. Then the dip just finished it off with the crisp sharpness of it.  The portions were a good size and not many little ones.

The batter on the prawns was so light, again with a different sauce. Lots of good flavours going on, I felt a bit like that advert where bouquets of lovely tastes burst from your mouth.

Then the stable bread and olives, I must say I am a bit fussy with olives as I like them green, pitted with a filling and these ticked every box for me. I was very tempted to ask where they got them from. It was a nice change to have a red pepper hummus as I am not a lover of the balsamic oil which you normally get.

This was excellent, I would definitely recommend everything and I am looking forward to taking my family here.

So get booking for that meal and I may just see you on the terrace with a cocktail or two!

As this is on the hill where the snow gets it is often full of people and sledges in the winter, so what a super place to pop in to for the traditional hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream.

I am really liking this establishment and its location so please give it a try next time you are going out for a meal as I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

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