Rocksalt

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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Mark Sargeant’s Rocksalt restaurant & bar in Folkestone celebrates the finest local produce & the best the British Isles has to offer. Seasonal ingredients are expertly prepared creating classic & contemporary dishes, while daily specials are influenced by the day’s catch, served in a relaxed, informal setting with panoramic harbour views.
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DE
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Superb food and very friendly staff, who did make a mistake which delayed our second course but their response was fantastic and so this small error did not distract from our enjoyment of Rocksalt.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

i had the skate, my partner the slip soles, the fish was wonderful and perfectly fried. Reservations about the green vegetables, to out taste they were heavy on the salt and needed another thirty seconds cooking.
The staff are delightful as is the setting, a lovely evening, thankyou all.

LS
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to Rocksalt and I was not disappointed. Food was excellent and service was outstanding!

NH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really lovely meal for my wife's birthday with great customer service and personal attention. It is nice to have a great treat night rather than going out for perhaps more conventional pub meal. We'll be beack,

S
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Whilst the food was excellent, the service was very slow. 50 minutes from sitting down to getting our food. 30 minutes from ordering pudding to receiving it. No explanation as to why. There were never more than 12 tables and 4 waiting staff. If this is the norm, then I would not return. There are equally good restaurants in the area with far better service.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you all for a wonderful meal and stay.
The food as always was 1st class and the service brilliant. Just the most friendly, helpful and attentive staff made our time with you quite special. Sitting outside on the veranda overlooking the harbour is a wonderful view.
Our room, Fergy, was excellent and clean and a good nights sleep was had.
We will be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food - possibly the best I’ve had in some years (and I eat in a lot of Kent restaurants). The set Sunday lunch was excellent value, service was perfect and very friendly. The waterfront ambience is, of course, wonderful, particularly on a sunny day. Lots of lovely touches, like a feather light lemon meringue with a candle for husband’s birthday, and the offer of sunscreen when we decided to sit on the sunny terrace (gratefully received!). This was our first visit and definitely won’t be our last!

TC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening food was magnificent and Staff very helpful and polite will definitely be returning in the very near future and hoping to stay next time too
Thank you to all Staff for a lovely evening
xx

SS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Had an excellent meal, 100% would recommend especially for a special occasion.

LB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Rocksalt many times on family events always somewhere good for a special occasion
Good Chef & good Staff Good Location always a winning formula

SY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Nice restaurant but unfortunately they got my main meal wrong. I ordered plain grilled Ray and it was covered in seasoning- kind of spoilt the experience for me! I’ve been to many restaurants and all have been able to grill a skate plain with no seasoning so not sure why this expensive restaurant couldn’t......?

G
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Lovely food & beautiful views over the harbour.
We had to wait a while (about 30 mins ) for our drinks upstairs but otherwise the service was good.

CW
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, we had our annual "grumpy old men" lunch at Rocksalt, and nothing about the food, drink or wonderful service could make us grumpy.

The regular menu and the specials were all enticing and made it difficult to choose but we all settled for fish based starters and mains, accompanied by bottles of both rose and red (I know, not right is it?) wine.

The food and wine were both excellent as was the service, headed by restaurant manager Alaya, who made a fuss of us.

The bill was reasonable too, coming in at just over £220 for the three of us so smiles all round there.

I would recommend Rocksalt to anyone for a nice long lunch or a evening meal, either time has great food and atmosphere, and I for one can't wait for my next visit.

AD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the Rocksalt after walking past many times to go to the harbour I booked a lunchtime, Well it didn’t disappoint Fantastic food fantastic people fantastic location definitely going back highly recommended.
Thankyou

N
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good menu selection , service with just the right amount of attention, all the food was good and well presented. Great location on the terrace overlooking the harbour

CB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Rock salt has long been one of my favourite restaurants due to the variety of dishes, the great atmosphere and the great service. My recent visit however will probably stop me from going back again. We waited 5 minutes to be even greeted my someone on arrival with no apology for the wait when a young lady arrived to seat us. It took over 10 minutes to be asked if we would like a drink. When the drinks arrived my glass of Prosecco had something floating in it - on further investigation they believed it was a string from the glass cleaning cloth. My mother’s coke was flat which was confirmed by the waiter who advised the gas needed changing. The food was good so no complaints there. After waiting 5 minutes for someone to collect the bill we decided to leave and nobody said goodbye or even acknowledged that we were leaving. There are far greater local seafood restaurants that are not as pretentious as it seems Rocksalt has become. Regardless whether it is lunch or dinner service should remain the same.

LG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A really lovely lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday, he was even brought out a desert with candle and birthday message - a lovely surprise! thank you Rocksalt, always a lovely venue

C
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Would love to return in the future!! You could tell the food was fresh!

F
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were four friends celebrating our birthdays and we had a lovely time here at Rocksalt - we were welcomed by a lovely lady who had taken note of my request to be seated in the window so we could admire the amazing view out to sea. Our waiter for the evening was very pleasant and attentive and had a good sense of humour, the wine waiter was also very attentive - I love having my glass refilled for me. The food was excellent - presented nicely and very tasty, the bread and hummus at the start was great too. We were then treated to three Happy Birthday written dishes of orange sorbet - a nice touch. Will definitely be back again.

PN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We visited Rocksalt as a family of 3. It was buzzy in the bar & restaurant. Service was good, the staff were very friendly & engaging without being overly attentive.
The food was of a good standard & I would definitely recommend/return.

RF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent lunch on a beautiful day by the sea!! Three course set lunch is good value for money!! Will come again!!

CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food , great service . It was a birthday lunch and the staff made it such a special day for us with surprise cakes . Will definitely be back.

6
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants I’ve ever been to!!!

TM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent experience as always. Never yet been disappointed.

KM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious .
Staff we’re so friendly and helpful.
Went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and satisfied.
Food is quite expensive but I suppose you get what you pay for.
The view is stunning . Especially if you get a hot day and manage to get a table outside .
We drove around 50 mins to give the restaurant a try and we would definitely return.
Thank you for a lovely experience.

JH
Kent
90 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A most enjoyable meal at Rocksalt. We were a party of 4 for Sunday lunch, 2 with hearty appetites and 2 fussy eaters - everyone found something on the menu they liked. One of our party said the slip sole he had for his main course was the best fish he'd ever tasted. 2 of us shared the roast chicken which was so plentiful we had half left to be boxed up and taken home. The harbour looked lovely in the sunshine and there was a happy atmosphere with plenty of families and (well behaved) children. We also enjoyed the K from Kirwan wine having recently visited Chateau Kirwan in France.

A
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. Lovely restaurant, expensive but would highly recommend.

L
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I’d only recommend if someone is already in the area. We travelled from a distance and whilst the food was delicious and staff very friendly, the service was very slow. We had to catch someone’s eye to clear our table and order dessert and by then we’d been waiting a good 20 mins to half hour since finishing. The noise level was so high we couldn’t hear each other across the table which was a shame.

FR
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the ambiance were good. The views were lovely but the service was outstanding.

KB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing meal at Rockaalt. The service was great and the food was exceptional

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening! everything was great from the moment we walked in, they made sure to accommodate our request, which was super kind. Staff was attentive, but not intrusive, food absolutely fantastic! We had a little feast- we were sharing starters then mains. We had a great time and enjoyed everything. Thank you Rocksalt!

AM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location. Great food. Great service. Bit too noisy but it was Friday and the place was packed. We'll try on a different night or perhaps lunch

C
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent, beautiful setting. Worth a visit.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Whilst the food was excellent the restaurant was busy and we were next to a large group who were noisy at times. The staff were good, very knowledgeable about the food and wine, however we did have to wait for service on occasion due to the number of tables. Overall though the quality of the food was sufficiently good to ensure we return.

GC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive staff , imaginative menu well delivered ... excellent value for money

JA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect evening, for an early celebration. The team were particularly good, not only attentive but friendly welcoming and just nice to be around.

LS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic birthday lunch , look forward to our next visit

SG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed two nights in the Rock Salt rooms and all three of breakfast, lunch and dinner were 5 star! Genuinely we thought everything about the restaurant was faultless. We WILL be coming back!

D
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A most enjoyable lunch with excellent service. An impressive wine list.

KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Better service than last time. Left waiting to be shown to our table. Bill took a while to come

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