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The Dover Patrol Restaurant & Bar, Dover,

The Dover Patrol Restaurant & Bar

4.3
4.3
37 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood

Our Menu comprises of the freshest and tastiest Seafood that be enjoyed inside our bright and airy restaurant, or on our balcony which overlooks the water. Come rain or shine the views from The Dover Patrol are unbeaten and a fantastic place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Whilst Seafood is our speciality, we also offer non-fish options and also cater for Vegetarians and Children, meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Head Chef of the restaurant chooses the daily specials which is often governed by that day's catch. All of our fish are from sustainable sources and there are daily deliveries of fish caught along the south coast. Our meat products are monitored from field to fork.

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01304 207740

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Dover

  • Cross Street

    Waterloo Crescent / Union Street

  • Parking Details

    There is on-road parking directly outside our restaurant which is free for 1 hour and then pay at the meter.

  • Public Transit

    A 15 minute walk from Dover Priory Train Station and a 5 minute walk from the town Centre.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Outdoor Eating

  • Kent

    Scenic View

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  1. c

    cliffdweller

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful ambience and the right music at the right volume. Highly recommend.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your lovely review - we look forward to seeing you again

  2. AN

    AdrianN

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Oil in fryer old whitebait consequently not good. Smoked haddock over cooked. Vegetables not cleaned and overcooked, too long sitting in bae Marie. Fish pie sauce curdled. Full refund given. Unlikely to go there again until chef practices changed. Noticed two other tables with similar complaints

  3. DL

    DeborahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful birthday lunch for my mum's 80th. Food was lovely. Fish and chips were great

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you - we are pleased your mum had an enjoyable lunch with us and we hope to see you again

  4. JM

    JudithM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food fabulous menu really nice staff. Beautiful views from the window tables

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you - we will pass on your comments and we hope to see you again

  5. C

    Chris

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice, relaxing restaurant with great views out to sea. Food was excellent and service quick and friendly. Very keen to make a repeat visit. Specialised in seafood but other options available.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you - we hope to see you again

  6. GC

    GrahamC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet night but service and food were superb. Grest view across the harbour, would go again.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 12 May 2022

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again

  7. KH

    KenH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food, good prices. Good views and clean restaurant

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 12 May 2022

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again

  8. MB

    MariaB

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5

    Not impressed- fish pie I ordered was lacking flavour and seasoning. Service was good and place looked nice but I don’t I will visit again.

  9. L

    Loui

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food with beautiful views made for a wonderful lunch. Will definitely go again and would recommend

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 8 May 2022

    Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again

  10. LW

    LeoW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Easy to book, unbeatable view and friendly environment. We book our place at the very last minute, I have been here like 6 years ago, and back then the food quality was great too. Starter with 5 battered squid rings cost me £9 was not great. I had the Stake Wings, fresh, yet with too much butter, and my wife had the Mussels, which, were fantastic. The meal bothering me the most was the kid's menu beef burger, overcooked beef and too salty for children. The food quality to price ratio was not great, but I empathise with the restaurant which is struggling with stagflation. I hope they could improve and I could visit again in the future!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 9 May 2022

    Thank you for your feedback - we will look into the meals which you've commented on and definitely contact our butcher about the child's burger. We hope you will try us again

  11. DJ

    DJWJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Needed cheering up , went for lunch with my sister. We had a lovely table at the window overall the beach and sea . Food was superb and the service friendly and efficient as always .

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 5 May 2022

    Thank you - we hope to see you again

  12. AG

    AlbertG

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was pretty good , The view and environment were amazing , definitely a good place to stop in if your hungry around the pier

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 5 May 2022

    Thank you - we hope to see you again

  13. IS

    InaS

    Schleswig-Holst

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant overlooking the Dover port. Kind and attentive staff. Definitely recommend.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 1 May 2022

    Thank you - we hope to see you again

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 1 May 2022

    Thank you - we hope to see you again

  15. D

    Darren

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Booked for a birthday lunch, one guest is a big fish eater. They were very happy with their starter and main, and commented on how well it was cooked Staff friendly, helpful and good service throughout. Ambience good - great views, and relaxing

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 22 April 2022

    Thank you for your review - we are pleased to see your party enjoyed their meals We hope to see you again soon

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Long wait and food bland when finally arrived. Had much better meals there before

  17. AC

    ArleneC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food ! Took Mom & nephew for Easter lunch meal My Mom is 81 , she finished her food ! That’s was v good Thank you

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 18 April 2022

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon

  18. HH

    HannahH

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The staff were really helpful and the views amazing, however the food was not as good as I would expect for a restaurant that charges so much. Unlikely to return unfortunately

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 15 April 2022

    Thank you for your review - your comments about the food have been noted and will be looked into. If you'd like to try us again please contact Alison at reservations@thedoverpatrol.co.uk

  19. d

    davidz

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Dover Patrol restaurant has lovely, friendly staff and has a big area to the restaurant. Also they have outside seating for the summer, overlooking the sea. It is situated on Dover beach. The food is excellent. It is predomantly fish but they do have other food types.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 10 April 2022

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again soon

  20. MK

    MickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brought my wheel chair bound mum for lunch, access was very good and was made to feel very welcome. Menu has a good selection plus daily specials Service was excellent Food was outstanding would highly recommend this restaurant a what a view

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 2 April 2022

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again soon.

  21. MH

    MargaretH

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Sadly my steak was tough the brocolli was cold the pepper sauce was gravy with pepper in it when I was a chef I made pepper sauce from scratch always had good meals there before the change of ownership very upset as it’s not a cheap restaurant and spoilt my Mother’s Day

  22. D

    Duckhorn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Nice location let down by uninspiring food. Fried calamari was more batter than calamari although the batter was light and crispy. Grilled sardines were quite insipid and had no charred skin or smoky flavour. The mussels were probably the smallest I have ever had, the smallest mussel meat being about 1cm in length. Mixed vegetables were just long stem broccoli and carrots, which looked steam cooked but came in cool and limpy with barely any taste. Service was friendly with a smile though.

  23. FF

    FedericoF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had really good seafood. Fresh, well presented and tasty. I didn't have proper whitebeats in years!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 25 March 2022

    Thank you we hope to see you again

  24. T

    Tats

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Good food at reasonable price. View and locations great!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 13 March 2022

    Thank you - we hope to see you again

  25. EM

    ElizabethM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely venue overlooking the harbour. Polite but friendly staff. Varied range of well cooked dishes. Good value for money. A very enjoyable lunch.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 10 February 2022

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again

  26. JT

    JohnT

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Enjoyed the Deal restaurant which is no longer there so decided to try the Dover one. Not a patch on Deal regarding food & decor. Glad we went but wont be back.

  27. PA

    PaulineA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We came for mum in laws 91st birthday .when our drinks turned up the manager added a free glass of bubbly for the birthday girl which was a nice touch. Staff were attentive. And very polite. Spotlessly clean.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 29 January 2022

    Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed such a special celebration with us. We hope to see you again soon

  28. JB

    JaniceB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What I love about this place are Fabulous food, including many Gluten Free options Wonderful Views, right on the beach Great service, nothing is too much Nice level of background music Clean everywhere

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 6 January 2022

    Thank you for your lovely review - we are pleased we could cater for your requests and we hope to see you again soon

  29. S

    Sami

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great steak but also thoroughly enjoyed the Baked Camembert as well as the desserts!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 4 December 2021

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again soon

  30. DS

    DavidS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A lovely location overlooking the harbour. Food very good. Service excellent. We came for our wedding anniversary lunch at 2pm on Sunday and it was quiet. Thoroughly recommend this.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time last night. All the food was enjoyed but a highlight was the seafood medley in a tomato broth.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 24 October 2021

    Thank you - the seafood medley is also one of our favourites. We hope to see you again

  32. G

    Glenno

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place its always got a lovely atmosphere, lighting is gentle, it's never awkwardly quiet but likewise never too loud even when it's pretty full, and food is always lovely with a nice seafood mix with a couple of resteraunt staples for those not seafood inclined. Staff are lovely, attentive but not overbearing. Cannot recommend enough.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 7 October 2021

    Thank you for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoy our food and service and we hope to see you again soon

  33. m

    martinf

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service with great views on the beach and harbour.

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 2 October 2021

    Thank you, we hope to see you again soon

  34. VC

    VictoriaC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, lovely setting, nice courteous staff, amazing food!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 30 September 2021

    Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again

  35. SK

    StephenK

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and drinks provided were of the highest quality!

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 17 September 2021

    Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again soon

  36. A

    Ashfordguy

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Am excellent evening. Very good food great views. Excellent service, can’t wait to go again

    The Dover Patrol Restaurant & BarResponded on 2 September 2021

    Thank you for your review , we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon

  37. P

    Patti

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful food, well prepared and presented. Fabulous location. Recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Dover Patrol Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Dover Patrol Restaurant & Bar

Esplanade, Dover, CT17 9FS

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Waterloo Crescent / Union Street

  • Area

    Dover

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is on-road parking directly outside our restaurant which is free for 1 hour and then pay at the meter.

  • Public Transit

    A 15 minute walk from Dover Priory Train Station and a 5 minute walk from the town Centre.

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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