RestaurantsKentFolkestoneCT19

Breaking news

August 31, 2022: November 2021: Mark Sargeant has departed the business.

survey result

Summary

£66
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This stunning curved modern restaurant was opened in 2011 by Saga billionaire Sir Roger De Haan and his son Josh, and won widespread acclaim for its seafood under founding chef Mark Sargeant. But since Mark’s departure in late 2021, ratings have softened a little – “the food is a bit up and down and on the pricey side to cater for the London crowd, but it has an ideal position overlooking the water and the harbour arm”.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fabulous seaside site by the harbour” helps guarantee custom as this well-known fish restaurant, which opened in June 2011, and is one of the more commented-on restaurants in Kent. It continues to spark a large volume of interest and praise for its “beautifully presented and well-executed seafood dishes” (“the fish is caught locally, so super fresh and tasty”). Since founding chef Mark Sargeant left the business last year, however, it’s taken slightly more flak generally: nothing grievous, but reports of service that “can be a little hit and miss”, or food that’s “edible but instantly forgettable” and “on the pricey side”.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If the tide is in and you have a window seat, nothing could be more perfect” than a trip to this ever-popular and ever-“reliable fish restaurant overlooking the harbour”; “posh fish and chips” plus “excellent locally caught seafood” are unsurprisingly the order of the day. Stop Press – in October 2021, Mark Sargeant severed ties to the Rocksalt Group (which boasts four Folkestone sites and four country pubs) after 12 years, citing unresolvable differences with his business partner Josh De Haan …here's hoping it keeps going strong.

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing food overlooking the harbour” with “a view to die for!” – Mark Sargeant’s “elegant” waterside venture is nowadays one of the survey’s most popular dining destinations, drawing fans from across Kent and on days out from the capital (“wish we lived closer!”). Particularly prized (as you might expect, given its proximity to the sea) for its “terrific, locally sourced” fish and seafood – it’s “ideal for a special occasion, although it is somewhat pricey”.

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4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, CT19 6AA

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
24
No dress code
100

Rocksalt Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Rocksalt Restaurant in CT19, Folkestone by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Rocksalt restaurant.
David B
Stunning setting by the harbour, excellent ...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"Stunning setting by the harbour, excellent fish, nice service"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.50 £30.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£16.50 £23.40 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.50
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, CT19 6AA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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