A Food Lover’s Guide to Deal

Phoebe Shipton  ·  14th February 2018

Although Deal is a small town there’s no shortage of delis, coffee shops and top restaurants on our doorstep. You can’t beat fish and chips, but it’s not the only thing on offer in the town. From breakfast to dinner we’ll take you through some of our foodie highlights. 

The Frog and Scot– Deal High Street

Monday-Thurs from 12.30 for lunch & dinner
Friday, Saturday & Sunday open all day from 12 noon

Included in the Michelin 2018 guide, The Frog and Scott is a French Bistro on the High Street. French classics with a contemporary edge are the order of the day. Slow braised shoulder of lamb, oysters and smoked mackerel chowder are a taste of what to expect.  It’s a great combination of French cuisine and local produce. With a laid-back atmosphere and an elegant feel, the perfect spot for dinner in Deal. There’s an extensive wine list to explore. If you enjoy the wine, head a few doors down to Le Pinardier, a wine shop, and bar run by The Frog and Scott. Cheese plates and charcuterie are available to enjoy, and they serve wine by the glass or bottle.

















The Black Pig Butchers – St George’s Passage

Tues-Wed 9am–3:30pm
Thurs-Fri 9am–4pm
Saturday 9am–3pm
Sun-Mon: Closed

One of Deal’s independent butchers offering locally sourced free range meat. The Black Pig specializes in artisan butchery and sausage making. Pick up dry cure bacon and gammon, black pudding, sausages for a slap-up breakfast. The sausages are even made with a wild garlic and fennel foraged from Deal beach.

















The Rose Hotel – Deal High Street

The Rose is open 7 days a week

Bar: 8.30am–10pm
Breakfast: 8am–10.30am
Lunch: (Tues-Sat) 12-2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm–9pm

Sunday: Midday-4pm

A former pub, The Rose Hotel has been lovingly restored into a chic hotel and restaurant with artistic charm, all-out comfort and seriously good food & cocktails.























Eat and Mess – Deal Market, Union Road

Saturday mornings

Eat and Mess is a stall on the popular Deal market, the perfect opportunity to pick up some lunch or sweet treats for the weekend. The sausage rolls are a real highlight, you can also find assorted cakes biscuits and baked goods, with different items popping up each week. Everything is baked by Kate, a professional pastry and bread baker. Worth a try if you’re in Deal on a Saturday, but get there early because the selection sells out early. You can also now add their delicious cakes to your booking!















Pop Up Cafe, High Street


Coffee & counter from 8.30
Kitchen from 9am
Last order 3pm

Sundays cafe open 9-3

An excellent option for grabbing a quick cup of coffee (sourced from locally based Curve Roasters) and a slice of cake. Taking inspiration from Ottolenghi, there are lots of interesting combinations on the menu for lunch, like roasted squash, harissa, crunchy slaw, lentil and aubergine salad. The breakfasts are fantastic too, all of which are veggie and vegan!

















Taphouse, South Street
Monday- Sunday 12-11pm

Just off the seafront is The Taphouse – a great place for drinks and pizza. With a wide selection of beers and ciders, you can get local beer, and craft names on tap. They also offer a large range of specialty gins and tonics. Try the gin cocktails mixed with a garnish of summer fruits or mixed berries. The pizzas are great too, for £10 you can get a Stone-baked pizza with a thin crispy base, and toppings like capers and anchovies or mushrooms and creme fraiche there’s lots to try.

















If you love your food, take a trip down to Deal. Stay in one of our beautiful cottages for the perfect trip book with us today.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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