A Food Lover’s Guide to Deal
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. Book your stay in Deal
The Frog and Scot- Deal High Street
Wed-Saturday Lunch 12 – 2:30 pm
Wed- Saturday Dinner 6:15pm – Close
Sun Lunch – 12 – 2:30pm
Recently 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 Post Room- Deal Train Station
Located at Deal train station, this is a great place to grab breakfast during your stay. Serving bagels and toasties, granola and yogurt pots and overnight oats and more. Don’t miss out on the array of breakfast baked goods, especially the amazing brownies. Everything is baked in-house and beats an overpriced Starbucks muffin any day. They also serve great coffee, a staple for the many who commute from Deal to London each morning.
The Black Pig Butchers- St George’s Passage
Mon – Weds 9am -3pm
Thurs & Fri 9am -4:30pm
Saturday 9am – 4:30pm
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.
No Name Street, High Street
Mon- Fri 8.30- 5pm
Sat 8.30- 4.30pm
The French influence is felt keenly in Deal, No Name Street Deli on the high street is another great spot for sourcing French delicacies. Of course, there’s meats and cheeses as well as baguettes and baked goods, but you can also get jars of French jam, tapenade, and pate. Behind the counter chose from operetta cake or get serrano ham cut to order. No Name Street also has a shop and Deli in Sandwich (20 mins away) for the francophiles who cant get enough.
Eat and Mess- Deal Market, Union Road
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.
Pop Up Cafe, High Street
Thursday- Sunday 10-4pm
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, with veggie and vegan options as well as homemade sourdough bacon sandwiches.
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.
Rocksalt, Fish Market
Folkestone (30 mins from Deal)
Monday- Thursday 12 – 3pm 6:30pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday- 12- 3pm 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Sunday- 12 – 8PM
A short drive along the coast takes you to Rock Salt in Folkestone owned by chef Mark Sargeant (The Wife of Bath and Duke William at Ickham). You’ll find the freshest local seafood served in classic and clever dishes, as well as a fine selection of meat and vegetarian options. The restaurant is sleek and the harbor views are to die for, enjoy a shellfish platter outside on the terrace, or a lobster thermidor in the luxurious restaurant. There’s steak nights and Asian nights as well as a children’s menu, which are worth trying out if seafood is not to your taste. Rock Salt is a food highlight in the area, don’t miss it.
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.