Best Places to Eat in Deal

As a local we have tried pretty much every place and we’ve noticed that as chefs move and businesses change hands the quality and offerings can vary considerably.

Here is our latest go to places to eat in Deal, taken from those we have tried recently along with a short review of service, price and quality.

  1. Royal Hotel
    We like the Royal, the menu is simple but covers most needs and is ideal for a quick lunch. Budget wise the typical menu item is around £14 and they offer a great breakfast and the loaded cheesy chips are one of my favourite quick evening snacks.
  2. The Lane
    Cafe by day, restaurant by evening, and friendly lively bar at night. The burgers and meals offered are great, the food quality has always been spot on. The stand out feature of the Lane has to be the afternoon tea menus, with more food that most people can handle. The Cake selection is always impressive and great for those seeking a sugar high, or just in need of cheering up. Prices are typically around £15
  3. Victuals & Co
    Superb quality dining experience, food quality is up there with the top restaurants.  Prices for mains are around £24 and the Morroccan spiced leg of lamb is one of my favourites.
  4. The Zetland Arms
    Located on the beach at the Kingsdown end, this is a very popular pub with the locals, offering a good menu, and you can even enjoy a drink on the beach just outside which is a very pleasant experience on a nice warm evening. Prices are typically around £20 for a main and the food is well presented and a good selection is offered. Booking in advance is essential.
  5. The Hare and Hounds
    The Hare and Hounds is located just outside of Deal in Northbourne and is one the locals like to keep secret. They have a 2 for 1 offer on their fantastic burgers and both the staff and locals are all friendly. Prices are typically around £14 for a main.

14 Best things to do in Deal Kent

Here is my list of the Best things to do in Deal, Kent

I see many lists compiled about the best things to do in Deal, and as a local I felt I should help you plan a great day out that allows you to explore the many things the town has to offer.

My list includes plenty of walking and is an enjoyable day out even if you don’t pay to go into the mentioned attractions and stops. Continue reading “14 Best things to do in Deal Kent”

BHP Performance Show 2022

MAY 2ND 2022 Lydden Hill Dover

Modified car show, with entertainment, track time and great choices of food and drink throughout the show.

£20 per person at the gate, which opens at 10am.

Each year we have a festival of modified cars at the BHP performance show. There was a 2 year covid break but the show was back for 2022 and was better than ever.

See the video show report below to get a feel for what was on offer.

Official website for more information


Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour

Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour, The Dairy, Church Lane, Ripple, Deal, Kent, CT14 8JL.
+44 (0)1304 374100

Open daily April – August, 11am – 4pm.

The AboutDeal team are big fans of Solley’s ice cream. With 15 flavours to choose from, ranging from traditional vanilla to blue bubblegum, plus sorbet’s and vegan ice cream, everyone will be happy with a visit to Solley’s.

The farm also has walking and cycling trails plus tractor rides most weekends.

It is a very child friendly site with plenty to keep the children diverted whilst you enjoy your ice cream.

123 High Street

123 High Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6BB

Homeware, garden accessories, gifts and clothing all with a quirky style.


Bee Crafty Bee Happy

Bee Crafty Bee Happy Craft Store

A friendly craft shop on The Strand.

  • Knitting / crochet yarn & supplies
  • Fabric, fat quarters & sewing supplies
  • Papercraft supplies
  • Craft kits

If you can’t find what your looking for in the store / web shop they also do special orders.

During COVID  restrictions free local delivery on all orders (maximum distance 20 miles from Deal, Kent.)

Shop 2, 49 The Strand Walmer, Deal, CT14 7DL, United Kingdom

Tel: 01304 274740
Opening times: Monday – Saturday  09:00 – 17:30



Independent brands and hand crafted items for you, your dog and your home.

132 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BE.

Wednesday – Saturday 10am–4:30pm
Sunday 11am–3pm

Deal Braderie 2022

Deal Braderie -Deal’s Annual Street Market

September. Date to be announced.
8.30am – 4.00pm

As with all events, due to the COVID19 outbreak, it is uncertain if it will go ahead. If it does the stalls will be sold nearer to the event date than usual. There will be a form on the Deal Town Council web page or you will be able to pick one up from reception at Deal Town Hall once the decision has been made to go ahead.

Large annual street market running along Deal High Street from St Georges Church to just past the junction of Water Street (near Alfred Square).

Antiques, vintage clothing, vintage jewellery, crafts, bric-a-brac, memorabilia, books, stamps and plants plus lots more.


Deal Museum

Deal Maritime & Local History Museum tells the tales behind this seaside town.

Models, local photos and marine artifacts illustrate the stories of the local people who lived here, the fishermen, lifeboat crews, Royal Marines and smugglers.

The museum has been reorganised and now has some great photo opportunities plus a display area that changes every month.

Opening times from the start of April to mid October:
1pm-4pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Admission Price:
Free, but donations are very welcome!

22 St George’s Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BA.
01304 372098

Deal Classic Motor Show 2022

Deal Classic Motor Show 2022.

Date 28 –  May 2022, 10am – 4.00pm.

Betteshanger Country Park (last year this event was held on the Green so Don’t get caught out by the new location. More info on the new venue.

Up to 800 classic vehicles, from 1900 to the modern day, will be on show.

The Classic Music Show on two stages, Retro Market, interesting static displays, children’s entertainers and rides, Real Ale Bar and lots more.

An entry fee applies this year for the public.


Standard Admission (£): £10.00 Adults children under 16 years Free


Urban Chic

Urban Chic is a small boutique on Deal High Street. Their window displays are always beautiful, offering a glimpse of the delights inside the shop.

Urban Chic offers a carefully curated range of clothes, jewellery, accessories and gifts. If you are looking for something special then take a look at their selections from independent labels.

67 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EH. 01304 448940.


This independent gallery in Deal, Kent describes itself as having a ‘punk rock’ ethic. This is not your standard, twee seaside themed gallery.

The DONT WALK WALK gallery is a working artists’ studio. See work from over 20 artists ranging from emerging artists to established talents. The rotating exhibitions include painting, printmaking, illustration, photography and sculpture plus film screenings.

The gallery has hosted work by Noel Fielding and Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves.

10 Victoria Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AP.

Opening Hours:

Mon 10-5
Tues 10-5
Thurs 10-5
Fri 12-7
Sat 10-5
Sun 11-4

Junior Park Run & Cycling Events

Sundays at Betteshanger Park

Junior Parkrun

Cost: Free

A free 2k run for juniors (4-14 year olds).

Every Sunday at 9:00am.

Please register before your first run and bring a printed copy of your barcode.

Betteshanger Bikers ( Relaunching Spring 2022)

Cost: £7

Every Sunday from 10am – 11.30am. Ages 8 – 14.
A weekly cycle club for young mountain bikers to get expert coaching.

For more information on all these events click here.

Deal Pier Kitchen

Deal Pier Kitchen, Deal Pier, Beach St, Deal CT14 6HX
Opening Times: Mon – Sun  9am–5pm
Phone: 01304 368228

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and drinks. The focus is on using fresh, local & organic ingredients to produce nutritious and delicious food.

Deal Food & Drink Festival September 2022

Deal Food & Drink Festival at Deal Castle

September, Date TBA

Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm


  • Local Kent produce, food & drink.
  • Ales, Craft Beers, Ciders & Mead.
  • Local, National & International foods.
  • Artisan food & drink producers.
  • Live music & children’s rides.
  • Friday night jazz.
  • Children’s face painting.
  • Craft, art and home & garden stalls.

Previous line up to give you an idea of what to expect…

Hot Food

Bring a good appetite and a taste for adventure.

  • The Cooking Box Ltd -Burgers with homemade toppings. Meat burger, chicken breast or vegetarian. Homemade coleslaw. All produce sourced within the Kent area.
  • Real Greek Food – Pork or chicken souvlaki in a pitta bread with tomato, tzatziki sauce, onion and fries.
  • 800 Degrees Ltd – Fresh pizza from a wood fired pizza.
  • Thai Next Door -Authentic Thai Food; Stir fries, Thai curries & noodle dishes. Homemade spring rolls.
  • ‘Hits the Spot’ French Crepes -Savoury & sweet crepes. Freshly squeezed Victorian lemonade, with a twist.
  • Sabores -Arepas; chicken, pork or vegetarian. Salad boxes.
  • Caribbean Hut – Jerk Chicken, curry goat, curry chicken, patties, jerk pork, dumplings and salad.

Grocery Foods

Don’t forget your shopping bags.

  • Olivier’s Bakery -Fresh, handmade bread, pastries, cakes & savouries.
  • The Great British Cheese Company -Award winning, flavoured, cheese truckles.
  • Riverford Organic East Kent – Organic fresh fruit and veg and dry goods boxes for home delivery.
  • Granny Sally’s Confectionary – Olde English Fudge.
  • Gateau Mini – Cakes & novelty cakes (disguised as burgers, chips, KFC chicken etc.) Cupcakes, doughnuts and traybakes. Sausage rolls, pork pies, etc.

Drinks & Ice Cream

  • The Famous Last Stand. Local, National and International Ales. Craft Beers and Ciders. Prosecco, Wine and Gin.
  • Snow White Catering – Ice Cream Van.
  • Top Drinks – whisky, gin, rum, vodka, liqueurs and ports.
  • Simply Ice Cream – Handmade, homemade multi award winning ice creams and sorbets.
  • Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours – Pina coladas.
  • Moswick Wines & Spirits – Rubis Chocolate wine plus a great selection of Italian grain vodkas and flavoured Gins.