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.

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.

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.

The Rose

Since it has opened The Rose has garnered a flood of great reviews including in the broadsheet newspapers.

The Rose is a hotel, bar and restaurant with the focus on quality. Locally sourced ingredients and traditional British recipes are served with imagination.

91 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6ED.

01304 389127

Filberts Foods

Filberts Foods is a deli and gourmet food shop. It specialises in British sourced foods of the highest quality.

Check out their range of breads, cheese, charcuterie, chutneys and deli items.

87b High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6ED.

The Hog & Bean Eatery, Deli & Coffee House

The Hog & Bean
Eatery, Deli & Coffee House
4 Victoria Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AP.
01304 449358
07403 023 306

Eat in and takeaway menus. Orders can be taken by phone.

Open 7am – 7pm
Open 7 days a week

Specialises in local produce. Fresh, additive free bread. Home baked cakes. Wines, spirits, ciders and mead. Carefully selected range of deli products.

Take a taste of Kent home with you.


The Black Pig

The Black Pig Butchers

1 St George’s Passage, Deal, Kent CT146TA.
01304 379686

Locally sourced, naturally reared, free range meat, poultry and game. Gluten free sausages.

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday  9am – 3pm
Thurdays & Friday  9am – 4:30pm
Saturday  9am – 4:30pm


Victuals & Co

Victuals & Co Restaurant

2-3 St George’s Passage, Deal, Kent, CT14 6TA.
01304 374389

On Sunday evening Victuals & Co run their ‘Raid the Larder’ menu. This menu for the last service of the week can be any dish from the current menus or something entirely new. The idea is to make the best use of stock of ingredients. If you are prepared to be flexible you can get some really great value, high quality meals.

Opening Times
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays:
A La Carte Dinner from 6:30pm

Saturdays & Sundays:
Lunch from 12:30pm
Dinner from 5:30pm

Holiday Opening Times:
On Bank Holidays Mondays open for lunch & in the evening for ‘Raid the Larder’ so the A La Carte Menu is served on the Sunday Night.

CinCin Wine Bar & Bistro

CinCin:  Sophisticated Wine Bar & Bistro

CinCin (pronounced ChinChin ) is a new wine Bar and bistro with a jazz vibe that is aimed at the more discerning customer.

15A South Court, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AF. (Just off the High Street between Quirky Giftz and La De Da Boutique.)
01304 239489

Live music Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons.

In terms of drinks, you can get prosecco on tap, wines, bottled beers, cocktails, spirits and a wide range of gins.

The food menu includes pizza and tapas.

Smugglers Records

Smugglers Records. 9 King Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6HX. 01304 362 368

Independent record shop with small cafe & off license.

Vinyl and CDs – new and second hand. Craft beers.

Love Drinks

Love Drinks. 54 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6HE.

Cafe in Deal High Street. Coffee, specialty teas, Belgian hot chocolate, cakes, etc. Milk alternatives available. Children’s menu.

Fast Food

Happy Fryer, 22 Park Street. 01304 363333
Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 21:00
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00

The Blue Mermaid. Fish & Chips. 18 Victoria Road. 01304 379174

The Chip Shop, 59 The Strand. 01304 374675

Golden Fillet 38 Mill Hill,Deal, Kent CT14 9EW.  01304 366429

Walmer Fish & Chip Shop, 36 The Strand. 01304 381712

Best Kebab & Pizza House, 1 South Street. 01304 389007

Star Burger, 21A High Street. 01304 381981. Fast food restaurant. They also do jacket potatoes.

Dial a Pizza, 116 High Street. 01304 366339

The Direct Pizza Company, 192 Mill Road. 01304 361150. Top quality pizzas.

Dominos 26 Queen St, Deal, Kent 01304 380333

Baguettes To Go

Baguettes To Go, 2 Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB.
01304 389627 

A small cafe and takeaway sandwich shop. Home baked baguettes.

Sells drinks and snacks to take away or eat in.

The Post Room Railway Station Cafe

The post Room is at Deal Railway Station, Queen Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6HD.

It’s a takeaway coffee and brunch bar serving freshly ground coffee, snacks, drinks and brunch items to eat in or take away.

The high speed train service from Deal station doesn’t have on-board catering and neither do many of the standard trains, so stock up at The Post Room before you board the train.

Opening times

Mon-Fri 6.00am-12.30pm
Sat 9.00am to 12.30pm

The Black Douglas Coffee House

The Black Douglas Coffee House & Restaurant. 83 Beach Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6JB.
01304 365486

The Black Douglas is a favourite haunt of local artists. It prides itself on trying to use locally sourced and organic ingredients where possible.

As well as coffee you will find a good range of teas and herbal teas. There are plenty of gluten free items on the menu.

Mon to Sat 9-5pm
Sun 10-4pm
Fri & Sat only 7-10pm

The Lane Cafe, Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

The Lane, 15 South Court, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AF.
(Just off the High Street opposite The Retro Cook Shop.)
01304 448283

The Lane moves seamlessly from a hip cafe during the day to a restaurant and cocktail bar in the evenings.

Start the day with breakfast at the Lane, drop in for morning coffee, enjoy a leisurely lunch, treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea or have a relaxed dinner with cocktails.

The Lane has a reputation for beautifully presented, quality food. They serve good quality coffee and herbal teas as well as a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks. The cocktail menu includes a few virgin cocktails too.

And did we mention the cakes? A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Opening times

Sunday & Monday 9am-5pm
Kitchen 9am – 3pm 

Tuesday – Friday 9am – Late
Kitchen 9am-3pm & 6pm-9pm

Kings Coffee Shop

Kings Coffee Shop, 1 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AA.
01304 364277

Italian coffee shop and cafe. Friendly atmosphere. Good value for money.

Breakfasts, lunches, drinks, cakes and snacks. Take away lunches available.

Miretti Italian Patisseria

Miretti, 125 High Street, Deal, Kent, Ct14 6BB.
01304 369165

Italian patisseria & coffee shop.

Delicious Italian cakes & pastries to eat in or take away. Ice cream & gluten free cakes available. Excellent Italian coffee and hot chocolate.

Please note that this is a patisseria that serves coffee, not a cafe – so there is no savoury or hot food. A great excuse to skip straight to dessert!

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel, Beach Street,Deal, Kent, CT14 6JD.
01304 375555

Seafront hotel, bar & restaurant. Dog friendly. Open for breakfast.

Good food. Dine out side in the summer or get comfy on the sofa by the fire in winter.

Opening times
Mon – Fri 07:00 – 23:00
Sat 08:00 – 23:00
Sun 08:00 – 22:30

Food serving times:
Mon – Sat 08:00 – 22:00
Sun 08:00 – 21:00