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.

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.

hello@therosedeal.com

01304 389127

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.

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.

Daytime:
Mon to Sat 9-5pm
Sun 10-4pm
Evenings:
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

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

Bangkok Pavilion, Thai restaurant

Bangkok Pavilion, Thai restaurant & take-away.

A good range of authentic Thai dishes. Good reviews.

114 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BB.
01304 367 707

Opening hours:
12:00-14:30 Wednesdays – Sundays
17:30-22:00 Tuesdays – Thursdays, Sundays
17:30-23:00 Fridays – Saturdays
Closed all day Monday and Tuesday lunchtime

The Court Yard Oyster Bar and Restaurant

The Court Yard Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Sondes Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7BW.
tcydeal@gmail.com 01304 366661

Fine food, sea food a specialty with seasonal menus. The courtyard has a glass sliding roof, dine under the stars – weather permitting!

Grand Sunday Luncheons, Movie nights & Ladies’ lunches.

TUESDAY – FRIDAY
LUNCH 12-3.00pm
DINNER 5.30-9.30pm
SATURDAYS ALL DAY
SUNDAY LUNCH 12-2.30pm
Booking essential Thursday-Sunday

Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Hotel, 29 Beach Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6HY.
01304 374338.
waterfrontdeal@gmail.com

Dog friendly hotel with restaurant open to the public all day including breakfast (except Mondays after 9:30am & Sunday evenings.)

See their website for details of their Curry & Steak nights, Sunday lunches and breakfast menu.

81 Beach Street. Restaurant / bistro

Lovely seafront bistro with interesting seasonal menus.

Reservations are recommended for this popular restaurant.

Live music evenings.

Private dining, set party menus (12 + people), set lunches (must be pre-ordered) & buffet menus also available.

Lunch: midday – 3pm (4pm on Sundays)
Dinner: 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sat and Sundays on a Bank Holiday)

81 Beach Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6JB.
01304 368136
us@81beachstreet.co.uk

Dunkerley’s Hotel & Restaurant

Family owned hotel with excellent restaurant and pleasant bistro area.

19 Beach Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AH. 01304 375016
info@dunkerleys.co.uk

Opening times:
Bistro: Monday – Sunday 8.00am – 9.30pm
Restaurant:
Tuesday-Friday 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 3.00pm