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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“Great for cocktails with a view. I personally find the food average in general, but looking out over the harbour with a drink in hand is not to be missed.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Fantastic local spot that is always buzzing when the sun comes out! Brilliant food and drink available and lots of live music and brilliant art to see for free. Don’t miss the Anthony Gormley sculpture looking out onto the White Cliffs of Dover, it’s haunting and beautiful.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Beautifully landscaped park situated between the The Leas Promenade and the sea. You’ll find hidden artworks, an adventure playground, sandpits, an amphitheatre, trees, lawns, meandering paths, picnic tables and bbq facilities. All with stunning views of the sea. This is a great place to explore. Don’t miss the zig zag path! This picture is NOT the Lower Leas Coastal Park, it's part of the beach at the bottom.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Has shows comedy acts and plays always worth checking to see what is playing as sometimes has some big names. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“whether its bar food or a 3-course​ meal in the restaurant​ we have never been disappointed with the food here, also a gorgeous little traditional Pub”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Clamber over the rocks at low tide for some fantastic fossil hunting at Copt Point. We have found ammonites, prehistoric sharks teeth and many more geological treasures.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A popular sandy beach with lifeguards on duty during busy times. There are arches under the promenade which provide shade and shelter from the elements. You can hire kayaks and paddle boards here too and it is a great place to swim and sandcastle. Just watch out for the tides though. Most of the sand is covered by sea when the tide is at its highest. There is a tide timetable in The Dairy. High tide is a good time for crabbing though and kids can play in the water fountains by the walkway.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“Hop over the channel to France, 15 minutes drive from The Miller's Barn. You can be in France within the hour, tres bien!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Super comfy, great staff, perfect for long rambly chats or whiling away a rainy afternoon”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great traditional Kentish pub, with a young vibey crowd and good food. Sausages and mash is particularly good. Best after the sun goes down.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Small friendly tapas bar and restaurant that serves amazing food as a reasonable price This is one of our favorites. we often go here and order practically everything g off the menu, call to book ahead as its only small.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Mediterranean style restaurant, two doors down to us. Breakfast available there if you are not in a hurry to leave in the morning (they open at 11). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Very friendly nearby neighbourhood bar. Run by Cath and Andi and Joseph, some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Live music and spoken word. V welcoming”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“..don't tell anyone in Folkestone - but it feels like London: really good coffee, amazing sandwiches, cozy sofas - just great.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“A terrific little bar in Folkestone with a good range of beers, great friendly atmosphere and frequently live music on Sunday afternoons.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“larger cheap supermarket... only 5min walk, and a larger selection than at the nearby Sainsbury's. There are larger Sainsbury's and Tescos a short car journey away, and a Waitrose in Hythe... but this is our closest larger supermarket.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great for cocktails with a view. I personally find the food average in general, but looking out over the harbour with a drink in hand is not to be missed.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Great traditional Kentish pub, with a young vibey crowd and good food. Sausages and mash is particularly good. Best after the sun goes down.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Small friendly tapas bar and restaurant that serves amazing food as a reasonable price This is one of our favorites. we often go here and order practically everything g off the menu, call to book ahead as its only small.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Mediterranean style restaurant, two doors down to us. Breakfast available there if you are not in a hurry to leave in the morning (they open at 11). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Third friday of the month hosts an open mic night in the upstairs coffee shops, fun to watch (or participate!). Downstairs the bar has a good selection of drinks at fair prices.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great 'posh' fish and chips. Good while strolling around the harbour area. ££”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like curry, this is probably the best in the area! Absolutely delicious food and friendly service. A great find. Get there driving or by taxi. Take away is worth it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Take away to sit by beach or eat in. Authentic Italian Pizza from pizza oven”
  • 1 local recommends

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