Vote now for your favourite Kent eatery!

From country pubs and seafood spots to fine dining and atmospheric restaurants, Kent has them aplenty.

And our newly launched 'Best of... Food & Drink Awards' sponsored by Financial Advice & Services, are here to celebrate them - but we need your help.

With 11 categories and dozens of shortlisted eateries, we are asking you, our Kent Life readers to vote for the very best of the best.

To vote for your favourite foodie spots, simply click the link

Voting closes at 11.59pm on Friday, July 12. By voting you will be entered into a draw to win a meal for two at one of the winning restaurants and a frame copy of the Kent Illustrated Map by Debbie Draws Maps.

Want to discover more amazing eateries? Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the June edition of Kent Life magazine (on sale from May 24) complete with a foodie map of the county, brilliant chef interviews, PLUS your chance to win delicious days out.

Tasty stuff!

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The Dog At Wingham
Wingham, Canterbury, Canterbury Rd, Wingham CT3 1BB,
01227 720339

The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham
98-99 Abbey St, Faversham ME13 7BH
01795 591462

Woolpack Inn, Warehorne
Church Lane, Warehorne, TN26 2LL
01233 732900

Bowleys At The Plough, Trottiscliffe
Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe, West Malling ME19 5DR
01732 822233

The King's Arms, Elham
The Square, St Mary's Rd, Elham, Canterbury CT4 6TJ
01303 840242

The Tiger Inn, Stowting
Scotts Lane, Stowting, Ashford TN25 6BA
01303 862130

The Swan, West Malling
35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU
01732 521910

Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells
95 Bidborough Ridge, Bidborough, T Wells TN3 0XB
01892 525709

Duke William, Ickham
The Street, Canterbury CT3 1QP
01227 721308


The George, Trottiscliffe
Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe ME19 5DR
01732 822462

The Pegwell Bay Hotel, Ramsgate
81 Pegwell Road, Ramsgate CT11 0NJ
01843 599590

The Captain Digby, Broadstairs
Whiteness Road, Broadstairs CT10 3QH
01843 867764

Sultan, Chatham
17 New Road, Chatham ME4 4QJ
01634 880579

The Canterbury Bell, Broadstairs
481 Margate Rd, Westwood, Broadstairs CT10 2QD
01843 863892

Havet, Tonbridge
150-152 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BB
01732 387387

The Windmill, Hollingbourne
32 Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne, Maidstone ME17 1TR
01622 889000


Farm & Harper, Whitstable
25 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1AP
01227 264091

The Rose, Deal
91 High Street Deal CT14 6ED
01304 389127

Albion House, Ramsgate
Albion Place, Ramsgate CT11 8HQ
01843 606630

Sheldon Spa, Faversham
Lees Court Rd, Sheldwich ME13 0LU
01795 532418

No 9 at Chapel House, Ramsgate
Chapel House Estate, Thorne Hill, Minster, Ramsgate CT12 5DS
01843 881290

Beacon, Tunbridge Wells
Tea Garden Lane, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JH
01892 524252


Fleur de Thé, Rochester
132-134 High St, Rochester ME1 1JT
01634 402950

Eastwell Manor, Eastwell
Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HR
0343 224 1700

Little Harriettes of Deal Tea Rooms, Deal
7 Broad Street, Deal CT14 6ER
01304 369748

Hempstead House, Sittingbourne
London Rd, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP
01795 428020

The Yarrow Hotel, Broadstairs
Ramsgate Rd, Broadstairs CT10 1PN
01843 460100

Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells
Broomhill Rd, T Wells TN3 0TG
01892 515152

The West Wing Tea Room, Mount Ephraim
Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet Rd, Hernhill, Faversham ME13 9TX
01227 751168

Rowhill Grange, Dartford
Top Dartford Rd, Wilmington DA2 7QH
01322 615136


Pearly Cow, Margate
16 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DH
01843 261200

Samphire, Whitstable
4 High Street Whistable CT5 1BQ
01227 770075

The Pumproom @ Copper Distillery, Chatham
Pump House, No.5 Maritime Way, Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP
01634 931121

Finbar's of West Bay, Westgate-on-Sea
West Bay Promenade, off Sea Rd CT8 8QA
01843 263423

Jetty Broadstairs, Broadstairs
Pier Head Kiosk, The Harbour, CT10 1JU
01843 867255

The Winemakers Restaurant, Balfour, Staplehurst
Balfour Winery, Five Oak Lane, Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12 0HT
01622 832794

Castle View Restaurant, Leeds Castle, Maidstone
Broomfield, Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL
01622 765400

Boys Hall, Willesborough, Ashford
Boys Hall Road, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0LA
01233 427727

The Lighthouse tasting rooms, Folkestone
Platform 4, Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone Harbour Arm CT20 1QQ
07368 498158

Bank House, Chislehurst
11 High Street, Chislehurst BR7 5AB
0208 090 6960

The Marquis of Granby, Alkham in East Kent
Alkham Valley Rd, Alkham, Dover CT15 7DF
01304 873410


Read's Restaurant, Faversham
Macknade Manor, Canterbury Rd, Faversham ME13 8XE

The Cook's Tale, Canterbury
14-15 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NY
01227 200777

Whitstable Oyster Company, Whitstable
The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Horsebridge, Whitstable CT5 1BU
01227 276856

Hide & Fox Hythe, Hythe
The Green, Saltwood, Hythe CT21 4PS
01303 260915

Stubbs, Ashford
Canterbury Road, Kennington, Ashford TN25 4DU
01233 666111


The White Horse, Dover
St James Street, Dover CT16 1QF
01304 213066
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The Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone
The St, Goodnestone, Canterbury CT3 1PJ
01304 784958

Macknade, Faversham
Selling Rd, Faversham ME13 8XF
01795 534497

The Gate Inn, Boyden Gate
Church Lane, Canterbury CT3 4EB
01227 860498


Bridge Arms, Bridge
53 High St, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LA
01227 286534

Fordwich Arms, Fordwich
King St, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB
01227 286690

The Royal Hotel, Deal
Beach St, Deal CT14 6JD
01304 375555

Updown Farmhouse, Deal
Updown Rd, Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0EF
07842 244192

Quince, Westgate-on-Sea
39 Station Rd, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8QY
01843 833864

The Ferry House, Isle of Sheppey
Harty Ferry Rd, Leysdown-on-Sea, Sheerness ME12 4BQ
01795 510214

The Small Holding, Goudhurst
Ranters Ln, Kilndown, Cranbrook TN17 2SG
01892 890105

The Goods Shed Restaurant, Canterbury
Station Rd West, Canterbury CT2 8AN
01227 459153

St.Leonards, West Malling
47 Swan St, West Malling ME19 6JU
01732 600128

Boys Hall, Willesborough, Ashford
Boys Hall Rd, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0LA

Poet Matfield, Tonbridge
Maidstone Road, Matfield, Tonbridge TN12 7JH
01892 722416


The Wallflower Café, Herne Bay
Unit 7, 116 High St, Herne Bay CT6 5JY
01227 740392

Planet Earth Kitchen, Dover
New Marina Curv Rd, Dover CT17 9FS
07731 995591
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Cafe Nucleus, Rochester
Halpern Conservancy Board Building, 15 High St, Rochester ME1 1PY
01634 406971

Secret Spices, Margate
104 Ramsgate Rd, Margate CT9 4BH
01843 446630

Basil and Co Ristorante Italiano, Whitstable
101 Tankerton Rd, Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AJ
01227 851476

Water Lane, Hawkhurst
Water Ln, Hawkhurst, Walled Garden TN18 5DH
01580 854907


The Blue Pelican, Deal
83 Beach St, Deal CT14 6JA

Colina, Margate
18 Fort Rd, Margate CT9 1HF
01843 661313

Zetland Arms, Deal
Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF
01304 370114

The Pig at Bridge, Bridge
Bourne Park Rd, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5BH
0345 225 9494

The Tudor Peacock, Chilham
The Square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY
01227 231558


Buoy & Oyster, Margate
44 High St, Margate CT9 1DS
01843 446631

The Three Mariners, Oare, Faversham
2 Church Rd, Oare, Faversham ME13 0QA
01795 533633

Wheelers Oyster Bar, Whitstable
8 High St, Whitstable CT5 1BQ
01227 273311

Royal Harbour Brasserie, Ramsgate
Royal Harbour Parade, E Pier, Ramsgate CT11 8LS
01843 599059

Fish at 55, Ramsgate
55 High St, The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1LN
01634 844609

Angela’s, Margate
21 The Parade, Margate CT9 1EX
01843 319978

The Lighthouse tasting rooms, Folkestone
Platform 4, Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone Harbour Arm Folkestone CT20 1QQ
07368 498158

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Meet our headline sponsor: FAS

As a long-standing independent firm of chartered financial planners based in Kent for over 30 years, we are delighted to sponsor the 2024 Kent Life Food Awards. Our involvement stems from our deep-rooted commitment to supporting local businesses and raising awareness of our county’s incredible food business sector and its continued growth.

These awards enable exceptional Kentish food producers and establishments to showcase their expertise, products, and services. We believe that by proactively engaging with these awards, we are not only recognising the culinary excellence within our community, but also helping to boost the local economy and promote Kent as a food-lovers’ destination.

As a company that values innovation and excellence, we find it inspiring to be associated with individuals and establishments that demonstrate these qualities in the culinary field. By sponsoring these awards, FAS can contribute to the amazing food culture in Kent, while also aligning our brand with the values of quality, innovation, and community support that we hold dear..