Top Five Restaurants in Broadstairs

Broadstairs Food & Drink

In the last half-decade Broadstairs has undergone a culinary revolution, one driven by a renewed focus on farm-to-table, and fresh produce from local artisanal suppliers – and now boasts some of the best restaurants in the South-East.

Whether you’re looking for Italian, Contemporary European or some of Kent’s famous seafood, Broadstairs has a wide selection of gourmet eateries, specialising in seasonal produce and fresh local ingredients.

Here’s our Top Five countdown of Broadstairs best restaurants:


5.) Albarino – Tapas by the Sea

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Tapas in Broadstairs

Headed up by chef Steven Dray, Albarino serves subtly innovative yet unfussy Tapas and European Fusion cuisine, with a seasonal Chef’s Menu comprising dishes made with fresh ingredients sourced from local suppliers.

Alborino also offers an extensive and well-cultivated wine list, as well as Broadstairs’ best range of sherry.

What to try:

  • Ox cheek with liquorice, macaroni and manchego
  • Calamari stuffed with pork, garlic mash and chorizo


4.) Posillipo – Neapolitan Cuisine on the Kentish Shore

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Our English Watering Place

With stunning views of Viking Bay, and an extensive menu of fresh, locally-sourced seafood, Posillipo brings continental elegance and charm to the Kentish seaside.

The restaurant’s rustic osteria decor creates a welcoming yet sophisticated ambience, making the open-air terrace one of Broadstairs best spots for al fresco dining on a nice day.

What to try:

  • Strascinati salsiccia with italian pork sausage, broccoli, cream and parmigiano


3.) Aqua 43 – Traditional and Modern English Cooking

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Best Fish and Chips in Broadstairs

A family-owned restaurant since 1972, Aqua 43 is a charming and welcoming little eatery serving some of the best fish and chips in Kent.

Perfect for casual sit-down family meals, the staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant proudly uses fish from a local fishmonger, potatoes from a farm down the road, and even keep their own hens to provide fresh eggs.

What to try:

  • Fish and Chips
  • Shepherd’s Pie


2.) Restaurant 54 – A Boutique Eatery on Stylish Albion Street

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Kent Fine Dining

At Restaurant 54, head chef Joe Silk has crafted an exquisite contemporary European menu, complemented by one of the finest and most diverse wine lists in Kent.

The menu offers a wide range of choice, including some of Broadstairs’ best vegetarian options. Silk offers inventive variations on local favourites, sourcing his ingredients from established local suppliers.

What to try:

  • Crispy fried plaice fillets with hand-cut chips, pea and bacon fritters and tomato tartar
  • Roast leek, pine nut and blue cheese wellington, served alongside root vegetable gratin, pimento sauce and paprika-rubbed polenta chips


1.) Wyatt and Jones – Broadstairs Best Restaurant

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A small, family-run independent restaurant, Wyatt and Jones demonstrate everything that makes Broadstairs’ culinary scene so special: baking their own bread, smoking their own fish and butchering their own meat, whilst supporting a range of local food suppliers and Kentish breweries, to showcase the very best that Kent has to offer.

The menu is seasonal and offers a wide range of choice, as well as serving breakfast lunch and supper.

Master of Wine Clive Barlow has cultivated an erudite and eclectic Wine List, featuring a range of world wines from small, independent importers and producers.

What to try:

  • Broadstairs lobster baked in wild garlic butter, warm green salad & fried potatoes
  • Dover sole, buttered leeks & brown shrimp, fried garlic potatoes, greens

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