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We will be closed from 15th October 2015 until early November 2015 inclusive for a small refurbishment of the restaurant. We will announce our re-opening date shortly and look forward to seeing you again, then.

Thank You From Dave Flynn and All Staff.

Our Restaurant is founded on the principles of home cooked, good, simple food, sourcing local produce wherever possible.

The Allotment is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8:30am to 11pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday & Monday.

To reserve a table for lunch or dinner call 01304 214 467 or just call in to see us.
Dave Flynn Proprietor

Lunch and dinner menus change regularly depending on season and availability. Great coffee and teas are served throughout the day with a selection of home-made cakes, available all day. We have specials boards, for our daily selection of lunch and dinner dishes.

We have a quality wine list, with prices starting from £16 per bottle, most of the wines are also available by the glass. The courtyard garden is planted with seasonal flowers and herbs, offering a welcome, quiet retreat from the busy High Street.

The restaurant can be reserved for private functions and tailored to your desires for dinner, cocktail parties and small weddings, by arrangement.

Dover Eatery Flies Flag Again for Top Local Cuisine.

The Good Food Guide

For the sixth successive year, Dover based restaurant The Allotment, has received the ultimate accolade by being featured in the new 2015 edition of The Good Food Guide.

Described as “Mightily satisfying urban bistro” and “applaud the simplicity that plays a strong part in dishes, freshly prepared from quality raw materials”, inclusion in the new guide sees The Allotment remaining the first-ever Dover town centre restaurant to achieve such national recognition. Selection into the guide is based entirely on readers’ recommendations and inspection reports and this achievement again establishes The Allotment as one of the top 1200 restaurants in the UK.

Proprietor Dave Flynn’s vision for a self-sufficient restaurant became a reality when his first-ever establishment, The Allotment, opened in June 2007. An allotment owner and resident from Twickenham, South West London, Dave has been a professional chef for over 30 years in London and Australia, and the unique catering style he has brought to the coast has become increasingly popular with local customers and visitors to the area.

The restaurant ethos reflects Dave's ideas of involving local food suppliers and the community in his business as he works closely with local allotment owners, who supply him with their excess produce. He added, “We continue to strive for excellence and feel that what we are achieving at The Allotment can play a significant role in helping to increase visitor numbers to the town and district, particularly with new transport links such as the high speed train. Being just a few minutes walk from the train station our appearance in the The Good Food Guide is attracting a whole new market of ‘food lovers’ to jump on the train, come to us for a meal and potentially combine it with a day trip, short break or longer stay in the locality.”