"Our Restaurant is
on the principles of home-cooked,
good, simple food, sourcing local produce
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 house wine
at £15 per bottle and our other wines, at £19 per bottle.
All 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.
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am – 11pm
all day: serving breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner
Closed Sunday & Monday
Dover eaterie flies flag again for top local cuisine
For the fourth successive year, Dover based restaurant The Allotment, has received the ultimate accolade by being featured in the new 2013 edition of The Good Food Guide.
Described in this edition 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.
“From day one it was an ambition to get The Allotment into The Good Food Guide and to have now achieved this three years running is excellent news,” says Dave Flynn.
“This is recognition of the dedication and professionalism shown by my staff and the fantastic response and continued support we receive from our regular, local customers as well as new visitors.”
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.”
The Allotment is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 0830am to 11pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Good Food Guide website, www.thegoodfoodguide.co.uk
The Allotment, 9 High Street, Dover CT16 1DP. Opposite The Town Hall (directions)
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The restaurant is also available for private functions by arrangement: weddings, celebrations and get togethers.