Saturday, 14 June 2014

Greig's Surprise Birthday Lunch & A Review Of RockSalt Folkestone.

As a surprise birthday treat I made table reservations for lunch at a beautiful seafood restaurant that I stumbled across whilst browsing the internet. RockSalt is a restaurant in a nearby coastal town of Folkestone just an hour away from where we live. We dressed up a little as it was quite a sophisticated place, I chose to wear a lovely floaty cornflour blue layered dress and as it was day time pared it with a pair of brogues and through on a denim jacket to dress it down slightly and to keep me warm from the chilly sea breeze. I coordinated the look with some pale blue and perl bracelets and Essie nail polish in 'Rock The Boat' keeping my make up neutral with a muted pink lip.

The restaurant is located right on Folkestone harbour and is glass fronted giving you lovely views of the sea from your table, you can also choose to eat outside if weather permits but it was a little too chilly today. Here are a few snaps of the beautiful view from our table which was right by the windows, unfortunately it was very overcast but I can imagine it would be stunning on a bright sunny day.

We decided to choose our food from the a la carte menu but there is also a lunch menu available were you can have 2 courses for £18 or 3 courses for £21 but we preferred not to be limited for choice. Greig had a glass of wine, we shared a large bottle of still water and we were given complimentary walnut bread with butter to nibble on. There was a choice of appetisers and bigger starters but we choice to share 2 appetisers of crispy pork crackling with brambly apple sauce and a pot of cant go to the sea side and not have cockles! Both were lovely and light a very reasonable price at £3 each and the cockles came with the cutest little shakers for adding vinegar and pepper.

For mains there is a great range of fish and meat dishes to choose from and whats great about this place it that it only serves what is caught locally so the menu varies depending on the catch of the day. It is great knowing that what your eating is extremely fresh and it hasn't had to travel miles to get on your plate. For mains I chose the Folkestone fish curry which was so tasty it wasn't too spicy but very fragrant and contained a mixture of cod and salmon and came with a side dish of rice. Greig went for a dish of slow cooked lamb with spring vegetables that was beautifully presented and looked equally as delicious! We shared a side order of tender stemmed broccoli and the best chips I have ever tasted which were cooked in beef dripping.

The dishes we chose were between £15-£18 each which is a little expensive and I was worried that I'd be disappointed and it wouldn't be worth the money but boy was I wrong! The portion sizes were substantial and I couldn't fault any of the cooking it has to be one of the best meals I've had in a long time, especially with the beautiful location and wonderful attentive service. 

We decided to go light on desert and both ordered the trio of ice creams and they had a great selection of flavours to choose from including some quite unusual ones. I chose gypsy tart, chocolate and elderflower flavours and each one was stunning even the chocolate flavour was much better then any other chocolate ice cream I have eaten. 

Because on the reservation I had stated we were celebrating a birthday Greig got a complimentary extra scoop of ice cream and birthday message from the kitchen which was a lovely added touch. 

Overall we had a fabulous lunch it was a delicious treat and I couldn't fault a thing with our whole experience. A word of warning they do add a 12.5% gratuity but it is optional but like I said they thoroughly deserved their tip, we even received a little portion of fudge to enjoy whilst paying the bill. 

If you are visiting the kent coast I would definitely recommend a visit! Thank you for reading.


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