Restaurants in Maidstone
If you have a love for dining out and quality culinary experiences, then Maidstone is the place for you.
From international cuisine to traditional fine dining, you will find an abundance of great restaurants in Maidstone. There is a lively selection of well known restaurants alongside a wealth of local independent restaurants serving a range of British and international cuisines for all appetites and budgets.
In good weather, alfresco dining is the order of the day, just imagine dining whilst watching the world go by as you enjoy your meal. When it turns coller then a candlelit dinner or a lunch by a roaring log fire is the perfect remedy.
There are some great restaurants in Maidstone producing dishes from around with world with fresh local produce.
Maidstone’s diverse community accounts for the authentic international cuisine that you will find around and throughout the area. Fancy the fabulous taste of the Mediterranean? Head to Artemis for the best of Greek cuisine or Vesuvius for some fantastic original Italian food. The Gurkha’s soldiers have been based in Maidstone for a number of years and a couple of Nepalese restaurants have since been developed. These are completely genuine and offer an exceptional range of quality food. You may well find a Gurkha family dining at the next table, which is testament to the standard.
Remaining in the east, pan-Asian cuisine can be found at Wagamama with its sociable seating, and some great curry can be found at the Raj of Kent in Union Street. Buddha Belly is a great place of those who have different tastes and where you can watch the chefs prepare dishes from Thailand, Japan, India, China and Italy.
Fine Dining and Celebrity Chefs
Local hotels such as Chilston Park are able to offer fine dining experiences in beautiful settings. Award-winning restaurants such as Soufflé and Fish on the Green can be found in Bearsted overlooking the perfect village green. A glorious waterside setting in the very old part of the town next to the Archbishop’s Palace is the setting for Embankments Restaurant. The atmosphere here is glorious in the evening with the twinkling lights of the town reflecting in the river.
Nelson’s in St Faiths Street is a wonderful old building with delectable food, log fires and a cosy atmosphere. Not far from the river or the shopping centre it is a great place for a stylish lunch or dinner. The Hengist at Aylesford with masterchef credentials, is a delight for the palette and for discovering the very best in food. The Windmill by Richard Phillips provides great seasonal menus in an impresseive characterful building, and The Dirty Habit also in Hollingbourne is a wonderful place to discover.
So if you are planning a special occasion why not spoil yourself at an award-winning Maidstone restaurant. Alternatively, if you are in need of a quick meal before a theatre performance or event, there are plenty of bistros, pubs and smaller restaurants in Maidstone to choose from.
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