Kent Life - - Food And Drink -

Cliff Hall, with whom the ho­tel has a spe­cial ar­range­ment for dis­counted pre-the­atre meals – and was head­ing for the strik­ing Step Short Me­mo­rial Arch.

It all made sense now that the ho­tel has re­cently added lunches and an al­ready-pop­u­lar brunch menu to its reper­toire. I’m com­ing back to try that, then I’ll head for the in­trigu­ing lit­tle beach I could see from my room via The Zig Zag Path built af­ter the First World War to al­low ac­cess to the shore.

Folke­stone is fab, ob­vi­ously, and The View is a great ad­di­tion to its charms, with a ded­i­cated young team at the helm and some ex­cit­ing cook­ing emerg­ing.

Bou­tique ho­tel with in-house restau­rant and great sea views

The Cliffe restau­rant and

The View Ho­tel, The Leas, Folke­stone CT20 2EF, 01303 252102, www.viewhotelfolke­

Mon-Fri, 5pm-9pm, Sat 12pm4pm and 5pm-9pm, Sun 5pm-8pm

pan-roasted duck breast £21.20, Folke­stone seafood chow­der £18.50, oven-roasted pork belly £18.40, lemon meringue pie with rasp­berry coulis £7.80

The ho­tel and restau­rant com­mand a fine seafront po­si­tion on The Leas

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