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Our Vision...

... The best quality ingredients cooked as simply as possible

Rocksalt's ethos hasn't changed since the doors first opened in 2011.

A Beautiful Space

With stunning views over the harbour and out into the English Channel, we have created an informal yet smart dining space as well as a stylish bar to while away the afternoon, or party in the evening. When designing the building we had a very clear vision of what we wanted Rocksalt to become, and that was an environment to suit everyone's needs.

Quality & Provenance...

Rocksalt serves the freshest fish possible caught from local day boats throughout the year, as well as the best quality meat bred in the surrounding countryside and marshlands. We want to become an integral part of our environment, so we do our very best to source everything as locally as we can. We are a proud Kentish restaurant and we are surrounded with an abundance of amazing produce well worth celebrating. Quality, locality, sustainability and provenance are words which really mean something to us at Rocksalt and we do our very best to uphold these values. Our aim is to build an outstanding reputation, become a great local restaurant for local people and carve out a place within Folkestone's heritage.

Introducing our new head chefScott Dineen

Scott Dineen

Starting his career in luxury five-star hotels such as The Ritz and Pennyhill Park, Scott trained and developed his skill set with firm classical foundations in fine dining and haute cuisine climbing through the ranks.

More recently, Scott has worked for industry leading corporate catering company BaxterStorey for over 10 years. During his time within the business, he has progressed from Junior Sous to Executive Head Chef working in the companies most prestigious high-end contracts within London, overseeing client fine dining, events and banqueting. Instrumental in delivering the highest quality, he was awarded the companies Chef of the Year and nominated for the Food Service Catey’s chef of the year.

Drive and tenacity with clear ambition saw Scott compete alongside industry peers on the grandest stage having been a national finalist in the prestigious Roux Scholarship five years in a row.

With a real zest for life, Scott’s enthusiasm for the industry is both infectious and inspiring. His success comes from his ability to form collaborative relationships at every level, particularly within his teams where mentorship for him is key. Notorious for being very detail driven, he demands and maintains the highest standards of cooking and service. Scott’s passion and focus lies in cooking seasonal locally sourced ingredients, championing suppliers and micro producers whilst maximising flavour, a firm mantra that he stands by is ‘flavour will always stick in the mind and never go out of fashion’.

8 years ago, Scott moved back to his roots, heritage and hometown of Folkestone with partner Kate and their 2 young boys Jack and George, where his family are all from and grew up. With a keen desire and ambition of one day being able cook locally and showcase his food style adding to the forever growing food scene in Kent, Scott is now extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to take the helm of the kitchen at Rocksalt to take it’s renowned 10-year history to a new level.

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Discover Folkestone

Change is in the air in Folkestone, especially around the harbour which is currently undergoing a regeneration project like nothing else on the South Coast of Kent. Huge strides have been made over the last 2 years with the restoration and opening of The Harbour Arm, a completely unique promenade stretching from the old railway station, which used to serve the working port, out to Folkestone Lighthouse. The walkway is lined with interesting restaurants, bars and pop up street food stalls to keep you fed and watered whilst taking in the 360 degree views back along the White Cliffs and out to sea.

Heading back inland you'll find The Old High Street and Creative Quarter leading up to the main town centre. A hub for all things creative, visitors can meander up the cobbled street, pop in and out of the various art galleries, workshops, cafes and creative spaces, with something to interest everyone.

... And Further Afield

Folkestone also possesses fabulous links across Kent and up to London with the High Speed train taking only 55 minutes between Folkestone Central and London St Pancras International station, perfect for a day trip up to the big smoke - or, if you are coming the other way, a sunny day down by the sea.

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Plan Your Visit

Check our opening hours below. We keep a number of tables available for walk-ins, alternatively you can book a table online or by calling 01303 212070.

Rocksalt also boasts a wide range of private dining options and menus, please visit the private hire section for more information.

Get in Touch

4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6AA

Nearest Train Station: Folkestone Central

BOOK A TABLE

For bookings of parties greater than 6 please call us on 01303 212070, otherwise, use the form below to book online. We accept parties of up to 10 people on weekdays and up to 8 on weekends.

We cater for all dietary requirements, please let us know when you book.