Review on The Allotment
The Allotment restaurant, opposite the Town Hall opened in 2007 and is a welcome addition to Dover, an area that is thin on the ground when it comes to dining options. It is the vision of chef proprietor, David Flynn whose ethos reflects his ideas of involving local food producers and the community, including local allotment owners who supply him with their excess produce. The restaurant features a pretty stained glass window, while inside it is simply decorated with walls of cream-coloured slat boards, but there are quirky touches with watering cans hanging from the ceiling, amongst the pendulum lights.
Menus change frequently depending on the season and market supply and could feature roasted Dungeness mackerel on a bed of potatoes with grain mustard dressing or wasabi dressed hot beetroot with soft poached eggs and chives amongst the starters. Follow on with main courses of roasted skate with mango and fennel salsa or five hour marinated loin of pork with crisped crackling. Desserts might run to a Bramley apple tart tartin and fresh custard or an almond and raspberry frangipane and creme fraiche. There is a short wine list of quaffable stuff at realistic prices that are also available by the glass. The Allotment is open all day for coffee and tea and a great selection of home-made cakes. The pretty courtyard garden, planted with seasonal flowers and herbs is a lovely retreat from the busy High Street during the Summer months.
The Allotment is also featured in: Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.30am through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card