Review on Wallett's Court

Wallett's Court is a lovely seventeenth-century residence not far from Dover's white cliffs, and it holds a special place in the annals of The Mobile Food Guide since it was the very first establishment to receive a full published review.

The hotel's in-house spa is in tune with current trends, but the rest of the place is much as before. Guests can sometimes glimpse the English Channel from their bedrooms windows, and there are also pleasing views of the Kent countryside from the dining room.

Raw materials from the 'Garden of England' and supplies from elsewhere are used for dishes with a modern slant, and menus glide along with the seasons. In spring, there might be roast rack of new season's Romney Marsh lamb with mushroom duxelle, sweetbreads and Madeira jus, while autumn could see the arrival of roast loin of wild boar with pickled white cabbage, sautéed Bramley apple and Tewkesbury mustard velouté. On the fish front, expect inventive ideas such as confit of brill, pan-fried in goose dripping with 'lie de vin' sauce, while desserts have spanned everything from gingerbread crème brûlée to poached pear with hot-spiced Pinot Noir and blackberries.

The atmosphere is as relaxed as ever, service is still 'swan-like' and the extensive wine list is a very decent collection of respectable names (20 are available by the glass). The same team is now also running the Bay Restaurant at the nearby White Cliffs Hotel.

Wallett's Court is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern British


Chris Oakley

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.30 - 9.30am (7.30 - 10.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Wed-Sat (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun) (Afternoon Tea 2.00 - 5.00pm & 3.00 - 5.00pm Sun & BH's)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at Wallett's Court

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers


Accomodation is available, (16 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Wallett's Court
St. Margaret's Bay
CT15 6EW

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