Review on Wallett's Court
Wallett's Court in the picturesque hamlet of Westcliffe near Dover holds a special place in the annals of The Mobile Food Guide. It was the very first establishment to receive a full published review and has continued to prove its worth over the years. Since we are continually updating our reports, we felt it was time to re-assess this lovely seventeenth-century residence not far from Dover's white cliffs.
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 sautéed liver, braised bay aubergine and smoked bacon jus, while autumn could see the arrival of roast loin of wild boar with pickled white cabbage and sautéed Bramley apple. On the fish front, expect inventive ideas such as baked fillet of monkfish with spring pea risotto, poached egg and mustard velouté, while desserts have spanned everything from iced peanut parfait with plum jam and peanut butter sauce 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 GuideRate this Restaurant
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
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express