Review on The Salutation

The Salutation is a luxury boutique hotel with a fine dining restaurant at his heart, surrounded by 3.7 acres of Jekyll-inspired award-winning gardens, located in the medieval town of Sandwich in Kent. A magnificent building designed in 1911 by Sir Edwin Lutyens in Queen Anne style, it was one of the first 20th-century buildings to be given a Grade I listing in 1950. Inside it has been beautifully restored including a state-of-the art kitchen which can be viewed through the glass atrium on one side, whilst the other side of the dining room has views of the lovely garden.

Heading the kitchen is Shane Hughes, who cut his teeth under legendary chefs such as Michel Bourdin, John Burton-Race and Paul Kitching, before he moved on to positions of Head Chef at Ynyshir hall in Wales and Thackeray's in Tunbridge Wells, with both restaurants achieving a Michelin star. Much of the produce is sourced from the hotel's garden for a menu that runs in tandem with the seasons.

Amongst the starters look for dishes such as loin of rabbit and pancetta, grilled rack with mustard and herbs, roulade of celeriac and mustard or from the sea roast diver-caught scallops, Heritage beetroot, parmesan bon bons, smoked haddock and potato espuma. Main courses usher in chargrilled aged ribeye, beef empanada, burnt onion consume, fricassa of padron peppers, purple sprouting broccoli and chestnut mushrooms. To conclude there's a delicious warm treacle tart, chilled banana parfait, walnut custard and crispy toffee wafer or for those with a savoury tooth, opt for the selection of artisan cheeses served with home-made chutney, breads and wafers. The restaurant was the proud recipient of three prestigious AA Rosettes in 2019.

The Salutation is also featured in: AA Guide

Rate this Restaurant


Modern British


Shane Hughes

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Online Booking Availability for The Salutation

Facilities at The Salutation

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties


Accomodation is available, (17 rooms)


WiFi is available


The Salutation
Knightrider Street
CT13 9EW

Customer Ratings on The Salutation

Please join our community and share your comments on this restaurant.

Rate this Restaurant

The Salutation Christmas Menu

Restaurant menus often vary from day to day, so the above should be treated as examples of what to expect in terms of cuisine and price.

Images of The Salutation

Virtual Tour of The Salutation