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The Best Christmas Dinner in Folkestone in 2022

It’s that time of year again. The festive season is almost upon us, and restaurants are already becoming booked up for the big day. Many people decide they don’t want the hassle of cooking a big Christmas dinner and would rather let someone else do the hard work. And why not? It’s Christmas after all. You’re allowed to treat yourself. So, if you’re looking for somewhere great to have Christmas dinner this year, you’ve come to the right place.

Or perhaps you are searching for somewhere in Folkestone to host your work Christmas party over the festive period. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Here is our roundup of the best places to have Christmas dinner in Folkestone in 2022.

Which is the best restaurant for Christmas dinner in Folkestone?

Folkestone has so many great restaurants, it’s difficult to choose just one. But Christmas dinner is a big deal. You don’t want to be disappointed, so choosing the right place for you and your family is an important decision. And if you’re going to make a fool of yourself at the Christmas work do, you want to at least enjoy the food. So here are our top picks for the festive season.

The new restaurant everyone’s talking about – Brasserie MS

If you are looking to really treat yourself to a fine dining experience this Christmas, why not head over to Mark Sargeant’s new restaurant, Brasserie MS.

Mark Sargeant and the team have been working hard to create a Christmas menu with a difference, mixing a British tradition with a classic French twist.

Throughout the whole of December, Mark and the team will be creating an array of delicious dishes using the best of the festive season’s fantastic ingredients.

Mark, a resident of Folkestone for the last 10 years, said there was nowhere else he’d want to live and has loved every second of watching his dream come to life. The restaurant, described as being comfortably elegant, is designed by Mark himself. Diners can experience art deco features, original black and white prints on the walls, sleek marble table tops, classic French jazz and stunning original walnut parquet floors. The restaurant is thriving as Mark introduces the food of his halcyon days to his hometown, and he is really looking forward to welcoming diners this Christmas as they experience what The Brasserie MS has to offer.

With menus studded with classic French flavours and that unique Mark Sargeant flair, you will find elegant dishes to inspire and delight. Christmas flavours are sprinkled through the menus, with tastes of smoked ham, bronze turkey breast, braised beef, cinnamon and oranges paired with Champagne and cheese. 

“For our first Christmas at The Brasserie MS I’ve chosen a stunning 10 course tasting menu with some real treats” said Mark, “We will be starting off with Champagne and canapés and a selection of dishes that will make this a Christmas feast to remember. I’ve even squeezed in my favourite Montgomery Cheddar as a cheese course and all rounded off with chocolates and macarons.”

Take a sneak peek at the Christmas Menu Here >>

Why not make your festive celebrations even more unique by taking the ‘Chef’s Table’ any time through the festive season. This unique experience includes a tour of the facilities before diners are seated inside the kitchen. The bespoke menu will be served by the chefs themselves, creating a truly special experience that is one of a kind in Kent. Take your seat overlooking the kitchen team hard at work whilst you enjoy the bespoke menu Mark creates for you as his guests.

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“I love Christmas and for the first time in about 15 years, I will be back behind the stoves cooking, instead of at home! I really want to make it an occasion for all our guests, as Christmas is a really special time of year for most families, and they are putting this once-in-a-year celebration in my hands. I’ve come up with a festive menu but with a bit of a difference, and one that I hope my customers will love. I also really look forward to being able to interact with all the customers and make this a fun day for both customers and staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you all.”

Celebrate The Brasserie MS’ first Christmas with Mark and the team to experience something truly unique.

To find out more or to reserve a table, please call 01303 761761 or visit

Christmas Lunch overlooking the harbour at Rocksalt

One of Folkestone’s best-known restaurants is the fabulous Rocksalt. If you want great food and spectacular views, Rocksalt could be for you. Their 7-course Christmas Day Lunch menu includes a choice of Roast Norfolk Turkey, Confit Orchard Belly of Pork or Braised Folkestone Cod.

Whether you are planning your work’s Christmas do, a special family gathering or simply want to take the stress out of Christmas Day then Rocksalt has it covered. To make Christmas Day as special as possible this year, their Executive Chef and Head Chefs have put together a set Christmas Day menu and a delicious Festive Party Menu, which will run from November 24th right up to Christmas Eve.

Call 01303 212070 or visit to book.

A touch of Christmas class at The Bay Tree Bar & Grill

Enjoy a 6-course feast on Christmas Day at The Bay Tree Bar & Grill, kicking the festivities off with a classic Bellini cocktail and canapés upon arrival and ending with coffee and warm mince pies.

As part of The Burlington Hotel, The Bay Tree can also play host to your Christmas Party celebrations with work or family. They are able to cater to large groups, with exclusive use events or shared party nights. View their flyer here.

To book at The Bay Tree Bar & Grill, call 01303 255301 or visit their website.

A cosy atmosphere with an open fire at The Radnor Arms

A recently renovated Victorian pub in the old Bouverie district of Folkestone, complete with a roaring open fire, The Radnor Arms really is the perfect setting for your work Christmas function or special family occasion. And their festive party menu is available from mid-November until Christmas Eve.

The real highlight however has to be their stunning 6-course Christmas Day menu, designed to make Christmas Day unforgettable for all the family. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Take a look at the festive menu here >>

To book The Radnor Arms this Christmas, call 01303 254435 or visit

Best For Christmas Work Do’s and Festive Celebrations

If it’s a traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner you’re after for your festive get-togethers and work Christmas Parties, you can’t go wrong with The Bouverie Tap. Well known for their excellent Sunday roasts and warm, welcoming atmosphere, you can be sure to have a perfect Christmas shindig at The Bouverie Tap. Call 01303 255977 to book your celebration.

Another restaurant that is highly rated for its Sunday roasts is The Langhorne (click here to read our article). If you want to treat yourselves to some festive fine dining for Christmas this year, The Langhorne could be for you. Chef Jack Williams is used to serving up one of the best Sunday roasts in Folkestone, so you’ll be in good hands. But this year Jack is offering his own twist on a traditional Roast Turkey. Over the festive period at The Langhorne, you can enjoy Sage & Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breast wrapped in Smoked Bacon with Fondant Potato, Parsnip Puree, Glazed Brussels & Jus.


Festive Menu at The Langhorne


– Pumpkin Velouté with Toasted Hazelnuts, Crème Fraîche & Pumkin Seed Oil
– Pan Seared Scallops with Burnt Pear Puree, Black Pudding Croquettes & Perry Compressed Pears
– Guinea Fowl Rillette with Date Gel, Pickled Walnuts & Toasted Docker Sourdough


Skate Wing with a Brown Shrimp & Caper Butter with Samphire, Burnt Lemon & Buttered Pink Fir Potatoes
– Sage & Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breast Wrapped in Smoked Bacon with Fondant Potato, Parsnip Puree, Glazed Brussels & Jus


– Homemade Christmas Pudding with Cointreau & Blood Orange Cream
– 70% Dark Chocolate Cremeux with Espresso Mousse, Smashed Blackberries & Milk Ice Cream
– Selection of Kent & British Cheeses with Frozen Grapes, Crackers, Celery & Spiced Fruit Chutney

The Langhorne is now taking bookings for the festive period. To find out more or to reserve a table, please call 01303 251444 or visit

Christmas Parties on The Beach at Little Rock

If it’s fish that takes your festive fancy, why not book your celebration at Little Rock (read our article on Little Rock here).

Set on the beachside near Folkestone Harbour, celebrate the Christmas season this year with Little Rock’s festive menu. Available Friday to Sunday, get together with family and friends for a fantastic three-course sharing feast. This seaside gem makes a memorable and unique venue for a Christmas party, with private hire available from Monday to Thursday.

To book Little Rock for your Christmas get-together, call 01303 762565 or visit

For a continental style Christmas

Folkestone has plenty to offer. If you want your Christmas party in a more continental style setting, you have lots of choice. The Gourmet Kitchen is available for private hire functions, and Django’s On The Corner can host a Christmas cracker of a party.

Merry Christmas from Folkestone Foodies

Wherever you choose to celebrate Christmas, we hope you can support our local eateries in some way. We know times are tough, but if there is one time of year that you might push the boat out a little, it’s Christmas. We hope you enjoy yourself, whatever you do.

Have a wonderful Christmas, from everyone at Folkestone Foodies.

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