We are new to Folkestone and a neighbour recommended La Tavernetta for our 10 year anniversay dinner. We are the type who manage to go out to dinner once a year as we have 2 small children and an even smaller budget for luxuries. I am the type who rarely manages to wear high heels and any makeup so last night was hopefully going to be really special for us.
I wish I had asked Folkestone Gerald for a recommended restaurant - all we ask for is soft lighting, a candle, a little ambience, hot food and some interesting blackboard specials. Our dinner was more like the dining room at Faulty Towers so we left immediately after main course. Plus babysitter fee we are sorry to say 50 could have bought a week of nice suppers at home, even if I would have to cook it is better than a dismal night on the town.
There must be lots of great dining in Folkestone/Sandgate area - wish we knew what the local foodies know.
Many thanks, Jenn Peters
This is my website The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in 2004. I had been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. This site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar + voting for favourite places + things, + I know it was a useful reference for others who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.