Overlooking the sands of Minnis Bay, this stylish restaurant and bar makes the most of sunsets and sea views with an outdoor patio, grassy areas and a wall of glass running the full length of the dining room. Seasonal Kentish produce and plenty of home-cured specialities form the backbone of the kitchen’s efforts, although the main culinary inspiration is from France and the Mediterranean. Boards of charcuterie or smoked fish make an appetising opener, unless you fancy a plate of Maldon rock oysters ‘au naturel’. After that, try sea bream fillet with Puy lentils, sweet garlic confit and homemade chorizo, pistachio-crusted salt-marsh lamb with gremolata and red wine jus or pan-fried rib-eye with spiced potatoes and wasabi-infused sauce. The owners also have a seaside stall on the beach serving cockles, mussels, jellied ells and whelks.