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|Address:||4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6AA|
|Tel:||01303 884 633|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £16.00||Champagne: £39.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 6.30-10pm; Sat 11am-3pm, 6.30-10pm; Sun 11-5pm|
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Having read about a new seafood restaurant in Folkestone harbour I was very keen to try it. I checked the website out and was happy to see the location was set with an incredible panormaic view of the english channel and fishing fleet. I booked the table for 4 people over a week in advance and requested a decent table as it was a double birthday celebration. It was all confirmed they would do their best. I arrived to find the restaurant a quarter full and when sat at our table only 3 places set. I little pedantic I know but when you pay London prices you want london service. Drinks were taken promptly however to order our food took 15 mins
Then a further 25 for them to come out. I ordered Hot Shells with Fish Velouté which is a combination of clams, mussles and prawns on the shell. The sauce was cold half of shellfish had not opened and when I went to dehead a cooked prawn it burst out with blood. I called the waiter who I asked to take the plate away. The person who seemed to be in charge came over and said “the chef says that does happen” Ok. The harissa crab was unadventurous as it took some white crab most of the brown crab meat and mixed it with a little harissa paste to give it colour, a slice of bread on the side to accompany. So with our starters through and our first impressions ruined we waited for the main and we waited and we waited. I called our waiter over and said is our food coming, he went into the kitchen and said they were plating. He then returned out of the kitchen without our food, We questioned him again and he said “dont talk to me like that” and then “i wont be your waiter now” Staff not trained in manners and the kitchen staff dont know how to call service. The mains came and I have to say were decent, The turbot was thick and juicy and the cod sat well in a seafood sauce. The meal had been ruined though , slow kithcen staff accompnaied by rude and untrained front of house meant that not even the amazing view could make up for it. If your from London you wont come back. If your from Folkestone why would you.