Frog and Scot


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Food Hygiene Rating


A welcome addition to the award-winning high street in what is arguably Kent’s prettiest seaside town, this lively French bistro has been delighting locals and visitors since opening its doors in 2016. Owners Benoit Dezecot and Sarah Ross – the eponymous Frog and Scot – are no strangers to running a successful business in this corner of the country, as their popular wine bar and shop Le Pinardier, located a few doors down from Frog and Scot, attests. It seems that the pair has taken the winning elements of their original venture – a warm and friendly atmosphere, casual seating and plenty of organic and biodynamic wines – and added superb cooking to create a restaurant that’s bursting with awards and accolades, not least from us.

The menu, so fresh it can change by the hour if items sell out, is well worth hopping on the fast train from St Pancras for. The lunch menu is adorably split into two, with items on Frog’s menu including French classics such as crab and lime croquette with crab bisque, and slow-braised shoulder of lamb, while Scot’s choices are dishes like pan-fried grey mullet with samphire and tomato, chased with chocolate brownie ice cream. For those on a budget, the ‘dish of the day’ menu offers superb value in the form of one dish (veggie or non-), plus a glass of wine or beer, for a tenner.

Dinner is more involved and relies heavily on bounty from the nearby coast. Rock oysters, scallops and lobster dishes will keep diners hungry for seafood as happy as clams, though alternative starters such as chicken and venison also make an appearance. Mains such as baked halibut with asparagus velouté and wild garlic flowers, and pan-friend skate with brown butter, sherry vinegar and cockles continue the fishy theme, though the prospect of roast saddle of venison with red wine sauce might just tempt fish fanatics to abscond. Desserts, too, are seasonal, but choices currently on the menu include a dreamy warm chocolate and salted caramel tartlet and a zingy lemon tart with raspberry and prosecco sorbet.


86 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EG

01304 379444 01304 379444


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-14:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed


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2 Reviews 


24 February 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Private Dining, first class.

A quiet Wednesday night in February is not the best time to check a restaurants ambience, but for sure, the food and the service were excellent. 

Soon after ordering we were the only couple left in the restaurant, but we were made to feel welcome and enjoyed the private dining experience. 

We both enjoyed the very well prepared and presented food. Great night out!

Annie G

09 April 2019  
I travel down from London regularly just to dine at this fabulous bistro restaurant, owned by a Frenchman and a Scot, hence the name! The dining space is elegant and informal, the cellar is comprehensive and ranges from bargain to very special treat. The food is never less than innovative, locally sourced, fresh and well presented and is excellent value.
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