Seven places to eat with a top, five-star, rating for hygiene from the Food Standards Agency Scores on the Doors initiative…
• Pork and Co As the name suggests, this popular chophouse specialises in free-range pork from free-range farms to meat-lovers in Canterbury. The bestseller is a 14-hour slow-cooked pulled-pork in brioche buns, topped with a choice of slaw, cheese and a handmade sauce.
• Reads Restaurant This hidden gem in the Faversham area focuses on quality, both in cuisine and atmosphere. The addition of an on-site garden, in which all in-season vegetables are harvested and used In dishes has earned it a deserved place In the hearts of food lovers.
• Cafe Des Amis A favourite among students in Canterbury who crave the flavours of Mexico on a budget, this Latin diner combines hefty portions and with a reliance on fresh produce and traditional Mexican recipes.
• Whitstable Oyster Company Think of Whitstable and think of oysters. The Whitstable Oyster Company, a thriving seafood restaurant, offers arguably the freshest oysters in Kent.
• The Canteen If you’re looking for a healthier option, or fancy trying the best of vegetarian cooking has to offer, The Canteen is for you. A range of flatbreads, salads, smoothies and frozen yoghurts, or create your own meal.
• The Halfway House A traditional pub atmosphere, professional standards of cooking and local produce all in the beautiful village of Challock.
• The Sportsman Holding a Michelin star since 2008, the Seasalter pub/ restaurant is famous for its quality of food and service, as well as for being booked up well in advance.
Herne Bay Times, April 8th 2015