Broadstairs boasts more than its fair share of places to eat. Here, in alphabetical order, are ones we have eaten in and can recommend. If there is a pub, cafe or restaurant we haven't mentioned, it means we haven't been there but we are always happy to receive recommendations from our guests.
Albarinos 29 Albion Street - Serves freshly-prepared tapas dishes. Described by The Sunday Times as "could be the best tapas in the UK".
Amber Palace 148-150 High Street - High quality Indian food bursting with the spices and flavours of the sub-continent.
Beaches 49 Albion Street - Home-cooked food in a down-to-earth eatery. Great coffee too.
Cardak Meze & Grill 117 High Street - The authentic taste of traditional Turkey that includes Moroccan, Greek and Lebanese influences.
Copperfields at The Charles Dickens 5-6 Victoria Parade - Gastro pub with dining room. Great gastro meals downstairs in the pub while excellent full meals are served upstairs in the restaurant proper that commands excellent views of Viking bay. A favourite with us for lunch.
Please Sir! 36 High Street - Specialises in top quality 100% rump steak burgers. Opened in 2020 but already a favourite with Broadstairs' residents.
Posillipo 14 Albion Street - a lively, busy Italian restaurant with great food. What more could you want!
Samworth & Mee 9-11 Albion Street - Described as serving British and modern European cuisine, people are surprised at the amazing choice of dishes they come up with. Also serve a lot of seafood. (Well, Broadstairs is by the sea). We love their fresh crab sandwiches.
Seggari's 39 Albion Street - Award-winning steak house that also serves burgers and ribs. We loved our burgers there and so did our grandchildren.
Star of the Sea 34 High Street - Hard to find bad fish and chips in Broadstairs, but this is the "chippie" we use.
The Bay Tree Restaurant 12 Eastern Esplanade - Serves morning coffees, light lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals. Overlooks Stone Bay has a very comfortable library and is fully licensed.
The Little Sicilian 45 York Street - traditional Italian food served in a restaurant with a great atmosphere. Love the food and the staff here.
The Royal Albion Hotel - Another favourite for lunch. Mainly what people call "hotel food" but it is really excellent here.
The Tartar Frigate Harbour Street - Fantastic seafood in this 18th century pub-restaurant with beach-level, panoramic views of Viking Bay. We come here for fine dining when we want to spoil ourselves.Wyatt & Jones 23-27 Harbour Street - An independent, restaurant and bar situated under the historic York Gate, with views of Viking Bay. A champion of locally sourced ingredients and wines and fruit juices. Another place for a truly sumptuous meal if you want to spoil yourself.
Pretty much all the fish served in Broadstairs eateries is supplied by Fruits De Mer 10 The Broadway - a locally-owned fishmonger, poulterer and game dealer with its own fleet of fishing boats that deliver fresh from the sea every day.
AND FOR A REAL TREAT
Morelli's Gelato 14 Victoria Parade - The first ice cream parlour in the United Kingdom was opened here in Broadstairs in 1932 by Mario Morelli, who arrived in Scotland with his father Guiseppe from southern Italy in 1907. Every morning, the ice cream (or gelato if you prefer the Italian term) is made fresh in every Morelli's store. Apart from Broadstairs, Morelli's have stores in Covent Garden; Dallas, Texas; the Philippines; Dubai; and Gabon. Is it the best ice cream in the world? We think so. Check out their 1950s-style ice cream parlour on Victoria Parade.