Discover a range of food – from fresh Greek mezze served from a double decker bus, to vegan fare in a restaurant housed in two shipping containers, to Champagnes in a bar tucked into the Lighthouse at the end of the Arm.
From the Customs House at the entrance, you can find fresh, foraged fruit and vegetables. Along the Arm, there are huts serving street food: ribs, hog roast, Dutch pancakes, home-made burgers, Polenta encrusted fish, and so much more, all with a choice of beers and soft drinks.
You can buy food and drink from any outlet and eat wherever you like on the arm. It is a space to share.
In the covered area along the platform small, inside units offer a range of delicious food; crisp Italian pizzas, Indian and Basque inspired tapas, as well as fine cheeses. English wines and craft beers are served inside, alongside real ales. There’s even one unit entirely dedicated to serving up a selection of cocktails.
Much of the food on the Harbour Arm is locally sourced: fish from the trawlers in the adjoining harbour, bread and beer from our own on-site bakery and brewery, meat and vegetables from farmers and smallholders in surrounding Kent – The Garden of England. The Harbour Arm also supports small, local breweries and the growing number of quality wines produced in Kent.
Folkestone Harbour Arm has quickly become celebrated as a food, drink and event destination. New this year are the beautifully restored Folkestone Harbour Station and the viaduct across the Inner Harbour, which offers a beautiful new route from the old town through to the Lighthouse.
Custom Folkestone is a community interest company borne out of Folkestone’s unique creative character. Located between the sea, the garden of England and the town’s Creative Quarter, Custom’s kitchen will serve up extraordinary locally sourced food alongside a menu of food-focused artistic projects. Through an ingredients and labour exchange initiative, collaborating with the local community, Custom will deliver an uplifting and nourishing experience of creating, sharing and enjoying amazing food, making accessible an experience typically reserved for a privileged few.
We strongly advise you book for tables on Friday and Saturday evenings. You can do so here.