Harbourside Trading

A Brand New, Quayside Dining Experience

Harbourside is a new venture for 2023. This development sits at the centre of our offering as we continue to move away from being a solely seasonal venue towards a year-round visitor attraction.

All various sizes, the units at Harbourside are presented in upcycled shipping containers, meaning they all offer ample indoor seating as well as boasting plenty of outdoor seating, with both communal and designated seating areas available.

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Previously Unattainable Views

The unique position of units along the most Eastern edge of our site means they acquire previously unattainable views of the White Cliffs of Dover, panoramic vistas across the English Channel and glimpses of France on the horizon.

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  • Unit 1 consists of 4 large shipping containers with 119sqm of indoor space, a private outdoor service area along the quayside (185sqm) and a dedicated compound area.

    Unit 2 consists of 2 large shipping containers with 60sqm of indoor space, dedicated outdoor service area (30sqm) as well as a large communal outdoor seating area.

    Unit 3 consists of 1 large shipping container and 1 smaller shipping container with 45sqm 60sqm of indoor space, dedicated outdoor service area (34sqm) as well as a large communal outdoor seating area.

  • Rental is charged based on a percentage of business turnover. Traders benefit from minimal fixed start-up and ongoing costs.
  • Unit 1

    Once open, the new units on Harbourside will become the largest on our site. Consisting of 4 shipping containers and a substantial, exclusive outdoor seating area, the final remaining unit at Harbourside boasts 119sqm internal space and 185sqm external space.

    Sat on the quayside edge right next to our largest carpark, this unit is in a prime position on our site.

    Units 2 & 3

    Unit 2 consists of 2 40ft shipping containers. This space is currently in the process of being stripped out and reworked, providing the perfect opportunity for a new tenant to take ownership and create a truly special space on our site.

    Unit 3 consists of 1 40ft shipping container and 1 20ft container, combined to create a cosy indoor space, this unit is perfect for someone looking for internal space to bring their idea to life.

    These units are very well placed; right at the one of the entrances to the Folkestone Marketplace (set to reopen for the summer season in April) and near the entrance to The Harbour Arm. As well as a dedicated indoor & outdoor space, this unit serves into Harbourside Square; a new, shared communal seating area currently being developed for 2023.

  • Please make sure you provide the following information:

    A short proposal of what you want to do which includes a clear description of the style of food and drink you want to offer.

    Tell us why you think you and your business is a good fit for Folkestone Harbour Arm.

    Your proposed menu.

    Indication of what drinks suppliers you intend to work with.

    A mood board to illustrate the look and feel of the space.

    A name for the business.

    Details about your previous experience in this area of work.

    If we like the look of your written proposal, we’ll ask to meet you, sample what you propose to offer and talk further about your proposal.

    If you are not successful this time round, but we like what you do, we will keep you in mind when new opportunities arise such as food festivals and market days, or when new spaces become available in the future.

  • We are very happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange a viewing before you submit your proposal. Please email hello@folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk to get in touch.