Platform 4

An exciting new opportunity

A highly unique opportunity to open a statement space in the very heart of the Harbour Arm has become available. We looking for someone to turn this deeply historic space into a thriving business that boasts views across the English Channel quite unlike any other location in Kent.

unbeatable views

As well as boasting significant dedicated indoor space for year-round, all weather trading, this space at Platform 4 on Folkestone Harbour Arm is home so some of the most unique and stunning views of any establishment in Kent.

Apply Now


  • Significant investment in this space in 2022 combined what was previously 2 units and a shared communal corridor into a space that boasts significant indoor seating as well as a dedicated outdoor area as part of its lease area. This new unit is now more than 4 times the size of the businesses that previously occupied this area.

    This space sits about halfway up Folkestone Harbour Arm; a remarkable structure that reaches far out into the English Channel and boasts breath-taking views in all directions. The ample indoor and outdoor space allows for year-round trading which is a limited option on the Harbour Arm.

    This unit sits between two other thriving businesses; a French/English Bistro and Dessert Parlour.

    As one of the smaller indoor spaces available on our site, this provides a unique opportunity for someone looking to take their food and drink vision or business to the next step.

  • Rental is charged based on a percentage of business turnover. Traders benefit from minimal fixed start-up and ongoing costs.
  • 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 to get in touch.