It is hard to believe that the privately-owned Faversham Creek Hotel and its Red Sails Restaurant have only been fully open for just over a year. And in that year the Hotel has received significant recognition – firstly being awarded 4 stars by the AA as a restaurant with rooms; followed shortly by its first AA rosette for the Restaurant.
With its relaxing, warm ambience, the 36-cover Red Sails Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Each dining room table is named after a Thames barge with a Faversham connection, from whose sails the restaurant takes its name.
Head Chef, Roger Heathcote and his team, Scott Pendry and Jacob Doyle, are keen to produce creative dishes, whether set menus, A la Carte, or speciality Tasting menus. Always looking at new ideas, they use their skills to produce fine dining dishes, which combine, texture, taste and colour.
There are three concurrent menus for both lunch and dinner and at least one dish changes on each menu each week. The substantial set menu – from £14.95 – is augmented by the more extensive A la Carte and Tasting menus, where the greatest theatre is to be found.
Says Hotel proprietor, David Selves: “We are so proud to have received such prestigious accolades and remain totally committed to our philosophy of producing consistent, quality food – essentially British – using local Kent ingredients where possible. We shall continue to offer a range and variety of menus for lunch and dinner, at value-for-money pricing levels.”
Adjoining the Red Sails is an intimate Wine, Champagne, Craft Ale and Cocktail Bar, which is open to non-diners and non-residents and offers a small bar menu. And for the warmer days of Spring and Summer, outdoor seating can be enjoyed on the front terrace, or in The Courtyard, which is also dog-friendly.
For those wishing to make a night of it, special rates are available for dinner, bed and breakfast.
The 6-bedroom, boutique Hotel, originally dating back to 1723, has been sympathetically and lovingly-restored by David and his wife Tracy. Located centrally in the historic market town of Faversham, transport links are excellent, whether by road or rail and there is on-site car parking for customers.
Each of the en-suite guest bedrooms is named after people from Faversham’s colourful past, including the Queen Matilda room with its four-poster bed and sleigh bath.
Regular events at the Faversham Creek Hotel include hosting the Gin, Whisky and Craft Ale Clubs; and there is the annual Faversham Food Festival to look forward to from 16-18 September.
For Restaurant or Room Reservations, Telephone: 01795 533535