It’s the question we all ask ourselves when we sit down at any restaurant… What do I fancy? What things on the menu really grab my attention?
When you realise that the answer is ‘everything’, you know you’re somewhere pretty special.
Welcome to Saltwood on the Green, where this must be a regular experience for its many fans and customers sampling breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Still a relative newcomer to the Kent dining scene (it only opened in April this year), Saltwood on the Green sits squarely but quietly in the heart of the village that gave it its name. The large picture windows and warm and friendly atmosphere of a casual but intimate dining room is the perfect backdrop for food that is both inspiring and comforting.
Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of an understated menu; this is high quality cooking rarely found outside of London’s superstar restaurants. Locally sourced ingredients take centre stage as owner and Chef Jeff Kipp introduces just enough culinary fireworks to serve up mouthwatering new takes on old favourites. The regularly changing menu reflects the opportunities seasonal ingredients provide so regulars are given new choices to experience (check our website for the most up to date menus).
Even the cocktails, not to mention an extensive G&T menu, are refreshingly different (they make their own tonic) and they are served, as is the food, with a genuine smile and unfussy efficiency.
While Soft Pretzels with Rarebit Spread from the ‘Nibbles’ section or Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie from the Desserts list, show there are inventive minds at work, the kitchen never strays into flashiness or overindulgence. This is real food for real people, with the focus firmly on superb produce and outstanding flavours and taste combinations.
If you’ve not been, treat yourself. If you’re already a regular, spread the word. Kent deserves more restaurants like this.