The Marquis at Alkham is an utterly unique and distinctive small hotel and restaurant offering boutique style luxury accommodation in the heart of the English countryside. The styling is contemporary. The décor is chic. But look outside the window, and you couldn’t be anywhere else but England.
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty less than 10 miles away from the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel, ideal for business and perfect for pleasure, this establishment is both an upmarket restaurant and luxurious hotel.
There are designer bedrooms, plus accommodation in two Cottages at the restaurant’s nearby sister business, the Chalksole Estate Vineyard which is our latest venture – the addition of a vineyard a short stroll from the restaurant. Our sparkling wine – Chalksole Estate Sparkling Reserve – bottled in Chapel Down vineyards is taking everyone by surprise.
Contemporary, locally sourced cuisines, right in the heart of the village, there is a terrace and garden serving up views over the Alkham Valley and once inside expect whitewashed walls broken up with splashes of modern art, wooden floors, stylish furnishing, classy fabrics and subtle lighting.
Head Chef Andrew King presides over heavenly menus that change regularly and use locally caught fish and locally sourced produce, all this is to provide you with a fine dining experience to remember. The à la carte menu and Kentish four course tasting menus are available seven nights a week with prices from £35 per head. For the full gastronomic experience, choose the seven course tasting menu (must be pre-booked) along with carefully selected wines to complement each dish. The lunch menu is available from £14.95 per head Monday – Saturday and includes a good choice of à la carte dishes, and a traditional Sunday roast menu is available on Sundays from 12pm – 3pm.
Previous sample dishes include: south coast whiting with a peanut and tarragon crust, pickled cucumber, beetroot and wasabi followed by Church Farm hogget and apricot pithivier, dauphinoise potatoes, cavolo nero and rosemary jus, finishing with rhubarb three ways.
Groups of up to 20 can be accommodated in the private dining room for intimate celebrations and small events with family, friends or associates.
Alkham Valley Road
T: 01304 873 410