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The Allotment

9 High Street | Great Food Great Service and you can see the food cooked, Dover CT16 1DP, England
+44 1304 214467
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (5 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 High Street | Great Food Great Service and you can see the food cooked, Dover CT16 1DP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried many restaurants in Dover and this is now the best we have had for flavour of food and service, I had the the best homemade burger ive had since Flicks diner shut many moons ago and my wife had the pork which...More

Thank Russ W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were the only ones eating a full meal on what should be a busy Friday night. Ordered a glass of merlot and a glass of sauvignon blanc, but the waitress came out with two glasses of red. This was rectified and she changed it...More

Thank abifey
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Had been thinking of eating here for a while, so was excited to try it out for lunch. Food was very average which was disappointing as the prices are very expensive for the area. No wow factor, but not awful either. Unfortunately I left disappointed.

Thank Ninochka1
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic meal here! Decided to go for the mixed grill which proved ago be an inspired choice! The rest of my family plumped for the home made burgers and Jake which proved equally delicious.Great selection of desserts too.All in all a lovely evening!

Thank Steven T
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We were visiting Dover with some colleagues from work and found this place for a quick lunch. The food was freshly prepared, the wine selection was very food and the deserts were delicious. Beautiful decoration throughout although service is a bit slow.

Thank Kostas91
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

My daughter booked a table here for afternoon tea. What a pleasant surprise. Lovely bistro style premises. Bare floor boards, pleasantly decorated and lovely stained glass windows which date back to an earlier use. Very friendly and a lovely atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble....More

Thank Gooner65
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a very nicely cooked burger here. Juicy and tasty. Been in a couple times now and was quiet - which is a shame as such a lovely place. Support this local cafe people of dover.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Discovered this lovely little place the day before Valentine’s and had an amazing soup and sausages and mash for main. Service was amazing and attentive, very friendly so we decided to come back for our Valentine’s Day meal. I had mushrooms in cheese sauce which...More

Thank megancochran
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I dined on a Thursday evening and the evening was amazing! Vegan and Veggie options were abundant and those chosen were very tasty indeed! And the totally non vegan/veggie steak was exceptional! my only issue was I couldn't eat it all as...More

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Dried dead flies scattered along windowsill. Filthy in general. Cook was filthy, went for a smoke outside restaurant, threw cigarette on floor then continued to cook without washing hands. Informed the owner, not interested in the slightest. Left our food, never to return.More

2  Thank Charles G
Victoria P, Owner at The Allotment, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Quite shocked to read this review as neither myself or staff have any recollection of this! Whole restaurant is kept to the highest hygeine standards and cleanliness. Chef prides himself on very professional code of practice. Many visitors complement us on this. Have you reviewed...More

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Questions & Answers
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Victoria P | Property representative |
Small car park at the rear of the Town Hall, opposite us on Ladywell Road. I believe it's free after 5:30 pm, but check the car park notice board to confirm this.
January 24, 2017|
Response from Sandwich343 |
27th July 2017
Amber S
December 20, 2016|
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Response from Victoria P | Property representative |
Yes. Vegan shepherds pie is popular and we have cous cous stuffed peppers and 5 bean chilli. There is also our vegetable Wellington which is vegan too. Cake is limited to chocolate cupcake at present. And we stock vegan... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 High Street | Great Food Great Service and you can see the food cooked, Dover CT16 1DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 214467
  • E-mail
Traditional home cooked British classics and European favorites offering local & seasonal selections. Lunch. Afternoon Tea. Evening dinner. Vegetarian, vegan & Gluten free friendly. Game dishes. Kentish produce.
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