This is an upscale restaurant in an enviable harbour front location catering to affluent Kentish dinners.
The greeting upon arrival is excellent and all tables provide an excellent harbour view. However like so many smart establishments today, it is set on a wooden floor with no soft surfaces, carpets, seat covers, table cloths, curtains, etc, etc to absorb the noise generated by so many excited dinners, so that the atmosphere resembles a canteen. The nearby screaming baby as we took our seats at our lovely window table, was also a serious distraction.
The menu is sensibly limited to ensure maximum freshness, but there is a good choice of fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes.
The prices are extremely high.
Six oysters, cost just £12 in London's superb Savoy Grill, which is hardly known as a modestly priced restaurant.
Here at Rocksalt they charge £22.50.
The dressed crab starter would have greatly benefitted from the inclusion of some dark meat.
The bread for the table and accompliments was excellent, although charged for.
Our fish main courses were well cooked, although my Dover sole was the smallest I had ever encountered.
All vegetables are charged extra.
The wine list is excellent, and my Loire Les Nuages Sauvignon Blanc OK at £31.
The service throughout our meal was truly exceptional, and certainly addded greatly to the occasion
The service throughout was exceptional, and certainly made the meal special.
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