Pubs & Restaurants

The Churchill House is just a few minutes walk away from the town centre & seafront where there are some great places to grab a bite to eat and try some local wines and ales.

We've listed below our favourite local pubs & restaurants to get your mouths watering before you've even arrived.

Pubs & Restaurants

The White Horse

Our local watering hole and oldest pub in Dover (1365 to be exact) is just across the road and is a fantastic place to dine on traditional homemade pub food while sampling their collection of fine gins.

Food service on Thursdays & Fridays 17:00 - 20:30, Saturdays 13:00 - 19:00, Sundays 13:00 - 18:00


Highly recommended and table reservations necessary.  Tel: +44 (0)1304 213066

Blakes of Dover

​Our second local watering hole which is just two minutes walk down the road on Castle Street.  Blakes of Dover offer an extensive a la carte menu and excellent fish dishes and dangerously enticing puddings, so beware!  Be sure to pop in on one of their live music nights.


Tel:  +44 (0)1304 202194

Lord Nelson

Recently refurbished riverside pub serving very good quality pub cuisine.

Food Service: Tuesday to Saturday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 Evening 17:00 - 21:00. Sunday lunch 12:00 - 18:00

Tel: +44 (0)1304 228107

The Eight Bells (JD Wetherspoon chain)

Situated on the high street and serves classic pub food including English breakfast and cheap drinks

Open from 8:00 till late

The Coastguard Gastro Pub

Beautifully situated in the bay of St Margarets this pub can be reached at the end of the White Cliffs walk for a perfect spot of lunch.

Food Served Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 21:00. Sunday 10:00 - 17:00  (Bookings recommended)

Tel: +44 (0)1304 853051

Dino's Italian Restaurant

A local favourite serving traditional Italian cuisine in a ‘real Italy’ setting. This family run establishment has been spoiling us with their delicious home cooking since 1977.

Table reservations: +44 (0)1304 204678  (Closed Mondays)


An Afro-Portuguese chicken restaurant just down the road from us.  If you like spicy hot flame-grilled chicken then this is the place to go.


Open everyday: 11:30 am - 10 pm

Tel: +44 (0)1304 210991

Aspendos Turkish Restaurant

A first-class Turkish restaurant offering great authentic Turkish cuisine with a touch of Eastern opulence.

Situated in the market square - 5 minutes walk

Tel: +44 (0)1304 268647

The Allotment

An all-day restaurant serving a modern British brasserie menu using quality seasonal produce. Situated at the top end of the high street opposite the town hall, about 10 minutes walk.


Open Tuesday 17:00 to 21:00 (last orders), Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 - 21:00, Sunday Roast: 12:30 - 16:00

Tel: +44 (0)1304 214467 

Il Rustico Italian

Brothers Franco and Gianni produce some of the best tasting Italian dishes you'll find outside of Italy. The wine menu is to die for too.

Open everyday except Tuesdays. Lunch 12:00 - 14:00. Evening 18:00 - 22:00

+44 (0)1304211110

La Scala Italian

For an intimate and special night reserve a table at the cosy Italian restaurant La Scala situated 10 minutes walk along the high street, or follow the scenic river path until the Dover Town Hall.

Advance reservations recommended.  Tel: +44 (0)1304 208044

Cullins Yard Bistro

A local hotspot picturesquely situated beside the marina and just a 10 minute walk from the Churchill House.

Great for seafood but also offers a range of pasta, meat, and vegetarian dishes so suites all tastes & preferences.  Live music played on Fridays and Sundays although may need to book during busy seasons.

Tel: +44 (0)1304 211666

Dover Patrol Seafood Restaurant

Situated right on the beach with views looking out into the harbour. Offers fresh seafood as well as non-fish options. 

Only a 10-minute walk


Tel: +44 (0)1304 207740

Mr White's English Chophouse

A Marco Pierre concept restaurant that combines English classic dishes with his own French flair. Great for Sunday Roast  and Afternoon Teas.  Situated in the Dover Marina Hotel advance bookings are recommended.

Open daily 12:00 - 21:30  |  Afternoon teas 12:00 - 17:00

Tel: +44 (0)1304 203633  ext 2

Wheeler's Fish & Chips Restaurant and Takeaway

Another Marco Pierre concept restaurant and takeaway situated on Waterloo Crescent adjacent to the Marina Hotel

Open daily 12:00 - 19:00

Namaste Indian Restaurant

By far the best Indian restaurant in town, and possibly Kent too. Situated a short distance outside Dover on the road towards Deal town so transport is required.


Currently open on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays only

Tel: +44 (0)1304 204043

MOMO hub 

Freshly cooked Nepalese cuisine. Restaurant, bar & take-away


Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) 11 am - 2 pm & 5 pm - 10 pm

Tel: +44 (0)1304 211938

New Moonflower Cantonese Restaurant

In our opinion this is the very best Chinese/Cantonese restaurant in town.

Look out for the all you can eat buffets.


Open every day: 6 pm - 11 pm

T: +44 (0)1304 213812

Castle Street Fish & Chips TakeAway

Our local Fish & Chips takeaway is only 2 minutes walk along Castle Street.

The Dovorian Restaurant & TakeAway

A fantastic traditional English cafe restaurant serving cooked breakfasts, hearty lunches and even take away fish & chips.  Situated close to Dover Priory train station this is a great option when your stomach needs filling before or after a journey.


Open...  Mon - Sat: 9:00 - 18:00  

Orient Noodle Bar

Freshly cooked Chinese fast food noodle bar that whets the appetite for a quick lunch or late snack.

Open everyday 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 23:00

The Churchill House

6 Castle Hill Rd, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QN, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1304 204622
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