I took a party of six to the newly opened 66 recently on Sandgate high Street and we all enjoyed ourselves hugely. Parking was no problem as there is a Shepway park within easy walking distance.The premises has been completely refurbished from top to bottom and it shows.I was surprised by the inventiveness of the menu.and the effort that must have gone in to it. The steak had been imported from Argentina and was the best that I had ever tasted. The wine list was choice. There is a new brick,wood fired pizza oven which will be nice on cold winter days. I understand that Jo, the proprietor attended a catering college at Canterbury on leaving school and has worked in several top eateries in the UK and abroad, including the Cafe Royal in London and locally the Five B ells in Brabourne, a noted eating house on the Pilgrims Way.If there were any teething troubles on opening they appeared to have been sorted as I found the staff to be helpful and polite.Shepway council staff made a 2 hour inspection recently and awarded 5 stars which is top rating.Good luck to Jo. Why not try it for yourselves
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fever of excitement when we first moved here sometime in '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful reference for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, the name comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.