See and Do


From five star gourmet dining, to Michelin star restaurants, our tantalising selection of foodie hotspots is sure to tempt your tastebuds. Indulge in locally-sourced food, fish fresh off the coast and tantalising treats for the perfect gourmet getaway.

No short break would be complete without sampling some of the region's finest food and drink, so be sure to have your fill of each area's specialty produce. 

Along the way you'll discover a whole host of different dining options, from cosy pub lunches and gourmet meals, to the best cakes and treats to tide you over on an afternoon adventure. Pitch up along the coast and discover fish fresh off the line or enjoy the splendour of some of England's finest restaurants. Whatever you choose, be sure to raise a glass to the local produce. 

Known as the Garden of England, you'll find many of Kent's restaurants boast menus packed with produce from just a few miles away.

You'll have your pick of home-cooked, tempting meals in the Peak District & Derbyshire, so be sure to stop into one of the many country pubs along your travels.

The Essex coastline is the perfect spot to indulge in fresh fish and seafood. We recommend the oysters!

Planned itineraries

Whether you want to see the castles and seafood of the coast or the rugged beauty and manicured gardens of the countryside, it’s time to start your gourmet garden adventure.

Events and attractions

From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.




Explore Canterbury

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The Eight Bells

Whether you’re after a comforting home-cooked meal after a long day at work or fabulous fine dining


The Little Book Cafe

A friendly little café, situated in a 17th century cottage in the traditional market town of Hals

Pub / Bar

The Shakespeare, Canterbury

At The Shakespeare, best of British doesn’t just mean putting traditional favorites’ on the table, i

Pub / Bar

The Windmill

Michelin award winning country pub on the outskirts of Chelmsford. A relaxed, informal pub serving

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