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Things to do in Deal

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Home to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Walter Castle is well worth a visit. Many events are held in the gardens throughout the year.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Landmark
“On the edge of Deal, this castle gives an interesting insight into how the military lived from Tudor to Victorian times.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“A beautiful country park with café and outdoor play area for children. You can hire bikes or take your own!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Slightly further afield - The Lighthouse is an independent music and arts venue in Deal, Kent. They strive to bring an eclectic mix of music and creative events, hosting amazing artists from around the country and beyond. They also do an amazing Sunday roast! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Using the the best of local fresh produce wherever possible, our menu reflects the seasons. It is small and changes frequently and our chefs strive to maintain a consistently high quality and diversity. We will always feature a vegetarian and fish option as well as meat. We are proud of our wines and have an extensive list of the best Kent produces. Our front of house team strives to deliver you the best experience, making your visit a relaxing and memorable one. If you love good food and wines, an interesting, eclectic dining environment and friendly knowledgeable staff please try us.”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Frog and Scot is a lively French bistro in the heart of the coastal town of Deal. Situated on the award-winning High St (The Telegraph’s ‘High Street of The Year’ 2014), the bistro is run by it’s owners Benoit and Sarah, the eponymous Frog and Scot. Sarah & Benoit were recently delighted and honoured to announce that the bistro has been included in both the 2019 Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide 2019. Offering quality ingredients and superb cooking in a warm and friendly environment, Frog and Scot is bistronomy at it’s best! Serving up both classic and contemporary dishes, food is prepared using the freshest, locally sourced and seasonal produce. The restaurant has a casual yet elegant feel with intimate bistro tables, a marble bar where customers are welcome to sit and eat, and an on-street dining area to relax and watch the world go by. Building on the success of their wine shop and bar ‘Le Pinardier’ (just a few doors along from the bistro), Frog and Scot also offers an extensive wine list featuring many that are organic, biodynamic and natural.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Not just a theatre, but also a place to visit and have coffee, or a drink. The Astor is now a unique multi purpose arts centre offering an eclectic mix of music, theatre, literary events, art exhibitions, films and a range of classes and clubs for all ages and tastes”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great food. Quirky and charming place to hang. Fun owners who know allot about the town x”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
“The hotel on the front. The main reason for going here are the views as and afternoon sun as you are practically on the beach. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Just 50 steps up the road, one of the oldest pubs in Deal. Worth a trip for happy hour between 5:30pm and 6pm, where all drinks are 1/2 price! Note they are a real old pub and only take cash.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Theeeeee place to get your fish and chips and an easy walk from me. There are fast moving queues!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“A popular venue with all ages. Friendly bar staff that make everyone feel welcome. There is a huge selection of spirits and a good selection of draft beers, including craft beers. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Street Address
“Great food and service at reasonable prices. Very good set lunch and Sunday roast.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic homemade pizza, good beer, super-friendly and warm traditional pub atmosphere.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Contemporary tasty food. Especially for vegetarians. Lots of seating. My fave spot!”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Using the the best of local fresh produce wherever possible, our menu reflects the seasons. It is small and changes frequently and our chefs strive to maintain a consistently high quality and diversity. We will always feature a vegetarian and fish option as well as meat. We are proud of our wines and have an extensive list of the best Kent produces. Our front of house team strives to deliver you the best experience, making your visit a relaxing and memorable one. If you love good food and wines, an interesting, eclectic dining environment and friendly knowledgeable staff please try us.”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Frog and Scot is a lively French bistro in the heart of the coastal town of Deal. Situated on the award-winning High St (The Telegraph’s ‘High Street of The Year’ 2014), the bistro is run by it’s owners Benoit and Sarah, the eponymous Frog and Scot. Sarah & Benoit were recently delighted and honoured to announce that the bistro has been included in both the 2019 Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide 2019. Offering quality ingredients and superb cooking in a warm and friendly environment, Frog and Scot is bistronomy at it’s best! Serving up both classic and contemporary dishes, food is prepared using the freshest, locally sourced and seasonal produce. The restaurant has a casual yet elegant feel with intimate bistro tables, a marble bar where customers are welcome to sit and eat, and an on-street dining area to relax and watch the world go by. Building on the success of their wine shop and bar ‘Le Pinardier’ (just a few doors along from the bistro), Frog and Scot also offers an extensive wine list featuring many that are organic, biodynamic and natural.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hotel
“The hotel on the front. The main reason for going here are the views as and afternoon sun as you are practically on the beach. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“A popular venue with all ages. Friendly bar staff that make everyone feel welcome. There is a huge selection of spirits and a good selection of draft beers, including craft beers. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very grown up. Very good hearty French grub. Not "designery" or cool but superb food. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Here at the Court Yard we are a Bar & Restaurant dedicated to creating a relaxed grown-up ambience, whether you're sipping a glass of wine in the lounge or dining under the stars with our sliding glass roof. We have a focus on getting the freshest ingredients possible, whether that's lobster caught by local fishermen just a stone's throw from the restaurant, or other locally sourced Kentish produce.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent seafood, with a choice of menus. Eat in the bar, outside in the sun with sea views, or in the restaurant for a more varied choice of two/three course menus. On Summer Sundays, live music is often hosted on the square outside, with lively locals as well as tourists meeting up to eat and have fun.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent freshly made food. Don’t be put off the slightly austere interiors. Food really is superb. 2 minute walk from Farrier Street.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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