Looking for a place to eat and drink in Medway?
If you're visiting Medway for business or pleasure, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink.
Put simply, Medway is a foodie paradise, offering cuisines from around the world and dining delights at interesting and award-winning establishments. Check out our food and drink promotional video below to get an idea of what’s on offer?
On Rochester High Street, there's a superb choice of restaurants and bistros, and outdoor al fresco dining is encouraged during the summer. For seafood lovers, check out Fish 55, which serves fresh fish and seafood sourced daily from Billingsgate Fish Market and the local fishermen in Hythe, Kent. There are quaint cafes with mouth-watering cakes and pastries to choose from, or why not admire the arts scene at the Nucleus Cafe while dining in the attractive boardroom or relaxing in the courtyard with a nice hot drink and snack?
A new event for foodies will be taking place at Rochester Castle Gardens over the weekend of 31 March to 2 April. The Medway Food and Drink Festival will take place over three days and will feature cooking demonstrations, trade stalls and live entertainment.
If dining by the water's edge is what you're after, look no further than Chatham Maritime. Here you will find pub food with four-star accommodation at the Ship and Trades, or right next door with extensive waterside dining is the contemporary Pier Five bar and kitchen, serving mouth-watering burgers and artisan pizzas along with a wide selection of beers and cocktails.
More waterfront dining overlooking the river with a picturesque view of Upnor Castle is The Pumproom at Copper Rivet Distillery, offering a contemporary take on classic dishes influenced by spices and flavours from around the world, with hints of inspiration filtering in from the distillery next door. It's the perfect place to relax with that G&T and watch the boats sail past.
Not far from Chatham Maritime, is the creative quarter of Intra Chatham. Predominantly known for its arts and culture, some exciting and lively bars and restaurants have made this area a must-visit destination when it comes to food and drink. These include Poco Loco, whereby day you can grab a beer or coffee and maybe some tapas, and at night it transforms into a live performance venue offering Spanish and Mexican 'Tacos and Tapas'.
If gourmet pubs are more your thing then a gentle drive through the more rural parts of the area will take you to picturesque villages and towns where you can discover family-run restaurants like Coelho's serving traditional Portuguese dishes and wines in the picturesque village of Upnor. Check out The Greedy Banker in Rainham, this trendy bar serves delicious burgers, chicken bites, beers and cocktails and a place to watch live sports.
Beer lovers should look out for local brews in pubs and restaurants produced by the dockyard's Nelson Brewery, where up to 100 barrels a week are produced with nautical themed names to correspond with the surroundings in which they are brewed.
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