Bringing a touch of theatre, class and the Mediterranean to Folkestone, Blooms @ the 1/4 is the ideal location for catching up with friends and enjoying a tipple or two alongside some truly fantastic food. Located on The Old High Street, this chic restaurant serves a fusion of quality Mediterranean and modern British dishes ranging from the famous Blooms Scotch egg and risotto rice balls to start, right through to traditional (and locally sourced) fish and chips, rib-eye steak and creamy garlic mussels, just for example. You’ll be wanting to reserve at this town centre restaurant as soon as you can.
With over 30 years local restaurant experience, owner of Blooms @ the 1/4, Phil Godden knows food, and good food at that. This Folkestone restaurant and bar is committed to locally sourced produce and bringing an authentic taste of the Mediterranean to the area, catering to even the most discerning diners among us. Blooms @ the 1/4 is one of Folkestone’s best and brightest spots for lunch, dinner and cocktails, and with a prime spot in the town centre on The Old High Street, this stylish spot is the perfect choice for any occasion.
While the vibe and atmosphere of Blooms @ the 1/4 oozes cool, it’s the menu that’s the standout as you would expect. To start, we recommend opting for the butternut arancini with sieved red peppers, peas, parmesan and herbs or perhaps the charcuterie board with artisanal bread, olive oil, cornichons and balsamic. While, for the main event, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the braised steak and mushroom pie, Mediterranean-style king prawn linguine with garlic, chilli, butter topped with rocket and parmesan or the Catalan fish stew brimming with local seafood delights like mussels, clams, squid and prawns, served with locally made artisanal bread. Whatever you select from Blooms @ the 1/4 in Folkestone, you can rest assured that this town centre restaurant will leave you all kinds of happy. Bookings are essential.
Quality service and good acceptance of customers needs. Good customer interaction. Listened to customer needs and reacted to comments. Reacted to criticism in in a professional manner
Beautiful beautiful food. Simple and cooked perfect. Definitely recommend. We had the scotch egg to start and the fish burger for mains and they were both lovely
Excellent food & extremely good customer service given by James. Varied & good choice on the menu, the roast dinners were especially good. We shall be visiting again
Fabulous food with very generous portions, a good variety of items on the menu. Lovely ambiance, fast and efficient service. We can’t wait to return!
I went along to Blooms last week with my partner and we started with some very nice taramasalta and homemade bread which was shared and enjoyed. The next courses were mussels and chips which my partner and I both chose. The mussels were cooked to perfection, although a little smaller than before, there were more of them to compensate. Really delicious but failed to say that the Mariniere came with cream, which as a lactose intolerant person, can be a problem but they got eaten nontheless. The chips were huge and chunky, again very well cooked and tasty but we felt it would have been better to have the authentic thin fries. Overall we couldn't fault the cooking and taste of the food, the main problem at Blooms, as has been the case several times before, is the length of time to get served. Get that right and you'll fill all the empty seats around us that evening. One suggestion for the restaurant is utilise the bar area more by advertising light bites with cocktails and wines eg oysters and champagne/Prosecco, artisan breads, olives etc, things that are quick to prepare and can make extra money on??
Dinner here for Valentine's day. Greeted on arrival shown to table which had a single rose on and a pack of love heart sweets. A nice little touch. No set dinner, orders from the normal menu. Food was very nice. Ox cheeks that melted in the mouth as did the rump steak. No room for dessert. Warning dont order the sharing bread to start unless you have a big appetite. Its rather large but very tasty!!!
Was impressed with the new online booking site. Was asked if any dietary/special requirements, one of the party was gluten free......when we arrived at Blooms the waitress knew immediately and had the special diet menu ready for her to look at. The service and food were excellent as usual. Would highly recommend
The food was amazing however, the bar was so busy we couldn’t hear ourselves, it was Saturday but we were out for a family meal so not the best atmosphere. There was also a fight in the bar while we were there and several of the punters from the bar were smoking weed in the doorway. In addition, the service was very slow and the staff didn’t really communicate with us. Several times we had to go and find staff just to order drinks. Doubtful we will go back which is a shame as the food was very good.
The staff were lovely and the chef was very accommodating! The food was delicious and fresh! We made a special trip to Folkestone to re-visit this restaurant as we had such a good experience the year before - we weren't disappointed, we were very glad we returned.
Really great service and attentive staff. The food is excellent, fresh and the servings just right. A nice atmosphere on a Sunday too, with a very talented Pianist playing in the corner! Will definitely come again, one of the best restaurants in Folkestone.