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.
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!!!
We came here Saturday 10th February. The food was lovely as always and cocktails too the service was great too, we always love coming here it's always friendly and relaxed and will be back soon.
Defiantly will be back. Lovely atmosphere, staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was bloody lush. Can't fault it one bit. Folkestone needs more places like this.
Last minute booking to have an early 18th birthday celebration with family. Impeccable service and delicious food, could not have been better. Even brought out a little birthday Bellini for the special girl.
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??
We had a lovely time at Blooms. We could not have faulted the food or the service. We both had the mussels, each with a different sauce and they were amazing and cooked to perfection. Can't wait until our next visit.
Very good - friendly welcoming waitress, lovely food nice atmosphere. I will be back again. Oh dear I need another several word or it wont add! But it is very very good do try it!
We had a lovely evening. Great menu with more to try on our next visits. Also there was helpful service with smiles. Free parking after 6 just nearby.
the food and service very good the catalan fish stew was great we will definable come back again the atmosphere was very good Keith and Mary
Waiters were very helpful and enjoyable to talk to, food was also amazing, would recommend again to my friends and family, hope others decide to go