Exceptional fine dining

Chapter One offers exceptional food in a stylish setting. An extensive list of carefully chosen wines and delicious cocktails. Impeccable service with meticulous attention to detail.

At Chapter One we've created a first-class dining experience that's contemporary and cosmopolitan - inspired modern-European cooking making the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients. In the restaurant, you’ll receive a fine dining experience with regularly changing menus offering outstanding quality and variety.

Our Brasserie offers an alternative lunch and dinner menu of favourite dishes like steaks, burgers and fish and chips with a more relaxed, informal ambience. Serving lunch Monday to Saturday and dinner Monday to Friday.

Open seven days a week, Chapter One, regarded as one of the best restaurants in Kent, is a sophisticated yet relaxed place to meet, dine and enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Read what the critics say

Strikingly refined cooking in an out-of-town hotspot.

AA Restaurant Guide 2018

This landmark restaurant is relaxing and stylishly designed. Long-standing chef Andrew McLeish's forward-thinking but generally restrained cooking displays obvious talent.

Good Food Guide 2018

Long standing restaurant with many regulars. Wide-ranging menus offer keenly priced, carefully prepared modern European dishes; cooking is light and delicate, mixing classic and modern flavours. Assured service.

Michelin Guide 2018

Fine quality, out-of-town dining producing food that's imaginative and respectful, of its ingredients.

Harden's Guide 2018

Keen out-of-town prices combined with pleasingly elegant decor, capable service and clever cooking make Chapter One well worth a drive.

Square Meal 2018