Restaurant offering seasonal and healthy dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Previously located at 10-12 The Old High Street. Open Thu-Sun 10:00-16:00, Sat 18:00-22:00. Open Sunday hours on public holidays.

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50 Reviews

First Review by klove93


Points +48

10 Aug 2023

Hot sandwich

Had the Pastrami Ruben and Nori Tofu sandwich. Can highly recommend both. Served on different types of the freshest bread that was toasted to perfection. The flavours and textures on both were exceptional!

Pros: Flavours, Variety



Points +490

03 Jun 2023


Lovely café with fabulous menu choices and great service. Would highly recommend!

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-03


Points +154

23 Dec 2022

Great Ruben!

The Seitan Pastrami Ruben was delicious. Would recommend. It's a pity they close at 5pm.

Pros: Great taste, Competitive pricing, Interesting variety

Cons: Close too early ☹️


Points +19

24 Sep 2022

Incredible vegan food

Dr Legumes is the best place in Folkestone for vegan food, their menu is great, vegan cuisine done the right way. Have been a few times and their food never disappoints. 💚


Points +22

17 Aug 2022

Great breakfast

Very tasty vegan breakfast and smoothie. Good place to visit.

Pros: Tasty food, Staff friendly , Good smoothie

Cons: Next door car park is expensive


Points +28

30 Jul 2022

My new favourite restaurant

OMG! What a fantastic meal - the best I have had in a very long time. Such well-balanced flavours. Well-worth every penny. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: Well-thought out menu, Delicious food, Lovely atmosphere and staff


Points +167

26 Jul 2022

Best vegan food in town

Freshly made, beautifully considered menu which changes with the seasons: there’s no better vegan food in town!


Points +184

24 Jul 2022

Great lunch!

We went for lunch with a couple of friends and loved the food & atmosphere

Pros: Great location by the harbour, Seitan was excellent, Cute homemade plates


Points +573

19 Jul 2022

Don’t be put off by the fancy menu - this place is great

I’ve checked out this place for years. Every time I go to Folkestone, I always stop in and check the menu. I always turn away because I don’t fancy anything on the menu. The descriptions are so posh, I actually don’t know what this dish is and that kind of puts me off.

But tonight I just bite the bullet. I didn’t fancy anything anywhere so I just thought I’d just go in and see what the staff recommended. They recommended something I just couldn’t comprehend so I stuck to a safe mushroom roti dish and it really didn’t disappoint.

I ordered from the evening menu and had the sweetcorn and seaweed chowder with fig cornbread to start followed by the Masala Oyster Mushroom Salad Roti. Both dishes were so good that I wish I had ordered more. For the evening menu, a small dish and a big dish was enough if you are not too hungry (my appetite been up and down lately) but for people with big appetite you might need third dish.

Only criticism I have is I felt the fig cornbread didn’t go very well with the sweet corn chowder (don’t put the sweet bread into the soup) but separately they were delicious.

****updated - went back the next day for lunch and the customer service was great. They remembered me from the day before (without prompting) and gave me a royal service. I ordered the Phish Goujon Ciabatta and a side dish of the Beetroot Carpaccio. Both great dishes. If you love beetroot, the Carpaccio is a must ☺️

****updated 29th August 2021 - went for Sunday lunch and has the Pea Meat Ballantine and the Cinnamon and Fruit french toast for dessert. Both great dishes, The Ballantine is quite light but just filling enough. The french toast a lovely autumnal taste and one to go for if you love cinnamon. It’s very filling so together with the Ballantine, they make a good combo 😋

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-29

Pros: Delicious Food, Creative, Artisan Vegan Food, Well priced

Cons: Menu needs to be less descriptive, Maybe should name the dish with small description


Points +203

06 Jul 2022

Lovely breakfast

Came here with a group of vegan runners after parkrun for breakfast. The staff weee really accommodating, taking our orders in advance so we didn’t have to wait long. Staff were friendly and we were all able to sit outside. The food was delicious- beautifully presented as well as tasty and I loved the bacon they had! I need to go back to test the lunch/dinner menu!! Very good.

Pros: Beautiful presentation


Points +28

27 May 2022


Amazing vegan food and drink options. Staff were lovely. We went when they were about to change their menu over so they advised there would be limited options but there was still lots of choice.


Points +2132

23 May 2022

Highly recommended !

Dr Legumes is a great find ! The staff is very welcoming, the food is elaborate, unique and very tasty, and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the meal !
I can't wait to come back to discover something new on the menu !


Points +614

22 May 2022

Beautiful presentation and incredible flavours to match!

The food was a work of art for both the eyes and the tastebuds. I’m writing this review to beat Simon to it.

Pros: The staff were very attentive, The food was incredible with a wide selection, Outdoor and indoor seating


Points +54

16 May 2022

Utterly loved it!

I wish I had this place in London - I’d be a regular! Just by the sea, great vibes with a cosy decor and lots of plants, utterly lovely and charming staff, great and delicious food selection. One of the best vegan places I’ve been to! Highly recommended!

Pros: Delicious food , Lovely staff, Charming ambience


Points +27

19 Mar 2022

Superb fabulous delicious

Absolutely delicious super staff friendly lovely I can say how wonderful enough!!! Xxxx

Pros: Lots of delicious food , Lovely pudding , Beautiful food

Cons: No cons , Wine expensive but who cares food amazing !


Points +16

05 Mar 2022

Fabulous Evening with so much delicious food on offer

Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Service was great. Friendly helpful waitress gave us guidance to ensure we had ordered enough food and wouldn’t be left hungry!!

We so weren’t!! Pudding topped off a great evening. Loved it all. Price was spot on for the delicious food served up.

They miscalculated our bill and undercharged us!!! We’d had such a great foodie evening that we couldn’t let that go unnoticed. It wasn’t fair on such a great little venue. Paid in full plus tip and well worth every penny.

Pros: Totally plant based 👍🏻👍🏻, Puddings a plenty! , Tasty veg cooked perfectly

Cons: Loos outside off premises, Wine by the glass £7+?


Points +419

09 Jan 2022


Had such a great meal at this place. Opted for the roast and a pudding. Was lovely and I can’t wait to go back to try other things in the menu!

Pros: Great food , Good service


Points +523

25 Nov 2021

The best vegan food ever!

Kristy and I were blown away with the quality and taste of the food. Update: We visited a second time and wow! Even more impressive!

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-06

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good variety, Friendly Staff

Cons: Mid range prices, Can get busy


Points +41

12 Oct 2021

Incredible flavours

The best place for my birthday dinner.

Pros: Incredible flavours, Lots of options, Great atmosphere

Cons: Service can be a little slow but always friendly


Points +22

18 Sep 2021

Fab fun fine dining

Beautiful small plates bursting with colour and flavour cooked and served by the owners. This is a really fun place to eat, full of creativity and love, and is a really great dining experience. And all things considered is probably the best restaurant in folkestone, whatever your diet. Each dish is a work of art and the balance of flavours is amazing. Allow about £30 per head for 3 dishes and a glass of wine - it’s really not expensive for the quality of the experience. Equally you could get a couple of things and a water for about 15 quid, well worth it just to check out the vibe!


Points +1121

16 Jul 2021

Excellent seasonal food

I'm so glad Dr Legumes finally have their own space, having enjoyed their various pop ups and supper clubs over the years. The food is as high quality as always, and it's always a pleasure to see how creative they can be with seasonal and local produce and making plants not just taste amazing but look great too. There's plenty of choice, including healthy salad-based dishes as well as tasty seitan (wheat meat) burgers. The SFS (Southern Fried Seitan) and the reubans are always winners. Definitely a "must-visit" place for vegans, vegetarians and adventurous omnivores.

Updated from previous review on 2018-08-27

Pros: Seasonal ingredients, Local produce, Inventive


Points +74

03 Jul 2021

Amazing, amazing!!

I sat in this little shipping container type restaurant over looking and amazing view of seaside cliffs on the Folkestone’s Harbour Arm. Delicious, well designed, both visually & in flavour. Brilliant find!

Pros: All vegan , Creative ideas for flavour

Cons: No cons


Points +26

06 Oct 2020

Perfect vegan restaurant

A la cart Vegan 🥰❤️🙏💚


Points +88

30 Sep 2020

Simply the best, every time!

My favourite restaurant, an absolute must if you are in the area!

They take special care with their food, almost everything is made from scratch and sourced locally which puts the quality of the food above anything else in the area. Everything I have ever eaten here has been delicious, full of flavour and incredibly fresh.

Situated in a shipping container on Folkestone's harbour arm, they are offering a takeaway only menu at present featuring delicious burgers, toasted sandwiches, brownies, doughnuts, rice bowls, etc. Usually they develop the menu regularly and always have specials on. I strongly urge you to give it a try - there is no way you could be disappointed! I will continue to come back and support these lovely people again and again :)

Pros: Best vegan food in Kent, Beautiful fresh ingredients, high quality food

Cons: Nothing - just that they are takeaway only atm!


Points +18

20 Sep 2020

Simply delicious

It tastes even better than it looks. Definitely Recommended 👌


Points +48

07 Sep 2020

Definitely go here

Really good food and really good service. Would definitely recommend.


Points +48

18 Mar 2020

Imaginative and very taste

Loved the creative menu, great value and wonderful service

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