“Has good food and is relaxed and friendly”
This hip new opening is two minutes’ walk from the beach on a high street that bristles with quirky independent shops. Owned by friendly couple Benoit Dezecot and his partner Sarah Ross, who also run nearby wine bar Le Pinardier, it’s a slick all-day French bistro with chef David Hart (ex-Sportsman) at the helm. Expect starters like seared scallops with celeriac, crab with fennel, Whitstable oysters or seafood platters; and superior duck confit, hake with beurre blanc or baked halibut with cucumber velouté as mains. On weekend evenings most of the tables – many of which are in fact sharing benches – are booked, but you can always swing by for a well-sourced glass of wine, or bar snack at the counter. A set lunch menu is just £13.95 for two course.
“An absolute must for quality, service and value”
5 of 5 stars – Reviewed 3 December 2016
On a cold winter’s day in December, lunch at the Frog and Scott offers everything one would possibly want from a restaurant. The menu changes seasonally and the lunch menu is without doubt the best in Deal for quality of food and value for money. We started with some oysters that were delicious with a glass of prosecco before opting for the set menu. This is one of the secret delights of lunch in Deal that I thoroughly recommend. I had the ham hock terrine with black pudding which was a great combination followed by pheasant and bread sauce. The pheasant breast was cooked perfectly and went well with the gran cerdo rioja we ordered (which at £20 was very reasonably priced). My partner chose cauliflower soup followed by skate in brown butter and capers. The soup was possibly one of the best cauliflower soups I have ever tasted (having tried some of my partner’s). While having lots of cauliflower flavour it was so light, creamy and warming – so unlike the more mushy and heavy concoctions often served in restaurants. The skate was also full of flavour and the brown butter cooked properly and obviously with care. The menu overall was excellent and there was nothing I wouldn’t have been able to eat. What I love is the thought and care given to the seasonal aspects of the menu and the value for money. The service was excellent and we felt very welcome and looked after. We sat in the window looking out on a cold winter’s day in Deal. But in this restaurant we felt if this is winter – then bring it on!!