Mouth-watering menu with sensational sea views


A new-and-improved mouth-watering menu has just been launched at the King’s Hall in Herne Bay.

The culinary makeover comes as the venue launches its new branding, along with extended opening hours from 10am to 9pm every day, a dog-friendly cafe and the chance to lounge in deck chairs on the roof while taking in the sensational sea view.

Already receiving rave reviews on social media, the fabulous food on offer now includes:

  • Small bites including a mini meze, calamari and mixed olives
  • Sensational sharing platters including a meat platter, a seafood platter, a vegetarian platter and cheese board
  • Mains including posh fish fingers and chips, steak and ale pie with mash, a roasted pepper tart with sweet potato fries and a mixed salad with homemade slaw
  • A host of gourmet burgers
  • A selection of satisfying sarnies
  • Delicious desserts including favourites like Gypsy tart and syrup pudding and custard
  • Various feasts fit for the kids

And for those who are mad about music, the venue’s new live Summer Rooftop Sessions are perfect. They are free of charge and take place from 2pm to 4pm as follows:

  • Saturday 7 July – Coco
  • Sunday 15 July – Kai Hoffman
  • Sunday 22 July – The Lost Weekend
  • Sunday 29 July – David Shepherd
  • Saturday 11 August – Coco

David Shepherd performing at the rooftop sessions

These exciting developments are part of Canterbury City Council’s ongoing efforts to reinvigorate the King’s Hall as a vibrant cornerstone of the Herne Bay economy and community.

The future of the King’s Hall, which is run by the council, is being examined by a councillor working group in an effort to reduce the subsidy it needs from council taxpayers across the district.

A report was due to be considered by the Community Committee earlier this year but the working group decided more detail was needed on all of the options, so a final decision has been put back to at the least the autumn and maybe into next year.

The active marketing of the site for sale or use by a private business has been put on hold.

Chairman of the council’s Community Committee, Cllr Neil Baker, said: “In a short space of time, the King’s Hall’s reputation for delivering delicious food has already started to grow through word of mouth.

“One of the best ways to secure the venue’s future is to use it, so if you’ve not been for a while, give it another very soon. Hopefully, we’ve brought together all of the right ingredients for having a great time. The only thing we cannot guarantee is the weather.”

In the past 12 months, there have been 21 more events at the King’s Hall than the year before and footfall has increased by 182% – from 2,936 to 8,283.

The team has presented more of its own events than ever before, many of which have been sell-outs. These include Joe Brown, Lee Hurst’s Local Comedy Club, The Real Thing, The Blues Band and Omid Djalili.

To find out the latest news and events at the King’s Hall, like their Facebook page, follow @Kings_Hall_HB on Twitter or visit their website.