Locally sourced food and botanical cocktails
The Garden Room
The Garden Room Restaurant & Bar is nestled within 15 acres of landscaped gardens at the historic Port Lympne Hotel, and surrounded by 600 acres of wilderness, dotted with some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals.
The former stable yard of the original Sassoon estate retains its old world charm and welcoming atmosphere and offers an inviting space for couples and families to dine.
How to book
The Garden Room is open to the public for lunch, Sunday roast and dinner 7 days per week (closed to day visitors on Christmas Eve). For a £6 supplement, Sunday roast and Afternoon Tea guests can gain full access to the reserve and Port Lympne’s iconic safari experience.
Overnight guests can also join us for breakfast by calling Guest Services on 01303234101.
Our menus, created by Executive Chef Lee Edney, showcase the exceptional range of produce available in Kent, including ingredients sourced within the Port Lympne and Howletts estates. The highlight of our menus is not only their innovative use of great, fresh flavours, but also their commitment to seasonality.
Breakfast Menu Sample Lunch Menu Sample Dinner Menu Sample Sunday roast Menu Sample Kids' Menu Sample
Tour730491 via Tripadvisor
Chandeliers, fizz and monkeys!
Took our teenage daughters for a birthday meal. Beautiful decor. Excellent and delicious food. Glass of bubbles. Attentive intelligent happy staff who were able to assist with gluten free ideas and options. Walked out to a starry sky and howling monkeys…magical and unique.
Charleyhump18 via Tripadvisor
We spent the evening in the bar within the garden room at Port Lympne and we have a brilliant evening. They had a wide selection of beverages ranging from wines and spirits to some amazing cocktails! (Also a range of board games if that’s your thing) Our evening was especially made by Simon, who made our evening very personal to us and went about and beyond, especially when we had a little sweet tooth! (Thank you Simon!) Very highly recommended when visiting/staying!
Westhamcastle via Tripadvisor
Faultless! Amazing food, service and cocktails
We had dinner here while staying overnight at the reserve, couldn’t fault the friendly chatty staff, amazing food and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely visit again, one small point would be not a huge choice and I did struggle to pick a dish but that’s not a negative maybe a special or two would be an added bonus? We also had some great cocktails.
Our Kitchen Garden
We grow our own vegetables, herbs and fruits at Walmestone Growers, near Canterbury. The nursery produces over 30 different crops and 20 different herbs each year and produces over 500 boxes of vegetables per week in the summer period for our restaurant and animals!
Our Drinks Menu
Choose from our carefully-curated selection of beers, wines and spirits or try one of our botanical cocktails mixed just the way you like it by our dedicated staff at the Garden Room's stylish brass-topped bar.
Executive Chef at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
I’m a great advocate of cooking honest, unpretentious food that speaks for itself. I like to create dishes that become a memory and ones that you’ll want to order time and time again. Being from Kent, it’s fantastic to have a variety of fresh produce on our doorstep. By keeping it local, we’re adding a story to each dish, enhancing the flavours and supporting our own communities.
Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:30
Lunch: 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner: 17:00 – 20:30
Closed to day visitors on Christmas Eve.
Directions to The Garden Room at Port Lympne Reserve
How to find us
The Garden Room at Port Lympne Hotel is easily reached from the nearby towns of Folkestone, Hythe and Ashford, just 5 minutes from J11 of the M20 in Kent.View map