Outdoor hospitality businesses will be among those permitted to reopen their doors on 12th April. This will also include businesses who have adapted their services to be able to offer customers takeaways and outdoor seating, which may not have been on offer before.   

Here are a few family favourites from Ashford town centre we’ve got lined up for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


Coffee ShedCoachworks

Open from 8am the Coffee Shed is going to be our first stop for our morning cuppa! Offering barista style coffee, teas and cold drinks too, we may even be moving over to their iced coffees and delicious pastries very soon. Plus outdoor seating will be available. 

By the Tank Café – New Street  

From the 12th April, sat behind, you guessed it – our WW1 memorial Tank, will be extending their service with seating outdoors. We’ll be making our way over for a tasty English breakfast and will be back again in the week for brunch, lunch and tea!  

Macknade- Elwick Place

How do you like your eggs in the morning? How about in a fresh pizza dough bun and topped with Kimchi? Try this tasty Macknade signature treat from the cafe amongst fresh bakery items, cakes and coffee. Outdoor seating will also be available for customers.

Cafe Grace - Victoria Road

One of the town's newest cafe's, Cafe Grace, is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Whether you're in the mood for a warming cooked breakfast, or a slice of homemade cake and a Chia Latte, Cafe Grace has you covered. Plus outdoor seating will be available with a view of the stunning Curious Brewery building! 


Amici– North Street  

The much loved Amici will be back in all its Italian glory from 18 May. In the meantime, the wonderful family-run restaurant will be offering their home-made food as takeaways on Fridays & Saturday’s only, with some outdoor seating available for anyone who wishes to stay a while. There’s also FREE beer or dessert up for grabs when you spend £50 or more in one transaction! 

Il Pakkero – Coachworks  

We may have to wait a few more days (until the 16 April to be exact), but Il Pakkero do pizzas worth waiting for! Their hand-stretched, wood-fired pizza menu will be back in full swing with vegan and gluten free options available too. 

Salata– Bank Street  

Salata will be continuing to serve their delicious hand-prepared boxes of goodness and from the 12 April and will have the added bonus of outdoor seating outside their premises. As well as salads, this lovely team also offer tasty wraps, loaded jackets, teas, coffees and cake which we can never seem to turn away! 


California Cravings – Coachworks  

You can find California Cravings and their delicious Mexican grub in one of the shipping containers in the Courtyard at Coachworks. Their tasty taco and nacho kits and delicious burritos are available from Thursday – Saturday, 5pm – 9pm.  

Street Kings Smokeshack – Coachworks  

What smokey meaty goodness will be on your first order? Enjoy slow cooked, smoky  burgers and ribs from Street Kings Smoke Shack Thursdays - Sundays from 5pm.

Unita 4 - Elwick Place

One of the newest additions to Elwick Place is Unita 4; a family-friendly eatery serving fresh pizza, pasta and cocktails. Enjoy al fresco dining on their terrace. They also have some homemade pasta kits and pizza for take away!

Evening Drinks

 The Yard Bar - Coachworks

Offering up the finest beers, wines and cocktails in their outdoor space, the Yard Bar will have the drinks flowing from Thursday 15 April, 12pm – late.  

The Made Inn - New Rents

Enjoy a drink in Made Inn's beer garden under the heaters and choose from variety of quality craft beers. With 24 Draught Beer Lines, 3 Sparkling Ciders, 3 Still Ciders and on Draught Wine, it's one of the largest ranges of draught beers in Kent! And there's a new and expanded spirits range. Plus enjoy tasty Tex-Mex snacks by El Ciervo.

Valeries- High Street

Sip beautifully crafted cocktails, gorgeous wines and tasty grazing boards at Valeries. They are open from Thursday to Sunday from midday.

Social Distancing Guidance 

Pease note that all rules on social contact still apply. Indoor settings must only be visited alone or with household groups, with outdoor settings limited to either six people or two households.  

Please respect each other and members of staff by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing when order food and drinks.  

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