An Afternoon in Broadstairs

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside, oh I do love to be beside the sea. 

Inspired by What Olivia Did Next the Mr and I jumped on a train from St Pancras to Broadstairs in Kent.


We arrived at lunch time, so set straight off for the Tartar Frigate restaurant right down by the seafront.  It’s a little old school decor wise but the food is absolutely delicious and the staff were lovely. I would highly recommend the skate wing, but make sure you bring your appetite with you because the portion sizes are huge!


The sun was shining as we wandered along the seafront; just across the bay from the restaurant was Lillyputt Mini Golf. I haven’t played mini golf since I was a kid so we couldn’t resist having a go, and it certainly wasn’t easy!

We had skipped dessert at lunch time to make sure we had room for some ice cream at Morelli’s. I can’t even begin to describe how good the ice cream is! Luckily you don’t have to travel all the way to Broadstairs to get it, they have places in Covent Garden and Portobello so make sure you check them out because it’s some of the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted.

If you’re looking for some history in Broadstairs then definitely check out the Dickens House Museum. I had no idea that there was any connection between the great writer and this little seaside town but he frequently used to visit and befriended Miss Mary Pearson Strong whose cottage this was; but I’ll let you discover all the secret treasures inside instead of revealing them here.

We took one more stroll by the sea before heading back to London discussing our next trip to Covent Garden to get some Morelli’s gelato.

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