23 Feb

Because everyone loves good food! In Chatham Islands you’ll be spoilt for choice.  According to Trip Advisor, these are your winners. From Chinese to Indian, traditional English to Steakhouse, you can find everything without having to travel too far from your hotel doorway. Make like Dorothy, follow the yellow brick road and you’ll find these little gems!

1.     Gurkhas Brother 

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Where:  1 Whiffens Avenue, Chatham ME4 4SF

Consistently tasty food, good portion sizes and great customer service, All in all, a great all-rounder. As I’m not a fan of spicy food I think this place is great because unless you ask for your food super-hot, it comes out pretty manageable even for me. They can make it hot though, so if you like it spicy, make sure you ask! Friendly staff too, and efficient service but you don’t feel rushed which is always a bonus.

2.     Boomers

Where: Dockside Outlet Centre, Dock Head Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 3ED

Looking for somewhere to lunch? Look no further. A great lunchtime menu with a good amount of choice. Staff was lovely, very helpful and very polite! And if you just fancy a coffee and a cake then here is still the place for you, their hot drinks are always flawless and they do some gorgeous milkshakes too.

3.     Cafe Nucleus

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Where: Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High Street, Chatham ME4 4BP

If your thing is coffee, then your place is here. They set a new standard, it’s delicious! And the good news doesn’t stop there, everything else they serve matches that great standard. When I first walked in I didn’t expect what I got, it’s a little café and I thought it was setting my expectations too high, but it reached them and does every single time.

4.     Tulip

Where: 1 Church Street, Chatham ME4 4BS

I don’t know how else to put it – I love this place! Ever been to Turkey? If you haven’t but always wondered what the food tasted like just eat here. It’s the closest I think you’ll get! I read a review once which I enjoyed so much I’d like to share it; it said ‘I feel lucky to find this place.’ You’ll understand after you’ve been there.

5.     Maikhana

Where: 82 High Street, Chatham ME4 4DS

Good value for money. Good everything to be honest. Good portions, good staff, good atmosphere and good food. Everything you need for a great evening, everything was just right. There is no reason not to go back to this place again and again, unless you are working your way down the ‘top 5’ list!

So there you have it, if your tummy wasn’t rumbling just reading that list then I admire you. I could practically smell the food wafting under my nose. You’ll never be stuck for choice of a good place to go. Go on, treat yourself, what are you waiting for!

You know when you feel so passionate about something that you just can’t stop talking about it? You visit somewhere once and fall in love with it forever; I know countless people do it with New York or Paris… but what about somewhere a bit more off the beaten track?

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