Hantverk & Found
Recently expanded and now boasting two small but stylish dining rooms – with a suntrap courtyard at the back – Hantverk & Found has been serving creatively cooked local, sustainable seafood and vegetable-based dishes in Margate’s Old Town for just over three years. Just one visit makes it clear why this restaurant has already garnered praise from The Michelin Guide, The Times and Olive magazine, amongst others.
The food on the daily changing menu is globally influenced but produce is firmly Kentish whenever possible. Chef Kate de Syllas has long been interested in food sustainability, so you can be assured that her sourcing is always careful. Starters might include seared Rye bay scallop with celeriac and apple, clams with harissa and maftoul and purple sprouting broccoli with miso butter and a crispy slow-cooked egg. Main courses include halibut with salsify, sea vegetables, charred radicchio and blood orange, and mussels in a turmeric, mustard seed and coconut curry with coriander flatbread. The restaurant also offers a small choice of desserts, such as rhubarb and custard fool with shortbread and a selection of local cheeses. Hantverk & Found is rightly proud of its extensive and unusual wine list. This charming eatery showcases only Old World wines, most from small producers, with a focus on natural wine.
Following its recent expansion, Hantverk & Found now offers extended opening hours and a casual weekday café menu – check online for summer hours. The restaurant also hosts regular tastings and other special events, which can be found on the team’s social media.