We are open for dinner only, Wednesday through to Saturday from 6pm.
Please note: ResDiary will only show you tables we have left within the next 60 days.
If you have any general enquiries please email us at [email protected] We are very rarely able to answer the restaurant phone and return messages so we work mainly through email.
- No Disabled Access
Now, more than ever, it is imperative that customers stick to their booking time as we need time to serve the meal at a comfortable pace, as well as time in between to clean everything before the next sitting.
Please factor in time to travel, potential traffic and parking searches when planning your journey to us. We want every single customer to have the best experience possible at Stark and we do everything in our power to try and make that happen.
We apologise in advance for having to be even stricter than usual with timekeeping, but Stark is so small and delicately run that even the slightest time deviation can drastically alter the flow of it for the kitchen which has a knock on effect for all customers, not just those most recently arrived.
Stark is an intimate, 12 cover restaurant offering only one, six course tasting menu and the option of matching wines. There are a select few other drinks to choose from, if the wine flight isn't for you but we advise you give it a try as it makes for a wonderfully care-free meal and a great experience.
Stark is a very intimate, relaxed restaurant, whose only demand of you is that you sit back, trust us with your dinner and enjoy the experience.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO OUR KITCHEN SIZE, WE ARE UNABLE TO CATER FOR ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (THIS INCLUDES VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS), DISLIKES OR ALLERGIES AND WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ANY SUBSTITUTIONS IF YOU STILL CHOOSE TO COME IN. THIS ALSO INCLUDES RELIGIOUS DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.
ResDiary will only show you tables we have left within the next 60 days.
My main comment is about Resdiary. If unsuccessful with our first choice we cannot ring up Resdiary and negotiate the best following alternative. Can you incorporate this facility? You know what is available we do not. Being left to try alternative dates in the hope of success is very tine consuming and dispiriting!
Beautiful little restaurant, fantastic food and service.
Stark is just fabulous. It is a dining experience. Ben's food is sublime - the textures and flavours, thought and expertise that goes into preparing and serving the Tasting Menu is outstanding. The wine pairings really compliment the food. The service from Chloe is excellent and a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. We were fortunate to get a cancellation on the last night before lockdown and we can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. We look forward to supporting Ben when he reopens. Thank you.
Little venue with huge character. Amazing service and the 6 course set menu was unbelievably good Highly recommended.
What an amazing experience this place offers! We will definitely be going back, had the most amazing night. It was nice to have some normality in these crazy times.
What can I say, from start to finish the whole experience was amazing! From the service to the amazing decor to the music playing which was just our style. The food was absolutely delicious, we had the matching wine flight which complemented the food perfectly. Thank you for a perfect end to my birthday celebrations we will be back for sure!
Wonderful food and wine. Such a talent for combining flavour and texture. It was a treat of a meal and we look forward to returning
Absolutely stunning 6 courses and every one was superb beautifully presented and delicious to eat although it appears expensive its worth the expense to get this quality
We enjoyed a remarkable meal with excellent care and service. We will return when we can get a reservation!
Every course packed with flavour,Generous wine flight.
Second visit x Both fantastic x My favourite restaurant x
Amazing meal, lovely evening - thank you so much!
Third time at Stark but first in the “larger” space. Ben’s food gets better all the time and is full of flavour and texture. Everything on the menu was a hit and lovely service from Cleo too. Thanks guys and good luck as we head into further uncertainty
Really loved the cosy informal atmosphere of the restaurant- 1st class food but super relaxed evening. The food was amazing, really interesting flavours and textures. Telling everyone we know to go and will be coming back ourselves!
This was the best meal I have ever had in my life, food, service, and setting were all great.
Stark is the most special, amazing restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of dining at. This was our second time with Ben & Cleo and it was even better than last time. Ben’s passion, creativity and flare is encompassed in the most perfect and beautiful plates of food. Service is phenomenal and great wine pairings. You won’t be able to keep us away.
great experience with truly wonderful food and wine tasting to enjoy
We have a great dining experience every time we visit. The atmosphere is really chilled and the food amazing. Our favourite restaurant.
Food was amazing! Ben was so busy with the food prep, but a little eye contact just to tell him how amazing it was would have been nice lol. Couldn’t fault it, will be going back as soon as the next selection of dishes and wine flight lands... xx
We have been lucky enough to eat here on several occasions and each time has been different but all have been fantastic. Ben has such a passion for his cooking and this comes over in the quality and imagination of his cooking and presentation. Eating at Stark is like having a personal chef, we can’t wait to go back.
Best meal we have had in a very long time. Every course was delicious and we both loved every part of the evening. We will definitely book again when we are back in the area. The final course is the best dessert I’ve ever had. Thank you so much.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere
Perfect meal. So pleased that we got a reservation. Not our first visit and hopefully not our last. The new restaurant is lovely.
The best food in Thanet and at the top in Kent. The food is exciting and ridiculously tasty.
We absolutely loved it, the food was just amazing. We cant wait to go again!