Stark is the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Thanet and one of three in the whole of Kent. It is owned and run by Ben and Sophie Crittenden, who opened it in December 2016 with the aim of securing a better work/life balance and enabling Ben to enjoy more time with their three young children, Ivy, Rosa and Arlo.
Ben has been working as a chef since leaving school and is utterly dedicated to preparing and serving quality food, made from the best seasonal ingredients.
He's been lucky enough to work alongside one of Kent's finest chefs, Graham Garrett at The West House, helping to maintain Michelin star status for six years.
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.
We are open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO CATER FOR ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS, DISLIKES OR ALLERGIES AND WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ANY SUBSTITUTIONS.
STARK by Ben Crittenden is available to pre-order now. As well as offering recipes from the restaurant's favourite tasting menu dishes and additional tapas recipes, STARK provides readers with an insight to the world of cheffing. This book pulls no punches, featuring a raw and emotional story of Ben's life as a chef, from the start of his career as an apprentice, to how he came to be Thanet's first Michelin-starred chef. Pre-order a copy of STARK here.