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Whitstable's newest fine dining experience has really kicked it up a notch leaving it's customers in no doubt as to why it was given the name The Next Level!
The unique styling and design of this luxurious and welcoming setting is clearly a sight to behold, but what about the food? The mental thunderbolts of inspiration coming from Chef Adam's mind have produced a menu of pure intrigue and indulgence putting a creative spin on classic dishes and leaving all to wonder 'what's coming next'?
We'll begin at the end because there's one fundamental rule you need to know before starting your culinary journey through one of his menus and that is that you MUST leave room for dessert! His quirky take on classic sweets like this months deliciously twisted full size version of a Ferrero Rocher will see you weeping into your empty dinner plate if you didn't get to try it. The rich chocolate shell filled with a chocolate and hazelnut mousse and covered in chocolate and hazelnuts really will leave you saying 'Chef Adam, with this Ferrero Rocher you are really spoiling us'. Be warned though that due to the sheer quantity of genius ideas that come out of the kitchen at The Next Level, the menu changes on a monthly basis and with last months mouth-wateringly high end version of a Snickers already a distant memory we urge you not to miss this one.
This brings us to the precursor, the glorious dish that will tingle your taste buds, the dish that everyone is talking about, the locally sourced pork belly, slow braised in Crabbies Ginger Beer, served in it's golden crackling and accompanied by hand dived sea scallops... whoever said that Surf & Turf had to be prawns and steak eh?
Aside from the regular menu on offer at The Next Level it will also be opening it's doors every 3rd Wednesday of the month for an extra special evening of Fondue & Red Wine. As the nights draw darker and the temperature drops there can be nothing more appetisingly inviting than a warm gooey fondue and a glass of red served up against a perfectly styled Après Ski backdrop!
This restaurant really has it all, a decadently ambient atmosphere, superbly intuitive service and outstanding cuisine to rival even the most high end big city venues making it the perfect place to impress, treat or celebrate that special occasion.
The Next Level Restaurant is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6-9pm and is also available for private events and Christmas parties.