Restaurant Review
Jay Raynor

Viewed through the prism of its lunchtime menu, it ticks all the boxes marked useful: there’s scrambled eggs and fishcakes, soup of the day and cheesecake. It’s where laydees come to natter. It’s when you start looking at the evening menu that you sense a greater ambition at work. The head chef is American Jeff Kipp, who worked at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago before coming to London to work with Gordon Ramsay and, later, at the estimable Duck and Waffle.
For all its laid-back chic, this is a serious kitchen keen to punch above its weight.
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All of these new combinations and relaxing sleepy village air almost took me away from the thought of the drive home, however another small surprise was to come when meeting the chef, Jeff Kipp, who’s actually Chicago born with a wealth of experience from Le Cordon Bleu, Gordon Ramsey and London’s Duck & Waffle.
(Not to mention he’s just about to be named as being on the three-man short-list for the Chef of the Year in Kent on Sunday/Kent Life’s Food & Drink Awards!)
Award Nomination
Award Nomination

Independent Food and Drink Retailer of the Year.

A new category this year celebrates that special food or drink that we all treasure. The retailer that includes wonderful local produce in their offer gin and knows where their stock comes from to make that special link between filed and plate. Our winner will have a special must have range and make a contribution to their local community.
Interview with Jeff Kipp
Interview

Moss is Boss.

For gardeners whose lawns are plagued by an invasion of moss following a wet spring and a cool start to the summer, chef Jeff Kipp has a novel solution. Cook it.

Known for his use of wild and foraged ingredients, Jeff’s use of preparing locally landed white fish, such as turbot and sea bass, with moss, has been wowing diners at his restaurant in Saltwood, near Hythe on the south Kent coast.
Interview with Jeff Kipp
Interview

Moss is the new kale, according to some of Britain’s best chefs, who have helped to make it the latest fashionable ingredient.
Raw foraged moss has an “incredibly bitter” taste but dynamic cooks such as Simon Rogan are serving it as a deep-fried bar snack, while others are using it to infuse meat and white fish.

“Almost all lichens and mosses are edible, and are ideal for holding moisture in fish and perfuming it” says Jeff Kipp
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Chef and owner Jeff Kipp appears to have a clear vision for this place: simple, fresh, seasonal food prepared to an exquisite standard. A late starter in the gourmet world, Jeff cam dot Saltwood with an impressive pedigree that includes Gordon Ramsey, Sushi Samba and London’s Duck and Waffle, and his talents appear to be in full flow here. On this menu, Kentish gems - your local chickens, your fish straight off the boats in Hythe and Dungeness, your rare breed pork - are treated with gentility and respect, to create dishes so delicate that you’re loathe to disturb their zen by eating them.
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This month we’ve been looking towards the Kent and East Sussex seaside for summer holiday inspiration. But we’re not just about the hotels and attractions – for most discerning travellers, great food and drink is an essential part of the holiday experience. So we sent Jane Connolly to the Cinque Port town of Hythe, to check out one of the Kent coast’s newest restaurants and see if Saltwood on the Green really is the catch of the day.
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This is an adventurous menu considering the location but Jeff’s take is to provide a personal, friendly service for the diners. Jeff comes out at the end of the evening to chat and take feedback from the locals who are returning on a regular basis. Only open a few months and they already have a following.

The breakfasts are worth getting up for and if you have to, go for a long country walk to burn off a few calories and order another one, they are that good!
Featured Recipe
Featured Recipe

Fennel Gratin with Oat-Seed Crumble & Beetroot Slaw
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Featured Recipe

Seasonal Roast Goose
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My mind is reeling. I’ve just got back from lunch at the Saltwood on the Green, a new restaurant offering Kent a rare taste of simple food, done exquisitely. Set in the picturesque village of Saltwood, just outside Hythe, it is exactly what I would hope for in a neighbourhood restaurant: intimate and welcoming, but classy enough that it still feels a bit special.
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We started at the beginning (the perfect place to start) of the menu with what Jeff Kipp (who trained under Gordon Ramsey before going it alone), calls ‘The Nibbles’. These are great to share and could be eaten instead of a starter - although you wouldn’t want to miss out on some superb food….all in all, it was a good start to a meal that just kept getting better and better.
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With the ongoing vogue for offal, ox-tongue is having a bit of a moment - not only does it have a rich, satisfying flavour, it’s a less expensive cut. It’s also highly versatile, as affectionate Jeff Kipp, chef-owner at Saltwood on the Green near Hythe in Kent, explains…
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The restaurant’s setting isn’t let down by the food. The overriding theme, for both the decor and the food, is simplicity. But don’t let that fool you. That there is a creative mind at work in the kitchen quickly becomes evident. You will normally need to travel to the premier league of London eateries to experience cooking of this calibre. Chef-owner, the Chicago born Jeff Kipp knows his stuff.
Double Page Editorial
Take one talented chef, add a passionate commitment to locally sourced produce, then combine together to create a modern take on classic dishes. The result? Saltwood on the Green - the Kent coast’s newest and most exciting restaurant. Launched quietly but successfully at the end of April, this refreshing addition to the local dining scene is already attracting great reviews and a discerning clientele - not surprising given the high quality cooking on show.
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