One of the Medway Towns, Gillingham has a naval history and is home to the Royal Engineers. It has a thriving commercial and retail centre.
The Barn Restaurant is one of the nicest places to eat in Gillingham. I’ve never had a bad meal and although it is a little bit more expensive than most restaurants in the area, the contemporary surroundings and modern English dishes make it the perfect location for a family celebration or romantic meal for two.
"This is a fantastic area of green space right at the heart of Medway and can be seen from miles around. The most special aspect of it is when you stand on the highest spot you feel like you're on top of the world. It also saved my life when I was out of work many years ago and had no money. My daily treat was to go on a long walk on The Great Lines." Sally Luoto
The Olive Tree is most definitely the best Italian restaurant. I’ve visited Italy many times and eaten in numerous Italian restaurants, but the Olive Tree is one of few places to really capture the relaxed Italian atmosphere and replicate the traditional Italian cuisine perfectly. A little piece of Italy in Gillingham!
"It is a developing large green space where much of Medway can be seen and views of Rochester are spectacular. Sadly it's mostly used by local dog walkers and more people should be encouraged to visit it." Sally Luoto