Caribbean restaurant Jerk n’ Tingz to open in St James’s Shopping Park in Dover

A restaurant that started life as a home cooking start-up is to open a new location in a city’s leading entertainment and shopping destination.

Jerk n’ Tingz will open at St James’s Shopping Park in Dover at 5pm tonight, offering diners an expanded menu of Caribbean food and drink.

Jerk n’ Tingz to open at St James Retail and Leisure Park in Dover

The business was first launched by owner Matthew Bare in 2018 as a frozen food delivery service for Kent, but ambitions to open his own establishment took him to Dover, where he settled in London Road.

General manager Aimee Eyre, who along with the rest of the team has been hard at work getting the new restaurant ready for tonight’s launch, said regulars can expect new dishes on the growing menu .

These will include vegan twists on classics like goat curry.

She said, “We shot a few late nights, but it’s going to be worth it.”

Jerk n’ Tingz joins a growing list of food brands taking their place in St James.

They will compete with Taco Bell, German Doner Kebab and Rico Sabor – but reservations have already arrived.

Reservations have also been taken for Christmas meals, with Caribbean flavours.

“It really will be with a twist, not a traditional Christmas dinner,” Aimee said.

“It will be different from other places.”

Michael M. Tomlin