A fusion of Jamaican, Guyanese and British flavours, Dre’s Caribbean Kitchen has been providing excellent home-made food and customer service for 5 years.

About Us

Our Story

Realisation of a dream!

Andrea Griffith (‘Dre’) fulfilled a longstanding dream to open a Caribbean food business in May 2018, built on love and the love of food.  Dre’s Caribbean Kitchen is the result!`

After 10 years, Dre left her permanent role at the University of Kent in 2019 to pursue what is now her full-time career. As the services of Dre’s Caribbean Kitchen are increasingly in demand, particularly for front of house and deliveries, the time has come for Dre’s Caribbean Kitchen to expand and grow its’ reputation as a destination street food outlet.

Growing to meet demand

With over five years of successful trading on Herne Bay Pier, Dre’s Kitchen has a loyal customer base that extends to neighbouring towns including Faversham, Rochester, Bromley, Ashford, Margate, Ramsgate, Deal, Whitstable, and Canterbury, to name a few. In addition, there are those who are urging Dre to deliver food to places afar including York, Northamptonshire, Chester and the Lake District!!!

In July 2023, we opened our second Dre’s at Whitstable Harbour.  We also do pop-up events, music events, home delivery and provide catering services.

We are very proud of the food that we make and have continued to provide high quality delicious food to our ever-growing customer base.

Seaside locations

Our outlets are located on or by the sea in areas boasting fabulous views and facilities

Cooked with love

We are passionate about our food and always put our love into our recipes and service

Environmentally friendly

We work hard to ensure that our operation is as environmentally friendly as possible. All our food packaging is recyclable.

Our Specialities

Our secret family recipes are inspired by dishes passed down through the generations.  Our tender Curried Goat, banging Jerk dishes, tasty veg / vegan dishes will all put a smile on your face and tingle your tastebuds.  According to customers, we also serve the best Jamaican Patties in the entire world!

Curried goat, rice & peas, homemade slaw

Seasoned overnight in delicious spices and slow cooked for hours! Curried with lovely pimento flavours, this goat comes with a tasty kick.

jerk sweet potato

Seasoned overnight in delicious herbs and spices. Tangy, with a kick, Vegan and banging!

Meet The Team

Family Business

Conceived, owned and operated by Dre’s own family with help from a team of wonderful staff.  We relish being part of a community of independent traders and like-minded entrepreneurs

Dre - Founder and Director





Our Community

Dre’s customers include Jay Blades (BBC’s The Repair Shop), Kai Hoffman (resident jazz and cabaret singer at world famous venue Ronnie Scotts), Martin Rowson (editorial cartoonist for The Guardian) and Ramz (Rapper, singer songwriter best known for his hit single ‘Barking’).  In addition, a few ‘incognito’ celebs have enjoyed our food.

talented cartoonists

Andrew Birch, Pete Dredge, Chris Burke and Rob Murray enjoying Dre’s food hut on Herne Bay Pier

Friends & family

Friends and family celebrating the opening of our new Whistable restaurant

Reggae nite

Our customers enjoying our Reggae nite at our South Quay Shed, Whitstable restaurant

Nagual Creations

Talented artist behind our branding, hand-made sign  and graphic design, Nagual and his better half