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The Whitstable Oyster Company

Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
+44 1227 276856
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (395 reviews)
“razor clams” (39 reviews)
“crab” (92 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can’t complain about the food as it was top notch. The service was the disappointing aspect. Attention to detail and slightly dismissive, a few where great and showed genuine consideration. For a high priced restaurant I expect high quality service and food not served...More

Thank Steveemma007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent setting with a very unique and fitting menu, the food we ordered was inventive but not particularly filling, more of an experience and a novelty dish for myself. We ordered balsamic glazed scallops followed by oyster and steak pie. House wine was brilliant, the...More

Thank danhetherton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fish and chips with a exiting wintery sea view followed by a dram in cosy chairs around a large log burner. Smashing!

Thank martinbV2812VB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood restaurant on the seafront serving fresh food daily. Warming, welcoming environment. Famous for its local Oysters and line caught fish.

Thank RoopeshParekh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have read negative reviews, but don't understand them. Service and god were excellent. A reservation is probably necessary. We started with Rockefella and Casino oysters that were delicious. Followed up with scallops and Haddock. Don't miss this place!

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a cold wet walk we stopped for a drink and some snacks. The food and service were exemplary. I wished I was more hungry so that I could habe had a full meal!

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for lunch to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. Has to be said that the reviews we had previously read on the internet were less than complimentary. But we felt that there was a good vibe so took the risk. We were...More

Thank Celina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, amazing company. Great wine list and menu was fab. All the staff were very attentive. Easy access to the high street and the sea front with stunning views

Thank Hollyjack1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch for the first time since last coming a few years ago. Everything was top quality with excellent oysters as usual. Bearing this in mind I do not think the price is excessive.

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually sat outside in warm sunshine on 24th October! Wonderful place. Right on the beach, dog off the lead playing in the sea. Food is fresh, locally caught and very tasty. Quite a unique experience. Would love to visit again.

Thank ellefire
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jeannie g
5 May 2017|
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Response from WilfSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. The question alert has just come in. There's lots of parking at the harbour and it's a short walk to the restaurant. Enjoy!
Nick H
29 July 2016|
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Response from Johncon13 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I dont know but I didnt see any
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 92
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 276856
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