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Wheelers Oyster Bar

8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 273311
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster lasagne” (104 reviews)
“oysters” (205 reviews)
“ceviche” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Called in for lunch, a week day in September so busy but didn't have to book. Quirky decor, not been changed for eons. I had the oysters tempura which were rather greasy and didn't come with lemon. The bread and guiness butter was delicious, The...More

Thank Lolabow B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Whitstable for a day out and went in around 12.30 and nabbed space on a shared table at 2.00. Had a lovely walk on the beach then a delicious lunch. We went for a mix of starters: the mezze plate, crab cake...More

Thank LondonRuby
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Wheelers for my birthday. What a disappointment! I looked in Tripadvisor the best seafood restaurants in Whitstable and this one came first (I particularly doesn’t agree). We’ve been in the Lobster Shack plenty times but we were looking for something with a...More

Thank gemitalaguiri
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't go for 5 stars, but I really wanted to. First off - the food is excellent, really excellent. Scallops with a rabbit 'fish finger' is not something I would have put together and the John Dory was delicious. Cash only was a surprise,...More

Thank Alsnp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But so worth it! Fantastic meal with incredible favours! Lovely home made bread and every dish was excellent! Slightly quirky old fashioned surroundings but incredible food don't be put off by "tea shop" exterior this is serious food. Also remember to bring your own ,...More

Thank singleladyguest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there around 3:00pm on a weekday and still it required a reservation. Most probably it must be even busier on weekends. We were able to book a table as soon as we got to Whistable and had a walk around the town for...More

Thank Guray G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A super meal with an innovative menu. Well worth a visit. Made for an extremely pleasant evening. Thank you.

Thank Kazza24m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has all been said before. A wonderful, quirky place with nothing like it elsewhere. The menu is small and favourites do not change but you can also order other small dishes - which I must do next time. Don't forget to take cash and...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had skate wing, orange and brown butter, sand carrots cooked in spent coffe granules, pork Kromeski, Kentish kale and picked girolles for lunch. For dessert we had strawberry crumble soufle'. The meal was very good. We enjoyed eating here with friends, the good service...More

Thank MulleEllum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Head and shoulders above the rest of the town ( and the town is quite good). Complexity of flavours and the flawless food made this understated Restuarants all the more charming . Go for the beer battered fried oysters and the lobster lasagne. Take a...More

Thank Jan H
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Questions & Answers
Dawn A
27 July 2018|
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Response from AdrianDeena | Reviewed this property |
We went with one friend who is vegetarian and they offered to make a special mushroom risotto for her but you would need to arrange this beforehand.
Fiona G
30 April 2018|
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Response from DerrickJS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no.
3 October 2017|
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Response from sid p | Property representative |
New Year’s Eve for lunch only. Sorry for the delay in replying
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 79
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:15 am - 9:00 pm
10:15 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 273311
A sea food restaurant overing a vast selection of sea food, from a al la carte menu to take away seafood. We are BYO drinks and we don't charge corkage.
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