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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Beautiful French Bistro in the heart of Whitstable, full of character & charm, serving local seafood, an array of french delights & homemade deserts. Child friendly, groups & private parties welcome.
USD 24 - USD 32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
French, Seafood, European, British, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a good selection of food, beautifully cooked at a reasonable price. Love the fact that we can take our dog .

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank caj1946
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely dinner here. Both of us enjoyed the mussels in wine sauce starter and beef Wellington main, plus the great puddings. The ambiance was warm and cosy, the service was good, and the chef even gave me freshly cooked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 220charlotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually like to eat out about 8 pm .. it appears that we are not alone , as it was booked out . We agreed to 6.30 booking and whilst enjoying starters a steady stream of people couldn’t eat as most tables reserved for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chrisarmitage55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times. It’s dog friendly and people friendly too!! Not too large a choice of menu, reasonably priced, delicious food, especially seafood and fish, atmospheric and always busy. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this great restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PH1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our group of 6 enjoyed an evening in this charming restaurant. The service was excellent, the oysters enjoyable the crispy bass I ate was good. We had a vegan in our midst and the dish she had was less than perfect hence the lower score,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank froggychap
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We went on the 27 Dec for Xmas lunch .I think 3 courses £18.99 great value We all had salmon tart starter I had trout and others turkey .came with good selection of veg. Dessert Bailey's creme brulee .and other fresh desserts Now every thing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank webby58
Reviewed 23 December 2018

Had a fantastic lunch at Birdies today. We had a choice of the Christmas special menu or the a la carte. We opted for the Christmas special menu, My wife had the soup and I had the salmon tart. For mains, my wife had the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martin B
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Not really sure what to say. Food was tasty enough but juicy plump scallops spoiled by being wrapped in bacon that was fatty and undercooked. Skate was pale white with no colour and so looked un appetising. Trout advertised as served with pine nuts and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank quenchhouse
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Two of us went to have dinner here as didn't want to cook tonight! Had looked at the menu on-line and were hopeful for an enjoyable dinner as we had not eaten in this town restaurant before. Both had mussels in wine and cream sauce...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 2 December 2018

The meal was poor at best. with burnt vegetables and a risotto with a blandness that would be hard to match. The Bass had all the characteristics of frozen rather than fresh.There were three almost equal size fillets which is what the trade would supply....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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2 January 2019|
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Response from TonyLine | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure that would not be an issue.
Dawn B
5 August 2018|
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Response from Bottleofclaret | Reviewed this property |
There is always a fish choice for starter and main on the menu
17 June 2018|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
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