Top 10 restaurants in Whitstable, United Kingdom (UK)

July 16, 2017 Christa Meece

Whitstable (/ˈwɪtstəbəl/, locally [ˈwɪʔstəbl]) is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in south-east England, 5 miles (8km) north of Canterbury and 2 miles (3km) west of Herne Bay. It has a population of about 32,000.
Things to do in Whitstable

1. JoJo's

2 Herne Bay Road | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2LQ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$118 - HK$157 +44 1227 274591
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 685 reviews

JoJo's

Reviewed By stephenf8 - London, United Kingdom

a group of 8 us had a splendid lunch. The exterior looks a bit cafe-ish, but the surprise inside is that it’s a sophisticated, bustling , relaxed restaurant and bar. A great atmosphere, really welcoming with friendly, fun staff to whom nothing is too much trouble.
The log burning fire wasappreciated on a cold winters day.
The food was oh so good - perfectly fried Calamari, tasty gluons and a Thai soup that was simply delicious. The bill will not shock.
We unhesitatingly recommend this terrific restaurant and look forward to a return visit.

2. Wheelers Oyster Bar

8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$659 +44 1227 273311
Excellent
74%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 934 reviews

Wheelers Oyster Bar

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.

Reviewed By Stocks56 - Watford, United Kingdom

Bucket list place Was with friends in Herne Bay... Called on the off chance and got a lunch reservation... Amazed?...My Potted Shrimps were magic and the Lobster Lasagna perfect.... A great place we will return

3. Birdies

41 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AH, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Seafood, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$188 - HK$251 +44 1227 265337
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 747 reviews

Birdies

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.

Reviewed By Owen_thesaints - Kent

Although we don’t live too far away, it had been a while since we had visited Whitstable. On this occasion, it was a remarkably sunny day in the middle of February. Having parked along the Tankerton slopes, we enjoyed the brisk walk into Whitstable. There is plenty of interest in this quaint town, with its unique businesses and its relaxed atmosphere. We were glad that we had booked a table for lunch - every table was occupied on the day we ate there. Although we expected to eat from the main menu, we found enough to appeal to us from the fixed price menu. My wife had a large helping of mussels in a white wine and cream sauce, almost a meal in their own right. I went for the french onion soup which was excellent - as good as any I have previously enjoyed in France. Mains were a salmon fillet and a confit of duck leg, both served with interesting vegetables. An apple sponge and a creme brûlée finished the meal off nicely. House wine was very acceptable at a reasonable price.
We found the service to be first class, with the hard working, cheerful wait staff adding much to what was a very pleasurable dining experience. One word of caution to all is to be on your guard against the hot water in the men’s restroom. On the day of our visit the water was scaldingly hot out of the tap - a fact I reported to the staff on leaving.

4. Alimo Restaurant

Railway Arches Oxford Street | Railway Arches, Whitstable CT5 1DA, England (Formerly Whistlestop Restaurant) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$94 +44 1227 272725
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 510 reviews

Alimo Restaurant

Reviewed By Darad - Warwickshire

Came here for an early evening meal and for something a little different. We weren’t disappointed, food was lovely and everything was really tasty. From the the olives we started with to a fantastic lamb tanjine.
Certainly recommend and would come here again when next in Whitstable.

5. Samphire

4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$212 +44 1227 770075
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Samphire

Reviewed By Gslade - London UK

Really good weekend breakfast- the full English was delicious! Lovely meaty sausage, sourdough toast and great bacon- i think its all locally sourced and you can tell it is quality ingredients. My friend had pancakes which were light and fluffy- super friendly service, warm and cosy on a chilly day and highly recommended.

6. East Coast Dining Room

101 Tankerton Road | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$133 - HK$353 +44 1227 281180
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 371 reviews

East Coast Dining Room

Just 5 minutes from the Beaches of Whitstable, the EAST COAST DINING ROOM is serving outstanding food and drink in a comfortable and unique setting.

Reviewed By Bob B - London, United Kingdom

This restaurant leaves nothing to be desired from start to finish everything was done as it should be polite and efficient staff, taste and textures and presentation of the food second to none. Native oysters to start with a Partridge escabeche, spiced poached pears braised Puy lentils followed by haunch of venison just rounded off the afternoon perfectly. A well presented menu with variations of many dishes. Will be returning within very near future.

7. Elliott's at No 1 Harbour Street

Harbour Buildings 1 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AG, England Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$220 +44 1227 276608
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 421 reviews

Elliott's at No 1 Harbour Street

Reviewed By Kevin B - Maidstone, United Kingdom

A cold wet day deserves a warm inviting restaurant. In walking in it had a great feel and after sitting down to Reading menus we felt spoilt for choice. We had the garlic prawns on sourdough bread. It was ok was prawns were overdone/burnt so unfortunately not cooked as expected. Chips were fine and enjoyed our drinks but just not impressed enough for us to rave or want to come back.

8. Mucini Italian Kitchen

209 Tankerton Rd | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AT, England Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Italian, Latin, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$549 +44 1227 277726
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Mucini Italian Kitchen

Welcome to Mucini Italian Kitchen. Set in the attractive Whitstable suburb of Tankerton, on the north east coast of Kent, Mucini is a small family-run restaurant which offers a fresh approach to traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. We invite you to sit comfortably in our tastefully appointed dining room where you can experience at close hand the sights, sounds and aromas of our Sicilian chef at work in the intimate open kitchen. Seating is also available outside, should you wish to dine 'al-fresco'. Why Mucini? Dining at Mucini has been described by one visitor as 'a truly theatrical experience' in recent testimonials, whereas other satified customers have described Mucini as 'an intimate restaurant with lots of character and so different from the usual high street chains'.

Reviewed By Lilly K

My partner and myself visited on Saturday evening for dinner with a friend. We are huge lovers of Italian food and were not at all disappointed! The food was hot fresh and absolutely delicious! The portion sizes were great and the staff were friendly and helpful. we left feeling full and thoroughly impressed, just looking forward to our next visit with family! 10/10!!

9. The Monument

32 Church Street, Whitstable CT5 1PH, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1227 264155
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

The Monument

Reviewed By Joodles04 - Norfolk, United Kingdom

We visited shortly before Christmas and there was a lunchtime party in the main dining room so we had a table in the bar. High chair accommodated the smallest party member who thoroughly enjoyed his lunch. Even though it was busy we were served quite quickly and with a smile and the food was hot, fresh and very tasty. Definitely a pub to return to when visiting Whitstable.

10. The Beach Cafe

3 Beach Walk, Whitstable CT5 2BP, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1227 282167
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

The Beach Cafe

Reviewed By 301lisa33 - Coventry, United Kingdom

We had a lovely lunch here. Good coffee and lovely fresh sandwiches. This is a cafe, without pretensions to be anything else. And that's fine. However it is one of those places that just smacks of, not quite meanness, but over-control. Why charge a few pennies extra for decaff coffee or soya milk. They probably do cost a little more but it is surely unnecessary to be explicit with customers: it sets an uncomfortable tone

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