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The Sportsman

₹₹₹₹British, ,
Faversham Road, Seasalter CT5 4BP, England
+44 1227 273370
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (263 reviews)
“oysters” (170 reviews)
“bread” (141 reviews)
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British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Faversham Road, Seasalter CT5 4BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool, calm, relaxed gastronomic pub atmosphere. Expectations were high, due to recommendations, and were met. All the dishes were well designed taking account of the hot summers day. Our table nestled by a picture perfect view could not have been better. I’ll let the pictures...More

1  Thank AnnieRockweiler
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is unusual to go to a restaurant, even one with such a good reputation and find perfection. From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly and taken to our table. The restaurant was full, but the service prompt and faultless. Every dish was...More

Thank Jeremy7649
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to The Sportsman to celebrate my husband's birthday. It is a short taxi ride from Whitstable. We had a fantastic meal served by cheerful, unobtrusive but friendly staff. It is unpretentious, has a lovely atmosphere and serves amazing food. Compliments to the chefs!

Thank TrekkingTraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been coming here for a very long time and have had mostly excellent food. Our recent visit found us being a bit disappointed by the menu choices which seemed a little pedestrian. The bread was delicious and in retrospect, the best part of...More

Thank 14dogtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been looking to book a table at the Sportsman for a few months and finally managed to secure one on a Friday evening to celebrate my retirement. We had read many very positive reviews but it exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely...More

Thank DavidBeer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an great time food is amazing. Staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely be going back. Definitely try the poached oysters

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked last November and unfortunately, were seated next to a window that didn’t open, whilst the inside temperatures reached 30 degrees. Whilst the duck main was really lovely, the starter was a bit sparse for the price (mine was £13). We all ended up...More

Thank Holly J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get a table for lunch in the conservatory as this restaurant is always fully booked and/or you have to book months in advance. We had poached cod fillet in pepper & chorizo sauce. Absolutely delicious & the cod was cooked to perfection! Great...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to go to the Sportsman for some time. The restaurant is on the sea front in Seasalter and is in an unassuming building. We were warmly welcomed and had a drink at the bar. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu and a...More

1  Thank Dean H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this ordinary unassuming looking building hides some talented culinary creations to test your tastebuds. The taster menu was fantastic accompanied by a bottle of Simpson’s Roman Road stunning companion to the fish, The dishes were brought out by the informative helpful and friendly staff,...More

Thank Darren E
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Response from Bee212 | Reviewed this property |
I booked one month in advance.
Ellie H
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Response from klepkens | Reviewed this property |
no: but the chef and staff are the same!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Faversham Road, Seasalter CT5 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Seasalter
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 273370
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