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California Kitchen

4 Pier Avenue | Hut 17, Herne Bay Pier, Herne Bay CT6 8PQ, England
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cheeseburger” (5 reviews)
“halloumi” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4 Pier Avenue | Hut 17, Herne Bay Pier, Herne Bay CT6 8PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for Saturday lunch. Lovely location on the pier. The burgers were amazing, really interesting food combinations. Shame they don't do chips (but you can get them next door at the fish and chip shop!). Highly recommended for a filling lunch!

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My wife loves the burgers. My kids are a pain. The owners son is a cool US Marine Seal. We have a generous Sunday lunch. Usually our Sunday trip on the pier ends here. It's all good. We share old times in Los Angeles. It's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank andrewR5962XT
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Herne Bay a few times now and each time it’s revealed a new delight. The one thing that never disappoints is how friendly the locals are. Gary is a typical example of the kind of welcome you get here. We chatted as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank vickchick100
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Visited California Kitchen today while strolling along the pier and being recommended by a family member. Slight disorganisation to queue and ordering food, server was unsure who was next and serving people who had just got there when others had been waiting for a while....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CS19921998
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times now and love it. My friend also loves it and had 2 burgers. Lovely staff, lovely food and nice views.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matt B
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This tiny stand is my new favourite restaurant in Kent, the burger I ordered was so good its hard to put into words, the service was really fast and helpful, and nothing beats sitting outside watching the water. Plus, pet friendly!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Miamiake
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. I had a salad as I am on a diet and it was surprisingly very filling. I had chicken which had been cooked in a really lovely sauce, advocado pear and bacon with my salad. Definitely recommend and service was great.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We wanted a coffee, so found this little hut on the pier. The guy who served us was very friendly, and I liked the quirkiness of having mis-matched mugs. I noticed there was a large bowl of water for thirsty dogs. Adjacent to the hut...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Goldie1520
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I'm not really a fan of burgers. Not even been impressed when visiting burger bars in the USA. But today I visited California Kitchen on Herne Bay pier - and discovered what the fuss is about. If THIS is what burgers are supposed to taste...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank GillS81
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit here and it was as good a burger I’ve had pretty much anywhere. Had the Cali Baja Burger which was lovely, definitely worth a fiver and very filling. Came with pulled pork (which I’m not a big fan of, but...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Alex R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Pier Avenue | Hut 17, Herne Bay Pier, Herne Bay CT6 8PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
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