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The Whitstable Oyster Company

Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
+44 1227 276856
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (349 reviews)
“razor clams” (39 reviews)
“crab” (86 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A true Gem near The Sea. Decent oysters and friendly service provided by the staff. There is a really cool Juggling Man who also makes Balloons for Kids and Adults during the time of the Oyster Festival too who performs close by to here. Definitely...More

Thank AllanJacobs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here to celebrate husbands 55th birthday. Both ordered mussels and lobster. His mussels were hot mine were cold! Complained when collected to be told you should have sent it back! Were they not out the same pot! Lobster was ice cold it did not...More

Thank shis01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me say I really enjoyed the food when I visited this place. All the food was fresh & tasty. This place is so beautiful looking out to sea and is decorated very rustically but then all the tables have paper table cloths it just...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful evening, sunshine, glorious views of the sun setting over the water and above all tremendous food. We had scallops, shrimps, oysters, lobsters, wonderful wine and a few of us still had room for puds ! The service was friendly and attentive. A lovely...More

Thank AGF909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sad to say that I got food poisoning from my visit. I had grilled oysters rather than raw, as I was cautious as we were a week into May (so not a month with an r according to the “rule”). I also had some scallops...More

Thank Poppy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on lunch time on a busy bank holiday. The food was ok, nothing excellent, the service very basic. The menu is hand written and not easy to understand. We had a small round table. 3£ an oyster with lemon. 28£ for...More

1  Thank Saturdaynightfever73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been several times and its always a good night- Its spacious and light overlooking the beach so great fro groups with a few more intimate seats. My only niggle is that it isn't vegetarian friendly any more as it states here. Previously there have...More

1  Thank hobbesmanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place....Every time we come to Whitstable We like to come here. It has such a lovely ambiance. We tend to have a couple of starters and then share a crab, and that is too much food. We like to have one dish...More

1  Thank Mie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our 35 wedding anniversary and we have always rated this restaurant as our very favourite, we went by bus so as to enjoy a drink and that was all we did enjoy. The meal was ridiculously overpriced, over cooked, tiny portions, soggy chips...More

2  Thank Janeludlow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food (although I love sea food so maybe prejudiced) but be prepared to pay quite a bit. Haven’t had a chance to compare with other restaurants in the area, so there may be better value for money.

1  Thank Anna L
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4 May 2017|
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Response from WilfSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. The question alert has just come in. There's lots of parking at the harbour and it's a short walk to the restaurant. Enjoy!
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29 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 92
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 276856
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