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West Whelks

Whitstable Harbour | West Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
+44 1227 266873
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
18 Sep 2017
“Best Cockles and Whelks”
29 Aug 2017
“Get your seafood here !!”
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Whitstable Harbour | West Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Always have oysters here during a Whitstable visit and usually they are plump but last week they were Irish not local, and although really tasty were quite small. However, the whelks and cockles were delicious, as always.

Thank f0xyf0x124
Reviewed 3 September 2017

For 7 or 8 years, I have been to West Whelks to buy oysters to take away (50 at a times), not open, and always got a good deal until 2 weeks ago when the price was not so good anymore due to “the tide...More

Thank henry_neils
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Sit down by the quay, decide upon your seafood choice and enjoy. The oysters, cockles and whelks are fabulous. Enjoy !!

Thank Jeremy7649
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed seafood here many times but one of the staff , a middle aged bloke really gives customers dirty looks even as they handing money over, no need for this, an older gentleman there clears tables and was filmed for TV while we sat there,...More

Thank aw1955
Reviewed 23 May 2017

During a lovely visit to Whitstable harbor, we popped into West Whelks on the advice of a local and enjoyed some terrific fresh fish! This little place is just brimming with atmosphere & the service is speedy and friendly. Recommend!

Thank denver60
Reviewed 5 April 2017

terrific friendly people, full of valuable local advice and history, as well as superb local whelks and oysters.

Thank archwaygunner
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I learned to eat oysters here this year! Never liked the look of oysters and refused to eat them. But this year (our group visits Whitstable harbour yearly to feast on oysters) I surrendered. I should have done this earlier...

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

visited 11th Sept 2016..glorious sunny day...had some rock oysters...80p each...very clean and delicious to eat..good value too....recommended.

Thank garethbonds
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Delicious and fresh seafood at very competitive prices!! Tables available to enjoy the dishes and the arbour's buzzing atmosphere! Staff is really friendly! Recommended!!

Thank sonia b
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband loves it here. We always take visitors too. It's all fresh & definitely the best value in Whitstable. Friendly service & an awesome location. be prepared to wait at events as it is always mobbed but worth the wait.

Thank Celestine65
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US$ 40 - US$ 159
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Address: Whitstable Harbour | West Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 266873
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