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The Lobster Shack

Whitstable Harbour | East Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
+44 1227 771923
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (264 reviews)
“fish and chips” (86 reviews)
“line caught cod” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
Whitstable Harbour | East Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and i had heard good things about Whistable and decided to get into our van and see what it was like The town is full of interesting shops cafes etc and on wandering about on the quayside we noticed the sign that said...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend, fresh fish served in the harbour. This restaurant isn’t cheap but it’s good quality food. Friendly staff. Gets busy but you cannot pre book , there is outside seating if it’s a warm day .

Thank Theresa1974
Reviewed 6 days ago

As we wandered between the huts and the Oyster Company, a beachy view and briny tang working two of the five, we came upon the Lobster Shack. A large space reminiscent of a Scout Hut, but with beer pumps, menu boards and an open kitchen,...More

Thank nickpanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on the seafront with fab views. We visited whilst on a day out in sunny Whitstable, Our order was oysters for starters, fish and chips with mushy peas x2 and a lovely chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio. Although it was a hot sunny...More

Thank Jay-Janagill-777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch with friends and great seafood and sea owe. Reasonably priced and good service and choice! We love it

Thank singleladyguest
Luke G, General Manager at The Lobster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Best regards Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit from London for the day, came with my friend for lunch after being recommend the restaurant. Well worth the train journey. Oysters are delicious and the lobster Thermidor was AMAZING. Really friendly staff and excellent choice of alcohol.

Thank JetSetPom
Luke G, General Manager at The Lobster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review! Thank you for the brilliant review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a huge selection of beers but the food has always lived up to expectations. Service quality is reasonable and, even when busy, still pretty quick. Would I go again..certainly.

Thank MikeJE_11
Luke G, General Manager at The Lobster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - thanks for the great review and repeat custom. Hope to see you again soon - Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we wee mesmerised by how good the food looked and it didn’t disappoint. Great location on the seafront and was reasonably priced. If we had more time I’d have had the lobster which looked superb. Fish and chips represented great value. They were of...More

Thank Alex M
Luke G, General Manager at The Lobster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to review. Sorry about your experience not being entirely up to standard. I will raise these points with the team. Best Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a bit out of the way in the harbour along a parking lot but then perfectly situated on the beach. We sat outside one day basking in the glorious autumn sun & the next day we came back it was much windier...More

Thank Kilian R
Luke G, General Manager at The Lobster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the brilliant review! Hope to see you soon - Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the lobster here and it was very good. We also had the Seafood platter which is a cold dish of every kind of fresh seafood available. It looked beautiful and tasted just as good. It is counter service and prices seemed reasonable for the...More

Thank MargoSpencer
Luke G, General Manager at The Lobster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you soon - Luke

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sarahc609
19 July 2018|
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Response from Luke G | Property representative |
Dogs are more than welcome!
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stuartyeates
2 October 2017|
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Response from Luke G | Property representative |
Hi we are open until 9pm New Years Eve and re open New Years day at 12 noon. Kind Regards Luke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitstable Harbour | East Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England (Formerly East Quay Shellfish)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 771923
  • E-mail
Description
Located on the East Quay of Whitstable's historic harbour, our restaurant offers stunning sea views along with the freshest sea food that you will find in the town. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT TAKE BOOKINGS AND ARE SUNDAY - THURSDAY 12-6 / FRIDAY & SATURDAY 12-9
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