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“Early evening meal”
Review of The Royal

The Royal
Ranked #48 of 136 Restaurants in Whitstable
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 23
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My husband and I booked a table at the Royal for an early evening meal. there was plenty of vacant tables and we were shown to one as soon as we entered and given the menu. We were a little disappointed that the menu was not very varied, the Fish and Chips looked good but we did not want that so chose a steak with chips in a pot and watercress salad. The chips were lovely and crisp and the watercress salad had a nice dressing on it, we ate our steaks but they could have been a lot tender.The staff were friendly but we waited too long for a choice of desert so left after paying the bill.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had to visit Tankerton for a special car part for Paul's Corsair. I googled places to eat and decided on the Royal.
A warm welcome by Bethan our waitress who was very professional and part of an excellent team. Tom the manager and Ash the head chef.
We had open sandwiches Paul had pulled pork I had chicken and thyme. Both were on a toasted sour dough bun .mine served with a delicious crispy fresh salad. Both equally DELICIOUS.
Thank you for making out short pit stop hit the right button.
We couldn't manage a pudding they looked good too but will return!!!!

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Staying with a couple of friends in Tankerton, near Whitstable for the weekend we decided pop into the Royal on the off chance of getting a table for dinner. The restaurant was fairly busy but a table was available. The staff were friendly and helpful. The menu was fairly standard fare but was very well cooked.

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Thank Colin17092
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped hear on our way back to the hotel. Friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere.
The most dog-friendly pub I've ever been to.
I would recommend stopping off hear.
Beautiful view of the sea.
Top location.
Restaurant available but we didn't eat there.

Thank Corinne K
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited The Royal today quite by accident as we were waiting to watch aircraft taking part in the Herbert Bay Airshow. What a find. The staff were friendly and helpful- and very busy. The place was full of families and groups of friends- lots of dogs lounging around too! Perfect place for a relaxed afternoon. They have a restaurant with an excellent range of dishes, that are reasonably priced, and a view of the estuary so you can watch kite surfing or more traditional kites being flown by families. A little bit of old school British summer. Lovely.

Thank jmicklewright
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