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Summary

£65
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quaint” old pub (downstairs) and restaurant (upstairs) “with great views over the beach” to the Thames Estuary. Chef Richard Phillips’s versatile menus encompass a “good-value” set lunch, and are marked by a “good use of fish and local ingredients”. “Slow service” can be a bugbear.

Summary

£46
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a superb position (especially with a table in the window) overlooking the Thames estuary”“this excellent pub (downstairs) and restaurant (“tucked away upstairs”) on the front” stands out for its “very good fish”. Chef/patron Richard Phillips offers a wide range from a “superb-value set lunch” to his five-course tasting menu.

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£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Richard Phillips’ pub and fine dining hybrid is an “atmospheric” spot with “superb views over the beach” and Thames Estuary from the upstairs restaurant. The kitchen turns out “excellent oysters and good fish generally” but, the lion’s share of praise singles out the “superb value set lunch”.

Summary

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In a “fantastic location overlooking the Thames Estuary”, and with “fabulous” views from the upstairs room, Richard Phillips’s combined pub and fine dining spot continues to garner praise, particularly (Top Tip) for its “excellent value set lunch”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
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Pearson’s Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Pearson’s Arms Restaurant in CT5, Whitstable by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Pearson’s Arms restaurant.
Chris J
Back on form after a bad few months. Cookin...
Reviewed 1 months, 1 day ago

"Back on form after a bad few months. Cooking greatly improved but service can still be very slow. Needs more staff in kitchen & front of house"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.00 £17.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £20.00 £3.75 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT
Opening hours

Last orders: 9 pm, Fri & Sat 9.30 pm, Sun 8.30 pm

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