Harden's survey result
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“Revamped but still maintaining the original eating parlour” – this “quirky, mildly eccentric, and very English” institution (est. 1856) has survived enlargement largely unscathed, and still provides “a bizarre environment – like eating in someone’s front room” – that’s “as cosy as a teapot”. But “the modest frontage belies the superb cuisine inside”, where “sublime” yet “unfussy” seafood dishes are served at “fair prices”, and “BYO makes it a very good value experience” indeed. “I have had so much fun sitting in the ‘shop’ and falling into the most entertaining conversations with all types of people from a celebrated yet humble sax player, to a local plasterer, to a TV actor…”
“Like eating in Granny’s parlour… if Granny cooked fish to perfection”; the town’s oldest restaurant (est. 1856) is “one of the funkiest places you can eat in” – “a tiny room with only 14–16 seats” serving an “interesting menu of excellent seafood”, and “BYO helps make it a very good-value experience”. Let’s hope they don’t wreck it with a mid-2016 refurbishment, bringing a cocktail bar and “allegedly even toilets on site”.
“You will never experience anything else quite like it!” – this “quirky and pokey” local “institution” (est. 1856) only seats 16 people, and “the freshest local seafood is treated with sympathy and skill” to create “the best ever dishes”. “BYO does no harm to the final bill” either.
“Everyone should have a meal at least once”, at this “tiny” (16 seats), “quirky” and “utterly unbeatable” institution, established in 1856; the style is “homely (in a good way”), and the “amazing” seafood is “a fishlover’s dream come true”; no licence but BYO with no corkage.
Wheelers Oyster Bar Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Interesting menu of excellent seafood. BYO so it makes it a very good value experience.Tiny back parlour that only seats 14/16"
8 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1BQ
Mon - Tues: 10:30am-9pm, Thurs: 10:15am-9pm, Fri: 10:15am-9:30pm, Sat: 10am-10pm Sun: 11:30am-9pm
Last orders: Mon & Tue 9 pm, Wed closed, Thur 9 pm, Fri 9.30 pm