RestaurantsKentWhitstableCT5

survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An unrivalled seashore location” right “on the beach at Whitstable” and “with plain wooden tables” sets the scene at this “very popular” destination. “It’s not fancy cooking, but the quality of the fish is very good” and “simply and ably prepared, although prices are not cheap”. “Best to go when there is an ’r’ in the month, when natives are available as they are fantastic”.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fresh seafood as it should be” (most notably “marvellous native oysters”) served in a “fantastic location on the beach at Whitstable” make this “lively and atmospheric” venue “worth the slightly higher prices”. “It’s not inventive cooking”, but it doesn’t need to be.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Plain deal tables, guttering candles, platefuls of oysters and grilled soles… I half expected to see Charles Dickens walk through the door!” – this landmark and no-nonsense institution is a quaint setup with a “fantastic atmosphere” and position on the beach. “It’s not about inspirational cooking” but “the freshest ingredients, kept simple”. “What’s not to like? (apart from the price which teeters on the high side).” “It’s exactly the right thing in the right place, so please do not change!”

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fantastic, atmospheric location on the beach at Whitstable, plus supreme seafood” is an enduring recipe for success at this “lovely venue, in a candle-filled, rustic, quirky space” – both “large and lively but also with intimate tables”. “It’s not clever cooking, but they use good quality fish and the oysters are excellent”. “Service can be a little off-kilter at times” but escaped any serious flak last year.

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Royal Native Oyster Stores, Horsebridge, Whitstable, CT5 1BU

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
150

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Co. Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Whitstable Oyster Fishery Co. Restaurant in CT5, Whitstable by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Whitstable Oyster Fishery Co. restaurant.
Jane G
You come here for the location on the beach...
Reviewed 7 months, 18 days ago

"You come here for the location on the beach & quality fish all perfectly cooked. No inspired dishes just great fish cooked well. Even the desserts are good."

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Chris J
Very well cooked simple fish dishes. Fantas...
Reviewed 8 months, 8 days ago

"Very well cooked simple fish dishes. Fantastic location on the beach at Whitstable. Service can be very hit & miss"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.00 £36.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Royal Native Oyster Stores, Horsebridge, Whitstable, CT5 1BU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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