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The Whitstable Oyster Company

Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
+44 1227 276856
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (288 reviews)
“razor clams” (39 reviews)
“crab” (79 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
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11 - 20 of 1,116 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a trip from London just to have lunch at this restaurant. As usual, it delivered. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was up to its usual standard. Would like to squeeze in another visit before the end of the year.

Thank Billy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Whitstable a few times, always thought of have a meal here, great location, well keep restaurant, nicely decorated, great little private dinning room. Toilets need updating for a restaurant that's trying to be a quality venue. This brings me to the main reason...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered grilled oysters and scallops to start, halibut and crab for mains, finished with cheesecake and the chocolate caramel pot. All six dishes were delicious, the waiters very welcoming, and the decor in the restaurant in keeping with the low key and relaxed atmosphere....More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Whitstable a few times but never managed to get a table here, so I was pleased to get in for my husbands birthday on our recent trip. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely server and showed to a great table...More

Thank mrshorsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fish dish which was quite nice but at roughly £23 a tad dear! My friend had a starter of scallops, 5 tiny chargrilled mouthfuls for I think £12/12.50. Looked at the deserts, run of the mill dishes at Savoy prices! £8.50?? I...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant while in Whitstable for the weekend and couldn't have been happier that we did. In addition to the oysters being delicious (of course!) , the fish soup and calamari were also very good. We split the lobster (too many apps)...More

Thank jessbeldner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have being meaning to visit this place for years. Finally, after 15+ years, we finally made it! A gorgeous sunny day made this a better-than-Mediterranean experience - despite all the pashminas! And it was worth it. Fresh-out-of-the-sea food was glorious. No messing about, just letting...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oyster company building looks fantastic and we were delighted to find a place for our family to eat on the first day of our holiday.We all chose haddock and chips , a dish we are all familiar with!!! 2 peoples fish were so undercooked...More

1  Thank Jill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood, cooked well in a stylish location situated on the front. Service can be somewhat slow in a chilled out fashion. This aside the produce and overall experience is enjoyable and special.

Thank WillyDJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal here on our first night in Whitstable. Everything we had was excellent-Mussels in cider and mustard,the Crab,Lobster,Oysters etc. It's not cheap but worth it for a memorable meal-service was good too.

Thank carlevans1967
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jeannie g
4 May 2017|
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Response from WilfSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. The question alert has just come in. There's lots of parking at the harbour and it's a short walk to the restaurant. Enjoy!
Nick H
29 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horsebridge Road | The Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable CT5 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 276856
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