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Crab & Winkle Restaurant

Whitstable Harbour | South Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
+44 1227 779377
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab” (149 reviews)
“seafood” (90 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (28 reviews)
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European, Gluten Free Options
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Whitstable Harbour | South Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Following our marriage wedding reception in California, we flew home to have our wedding party with friends and loved ones in England. The Crab and Winkle did a fantastic job. The wonderful Harbour location, service and catering were exceptional!! Under the watchful eye of owners...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow, the food here is really good. It is a lovely restaurant, compact in places (you will have to mind your head, at some tables.) the sevice is good, and the menue, as you would expect, is all from the sea. Two of us had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank omega132857
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant, beautiful food and excellent service. great views of the harbour, and yummy fish market below restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JGHall17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Crab and winkle with a friend on Saturday night. This is Now my favourite restaurant in Whitstable. I had smoked haddock in a mustard sauce as a main course and to start a goats cheese and fish version of a welsh rarebit. Chocolate...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ccy195
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to Whitstable today. Lovely place to visit but this was the most tasteless cod and chips l and my family have ever had. My son, who is only eight, tried it first and said ‘this doesn’t taste of anything’. We all tried it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank gillmanar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely birthday meal at the Crab and Winkle last night. Beautiful views over the harbour. Food was amazing. Even my meat loving husband said it was one of the best meals hes had! Cant wait to come back.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cosy restaurant on the harbour with great views over the fishing harbour. Delicious seafood dishes and very friendly, accommodating and professional staff. Good place to go

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 220arnaudc
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant making the most of the excellent range of fresh fish and sea food caught locally. Good knowledgeable service and really good food. Their battered oysters were out of this world, but all the food was really good. We will return, I hope in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank AvrilF654
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Above a seafood shop in the harbour we found this little gem! There is a steep flight of stairs up to the restaurant but there is a chairlift for anyone with mobility issues. A modern restaurant inside an old building - if you can get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Tippyleaf
Reviewed 30 October 2018

the restaurant looks uninspring from the exterior but inside it is very modern, the staff are welcoming and obliging and the food was exactly what we hoped for. Fresh and tasty

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sian M
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Jim H
24 June 2016|
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Response from simonf31 | Reviewed this property |
It's a small restaurant, worth booking to avoid disappointment. Parking can be a bit of a nightmare in whitstsble so allow plenty of time.
27 August 2015|
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Response from IreneSuffolk | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have the platter either but what we did have was good and the service was excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitstable Harbour | South Quay, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 779377
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