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The Royal

64 Marine Parade | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2BB, England
+44 1227 272008
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
64 Marine Parade | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2BB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always used to come here for lunch,visted yesterday stale bread with prawn cocktail,hard prawns and over powered by paprika.The red mullet well more fish in a fish finger size more suited to a starter.Waitress surly and unapologetic, only positive after complaning we had a...More

Thank teresanicholls66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute plan to stop off in Tankerton on the way through to Whitstable.. and so pleased we did. A great menu choice for Sunday lunch. I opted for the Buddha Bowl, a fabulous salad choice including curried cauliflower, chicken, avocado, curried rice and...More

Thank Eveningstar19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but at the money I’ve had a lot better. The Venue is clean, staff are smart in uniform and obliging. It is a better pub than restaurant.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location shame about very slow bar service. Evening meal was poor choice on menu. I had mussels must be the smallest ive ever had and many broken shells. Chicken mash and 4 beans rip off . Get a better chef and change menu.

1  Thank stephen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovelyoutside seating area, with views across the sea, staff friendly we didn’t eat inside so can’t comment. However didnt much appreciate the little black Scottie dog that is allowed to wander around off a lead doing a poo right next to our neighbours table!!! They...More

1  Thank sukeeDartford
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal at the Royal...perfectly cooked and well presented. Very responsible prices for the quality of the food. Service was quick and the staff were all very pleasant. Will certainly be returning.

Thank KateLaw82
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

I'm a coach driver and found this friendly pub with fantastic views. I chose the half pounder and it was delicious, with crispy chips and fresh homemade coleslaw. The staff were very welcoming as were the regulars I will definitely be using this place again.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Went to the royal last night great meal staff very nice. Lovely sunny evening looming out to sea. Should have better starter choice it's comes under lighter meals on menu. But that's being picky Enjoy lovely pub

Thank peter12345678901234
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We visited here on a Monday afternoon. The service was excellent, the decor is very nice, and the food is good as well as reasonably priced. Would have no problem recommending this place to others

Thank huggetts2016
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Went here last evening with relatives on their recommendation. We were not disappointed at all! Had a mix off the menu; my fish & chips was great, the nicest fish I’ve tasted in ages, fresh with a light batter, & the chips were gorgeous! My...More

Thank cariad6
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
They have roast Beef,lamb and 1/2 chicken.. There Is parking on road can be difficult at busy times. Heard the sea food is good.
Stuart W
22 September 2016|
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Response from Tony809 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking around on the roads and sea front but you may have to walk a distance , depends on the season and whether it's weekends or not. During the week it fine
Brenda C
22 February 2015|
Response from Christopher S | Property representative |
Yes. There is a choice of beef, pork, lamb, or.chicken. There are other specials and fish specials as well. These are l start at 8.95 and there is no extra charge for mothers day. I would book now as we are almost full.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Marine Parade | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 272008
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