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The Royal


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

US$10 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Steak 🥩 Treat For Mum, was what Mum asked me for this morning. So thinking outside of the box & loving the location with sea views, The Royal was on my rota to jobs that needed doing today. So off we went..... Easy parking...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 888janisg
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Called in for an evening meal. Nice surrounds, pleasant staff and excellent food. Nice selection of beers, and dineing room seperate from main bar, which was to me at least, a bonus

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bishopofsidcup
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat and drink at the royal. Friendly atmosphere especially welcoming dogs. Great selection of food and accommodating guests with special diets

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We made a large booking for today, the service, atmosphere and food was perfect, we couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone went home happy, full and looking forward to visiting again. We had the roast dinner, burgers, fish and children’s meal all were very much...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank star0709
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We recently went as a large party of 7! The food was excellent - elevated pub food that was well executed. One of the starters was missing but the kept apologising and got it out quickly. The menu was extensive and the kids menu had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jade13V
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Have drunk at the Royal as love the local beer/pale ale but never eaten. So this was the first time & wont be the last. Used a Birthday club voucher from Shepherd Neame. The food was of a good standard & arrived in good time....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Skydive_10
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Used to live nearby this pub and what an improvement! Was back visiting the area and saw it had been renovated so went in for Sunday lunch. Great food and friendly service all complimented the beautiful sunset that the clear day allowed me to see...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anna T
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Fabulous Sunday roast. The best in Whitstable. Lovely friendly staff. Great wine choices. Clean warm and comfortable. Thank you Tom and all your team.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank YvonneT432
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Went there with a group of friends. I had the game pudding that was out of this world fabulous!! On a previous visit has the sausages and mash which was also enjoyable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Nice selection of gin and tonics.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sharlo61
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A last minute decision to have Sunday lunch at The Royal which proved an excellent choice. Service is great, Tom thank you, so refreshing to be served by someone who is professional, friendly & efficient. Atmosphere relaxed & cheerful, Lunch was generous & pud yummy....More

Date of visit: November 2018
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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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