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The Forge

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Chandlers Way 1 Sea Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BX, England
+44 7895 930504
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“doughnuts” (49 reviews)
“ice cream” (29 reviews)
“oysters” (87 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Fast food, British
Chandlers Way 1 Sea Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BX, England
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were told it was going to be a late Indian summer so we swiftly used it as an excuse to try and get in the last costal beach and beige food themed UK trip that we could and headed to Whitstable....More

Thank Pickle4806
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were intent on sampling the local oysters on a recent visit to Whitstable, and settled on The Forge, which is a simple beach café on Whitstable harbour. They had a choice of different types of oysters. Their prices weren’t the cheapest, but service was...More

Thank yellowmoon999
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

What a treat! A very cute and perfectly located cafe. Fantastic donuts and tea, perfect for an autumn morning by the sea

Thank NatashaPaul
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Was here in 2016 and came back this year for some fish and chips. The food is made to order, so you do have to wait a bit for your food. But it's worth it. The batter was so delicious and just right. Really good...More

1  Thank Fe1710
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went to Whitstable for the oysters, but really only wanted a snack lunch rather than a full-blown restaurant meal, so The Forge was ideal. It's right on the seafront, with limited outdoor seating, run by a couple of young guys. Half-a-dozen decent-sized oysters for...More

Thank bucksbee
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Great simple food and a super tasting coffee. In a brilliant location among the fishing and sailing boats. There was a constant queue and I always think that's a good recommendation. Very relaxing on a nice day. Not neat and tidy but real. Excellent.

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were walking along looking for a place where the toddler could eat prior to his nap, and stumbled across this place. We tried to get food for him, but they only serve certain things after 12pm, so we had to wait about 35 minutes...More

Thank Thomas Q
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Stopped by to by some oysters and stayed for coffee and donut. Really lovely little place right by the beach. Highly recommend.

Thank TheY0ungFamily
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Laid back, no frills. Delicious oysters at reasonable prices. Would highly recommend if you like oysters.

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great little place right on the seafront with a fantastic atmosphere. The food is lovely and has the best chicken nuggets ive ever had. Its always busy but so reaxing to just sit and watch the world go by. Although i dont eat shell fish...More

Thank 44lisa
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21 February 2016|
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Response from Margaret E | Reviewed this property |
Yes a short walkaway there is a large public car park you do have to pay but it is very reasonable. On one day Thursday I think part of the car park is used for a market. Very interesting but uses parking places.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chandlers Way 1 Sea Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 7895 930504
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