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Wheelers Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 273311
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
Thu 10:15 - 21:00
Fri 10:15 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in with friends for an evening meal. The room was very cold and the service was lacking this time having eaten here many times before and and had good experiences. Seems to me that complacency has set in.

Thank 48GerryR
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we so lucky as this place is booked for weeks and weeks in advance but managed to book on Friday for space at the bar for lunch the next day. So pleased we did. We had a real mix of dishes and everything was amazing. Lobster lasagne was a hit. Crab meat was delicious. Meze and home made bread... More 

Thank Hayley P
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by a friendly staff. The scallops was succulent and sweet, and their housemade pesto sauce was DELICIOUS with the bread.

Thank fabloooo
Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in for an oyster craving. The quality of the product and the friendliness of the staff was second to none. Will come back soon and for a full meal. Menu looks amazing.

Thank crow0315
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meeting up with my brother who lives in Whitstable, he booked (3-months in advance) as he recommended this brilliant restaurant. The food was superb, the atmosphere cosy and friendly, and, even though I am not a fan of Oysters, there was plenty of choice. It was a great reunion and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank K3558UQmichaelr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had: scallops with pork belly and crackling, apple purée and apple compote: one mezze of tempura cod, spicy prawns with chilli dipping sauce, squid rings, smoked salmon, tartare sauce and brown bread; salmon fish cakes; and a litre of sparkling water. £30 plus 10% tip. The food was delicate, tasty and perfectly cooked. The tempura was light and glassy,... More 

1 Thank amonkeyinshoes
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't looking forward to my visit to wheelers as I don't like shellfish and I'm not a massive fan of fish in general. How pleasantly surprised was I. We had a lovely family meal in this small quirky restaurant and I had the tastiest of food, I would highly recommend the mezze and smoked haddock. The deserts were also... More 

Thank Vicky C
Ghent, Belgium
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small, but perfectly formed, restaurant is always fully booked. Phoning up a week before our visit we were given the option of eating at 5.00 or after 9.00. We opted to take 4 seats at the counter at 5.00pm. I am not complaining as we were pleased that we were able to get any table at any time. On... More 

1 Thank Stephen M
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

You need to work at getting a reservation at this place because it is still a tiny cottage - the original building in fact - and there are only a small number of tables available. When you do succeed you end up hoping fervently that it will never change. The quality of the fish here is outstanding and then the... More 

1 Thank Duck4360
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here- all the food from starters - mixed meze for two- through the lobster lasagne/ brill to chocolate date and pecan sponge with toffee sauce and caramel ice cream was beautiful, delicate flavours which complimented the overall dish really well - fabulous!

1 Thank Phil T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$163
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:15 - 21:00
10:15 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 273311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?