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“Outstanding seafood”

Wheelers Oyster Bar
Ranked #1 of 133 Restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$81
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A sea food restaurant overing a vast selection of sea food, from a al la carte menu to take away seafood. We are BYO drinks and we don't charge corkage.
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were four walk-ins on a rather drab Summer's day and were offered the last four seats available -at the counter. This mattered not a jot, as the bar-stools were comfortable enough and we were able to note all the comings and goings in the busy shop.

The lobster lasagne was simply one of the nicest dishes I have ever tasted, as was the seafood meze.

You can splash out on some very good Chablis across the road at the charmingly named ' The Offy ' , the wine really enhancing the food.

Not cheap, but very, very good.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We managed to get a table at Wheelers today (I walked in off the street on the off chance of a booking yesterday) how lucky was that? They only seat 16 in the parlour and we were at the 5pm sitting. If you can get into Wheelers please don't miss the chance, the food is exceptional, some of the best I've ever had, our starters were the scallops followed by trout and halibut. The smells coming from the kitchen were mouth watering! No, they do not have table cloths or fancy printed menus, and it's a little bit of a tight squeeze when all 4 tables are full, but do not let this deter you. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to experience it!

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Thank Sally Y
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We booked well in advance on the advice of previous reviews, we were so glad! This is a quirky one off place that will stay in our holiday memories, the oysters, the lobster lasagne, Kent cherry tart, all the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were all very friendly and we liked the decor, it reminded us of our Grannie's house. Taking our own wine was a bonus, making a top class meal out very good value.
We also popped in at lunchtime to purchase shrimp and crab sandwiches to take for a picnic, also delicious.

Thank nwspm
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Went for lunch, very unusual small place with only four tables and byo booze. Massive menu full of lovely things. Went for John Dory cerviche and tempura crab to start, both lovely as were the breads. Bass and halibut mains were lovely, though I did covet the lobster lasagne after I saw it go to another table, looked lush. Pistachio cake was nice though not as great as the savoury courses.
Would definitely return if we ever go back to Whitstable.

Thank Kerryad876
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Wow what an amazing little place. Absolutely outstanding food. Fabulous and friendly service. Anyone heading to whitstable have to try this place. It's really small though so advanced booking would be needed.

Thank Nicola B
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