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“Great little find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oyster and Chop House

Oyster and Chop House
8 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LH, England
+44 1227 749933
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Ranked #5 of 81 restaurants in Herne Bay
Cuisines: British, Organic
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We pride ourselves on our organic and seasonal menu, locally sourced from within an 18 mile radius. Our free range meat and poultry are supplied by Chandler and Dunn and our organic fruit and vegetables are produced by Perry Court Farm. All Fish is fresh from the Whitstable Harbour day boats, ensuring sustainability and seasonality of the catch. West Whelks provide our beautiful oysters and shellfish direct from their local purification farm. We offer an extensive wine list and a fine selection of alcoholic drinks, including Ales from Goody Ales, brewed locally, in Herne.
Whitstable
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great little find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Quite unexpectedly in Herne Bay high street is this great little restaurant serving unusual locally sourced cuisine with some nice touches such as a small taster plate on arrival and sorbet before the main course (both on the house). Food delicious and good wine choice. Nice friendly atmosphere and the chef came out after the meal to check everything was to our liking. I would definitely go again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Herne bay is on the up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I saw this restaurant by chance and made a mental note to try it. Our first visit was a Friday evening at an early 6.30 when the restaurant was empty. We were treated very well indeed. The staff were charming and Jeff the chef took time to chat with us at some length.
The food was very tasty indeed. Additional appetiser, bread, sorbet (to clean or palettes) all made to give the occasion a special feel. Very hard to fault it.
We made a second visit some weeks later and were similarly impressed.
Remember to visit the cash machine first as they did not accept plastic at time of our visits.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“So good so went again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I had read to newspaper review but having read this particular reporters reviews before, you soon know food is not his forte so writing about it isn't either .
On both visits my food has been quite lovely Wood Pigeon starter , a main course of Pheasant cooked to perfection , I have not had such succulent pheasant in a long time, in fact I have been to Michelin Star Restaurants locally who cannot do it as well as Jeff the chef.....my friends with me one of which is a vegetarian raved about how good their meals were, so please support this hard working, friendly, Jeff the chef in his enterprise to bring organic food to the Bay, I will be going again very soon

Kevin

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Brilliant Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Had our first meal at the Oyster and Chop House in Herne Bay. It was fabulous. The food was outstanding, the front of house staff were efficient and friendly and the chef was exceptionally helpful. We will definitely be back. Thank you all very much.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Superbly cooked locally sourced organic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I have read half a dozen reviews saying how good this restaurant is and agree with their comments so will not repeat them. I looked round the kitchen and the owner explained his approach to developing his recipes using the sous vide method (also used by Heston Blumenthal and others- see wiki). Without getting technical he produces food that retains its flavour because of the precise temperatures applied whilst also completely satisfying hygiene standards. Every thing plated has been produced expertly from scratch. I could not afford to eat like this in London! Try it now whilst it is still easy to get booked in.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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