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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 770075
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Luton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and really love it. We came here for our 'wedding breakfast' (quite literally) and had a full English breakfast. Everything was so well cooked and very tasty and we had complimentary Buck's Fizz. We also visited for an evening meal and both had the lamb which was beautiful. The food here is... More 

Thank Sarah J
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A little cafe like during the day and morphs into more of a restaurant feel in the evening. Some of the dishes can be expensive for what they are but the standard is high, the wines reasonably priced and the staff very welcoming and attentive. Better than a gastro pub.

Thank Martin R
Kent, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I stopped by for luncheon today. We had seen it before and wanted to give it a chance. Glad that we did. A cold if sunny day the warm restaurant was great to get into after a bit of light shopping. The staff are friendly and efficient. The decor is pleasant and modern. A good atmosphere with... More 

Thank Stephendeaves
Level Contributor
37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Samphire, lovely decor and friendly service. Catch of the day was some lovely Gurnard, which was very fresh and tasty, my wife had Mussels in a cider and onion sauce, the mussels were again fresh and of good size, not cheap but worth it for a special night out. The booking system was very easy and we would definitely... More 

Thank Worthingfoodlovers
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met an old school friend here for dinner without checking menu beforehand. I was surprised at the high prices but assumed this would be reflected in the food I was served. The menu was very wordy but difficult to read as on a chalkboard outside, all I can say is they talked a good game but when the food arrived... More 

1 Thank jac160
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food, atmosphere and service. Enjoy our visit have never had a bad meal weather in the evening or lunch or a late breakfast. I have taken my grandsons for Sunday breakfast they love it.

Thank longwalker2015
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday night and this place is busy! Booking is recommended. Great service, lovely atmosphere and food is excellent! We chose starters of mackerel and scallops - both were perfectly presented and tasty. Main courses were haddock chowder and pan fried cod (day boat catch) served on bed on potatoes, peppers and chorizo - well presented and delicious. A marvellous place!

Thank veritas59915
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning breakfast today. Lovely service. Will definitely be back..recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lilyjack2201
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in yesterday at lunchtime on the off chance. Always such friendly staff. We started with the soup - two huge bowls of velvety, creamy, spicy, aromatic carrot soup with a little pile of some wonderful herbs and spices in the middle (they had a special name which I can't recall) and a lovely dollop of cream on top -... More 

Thank Abby W
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The starter was bread and olives. Good but very salty miniature crackers. For the main I had the potato cake with the duck egg. It was a tasty starter, though could have done without the gritty spinach! The wife had the leek gratin which she said she loved. The boy had chicken goujons which were nicely done and something interesting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $27
European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 770075

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