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41 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AH, England
+44 1227 265337
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kent, England
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although we live in Whitstable we tend not to eat there, paying tourist prices for fashionably tiny portions of, admittedly, good food. In fact on several occasions there was so littIe food on the plate I went home hungry. Now that's not right. I'm afraid we thought Birdies was in that category, but we were wrong, so wrong. Last Sunday... More 

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Herne Bay, Kent
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked around 2 weeks before our trip and so was pretty miffed when we were shown our table that was at the back facing the toilet and next to the kitchen. I'd suggest asking when you book for a window facing table. There was an empty table next to us and people were squeezing between them to get to... More 

Thank iloveshoes25
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the beef wellington and the fish soup (bouliebasse). Both very good but no bread offered with the soup. When the bread arrived after me requesting it, it was a heated pitta bread - such a shame as the soup was very good but needed a good artisan wholemeal or something similar. Not convinced we would go again. The... More 

Thank CliveandGemma
Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Good friendly service. Chef very accommodating. Asked for a seafood platter that wasn't on the menu - made one up for us!

Thank stevel0uise
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157 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (4 persons) thought the food was ok, nothing very special though. Prices on the high side, you pay for the location in harbour street. We also were "gently" asked by the waitress to speed up as they had another sitting at 9pm. We didn't want to be rushed and later as it turned there were plenty of tables free... More 

Thank Trevor M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early dinner here with our kids and the food was great. Good selection of wines and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive and the prices all very reasonable for the quality of food. A lovely little find on the high street.

Thank willsturgeon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal here lunchtime yesterday -a weekday -for my birthday. Smallish with gay red gingham tablecloths,feels a bit French but menu had a good range on offer, several fishy dishes included. We both had Crab bisque and the Dover sole to follow. The bisque was very flavoursome (and welcomely hot) served in a deep bowl but the bread... More 

Thank huwKent
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can I be clear that the Redhead and I love the food at French themed Birdies; the cooking is consistently good, but there can be a disconcerting twist. It doesn't open Monday lunchtimes, so it was a surprise that chalkboard items like mussels and oysters were replaced, particularly by fried frozen prawns. Patron was away, but still.... But the Redhead... More 

Thank Clive W
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pre booked for a sat lunch ,could not fault the food and meal , 2 of us had 3 course set meal think was £18 was excellent value ,had steak with red cabbage and butter sauce for main was perfect , large glass of house wine good price £5.99 only thing I would say ,is we had perfect meal from... More 

Thank webby58
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Lovely dinner and impeccable service. Varied menu and best Dover sole I've ever had. Can't wait to return - and they allow dogs - perfect !

Thank movemountain1

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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
$24 - $32
French, Seafood, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 265337
Beautiful French Bistro in the heart of Whitstable, full of character & charm, serving local seafood, an array of french delights & homemade deserts. Child friendly, groups & private parties welcome.

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