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Pearson's Arms Restaurant

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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sea Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BT, England (Formerly Pearsons Crab & Oyster House)
+44 1227 773133
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sunday roast today at the Pearson Arms Restaurant was delicious, the four of us had superb meals, staff were attentive and were very helpful with my meal as I wanted chicken thank you for sorting that for me as I am not a great red meat eater. We treated ourselves to puddings and was not disappointed, lemon meringue pie with... More 

Thank seasider050
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't want a big meal so we opted for some whitebait and a smoked haddock omelette. There were ample whitebait with a tasty sauce - enough for 2 from one pot as it turned out - and the haddock omelettes, oven baked, were filled with big chunks of fish and dressed with a delicious hollandaise sauce; they were very... More 

Thank grannytraveller
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for our first night and weren't disappointed. Had the scallops to start which were excellent and the roasted loin of pork which was also very good. Service was good, but it was a quiet nice, and the staff very friendly.

Thank TravelBugDW
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing - are regular customers at Richard Phillips restaurants and always had lovely meals - until today! Food was all extremely greasy and nowhere near the standard that we have experienced on our many previous visits.

1 Thank Sarah S
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited this venue before we decided to book for Valentine's/birthday celebration. This is a delightful old pub, full of character overlooking the sea. A fine dining restaurant by Richard Phillips. We chose the set menu. Food portions were small and the meal expensive but delicious and well worth the experience. The restaurant staff were friendy and attentive and we... More 

Thank DaynePearson
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here for lunch on Friday .The restaurant was busy than normal so this made the service slower than I like. My friend loved her chicken liver starter and main of lamb, however my pork started was tasteless and my seabass was under cooked. ...the waiter acknowledged this and returned my meal to the kitchen and the same meal... More 

Thank linniejb
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on a beautiful Tuesday evening and took advantage of the special offer and sampled with some Whitstable Bay Blonde with the amazing sunset.

Thank clareg37
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family we eat here on a regular basis, we have never had a bad meal here, the food is delicious. The menu is not extensive but what is on the menu is cooked to a very high standard. The staff are always extremely friendly and very polite, they give the restaurant a warm and inviting atmosphere. Would highly... More 

Thank nicolatilley0211
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best gin and tonics I've had in a while, the Kentish gin is a great way to start what was a wonderful family lunch The service was friendly, yet discreet. The food was wonderful and we were not rushed and had time to enjoy our time there. The only disappointment was that we were too full to... More 

Thank Deborah T
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for two or groups Fantastic food in a stunning location by the sea. Also lovely for a drink and homemade pork scratchings.

Thank ursula v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BT, England (Formerly Pearsons Crab & Oyster House)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 773133

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