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Wheelers Oyster Bar

8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 273311
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (114 reviews)
“seafood” (173 reviews)
“crab cakes” (67 reviews)
10:30 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is like eating in Granny’s parlour but the food is first rate. We had oysters and the seafood meze followed by lobster lasagne which was superb and a cheeseboard. They are not licensed but there is an off license across the road with a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We pre-booked about 8 weeks before our visit and were fortunate enough to get the last two seats at 'the bar' - which just added to our experience. The service was very attentive and the food was fresh, well prepared and tasty. The oysters are...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re so looking forward to this. Fantastic, small charismatic place. Service friendly and personable - with spot-on advice - all the way through. And more types of fish and shellfish on the menu than in the nearby sea. Starters including fresh seafood were great. Next...More

Thank Glenn J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have said (of the lobster ravioli) that the combination of ingredients have no right to taste this good. I am increasingly convinced that my "last meal" would have to include the leek and lobster sauce combination that forms a key part of the dish....More

Thank Clive W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely evening of the best fish available beautifully cooked. To be able to bring your own wine is a bonus. Try to book (always best too as it is very popular) the old part of the restaurant as the new back addition is a...More

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table approximately 6 weeks ago for my boyfriend's birthday. He travelled from Essex and I from Canterbury. When we arrived, we were told that we weren't on the booking sheet and the best they could do is put us in the kitchen...More

6  Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So to make some things clear for those who haven’t visited this place before. Like us, this was a bucket list destination and having come from the catering sector, was looking forward to appreciating good food and service. We arrived, to be faced with a...More

1  Thank jaxswimmer65
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Bucket list place Was with friends in Herne Bay... Called on the off chance and got a lunch reservation... Amazed?...My Potted Shrimps were magic and the Lobster Lasagna perfect.... A great place we will return

1  Thank Stocks56
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a couple of months ahead as we were aware they are deservedly popular. Food was excellent but nowhere near as good as first few times. Service was efficient but not as friendly as previously. Decor in the old room still awful but great! New...More

Thank HappyShopper477
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We were advised to book in advance, and managed to get a table for two mid-afternoon on a Saturday! We had a light breakfast and good walk beforehand and were ready for something to eat when we arrived. We weren't disappointed. The atmosphere is great,...More

Thank James R
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2 October 2017|
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Response from sid p | Property representative |
New Year’s Eve for lunch only. Sorry for the delay in replying
19 March 2017|
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Response from Cherry1983 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's about £40 per head there was 4 of us it's not bad price wise and the food is gorgeous. Hope this helps and remember you need to take your own alcohol as they do not sell it but there is an off licence opposite.
Richard R R
2 December 2016|
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Response from Angela G |
No I'm afraid not, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$84
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:15 - 21:00
10:15 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 273311
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.
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