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Wheelers Oyster Bar

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8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 273311
10:15 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
Thu 10:15 - 21:00
Fri 10:15 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what a meal we all had. We had the whole back room to ourself. The staff did not mind us changing it around so we were in a T-shape table. We had already put our order in on the Tuesday before and handed over the list of names to the waitress and everything was perfect. The meals all came... More 

Thank l_expl0rer
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like fish and fine food, this is the place for you. The deserts are second to none too, so make sure you save a bit of space. I have always found the service excellent and I like being able to take our own drinks in.

Thank Sue V
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked in advance for a family celebration, but on arrival we waited for 40 minutes in the back room opposite the toilets for our table to become available. There was no apology or attempt by the staff to make us welcome. When it came to order, we were told that no native oysters were available. The food was OK... More 

Thank aadams749
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Wheelers for a belated birthday meal after reading all the reviews online, and we were not disappointed! We were sat at the counter overlooking all the delicious seafood - probably the reason for us ordering more food than we could handle! The Bloody Mary oysters were some of the best I've ever had - definitely... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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157 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food, lovely starters such as the mixed mezze. Main courses all 4 persons selected a different dish and each of us said how tasty theirs was. The service was very good and friendly and we love the atmosphere. We also enjoyed chatting to other diners, the overall experience very pleasant. Bring your own wine is fine... More 

Thank Trevor M
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Whitstable, and have always been fascinated by the reputation this place has for extreme rudeness, but never ventured in. On holiday this week, I went in to buy a snack and was astounded at the rudeness and hostility. It felt like being in a hidden camera show The food was also expensive and bland - would... More 

2 Thank FamilyGuy0001
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch at the delightful resturant.... all washed down with our own bottle of champagne. We booked one month in advance and they were still only able to accommodate us at the counter. It was a wonderful experience and one not to be missed if you visit Whitsable. We tried Oysters for the first time and ask... More 

Thank tang0164
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Wheelers, i had read the reviews and was expecting a lot. Wheelers didn't disappoint. I had roc oysters oysters to start. They were served in the half shell, on a plate, no ice, they were excellent, far more flavour than when chilled. All the dishes we are we're 1st class. This is a bring... More 

Thank Keith D
Margate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really poor service 👎🏽 On a busy hot day I fancied a crab butty and the missus was gagging for a prawn bap. We were only second in the queue but it seemed like it was taking an eternity to be served. The duo behind the counter appeared to be hapless in the face of a hot busy Whitstable day.... More 

Thank BegbyFlee
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food,small cosy eating area but food is incredible. Gary the Chef reached the semi final of master chef on tv. Boy you can tell by Wheelers wonderful menu.All freshly caught fish .

Thank crawfordds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$77
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?