24 July 2014

Wheelers Oyster Bar

8 High Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BQ

£30.00 Fish Kent
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  • Opening Hours: Thur-Tue 1-7.30pm

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The striking pink & blue facade is a Whitstable landmark (founded in 1856) & this commendable oyster-bar-cum-restaurant serves first-rate seafood. The front room is a diminutive Victorian seafood bar with just four seats serving mainly shellfish & salads to eat in or takeaway. The cluttered, old fashioned back dining room seats a dozen or so people & deals in very fresh fish straight off the boats - delivered by chef Mark Stubbs in a bold style, say whole local lobster set in a warm crab & thermidor tart with buttered asparagus, & glazed vegetables or halibut with crab, avocado & lime cocktail with roast pepper & goat’s cheese dressing. It is essential to book & don’t be surprised to find weekend evenings booked several months in advance, even in winter. BYO as the restaurant is unlicensed. Note no credit cards taken.

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  1. As far as British sea-side towns go, few evoke more charm and heritage than Whitstable. There’s the old harbour, still lined with fishing boats from another era… There’s the narrow alleyways and rolling green slopes, all of which lead straight down towards the pebble rock beach… There’s the bustling High Street, with the quaintest of [...]
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Essential Details for Wheelers Oyster Bar

  • Address: 8 High Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BQ
  • Telephone: 01227 273 311
  • Opening Hours: Thur-Tue 1-7.30pm

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