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Oyster and Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Contemporary
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8 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LH, England
+44 1227 749933
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the closest you'll get to fine dining in Herne Bay. The food was innovative and in season with everything fresh and home made. The amuse bouche and palate cleanser were welcome additions which were absolutely delicious. My only gripe is that I asked about a group booking which they refused based on the ages of the diners (between... More 

Thank HBDiningGroup
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had great meals here in the past and tonight was no exception, but for one thing. Being a vegetarian, I have had the some great meals here but this week there was no veggie main on the menu board. On asking the only main course available seemed to be the risotto which was being served as a side for one... More 

Thank Stephen E
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten before in the evening and had excellent food and friendly and efficient service, we booked for 4 for Sunday lunch. A young waitress bought our water and was friendly and helpful - but had to refer to her 'senior' waitress who seemed devoid of any 'people skills' and offered answered in monosyllables. As one of our party is... More 

Thank cherrytibby
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third visit to this fantastic little restaurant was as good as the others. It was my husband's choice for his birthday meal and we all really enjoyed every mouthful. We highly recommend you visit and try the locally sourced food on the menu, which is thoughtfully cooked and served by friendly staff. Definately be back again.

Thank JuJules69
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last evening my wife and I visited for the first time this gem of a restaurant here in Herne Bay to celebrate our anniversary. We started with seared squid and slip sole (a mini Dover sole ). For main course Lamb neck and monkfish.washed down with a crisp chenin blanc. Beautifully cooked and presented. We will definitely come again, should... More 

2 Thank Tonytheretailer
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great find. The food and staff are excellent and would highly recommend. We will return with family.

1 Thank Eve K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold blustery Wednesday in November we visited this lovely eatery. Beautifully prepared food. The cheap Syrah was yummy too. We were very well looked after. Thank you for a lovely meal!

1 Thank Katie E
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have reported in the past how good Jeff the Chef is at preparing Game and he proved it once again on a recent visit. Fresh, home baked bread followed by a pea and bacon amuse bouche, a tasty starter of lobster tortelli and then a great dish of pheasant served with pearl barley mushroom risotto and heritage carrots. Lemon... More 

2 Thank Le_Dap
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It's clear that the owners really care about their restaurant. I was unlucky with my food as my choice of monkfish in pancetta didn't suit my tastes, I have a strong aversion to dill. Would be 5 star if this had been mentioned on the menu. Service was faultless, food looked fantastic, and I really enjoyed the appetiser, starter and... More 

Thank Kaylonic
Ashford, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Absolutely love this place. Friendly service, and consistently the best food in Kent. The attention to detail is second to none. A creative chef who is obviously passionate about his food. Never disappoints. Would whole heartedly recommend.

1 Thank PiggyKent1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Seafood, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 749933
We pride ourselves on our organic and seasonal menu, locally sourced from within an 18 mile radius.

Our free range meat and poultry are supplied by Chandler and Dunn and our organic fruit and vegetables are produced by Perry Court Farm.

All Fish is fresh from local day boats, ensuring sustainability and seasonality of the catch. West Whelks provide our beautiful oysters and shellfish direct from their local purification farm.

We offer an extensive wine list and a fine selection of alcoholic drinks, including Ales from Goody Ales, brewed locally, in Herne.

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