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Le Petit Poisson

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Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JN, England
+44 1227 361199
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 08:30 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in for a light lunch on a Saturday. The food was really good, and the service very prompt, friendly and quick. Would definitely go again.

Thank jop737478
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal this evening. Started with bread and olives. The bread was warm and the olives were beautiful. Are starters we're huge! Most of Our party had mussels which was a huge portion and enjoyed thoroughly by all. I had a mixture of various seafood which was fab with lots of different tastes. Main meals were of... More 

Thank loueeze2013
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was busy as expected on Valentine's Day for dinner. They had a special menu. Glass of prose on or juice on arrival was nice. Starters were tasty, but small. We were then given an amuse bouce of and oyster. Not being a fan I said, but my wife enjoyed hers. Main courses were salmon three ways. - OK,... More 

Thank TonyLine
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not feel you had an altogether perfect evening at our Valentines event.. I am not aware that you mentioned any of your concerns on the evening, but would certainly have liked to address these points at the time had we been aware.. I hope you will give us the opportunity to serve... More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant today. I had Skate which was delicious but my husband had Cod and he wasn't impressed. The service was extremely slow and we had to wait over an hour for our first course and it wasn't that busy. I don't think we will be going back again which is a shame because it is... More 

Thank Anne H
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

As a new Management team, we are building an amazing team group from scratch. We have been hit with a few issues, including heavy staff shortages due to illness, but the remaining staff have worked above and beyond to try to ensure we can still offer great food and service, I'm sorry to say sadly you felt this did not... More 

Herne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last ten years this has been our favourite restaurant, sadly our visit for the set Valentine menu was not the standard we anticipated. Four of us had the set menu and all were disappointed. Three of us had the stuffed plaice unfortunately looked unappetising and we were unable to identify the filling. Two had crab linguine with a... More 

Thank 393katie
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

I am so sorry your recent experience did not meet your expectations and can only apologise that you felt the meal was not up to the normal standards you would expect.. I would not normal try to justify any customers feedback by making excuses, but on this occasion I feel I must, sadly we had been 50% down on staff... More 

Challock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently moved to Herne Bay, my wife and I resolved to use the facilities of the town as much as possible. So off we strolled with the idea of using another restaurant only to find that it was fully booked and we had not made a reservation. we wandered (lonely as a cloud) towards Le Petit Poisson and got... More 

Thank Philip D
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

Welcome to Herne Bay.... :) Thank you for your amazing review, we are so glad that you found us and that your meal was served to your complete satisfaction. Our aim is purely to deliver an excellent customer experience with quality food in a great atmosphere. This was the first event we have put on since taking over the management... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great atmosphere. The food is delicious, good quality and well presented. Staff are friendly. It's not pretentious but it's trying to offer something with understated class. Tonight for us it certainly succeeded. We've just moved here and We'll certainly be back and recommending others try it.

Thank Lis and family D
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

Thank you for "lovely" review.. And welcome to Herne Bay :) A fabulous meal, in a great location with a lovely atmosphere and excellent service is what we want to give to all our customers and we are glad we were able to complete this experience for you. :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little worried when we heard that one of our favourite restaurants was changing hands. However, we booked for a meal last night and found that our worries were completely unfounded. Warm welcome on arrival and the food is as good (if not better) as it was under the old regime. The fish soup was better than before... More 

Thank pat k
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

Thank you for your most amazing and encouraging review.... We are so pleased that we were able to give you a completely satisfying experience at Le Petit Poisson. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on Valentine's evening from a set menu. The food was delicious, the staff were very attentive and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere with a jazz singer performing. Will definitely return!

Thank mandyandkris
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. This was the first of our " event evenings" and despite serious staffing issues that week, the Chefs, kitchen and front of house staff created 2 wonderful evenings that was enjoyed by many. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited this warm and friendly restaurant where we enjoyed a tasty breakfast with great service. We will definitely be visiting again.

1 Thank Steve C
MWDJ16, General Manager at Le Petit Poisson, responded to this review

Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$44
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 361199
Situated on the Herne Bay seafront overlooking the harbour next to the pier, we specialise in seafood. All our dishes are cooked to order using fersh locally sourced seasonal ingredients and our black board menu evolves with the seasons, (it's available to view on our web site). Fully licensed; with a good selection of international and local, wines and beers. Our talented and friendly chefs are happy to cater for special dietary requirements given sufficient notice. PLEASE NOTE: We don't do fast food, "Fish & Chips", "Scampi in a Basket" etc!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?