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Wheelers Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 273311
10:15 - 21:00
Open 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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited prior to the recent refit but were blown away by the quality of food on offer at Wheelers. Venue: it's been refitted recently by it used to be like dining in your nan's from room Value: so good as it's not licensed which saves greatly on the cost. Pop across the road to the offy (actually called that)... More 

Thank gsutherl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called around 11am on a Saturday morning and they had had a cancellation for 1pm that day, so we decided that was perfect for us, and we equally enjoyed the food and dining experience when we got there. It's small, very small, with a seafood bar at the front, but you don't feel crammed in at your table and... More 

Thank Mark G
Canterbury, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends for a birthday lunch. The food was excellent with a special mention for the lobster lasagne which is delicious. Not entirely sure if I like the new room at the rear of the original restaurant but the addition of the indoor loo is very welcome.

Thank KentTraveller2008
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If possible book well in advance (but now they have enlarged the sitting area) There sould'nt be any problems, they also now have an inside rest room, you will have a wondrful time.

Thank keithmechegg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us for family Birthday and again the whole experience was exceptional. We had a variety of starters and main courses all prepared and served faultlessly. My mixed seafood starter was spectacular and the stone bass one of the best fish dishes I have had. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Peter S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be perfectly honest the prices are extortionate and you can get just as good if not better seafood elsewhere. I can't work out what warrants the price tag as the seafood is mediocre..

Thank Georginalj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is unique. If it was in London it would cost a fortune to eat here and restaurant critics would be fighting to get in. Thing is, the owners and the chef don't care about all that, they just love sourcing and serving great fish dishes and if you're a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, gluten intolerant or generally picky then... More 

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Kent UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like fresh seafood this little gem is the place to go. Nice intimate location in the middle of Whitstable. Great Crab and famous Oysters.

Thank uk-connect
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lobster was the best I have had not cheap but we will be going back for more my wife said it was the best fish she had ever other than my fathers shop

Thank rmiller11101952
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best seafood in Whitstable by far, awesome oysters as usual, amazing plaice, good octopus and some anchovies. I would really recommend this place

Thank José Emilio P

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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$12 - US$75
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?