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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Town's oldest restaurant with a tiny oyster parlour and seafood bar, serving market-fresh seafood. Its fab and its BYO!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Lovely bistro in the heart of Whitstable, open all day. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere and great food, all sourced locally from the local area and wider across Kent. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great large plates of Mediterranean Tapas by the sea, fantastic Cocktails in the pre food Bar, we loved it so much we hour wedding reception here. The Lobster here is Fantastic You have to book 2 weeks in advance but always ring before you go as it is a good 20 minutes walk or 5 Minutes in a taxi or bus. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Busy seaside resort with nice walks . Visit Whitstable Yacht Club, have a drink and sit and watch the water activities.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you visit Whitstable make sure to walk along Whitstable harbour, not only do you enjoy the 'clinking' of the boats but as you walk along enjoy the array of restaurants and at the Harbour market you can enjoy artisan traders, buskers entertaining and a peaceful setting. In winter months these huts are only open at the weekends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pub
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“An iconic Whitstable drinking hole with occasional live music / barbecues. A great spot for sundowners. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“Pub and upstairs restaurant overlooking the beach serving amongst other things nice seafood, meat and veggie platters for sharing. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Windy eggs breakfast, full English, all options really! Hot chocolates are amazing!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Play board games in the bar drinking local wines/beers and eating local oysters”
  • 19 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The food is fantastic, in the heart of Whitstable in a relaxed and comfortable environment.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“More an ex manor house than a real castle, but set in lovely gardens which you are free to wander around, and has a good cafe/tearooms. Very close to the flat.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the beach, sea side of the harbour offering seafood plates from lobster to fried fish alongside beers.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Harbour Street Tapas at the end of our street - authentic, high quality tapas.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Some local and National Exhibitions. Some Art House Movies and Live Music. Café upstairs is ok and by the sea. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“large pub with a pretty courtyard garden, lot's to see inside as they exhibit local artwork which is also for sale. Its a popular live music venue so worth checking out whats on at the weekends, the standards are high here, not your average pub bands. Also attached to the pub is their restaurant - Saltmarsh. They serve up delicious soul food and amazing Sunday Roasts. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Can’t beat their brunch . We’ve been going here for over 20 years - get a newspaper and chill ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Town's oldest restaurant with a tiny oyster parlour and seafood bar, serving market-fresh seafood. Its fab and its BYO!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Lovely bistro in the heart of Whitstable, open all day. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere and great food, all sourced locally from the local area and wider across Kent. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great large plates of Mediterranean Tapas by the sea, fantastic Cocktails in the pre food Bar, we loved it so much we hour wedding reception here. The Lobster here is Fantastic You have to book 2 weeks in advance but always ring before you go as it is a good 20 minutes walk or 5 Minutes in a taxi or bus. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
“An iconic Whitstable drinking hole with occasional live music / barbecues. A great spot for sundowners. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“Pub and upstairs restaurant overlooking the beach serving amongst other things nice seafood, meat and veggie platters for sharing. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Play board games in the bar drinking local wines/beers and eating local oysters”
  • 19 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The food is fantastic, in the heart of Whitstable in a relaxed and comfortable environment.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the beach, sea side of the harbour offering seafood plates from lobster to fried fish alongside beers.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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