Located in the heart of the pretty seaside town of Whitstable, a few miles from Canterbury, The Prince Albert is definitely my favorite pub in this city. We are just steps from the beach and you can sample local specialties of excellent quality. We especially love the fish dishes, locally caught and vary depending on the arrivals (about 8 pounds), the shrimp cocktail (4 pounds) and fisherman gratin which was excellent. The property also features an excellent fish & chips (for take away), which is less than 6 pounds, delicious and plentiful (we didn't even finish it!).
Housed in a former oyster selling site, a specialty of the pretty seaside town of Whitstable, the Royal Native Oysters Stores is now a very nice restaurant in town. You can taste all kinds of local specialties, including excellent fish and seafood dishes. The prices are quite high but we loved it for the most part (the restaurant has a lovely terrace overlooking the beach, with stunning views over Whitstable Bay).
In the pretty seaside town of Whitstable, several bars and restaurants offer cuisines like seafood and other genuine local specialties. Nevertheless, The Waterfront Restaurant is preferable, particularly because of its setting. The restaurant, which is also a bar, offers a wide selection of fine wines and real ales, and has a dream location. A little outside the city, it has a breathtaking view of the entire Whitstable Bay and the beach. You can have shrimp sauteed in garlic (10 pounds) or traditional fish & chips. You can even buy and have lunch on the beach to make the most of the sun.
Located on the beautiful road out of the city center towards Whitstable Herne Bay, not far from the castle of the city, is Mr Chips Fish Bar. Enjoying a dream location, just a few meters from the beach, it offers plentiful fish & chips (we did not manage to finish ours!), and at reasonable prices. The choices are vast, and there are even chicken for those who do not care for fish! The owner is very nice and undoubtedly will lead the conversation. We also loved the tiny terrace with picnic tables.
Not far from the city center and its many small shops (all as cute as each other), we found a small restaurant that does not look like much from the outside but was a pleasant surprise once we entered. Invicta Tandoori is an Indian restaurant that will delight all who want to get away from the traditional fish & chips. I must say the quality is here waiting for you, and all the dishes that we tasted were just excellent. We especially recommend the tandoori (including that based on prawns, a feast for 9 pounds) and nans (traditional bread) with garlic (2.25 pounds). A true quality culinary experience for an unbeatable price.
Located in the economic heart of the small seaside town of Whitstable, the Wheelers Oyster Bar is without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants. It specializes in local products, namely fish, oysters and all other kinds of shellfish. They know how to cook and develop a way to make them exceptional. We recommend you to include oysters cooked in Guinness (7 pounds), the Whitstable half-lobster (exquisite and plentiful with an incredible presentation ... approximately 20 pounds), and grilled wild wolf (18 pounds). Prices are quite high but the quality is undeniable, the products are very fresh and there is a very welcoming atmosphere.
Among the many restaurants from the town of Whitstable, Olivia's is one of our favorites. Simply because it is simple, easy, fun and unpretentious. As announced in the storefront it is "a great little food store." We loved to stroll on its tiny terrace (with only two small tables), and savor the homemade products of excellent quality, such as fresh fruit juices (especially apple / ginger and carrot / beet) or traditional breakfast English sausages, scrambled eggs, mayonnaise, bacon, tomatoes and sauce (only 3.5 pounds). It is a real good place for a quick snack or a quick lunch.
Finding a traditional pub in Whitstable is not an easy task. High Street is full of shops and other boutiques, supermarkets and snacks, but the English pubs are not very numerous. Free Ship Centurion House was voted Pub of the Year in 2007. It offers a wide range of local beers (delicious!), as well as dishes. We recommend the primarily flat "lunch special", such as a salad or omelette, fried fish & chips version of shrimp, or something to eat quickly and inexpensively (6 pounds).