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Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT

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My friends travelled down from Bromley againand we had a lovely afternoon. Food and service excellent. I'm sure we will be back soon .

Keith Hutchings 21 April 2017
from swalecliffe

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Headed up by acclaimed chef Richard Phillips, Pearson's Arms combines the cosy charm and fine ales of a coastal pub with the gourmet dining of a standalone restaurant. As well as its enviable location next to the sea, there are frequent live music events also.

The Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips menu has premium bar snacks available throughout the day, such as fresh rock oysters with sherry vinegar shallots and tabasco, with main meals using seasonal produce, like grilled 35 day hung local ribeye with smoked carrot puree and garlic and thyme scented wild mushrooms. There is a great seafood selection, ranging from Gadd's Beer battered fish, to poached Kirwin's of Grimsby smoked haddock.

Rich desserts at Pearson's Arms in Whitstable include dark chocolate and orange mousse with orange curd and marmalade ice cream, and even dessert beer from the Meantime Brewery. There is also a full wine list.

Just moments from the beautiful Whitstable sea front, Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips is just a 5-minute drive from Whitstable Rail Station.

Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT

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Customer reviews for Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

4.3 (((() (based on 206 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (125)
  • views (116)
  • romantic (65)
  • trendy (52)
  • value (42)
  • child friendly (29)
  • private dining (28)
  • large parties (24)
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  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • (((** 24 April 2017 by Michaela Madden from Whitstable

    I eat here quite regularly but yesterday was a bit disappointing. The vegetables were a bit dried out and the roast potatoes had been kept warm for too long. We ordered a side of cauliflower cheese which was quite bland and watery. I have had roast dinners here before which were much better and bigger. We did mention that the vegetables were dried out and an apology was given. I don't enjoy complaining and don't really want to. I just expect consistency with service and standards. It can just be a bit hit and miss at times, but mostly it is good. The starters and desserts were very good.

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Keith Hutchings from swalecliffe

    My friends travelled down from Bromley againand we had a lovely afternoon. Food and service excellent. I'm sure we will be back soon .

  • (((** 20 April 2017 by Jake from Canterbury

    Lovely meal, really tasty food. Portions were a little on the small side, if I had realised my lamb dish was so small I would have ordered a side but still very tasty. Fish and chips very tasty too. However we waited over an hour for our desert and mine was burnt when it arrived. They did give us a complimentary desert liquor and 10% off our bill for our wait but it wasn't clear why it took over an hour to cook a chocolate fondant. Still had a lovely evening just a shame it took so long in the end

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Chris Emes from Walsall

    Always great quality food and service at Pearsons

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Donna Mason from Whitstable

    Cod was beautiful and the cheesecake was to die for!

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by David Allen from Tonbridge

    Very good

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Clive Welsh from London

    Very good - see my Tripadvisor review. The waiter clearly knew that we were ordering all our wines early to avoid any problem in upstairs/downstairs link.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Denise Wilson from Whitstable

    The food was amazing as it always is here. We've been many times and will definitely be back

  • ((*** 4 April 2017 by Jenny Wilson from Whitstable

    We arrived at 7.00, were sat at a window table as we had asked and enjoyed the most gorgeous sunset for the next 11/2 hours which took our minds off a very average meal. Fish terrine was nothing special, the lamb several ways was good but the pork with black pudding mash was fairly horrible. It looked unappetising, shades of brown, the meat was very dry and desperately needed a sauce to lift the dish. Very disappointing for the two members of our group of three who had chosen it. Otherwise the wine was pleasant and the service friendly and informal.
    Not the best meal I have eaten at this restaurant. I continue to recommend Pearsons because of its unique position with wonderful sea views and because I have had some delicious meals in the past and hope I will again.

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by Tom Read from Gillingham

    Superb, restaurant decor excellent, service great, food amazing, favourite dishes tapas as starters but main courses of roast beef and pork really good, so impressed we have booked again to take friends for lunch on the 19th, can't wait

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