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Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT

(((() British
Average
Main course: £0
Food spend: £0

Excellent food, very enjoyable lunch.

Mark Layton 20 May 2017
from Gravesend

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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 220 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (152)
  • lunch (136)
  • views (126)
  • romantic (67)
  • trendy (55)
  • value (47)
  • child friendly (32)
  • private dining (30)
  • large parties (25)
  • entertainment (19)
  • luxury (14)
  • business (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Zoe Head from Bearsted

    Once again a lovely meal & friendly staff!

  • ((((* 22 May 2017 by Robert Bowers from Rainham, Kent

    Very enjoyable lunch. Staff were very good.

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Mark Layton from Gravesend

    Excellent food, very enjoyable lunch.

  • ((((* 16 May 2017 by David Craven from Canterbury

    Excellent food in a somewhat rustic setting. Will definitely return.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Anonym from Cologne

    First but not last time in your Restaurant.Creative cooking with traditional ingredients of English food.Atmosphere,location charming.Service all friendly,esp. Mr.Parmigiano.Thank for the table at the window!

  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by Simon Hallwood from London

    Lovely main courses. My burger was superb and my companions all were very pleased with theirs. Their only complaint was that the bakewell tart would have been better served warm.
    The service was helpful and friendly though and Pearsons has a lot of charm and character.

  • (**** 11 May 2017 by Miggie Cook from Whitstable

    Yesterday I was rather disappointed compared to previous visits. I felt the soup (red pepper/tomato) was over seasoned, and a bit too salt, but tasty none the less. However, my pork was challenging. I really struggled to cut through the chop and eventually gave up, which is very out of character! The green accompaniment was not seasoned at all and very bland, thankfully the mushrooms were good. The side dish of cauliflower cheese was undercooked (al dente is fine, not being able to get a knife through is raw) and the cheese sauce was thin and tasteless. The Bakewell tart dessert was overly sweet - I imagined the raspberry compote with it would,be fresh, not raspberry jam, and the small portion of ice cream had melted on the work plate before I could eat it. 2 tiny portions of milk for 3 coffees was mean. This is a frank description, I made no complaint at the time as I was a guest, but was rather embarrassed about it all. I shall return and hope it will be back to its usual good standards. One other thing; for someone who does not like eggs, the choices were somewhat limited on your lunch menu!

  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by Coco Barry from Canterbury

    Excellent meal and service

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by John Patrick from Sheffield

    Lovely food and excellent service.

  • ((*** 4 May 2017 by Amy Weeden from Sittingbourne

    The setting of the Pearsons Arms never ceases to be lovely. The upstairs restaurant has great views over the bustling beach, however we were let down this visit by slow service and inexperienced staff. Slow to take drinks orders and even slower to receive them. Sharing starters brought without plates as the waiter 'couldn't find any' and then only brought 3 plates for 4 diners. Food was very tasty as always but a distinct lack of service that would put us off returning to one of our favourite places.

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