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Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT

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Main course: £0
Food spend: £0

Really nice food & atmosphere

Ian Worf 31 December 2016
from Chigwell

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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 171 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (123)
  • lunch (105)
  • views (99)
  • romantic (57)
  • trendy (47)
  • value (39)
  • private dining (26)
  • child friendly (23)
  • large parties (18)
  • entertainment (16)
  • luxury (12)
  • business (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by John Hodges from Bredgar

    Great staff, fantastic food, perfect for a rainy Sunday in January

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Catrina Tilbury from Whitstable

    We have been to the Pearson Arms many times in the last three years, since moving to Seasalter. Once we found the restaurant it has become a family favourite and we have celebrated lots of happy family occasions there. The staff are courteous and very helpful and the food is always good, combine that with value for money and it's a winner.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Rachel Hopper from Whitstable

    Our evening was superb. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented - the chocolate and orange brioche bread and butter pudding was to die for and we could have eaten another portion of it! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Thank
    You Pearson's Arms - we'll most definitely be back!

  • ((*** 5 January 2017 by JQ Goldfinch from Whitstable

    Enjoyed the occasion but not good value for money, £2 less off
    Most items would have been reasonable, £3 would have been VfM. I guess it works for DfLs out of towners and others prepared to pay for the sea view and location But Essentially the menu glorified pub food, and quality of dishes below the price; the ambience is OK but the decor just a bit too corporate and samey. Whitstable does a lot better than this and the name chef of this pub- resto chain should be able to rise to that.

  • (((** 2 January 2017 by Linda Lacey from Whitstable

    Food was as innovative and delicious as always. Long wait for dessert as a large party was in after us.

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Ian Worf from Chigwell

    Really nice food & atmosphere

  • (((** 29 December 2016 by Peter Dalrymple from whitstable

    Food good, service good, but too much noise emanating from banter between serving staff and kitchen staff.
    We could hear this clearly as our table was situated on a balcony area above the kitchen serving hatch.

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Lisa from Whitstable

    Food excellent

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Alun Tucker from London

    the evening was fantastic with exceptional service from Bar to Table - even noticing that an egg had been served overdone and replaced within seconds to come out runny without hesitation. It is also good for a couple of drinks before going out elsewhere.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Trevor Jones from Maidstone

    This is an excellent restaurant which we use regularly. It is particularly good if you can get a table with a view across the water. The service is very good and the fish dishes are always fresh and well presented.

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