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Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT

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very impressive cooking, had calf's liver and venison which were both excellent. service very helpful. nice that there is a good selection of wines by the carafe
dining room is nice, cosy, upstairs and some tables have a sea view which is nice

John 05 October 2017
from London

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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

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  • lunch (155)
  • views (152)
  • romantic (81)
  • trendy (62)
  • value (57)
  • child friendly (38)
  • private dining (38)
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  • al fresco (3)
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  • ((*** 30 November 2017 by Terence from Whitstable

    We have had a drink here on a couple of occasions and always busy and bar service is always a bit slow never seems enough bar staff. Great venue spread out over several floors with the main restaurant on the top floor. Good atmosphere and service was fine. Out of the 6 main course dishes only the muscles got a thumbs up for value. The others all had issues - mushy pees were dreadful, burger and bacon were over cooked with a pathetic amount of coleslaw and overall considered overpriced for the size of the dish.

  • (**** 7 November 2017 by Jo Mackie from London

    Poor. Food was cold and chicken had to be returned as it wasn’t cooked.

  • (((** 1 November 2017 by Martin Cook from whitstable

    The food was very good and the maitre d very attentive and personable. However we had not realised we were going to be dining with a band playing funk/disco downstairs. Even though the band as far as we could tell seemed pretty good at what they were doing, we mostly got thudding bass through the floor boards and thus what was meant to be for us an anniversary romantic dinner was less enjoyable than we were hoping,

  • ((((* 27 October 2017 by Ben Gosling from London

    This was to celebrate our anniversary and was wonderful. Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, and the staff seemed very accommodating despite my wife and I being half-cut and probably rather loud. (Sorry about that.) The prices were on the high side, but given the occasion and quality I'd say it was worth it. The live music downstairs was also very enjoyable.

  • ((((* 24 October 2017 by Jo Brandl from Whitstable

    A lovely dining room. Cosy and tasteful. Very nice dinner too

  • ((*** 16 October 2017 by Josie Donovan from whitstable

    my daughter booked this restaurant as a birthday present for me, her mother and her father,sadly josie could not make it. My food was o.k. but my husband had trouble with the very tough piece of rib-eye steak, not only that but we both felt as though we were eating on a trampoline as every time a waiter walked past our table, the floorboards bounced under our seats. we also had to use the candle on the table to read the menu because the lighting was inadequate

  • (**** 6 October 2017 by Kelly Brown from Southend-on-Sea

    Dreadful sunday roast. Sent parts of it back only to be given just as bad dishes. Roas potatoes were so hard we were unable to get a knife through them. Thoroughly dissapointed. Worst £45 spent in ages. Band playing was excellent thought. It saved what was a bad experience of my husbands birthday evening.

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by John from London

    very impressive cooking, had calf's liver and venison which were both excellent. service very helpful. nice that there is a good selection of wines by the carafe
    dining room is nice, cosy, upstairs and some tables have a sea view which is nice

  • ((((( 5 September 2017 by Colin from Auckland

    Presentation and flavours of all courses could not be faulted

  • ((((( 31 August 2017 by Joy Tree from Stanford-le-Hope

    Excellent food in a lovely setting.

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