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Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

The Horsebridge, Sea Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1BT

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I thought you had a new chef ! The starters were exceptional, We had an Australian guest who was impressed by this kind of Whitstable food,

Michael Geeves 18 July 2017
from Whitstable

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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 240 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (166)
  • lunch (145)
  • views (139)
  • romantic (74)
  • trendy (57)
  • value (54)
  • private dining (35)
  • child friendly (34)
  • large parties (26)
  • entertainment (20)
  • luxury (15)
  • business (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((* 19 July 2017 by Anita Montague from London

    Food was very nice. Wish there had been a choice of vegetarian/vegan. The staff were lovely and friendly but the service was very slow. We were upstairs and it was fairly quiet but heaving downstairs so maybe that's why it took so long for the food to come. Drinks were slow to arrive too. We'd finished our desserts fifteen minutes before the dessert wine was served to us. Only one working ladies toilet so that was a bit of a pain. All in all a positive experience with one or two minor irritations that may have been down to a busy night. Would return and would recommend especially to meat and fish eaters.

  • ((((( 18 July 2017 by Michael Geeves from Whitstable

    I thought you had a new chef ! The starters were exceptional, We had an Australian guest who was impressed by this kind of Whitstable food,

  • ((*** 17 July 2017 by Thomas Hunt from Ashford

    Three times cooked chips were somehow undercooked. The starter selection was great. Wish there had been more fish options on the menu. The Saturday lunch options were overpriced as only the alacarte menu was available. Strange that we saw some people eating things that were not on the menu, like a huge pan of mussels.

  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by Jackie Inge from Sittingbourne

    The meal was lovely and so was the view!

  • ((((( 8 July 2017 by Julia Barry from Sandwich

    Fantastic food - excellent value - and a wonderful table overlooking the sea. A perfect ladies lunch!

  • ((((( 6 July 2017 by Linda Milton from Whitstable

    Lovely lunch menu and great value. The salmon was a new dish for me and was excellent! I also tasted my friends vegetarian option, stuffed shallots and they were amazing! Always friendly service from staff.

  • ((*** 26 June 2017 by Richard from Sevenoaks

    Very disappointing experience overall. Service was a bit surly and pretty slow, over 90 minutes from order being taken to main course arriving. The fish and chip main was very expensive for the smallest piece of fish possible, a child's portion at best. Have eaten here a few times in the last 10 years but will not be returning and would rather give my money to an establishment that cares about customers!

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Jessica Blake from London

    Beautiful food and really interesting menu.

  • ((((( 17 June 2017 by Philippa Sarll from Bromley

    Excellent service with delicious food. We will definitely return.

  • ((((* 13 June 2017 by Whitstable diner from Whitstable

    Excellent food with glorious views. Very good service: attentive but not excessively so. Best dish: baked cod - really fresh & good quality fish beautifully cooked. Lamb also excellent.

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