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The Crab & Winkle

South Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB

((((* Fish & Seafood
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
  •  - Kent
Main course: £16
Food spend: £23
Opening hours
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30
Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 - 20:30
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30.

Very enjoyable fish dinner great service excellent location overlooking the harbour at Whitstable. Will definitely be returning again soon 5*

Rachel 29 June 2015
from Chatham

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Famed for its oysters, the seaside town of Whitstable is the perfect location for this harbour-side restaurant serving gloriously fresh seafood. Perched above the bustling fish market and overlooking the sea, The Crab and Winkle is never in short supply of fresh ingredients to create their mouth-watering dishes. Enjoy their famous beer battered cod, fish of the moment or grilled lobster thermidor

The Crab and Winkle's seaside-chic decor is perfectly in keeping with its quaint and picture-perfect setting by the harbour. The restaurant offers cosy booths inside and a bright and breezy balcony for al fresco dining, with stunning harbour views.

Just a 20-minute drive from nearby Canterbury, the restaurant has plenty of parking around the harbour. The Crab and Winkle offers perfect dishes, in a casual seaside setting.

The Crab & Winkle

South Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB

Contact +44 1227779377

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Customer reviews for The Crab & Winkle

4.2 ((((* (based on 51 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (30)
  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (18)
  • views (18)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (13)
  • large parties (9)
  • value (9)
  • trendy (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • ((((* 17 August 2015 by Mick from Maidstone

    Decided to try this restaurant as a friend had been the week before. It was very busy when we arrived so we were asked to wait in the bar until our table was ready, which wasn't too long. We were seated at a window table (we had to request this) which had good views of the harbour. After our order was taken the starters were served up in fairly good time.
    The mains seemed to take a while to be served and we were never asked if we needed another drink. Which didn't bother me as I was driving but it would of been nice to have been asked.
    The mains was very tasty and there was plenty of it.
    Overall, I would say it was expensive but then it was a seafood restaurant.

  • ((((( 29 June 2015 by Rachel from Chatham

    Very enjoyable fish dinner great service excellent location overlooking the harbour at Whitstable. Will definitely be returning again soon 5*

  • ((((* 15 July 2014 by Andrew from Tonbridge

    Our annual pilgrimage to Whitstable, and as good as ever! Oysters and brown crab were excellent.

  • (((** 16 June 2014 by Claire from Rochester

    Very nice food at reasonable prices . Friendly staff . Would def return and recommend to others.

  • ((((( 24 April 2014 by Paula from Chatham

    Great restaurant. Lovely good and a great view over the harbour. We were lucky enough to get a window seat.

  • ((((* 21 March 2014 by Helen from Whitstable

    Starter food was excellent. Much more tasty than the main course which was OK but a bit uninteresting although O liked the basket of vegetables. It was both our fish which was a little bland. A very happy experience overall.

  • ((((( 11 February 2014 by Susan from Gravesend

    Lovely birthday lunch ,attentive staff without being intrusive. The food and atmosphere is very good, Would highly recommend The Crab and Winkle.

  • ((((( 28 January 2014 by Bill from Lordswood

    Excellent food and service.

  • ((((( 22 October 2013 by Chris from London

    Very impressed. Lovely location and the food and service was top draw

  • ((((( 9 September 2013 by Pam from Rochester

    Gorgeous food and very good service. Beautiful seafood, wonderfully fresh and eaten on the restaurant balcony overlooking the harbour what could be nicer? The Whitstable Oyster Stout was delicious and the desserts were to die for. Couldn't have enjoyed it more. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and would definitely be a place to revisit. The seafood didn't end at the restaurant, we bought a great selection to take home from the lovely little fish market under the restaurant.

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