East Quay – Whitstable

Posted By Kerri

A bit of a backlog of posts, since I’ve been staying in Kent with my mum. Stephen came down for the weekend and, since it wasn’t raining, we drove down to Whitstable for the day.

We decided to have lunch at a place Stephen and I first ate at years, ago: East Quay, which is slightly further away from the centre of town but no less quiet. Despite it not yet being anywhere near peak season, the large dining area was almost full by the time we had finished our early lunch and headed off to check out the cheese shop.

As it wasn’t that long since we had finished breakfast, we shared a small plate of fruit de mer before our fish and chips. The small selection was all very good but the local oysters were, as ever, the star of the show. We saw them being delivered and unpacked into the open-plan kitchen area as we arrived and the freshness was obvious. The rest of the plate was all very good but I think we all would have been happy with a big dish of oysters.

Mum and I went for the cod and chips while Stephen opted for the fish of the day which was whiting. It was very good but incredibly bony and it took him a fair amount longer to finish than it did Mum and I. I was slightly disappointed with the choice of fries instead of proper chips but these were pretty good, the lack of bread and butter was a complete oversight on my part and despite not being able to finish my large plate, I would still have liked those extra carbs. You can’t have fish and chips with bread and butter can you?

May 15th, 2010

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  1. Helen said,

    I love Whitstable, we usually go for my Father’s birthday.

    For good Fish and Chips in Kent try the Pilot at Dungeness.

    My parents are half way between the two.
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  2. Kerri said,

    We go as often as we can in the summer but in recent years have been going for my mum’s birthday, which often coincides with the oyster festival.

    Thanks for the tip on the Pilot.

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