The Crab & Winkle Restaurant
South Quay
The Harbour
Tel - 0845 257 1587

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In Whitstable's picturesque harbour sits the Crab and Winkle restaurant - nationally acclaimed for its fresh seafood, and one of the most popular eateries in town.


Sustainable Local Sourcing

The award winning Crab & Winkle uses the same environmentally sustainable sourcing policy for Seafood as the Whitstable Fish Market and also sources from local producers of vegetables, seasonal fruits, Meat, Game & Poultry as well as a locally based group of Foragers.

Bon apetite

Choosing from the carefully crafted seasonal menus, diners have a wide selection to enjoy, whether its a summer Crab or Lobster, a light lunch, or even a full 5 course a la carte dining experience all washed down with a fine choice of chilled-wines.  Children are welcome and catered for, and rest-assured, The Crab and Winkle uses only the finest wild, foraged and organic ingredients for a natural, flavour-ful and healthy menu.

Not just Fish ...

And if fish just isn't your thing, The Crab and Winkle restaurant also serves a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes using both sustainable local game, as well as such foods as wild garlic, sorrel, and locally foraged mushrooms, all prepared with the same love and attention as their fish dishes.

Additional Dietery Requirments

If you have specific dietary requirements, just let the restaurant know, and the Chefs at The Crab and Winkle will be more than happy to work with your needs to create a special dish for you.


The crab and Winkle enjoys a prime location with views overlooking Whitstable's historic harbour - the birthplace of Scuba Diving, and still a vibrant working entity. The location means that the restaurant's fish is as fresh as it gets, as the company's fish market is literally downstairs, and hosts a selection of seafood which brings visitors from far and wide. It's this freshness, combined with flair for cooking, attention to menus, and all-round service which has brought the Crab and Winkle national critical acclaim, with articles galore singing its praise as a first class restaurant.

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Crab and Winkle Produce

The Crab & Winkle now offers it’s customers the opportunity to take home a ‘Taste of Whitstable’ with it’s new range of home produced & packaged goods which are available for sale in the Whitstable Fish Market 7 days a week from 8 am – 5.30pm.

From Home made Pates & Fish Mousses to Soups, Stocks & Sauces…even oven ready sustainably sourced whole fish, there is something for all seafood lovers, including many items to complement the already fantastic range of responsibly fished or harvested seafood available from the Whitstable Fish Market. All of these products have been prepared using local, seasonal produce by professional chefs cooking for restaurant customers.


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