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East Coast Dining Room

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101 Tankerton Road | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AJ, England
+44 1227 281180
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked a table for two for a birthday lunch and we were not disappointed. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was beautifully presented and flavoursome. We enjoyed the parsnip and coconut soup with onion bhajis and the stilton souffle with celery and grape salad. The added touch was the homemade bread and breadsticks served with olive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant ticked most of the boxes. Welcoming twinkling fairy lights, an even warmer welcome by the staff, pristine white linen table cloths, and a great ambience. Everything you could ask for. The service was exceptional, and the muse Bouche and breads etc a great touch. However, we really wanted to say the food matched this, but although it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lunch here last Sunday which was a delightfully refreshing surprise for the taste buds! The unassuming exterior hides a bright welcoming interior and the equally bright welcoming staff were an encouraging start which was then echoed in the food. Though a Sunday (& only 2 of us) we were able to choose from the a la carte , the Sunday... More 

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I would have to rate this restaurant certainly in the top ten restaurants of East Kent. The food presentation just added to the wonderful flavours and the freshness of the food - no plastic bags here. Our party sampled both the fish and meat and as there was 11 of us we were able to see the really high quality... More 

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Thank Jean207
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We found the East Coast Dining Room very close to our hotel and checked their website to ensure we would have a nice selection to choose from. The menu is not huge but we had no problem deciding on our meals. The tasters were just that - tasty ! Each of the dishes we were presented with were flavoursome with... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Booked a table to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary . Wonderful meal, tremendous service, I can not recommend this reasturant high enough. Look forward to our next meal here

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A favourite in East Kent but not visited for many months. Nothing has changed. The set lunch menus are wonderful value. Claire, the owner, tells me that the chef Ryan has just put down roots locally. That is good news for her and all that eat at ECDR. Innovative dishes served in style. Ryan`s soups are as good as they... More 

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Thank TJS582
Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This really is a great place to eat (and they now have a fab mini deli too where you can pick-up their wonderful homemade ice cream). On this visit we were here for their great value lunch. Smoked haddock croquettes for one of us and a pickled beetroot, walnut and goats cheese salad for the other as starters followed by... More 

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West Midlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My first impression when I arrived, was not great, I couldn't decide from the decor what type of food it would be, it looked really bland, however my opinions changed dramatically. The food was fabulous . Our waiter was brillant and took time to explain all the dishes. There were 4 of us, so between us we tried most of... More 

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Thank ilove2travelalways
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our second trip, absolutely brilliant, the staff were well knowledged too. Fantastic mains and firsts, we'll definitely be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Soups, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Tankerton Road | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 281180
Description
Just 5 minutes from the beaches of Whitstable, the EAST COAST DINING ROOM is serving outstanding food and drink in a comfortable and unique setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?