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Alimo Restaurant

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Railway Arches, Oxford Street | Railway Arches, Whitstable CT5 1DA, England (Formerly Whistlestop Restaurant)
+44 1227 272725
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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133 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've considered eating at the Alimo for a couple of years, at least - but the position and rather garish, tatty facade has always deterred us! Until now! The Alimo really is proof that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Ok the inside is pure 70's kitsch - but some how it doesn't matter-as the food and service... More 

1 Thank susiewKent
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The beef tangia was incredible, so tender and just perfect! We were served quickly, drinks were nice, servers were friendly and attentive. Would eat here all week if I could.

Thank Ross S
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to travel to this restaurant for a friends birthday. We have been here before and we certainly weren't disappointed with our second visit. The food is delicious and the staff extremely attentive. Only criticism - wish we lived nearer to this place cos we would certainly go more often and not just for special occasions.

Thank wright_lindsay4143
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Restaurant packed. Busy night and received attentive service. Food delicious and hot (temperature). Children are lots. Great setting...decor and under railway bridge! Very comfortable. Would return.

Thank Annie P
Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I ate here last Friday with my 2 children the food was really lovely and although my 10 year old was happy to try some different things, she really didn't fancy any main dishes, the staff were helpful and said they could do a pasta main meal for her - perfect. The restaurant is lovely inside and... More 

Thank Helen A
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Redhead and I have been here every holiday in Whitstable since not long after it opened. It is rightly rated as the best "foreign" food restaurant in the Bubble. Great spicing and delicate cooking in my lambs' liver starter was followed by a great paella. The Redhead loves her veggie meze and thought the paella the best she had... More 

Thank Clive W
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with colleagues on a busy Friday night. This is a beautiful cosy restaurant tucked under the railway arches in Whitstable. It has a really warm, relaxed atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful: lovely vegan options were provided and when one of us needed an allergen-free dish (we had forgotten to mention this when ordering) the chef came... More 

Thank Helen C
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit; was not disappointed. Came with friends and was made very comfortable; the greeting and the service we received throughout the evening was lovely and the food & wine was well worth the visit; the lamb tagine was so tasty I didn't want the dish to end; we're definitely coming back; come & try yourself.

Thank Chrisbean31
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fantastic We travelled from Greenwich to eat and feel the lovely friendly atmosphere Highly recommended

Thank Amarjit S
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

12 of us ate here for a friends birthday and had a good time. Service a little slow although they were very busy. Food good and wide choice. Well cooked and nicely presented. Would go back but ask for some recommendations from staff. Owner was around and very cheery chap!!

Thank Jason m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Railway Arches, Oxford Street | Railway Arches, Whitstable CT5 1DA, England (Formerly Whistlestop Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 272725

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