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Eat. Drink. Be Happy

To book: Call 01227 770773

Welcome to the East Kent, where great food is served with love and wine

Standing proud in the heart of Whitstable since 1802, The East Kent gastropub has made its mark in the history of this busy seaside town. Perfectly positioned just a stone’s throw from the fisherman huts, sunny beaches, chic independent shops and beautiful sunsets over the south coast.

The East Kent of today was re-established in 2018 and lovingly invites families and friends to enjoy delicious food accompanied by your favourite tipple with a relaxed, lively and warming atmosphere. Be enticed by our charming indoor restaurant, alfresco-style outdoor seating complete with a crackling wood-fire kitchen.

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Seeing double? Yes, we have two menus to choose from.

For those who fancy snacks, relaxed sharing plates to graze over, a hearty feast to tuck into or a takeaway to watch the sunset, The East Kent offers an experience for all to enjoy. With our 2 kitchens, our menu options are inclusive of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Celebrating British produce, passion and goodness with every bite.

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The EK Kitchen

From English pub classics to a Thai curry, all subtly infused with flavours from Down Under, the menu here at The East Kent features a diverse mix of global delights. Passionately crafted, our homemade food definitely packs a punch with a little something extra. 

We have proudly sold over 4,000 Aussie burgers to date. Something tells us these are a firm favourite. If you haven’t tried one yet, join us soon.

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How do you take yours? One of each please.

With two bars to enjoy, it’s rude not to.

Our cocktail bar has something for everyone, from timeless classics and mocktails to something a little different including favourites like Mojito, Espresso Martini, Gin and Tonic or why not try a Highwood Appletini using fresh pressed Kentish apple juice. Watch our mixologists in their element for an experience where one visit (or drink) isn’t enough.

From discerning connoisseurs to complete wine novices, you are invited to join us for a glass or if you wish to wine away the hours with friends and a bottle of something special, we are certain we’ll have something you’ll love. All wines are served by the glass.

Continue the Kent experience and enjoy some of the most exquisite Kentish wines from award-winning Gusbournes and Simpsons wine-makers. Plus locally brewed fine ales and premium lager and beers brewed from Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer.

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Wood-Fire Kitchen

The rumours are true – we really do serve up Whitstable’s best pizza.

From Whitstable’s only wood-fire kitchen in our secluded garden, experience the smell of authentic Italian ingredients cooking on the flames and hear the snap as you tuck into our thin, crispy artisan wood-fire pizzas.

It is not just pizza, we also slow-roast lamb which is a serious hit with the locals.

Admire our chefs in action and savour the goodness from The East Kent, the comforts of your own home or on the nearby beach with our takeaway service.

Takeaway pizzas are available to collect, call to order or have them delivered to you through Deliveroo or Just Eat.

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Group Bookings

Room for all of the family. Book our snug, seating up to 16 on one large table, for your events and special occasions to create a memorable experience – made better with great food, laughter and fun.

Contact Us

72 Oxford St, Whitstable, CT5 1DA

01227 770 773

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