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When in Whitstable have...
Of course, it makes sense. Well, for the most part it does. Going down to Kent and the coast, one is expected to have Oysters. Whitstable Oysters are world famous and a must (so I have heard).
However, good Oysters implies good seafood and seafood is a key component of good tapas.
Therefore, Harbour Street Tapas in Whitstable is a no brainer.
After a few recommendations for a lunch time visit, we went and checked out the small corner restaurant and got a table and decided to eat.
With a simple menu, broken down into sections (and seasonal), it was clear what we had to do. We looked at the sections and went for a few in column A and more from column B (I hope you get the reference).
- Jamon Croquetas
- Fried Squid with Anchovy Aioli
- Butterflied Sardines with Fennel salad
- Roast Spiced monkfish with arroz negro
A light lunch, with a special focus on seafood. Next time, I will need to try out some of their meat dishes.
A nice sunny, yet windy day with a window seat, we watched the world walk by.
Obviously with COVID we looked at quieter streets and times, however, this worked to our advantage as we were able to get a table.
Once in, the tean were friendly and attentive, without being in our face. To me, this is the right level of service as i like to relax and enjoy my time in a restaurant. A time to unwind, chat and enjoy good food.
The food here was top notch. The seafood was very fresh and cooked well. They were all accompanied with great partners like the fennel salad or silky spanish rice.
Having been to San Sebastian last November, Harbour Street Tapas made me reminisce a lot. Light bites, full of flavour, filling and hearty. A day to the Kent coast felt like a mini holiday.
GOOD TIMES: All good food. When down the coast, have the seafood.
WATCH OUT: book in advance, small restaurant and popular place
OMG: San Sebastian but in South England. SAY WHAT!