Summary: Local fare by the sea, minimal fuss.
Nestled by the sea wall, Sportsman in Whitstable is a gastronomic haven where the passion for local produce and minimal culinary intervention creates a menu that's both comforting and innovative. Diners are treated to the freshest oysters, fish, and meats, with herbs and vegetables from the restaurant's own garden, all seasoned with beach-harvested salt. Traditional yet surprising, the dishes like crab with carrot and hollandaise or roast saddle of lamb with mint sauce, are served in a cozy setting that blends the feel of a traditional inn with the freshness of the surrounding sea and marshlands. The daily changing menu, displayed on blackboards, and the friendly, knowledgeable service make each visit to Sportsman a memorable culinary journey.