The Financial Times Top Five Restaurants in Kent

Wyatt and Jones

Tucked away in a side street off Broadstairs’ Viking Bay lies this husband-and-wife-run restaurant. Carefully crafted dishes include chateaubriand steak with garlic potatoes and buttered kale; lamb cutlet, harissa shoulder, cauliflower mash and aubergine purée; or the generous seafood platter. Even the wine list surprises with the cult Domaine Joseph Roty Pinot Noir and the hard-to-find Raphaël Sallet Chardonnay.


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The Good Food Guide 2017

We are very pleased to be included in the prestigious Good Food Guide again this year.




The Michelin Guide 2016

September 2015

Follow the narrow road under the arch, towards the harbour….

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The Sunday Times

4th October 2015

After your morning walk around the sandy crescent of Viking Bay, Wyatt & Jones’s fishermen’s kipper breakfast, served with sharp mustard butter, is the perfect reward.  The Broadstairs restaurant has earned a reputation for its delicious home-baked bread and its beautifully cooked fish.  With views that stretch far out to sea, there can’t be many better places to eke out a morning with the papers.

The Good Food Guide 2016

September 2015

We are included in the prestigious Good Food Guide 2016.

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The Times

Top 25 Places for Brunch.

You’d be hard pressed to walk past the smart exterior of this harbour side restaurant with it’s inviting picture windows and its enticing menu of simple local and seasonal dishes. You’ll need to arrive before 11am so the deal here is more of a late breakfast, but the menu has plenty of brunch-style . offerings including smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and English muffin and eggs Benedict. Full English and smoked kippers are also present and correct.

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The Good Food Guide 2015

We are included in prestigious Good Food Guide 2015- to be published 8th September 2014.

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The Huffington Post

31 July, 2014

With wonderful sandy beaches, and the acclaimed annual Folk week, Broadstairs has always had a lot to offer visitors, but its suffered, like most British seaside towns, at the mercy of the cheap package deal to Magaluf, and the (sadly, more often than not deserved) perception that a trip to the Kentish coast offers little more than boarded up shops and soggy fish and chips in the rain. But, following the wider revival of the East Kent coastline, things are looking up for Broady, with a swathe of exciting new openings. In case you needed further persuasion, here are five brilliant places to visit in Broadstairs…

…Wyatt and Jones. Another exciting foodie opening in Broadstairs directly overlooking the beach and serving gorgeous food and wine. Stylishly decorated with mismatching bevelled edge mirrors and open kitchen; the vibe is chic and relaxed. Our locally caught fish was cooked to perfection.

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New York Times

27 June, 2014

The Art Crowd Returns to England.

The Isle of Thanet, a thumb of land protruding from the Kent Coast in England, has always been a draw for creative types. T. S. Eliot wrote there, referencing “Margate Sands” in “The Waste Land”; Broadstairs was a favored getaway of Charles Dickens; and the 19th-century painter J. M. W. Turner supposedly said “the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe” — a sentiment no doubt shared by many of the artists who are again coming to the area.

In recent years, this coastal stretch on the North Sea has become a redoubt for them and tuned-in Londoners — London’s answer to New York City’s artsy satellites of Hudson and Beacon, N.Y. — aided by a new high-speed rail link and an expressway linking the British capital with Kent…

If you go- where to eat- In Broadstairs, Wyatt & Jones (23-27 Harbour Street; 44-1843-865126; serves seafood and oysters from nearby Whitstable.

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The Week

5 July, 2014

“Broadstairs is a charming seaside town with affordable property and some lovely beaches, says Lisa Markwell in The Independent. Now, to that list of attractions it can add this “smart and unshowy” restaurant, up a side street near the lovely curved beach at Viking Bay. Providence is the key here: beers, wines, juices, meat and fish are all local.”

“Wyatt & Jones (which also serves a delicious-looking breakfast) is “hugely welcome” in a town that is decidedly short of good restaurants.”


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Thanet Gazette

27 June, 2014

Wyatt and Jones is Thanet’s number one restaurant, as voted by you. Thanet is becoming a haven for eating out with great places for foodies of all tastes and budgets. According to the popular TripAdvisor website, the isle boasts two of the top ten eateries with Yama’s Thai Cafe in Margate High Street and Minster Restaurant The Corner House flying high. After the recent success of Thanet food producers in the Taste of Kent Awards, we asked readers for their favourite cafes, pubs and restaurants in the district. Broadstairs restaurant Wyatt and Jones won our online poll with readers rating the food and fine views over Viking Bay…

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The Independent on Sunday

15 June, 2014

‘Mighty Wyatt.’ When I visited the (very good) independent restaurant Pint Shop in Cambridge a few months back, I wished ruefully that there were something like it near me. I’ve just seen from an industry publication that the folks behind it have plans to roll it out (as those folks say) into a mini chain in other affluent towns and cities. Smart move. I often swap tales of this kind of woe with my friend who lives in Broadstairs, one of Kent’s seaside towns that has lots of property for not too much money and lovely beaches. City evacuees are onto its appeal but though the money’s arriving, the middle-class infrastructure of delis and restaurants is a little slower. So praise be Wyatt & Jones she says, a smart but unshowy all- day restaurant tucked away on a side street near Viking Bay’s Lovely Curved beach. York Gate, built in 1540, reaches across the narrow street and W&J has three fronts staggered down hills….

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East Kent Lifestyle

1 June, 2014

After just one year in operation, Broadstairs restaurant Wyatt and Jones have found themselves in the top three for this year’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ category at the Taste of Kent Awards and have a growing reputation for providing top quality, locally sourced food & drink in Broadstairs. With that in mind we thought it was a good a time as any to have a chat with the Proprietor of Wyatt and Jones; Jan Wyatt….

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Condé Nast Traveller

1 June, 2014

The sun isrising in a big eastern sky, gulls call in cacophonous discord. A briny tang is carried on a stiff maritime breeze. There is nowere quite like the English coast in summer. Nor the characters I meet there. Take Jilly Sharpe, who, after breakfast at her chic and bohemian B&B Belviedere Place in Broadstairs, annoinced I could not leave town without visiting the local hardware store. Really? Navigating the narrow streets felt like a walk back in time and suddenly there was H E Harrington, wrapped around a tight corner. It’s a fifties throwback jammed with cotton threads and string, mops and buckets, pans and padlocks.Expect the unexpected at Belvidere Place: last year David Waddington and Pablo Flack staged a pop up of thier Hackney diner Bisrotheque here. But eat anytime at Wyatt and Jones, overlooking the town’s horseshoe bay and chill out over a beer at The Chapel. 

Produced in Kent – Taste of Kent Awards 2014

January 2014

The finalists for the Taste of Kent Awards 2014 are announced today after a thrilling vote that saw nearly 500 of Kent’s food and drink heroes from across the county nominated by thousands of members of the public. From Biddenden to Broadstairs and from Faversham to Folkestone, the people of Kent have chosen the tastes, flavours, products, produce and venues that they have enjoyed the most over the last 12 months.

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December, 2013

WHET MY APPETITE  A stylish but cosy restaurant housed in three former fishermen’s cottages on the steep hill leading down to the beach at Broadstairs.  Open all day and offering top-quaility local ingredients, all simply but beautiflly cooked.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU  There is a large breakfast menu for adults and children.  Dinner might be crab tart, local oysters, beef loin that melts in the mouth , or wild bass with tomato chutney and garlic potatoes, followed by gooseberry and elderflower ripple with shortbread.

HOW’S THE MOOD?  Family-friendly, packed and buzzy at night, mellow and relaxed in the day, when papers are scattered around to read and dogs are welcome.  On a winter weekday, you’ll often have the pretty beach to yourself to walk off lunch.

CAN I SEE THE SEA?  Cross the road and you can paddle in it!  Tables 15 and 16 look straight over the glorious sandy curve of Viking Bay.


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The Curio in Margate

June 2013

Who are you? Jan Wyatt. Owner of a restaurant, and therefore partner to a neglected woman. Father of five and master of none.

Why Broadstairs? Beautiful beaches and friendly faces.

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Cool Places

1 November, 2013

Until recently … there was a Wyatt and Jones-sized hole in Broadstairs – this all-day restaurant, offering informal elegance and contemporary flair, serving deceptively simple Modern English food using the best seasonal ingredients, was just what the town needed. Its location, at the foot of Harbour Street is a winner; bag a table at the lower level and you’ll get fabulous views of the sandy beach, which is literally a bucket-and-spade’s throw away.

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East Kent Lifestyle

1 June, 2013

Wyatt and Jones is the latest addition to Broadstairs’ culinary scene – and what an addition it is.

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The Weekender

12 July, 2013

All this in a relaxed seaside setting with the harbour wall and beach huts clearly in view. Right behind us, the team led by head chef Jess Leah, formerly of Deeson’s in Canterbury, worked purposefully away in an open kitchen area. Unusually, the restaurant is arranged on three separate levels giving each table a private, uncluttered feel. The décor is all deep grey walls, dark wood floorboards and stained glass and vintage mirrors which lend a clubby yet unpretentious atmosphere.

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