Dirties, Whitstable

Dirties, what a name for a restaurant. I mean on paper it doesn’t sound like a great place to eat does it? But once you are in and enjoying a rather incredible cocktail, looking at the interesting and unique decor and absorbing the very flirty, fun atmosphere of this great Mexican restaurant you realise that the name Dirties is exactly right.

Set along the high street in Whitstable, Dirties used to be the NatWest Bank which makes for some really quirky features in the place – they don’t hide what it used to be, they embrace it and I love that! As you sit at the bar we were looking at all the features that were there from those days – the safe, the bars, the shelving, they even use the vault for private dining. Its fun and I adored it. Continue reading “Dirties, Whitstable”

Birdies, Whitstable

I recently read that the period between Christmas and the new year can be described as “Twixmas” – it’s kind of no-man’s land period of time where days blur into one and you are in a haze of drink and food and having to squeeze in seeing absolutely everyone. It’s not my favourite time of year. I’m an introvert through and through and having to see so many people in so many scenarios just makes me anxious and fed up. Just call me the Grinch.

In a bid to get a bit of a reprieve from these feelings we booked a night at Whitstable. I’m not sure it was our best idea; it was very busy, there were lots of people about and it felt quite manic and boozy. Not the relaxing break we were looking for. I much preferred our midweek break in October – go then – it’s much nicer…
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