V.C. JONES of Whitstable

Fish Restaurant & Takeaway

Serving since 1962

fish and chips

Three generations of our family have been serving freshly cooked fish and chips to the residents and visitors of Whitstable since 1962.

As one of the last fish and chip shops left in the south of England to fry in beef dripping, we are proud to maintain traditional pre-war traditions.

We are currently operating a contact-free collection and delivery service. Just give our friendly team a ring, pay over the phone, and either collect or receive your freshly cooked fish and chips.

Call us on 01227 272703 or 07907 037999

We had the crew from @acorntvuk visit the shop yesterday to film a section of the adaptation of the @juliewassmer Whitstable Pearl Mysteries outside.
A lovely bunch of people and we are pleased to share that they donated £250 to our Pay It Forward as a thank you for using our shopfront in their footage. This has taken us a bit closer to our aim to provide hot meals at Christmas to every family using @theumbrellacafe social pantry project.

If you'd like to make a donation too, just give us a call on 01227 272703 or 07907 037999 🙂

(Now we can get our Christmas decorations up)

#whitstable #whitstablelife #whitstablepearl #corporatesocialresponsibility #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness

Well, this is frankly stunning by @andrewmorrispaintings A perfect beacon of chips.

Original post:

Posted @withregram • @andrewmorrispaintings Fish and Chips. 50cmx40 oil on birch ply cradled panel. For sale #whitstable #kent #kentcoast #fishandchips #art #artforsale #paintingforsale #artistsoninstagram #artist #artistofinstagram #painting #paintingforsale #brightonartist

So, here we are in Lockdown 2.0.

We're still delivering and you can still call and collect as well.

All our food is cooked fresh to order. So, you can rest assured that your food will arrive to you as fresh as possible.

Since 14th March, we haven't allowed any members of the public into our take away or restaurant, and we received a 5⭐️ food hygiene rating in August this year.
Your safety and our safety is our priority.

#whitstable #shoplocal #lockdown2 @shop_by_the_sea__

You’re such a generous bunch. Thank you for all your donations for @whitstablelifeboat last month. Look what you all achieved!
#whitstable #shoplocal #community #lifeboat

The team at VC Jones will be continuing our delivery and contact-free collection service for the foreseeable future.

All orders by phone, please call 01227 272703 or 07907037999.

We are also in contact with local organisations to see how our pay it forward service can help those in the community who are vulnerable and in need.

Stunning artwork by @inkybelleart
#whitstable #shoplocal #fishandchips #community

Working alongside @foodfriendsuk and @theumbrellacafe we are proud to be able to announce that we will be providing hot meals to families in need over half term.

These meals have been generously donated by our customers through our Pay It Forward service, which we have been running since April this year.

If you are in a situation where you feel that you need help feeding your family, please contact The Umbrella Cafe or Food Friends and they will be able to offer you support and guidance.

Many thanks to our customers who have donated to make this all possible.

We thought we’d join him for Halloween this year.
Presenting the VC Jones Halloween window, a part of the @whitsparkle Halloween displays raising money for @demelzahospice
#halloween #whitstable #hammerhorror #shoplocal

Introducing our ‘burner phone’

Why a picture of a phone? Well, this is how we’re keeping ourselves and our customers Covid safe.
We thought we’d share our Covid safety measures with you.

1) Our restaurant isn’t open. There are 2 reasons. Firstly, we don’t feel safe opening for sit down service. Secondly, we’ve installed a full size ping pong table 🤷🏻‍♀️🏓🏓

2) We’re still continuing with contactfree collections and deliveries (that’s where the phone comes in). All you need to do is call and pay over the phone and our friendly team will either a) deliver your food to your home or b) text you when it’s ready to be collected.

We understand that this may feel like a bit of a faff, but we’d rather do this than risk having to close as a result of a suspected Covid case.

#whitstable #fishandchips #fishandchipshop #whitstablefood

It’s Fry-Day, National Fish and Chip Shop Day 😍!

And what a beautiful day for it.

It’s been a long and odd few months, and our whole team have been so glad to keep serving the residents and visitors of Whitstable.

We love seeing your fish and chips in various spots around the town so, if you buy fish and chips from us today, take a photo and tag us on social media.

@nationalfishandchipday #fryday #nationalfishandchipday #whitstable #fishandchips #fishandchipsfriday

Our local lifeboat @whitstablelifeboat are fundraising. Usually they would get their donations from charity boxes in shops, their cafe, and events. Obviously, Covid-19 has made it more difficult.
This summer they have been spectacularly busy. If you can spare a donation, please click on the link in their bio. #whitstable #whitstablebeach #seaside #lifeboat

It’s #internationalcatday so, allow us to introduce you to Marsha who lives with one of the family.

Her days involve napping, resting, sleeping, and eating the offcuts of cod from the shop.

Reduce, reuse, recycle (aka, spoil the cat)

#internationalcatday🐱 #blackcatsofinstagram #whitstable #fishandchips #fishandchipshop

It’s 2020, so obviously it’s not a shock that our internet has decided to go down today 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

So, in a complete turnaround from our lockdown/Covid-19 stance, we will be accepting cash and cheques until BT resolve the problem.

Please be patient with us, it’s been a reasonably stressful day already and it’s only 11.45.

The word of the day is ‘scorchio’.

It’s going to be hot and busy in town. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear sun screen 😎

If you usually order a Friday delivery or collection, why not prebook to make sure your order is placed.
#whitstablebeach #whitstable #seaside #summer #fishandchips

There’s something unique and quirky about Harbour Street. All the buildings and shops have their own personalities and we’re rather proud to sit in the middle of it all.
Here’s another stunning piece of art focussed on our frontage. A very talented artist who has caught the moment perfectly. Check out their Instagram page @originalartists2019

#whitstable #whitstablelife #fishandchips #art #fishandchipshop #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram

Every piece of food that we serve is cooked fresh to order. Nothing is precooked.
That means that there’s always a 10-15 minute wait between calling in your order and collection.
A perfect opportunity to take a walk down Harbour Street and look in neighbouring shops while you wait for your fresh and tasty fish and chips. There’s no need to wait outside our shop as we call your name out of the door and send you a text when your meal is ready.

#whitstable #whitstablelife #fishandchips #fishandchipshop #fishandchips🐟🍟 #fishandchipfriday #seaside

It’s Independents Day (we know it’s Independence Day too, it’s not a typo). @ukindieday is a day designed to celebrate independent businesses.
It’s been a tough few months for all the indies on Harbour St. Come along and show them all your love #ukindieday #shoplocal #independentshops #whitstable