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About JoJo’s

JoJo's is a family run restaurant in Whitstable

Established in 2000 in their home by chef Nikki Billington and front-of-house Paul Watson, JoJo’s Restaurant don’t do “nowt fancy” or formal, just incredibly tasty cooking with a conscience using sustainable ingredients.

In 2010 we successfully moved to much larger premises by the sea front in Tankerton yet we retained the friendly down-to-earth atmosphere.

Family run (and family friendly), fun and honest, JoJo’s is fully licensed and serves freshly cooked home-made food with a Mediterranean influence such as gorgeous Greek salads, mixed mazes, grilled sardines with lemon and black pepper, mouth watering mutton and feta koftas, marinated olives and authentic cured meats.

If you have any room left we offer a choice of delicious home-made puddings plus a selection of fantastic cheeses.

Most of our dishes are made for sharing and all are freshly cooked to order. We only use high-quality ingredients and trusted local suppliers, all our meat and eggs are free range, and our fish, of course, comes only from sustainable stocks.

The JoJo’s garden has started contributing to the kitchen as well, providing seasonal organic vegetables and leaves.

JoJo’s stocks a small range of quality wines that are sold by the bottle (white, red, rosé, Prosecco and Champagne) and many are available by the glass. We also have a variety of quality bottled beers, lager and cider. Freshly made coffees, teas, Fentimans ‘real’ fizzy drinks and a selection of chilled fruit and soft drinks are also available bottled water.

After reading the critics’ reviews in the national and local press, and seeing what our customers say on TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook, you can understand why booking for the restaurant is highly recommended!

Following Government and scientific advice, and along with every other restaurant, we have introduced steps to help keep our staff and guests safe and protected from Covid and we will be continuing with these for the foreseeable future.


The menu changes at JoJo’s to take advantage of fresh seasonal items and there is always a selection of daily specials including deserts.


Booking for lunch or dinner at JoJo’s is almost essential. You can reserve a table online and you can now book up to one month in advance.

Tapas & Cocktail bar


Informal, and non-bookable, we serve a curated range of drinks by the glass accompanied by small plates of freshly prepared meze food.

Restaurant Opening Times

Thursday to Saturday
12.00pm — 4.30pm
last food order 3.30pm

12.00pm — 5.00pm
last food order 4.00pm


Thursday to Saturday
6.00pm — 10.30pm
last food order 9.30pm

If you suffer from allergies or if you have any specific dietary requirements then please let us know when you book and before you order.

JoJo’s is a non-smoking venue.

JoJo’s is wheelchair accessible and we also have suitable customer toilet facilities.

Sorry dogs* are not allowed inside. If you are seated outside then well-behaved dogs on a lead are allowed on our patio area.

* Obviously guide and assistance dogs are always welcome.

Tomato salad at JoJo's
Mixed meze at JoJo's
Sustainable fish at JoJo's