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Walpole Bay Hotel Restaurant

Fifth Avenue | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2JJ, England (Formerly Walpole Bay Hotel)
01843 221703
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Ranked #50 of 118 restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Tea Room
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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51 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We had booked Sunday lunch with friends. The food was wonderful and the service was very good. We stayed quite a while and weren't in any hurry for us to go. Afterwards we had a good look around the museum. We were transported back to a different era. Lovely.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Four of us had dinner here on a Monday night. We did book but wasn't necessary. The warm welcome we received on arrival continued through our visit. The food was amazing. I had mussels as a starter which was bigger than most places I've ordered as a main course. The chef has a good palate as everything was well seasoned.... More

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St Nicholas-at-Wade, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We go to this hotel regularly. It is gloriously comfortable and the food amazing. Hot food is always hot and cold food delicious and fresh. Today for the first time we had breakfast (we live locally) it truly was the best breakfast I have ever had. My husband remarked that "they cook food with great care here" and that is... More

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Rochester, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Another year has passed for our Anniversary Celebration at the Walpole for lunch. Again the food was excellent and the staff attentive, it was very busy, 90 people were celebrating either birthdays, fathers day, or in our case an anniversary. So again we say thank you to Jane and her staff for a lovely day.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Walpole Bay is a quirky sort of place and interesting to visit. However, I feel the service is not up to standard. I have eaten there two or three times and always found the food tasty and well-cooked. On my most recent visit with four family members, we all chose the fish pie for lunch. We were told quite... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We went in for a coffee and had problems getting the receptionist to understand us as she did not speak good English. But we were directed to the lounge which was overstuffed and cosy and could have done with a good clean The place was busy and friendly. The restaurant is not the small romantic place that I would choose... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We loved the ambience of this restaurant. The menu had a selection of dishes that would please most tastes. We enjoyed our plaice and gammon, nice fresh vegetables and my dessert of lemon and ginger cheesecake was very yummy!

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We waited for ever for our meal no way will we be going back sorry the staff need training drink service was bad two drinks in over two hrs food was cold never again what I saw on TV was not this place need hotel inspector back very disappointed john and family

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Brighton, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My family and I attended the Walpole Bay Hotel restaurant on 17th April 2014. My grand parents surname is Walpole and we thought it a perfect location for their Diamond wedding anniversary dinner. My grand parents had spoken about the hotel as they had visited it back in the 50's shortly after they were married, again another reason to go,... More

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Cromer, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Walpole Bay Hotel was chosen purely for the name, as my grandparents were celebrating there 60th Wedding Anniversary. Disappointed does not even cover it! There was no welcome on arrival, the cheek of being asked to go to the bar to order drinks which was only in the same room, the useless waiter could have quite easily taken that... More

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