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The Ambrette Margate

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$$$
Contemporary, Fusion
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44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231504
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 620
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fusion frenzy

Went for dinner and was really surprised by this restaurant. Great service and even better food. What is a lovely touch is that in between courses they bring along little tasting plates as a freebie! I think we had three in between courses. The staff were really friendly.....and one of the tasting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lisa B
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've given it 3 stars, because although the food was nice, I didn't think it was as good as the image they're trying to push. The majority of the dishes we had where boarder-line warm temperature wise, which was a shame. The atmosphere was a typical Indian restaurant, I think if they want to sell a higher quality dish which... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for dinner and was really surprised by this restaurant. Great service and even better food. What is a lovely touch is that in between courses they bring along little tasting plates as a freebie! I think we had three in between courses. The staff were really friendly.....and one of the tasting dishes was potato and leek soup which they... More 

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Thank Lisa B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very different menu food is good and service is good. look out for there on line offers too drinks can be pricy !! the only down side is the parking and you have to book early otherwise well worth a visit.

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Thank Glen S
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious and it was perfect until we asked for the bill. The waitress then informed us that other people had been waiting for our table for half an hour and was quite abrupt. This put a bit of a dampener on the evening, we hadn't lingered and from starter to bill were... More 

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2 Thank 397louise
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Margate specifically to eat at the Ambrette and we weren't disappointed. The tasting menu was exceptional, every single course, and the wine pairings were generous glasses and well matched. Two of us ate the tasting menu with one set of wine pairings for only £120 - super value for a Michelin star restaurant. The maitre d was excellent... More 

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Thank Caro-ds
Whitstable
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Indian food I've ever eaten. Great staff the food was very tasty and no long waits in between courses it flowed so well. It's a must place to visit

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Thank Kathryn L
Margate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well prepared, good looking and tasty food. Excellent and unobtrusive service. Appreciated the complementary 'in between' courses

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Thank Carol C
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I come to the Ambrette regularly and we are never ever disappointed. We had our wedding breakfast here and the service has been great the months following that too. A beautiful restaurant with beautiful food. Thank you!

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Thank Carley H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended here by the B&B "the reading rooms" and can honestly say was one of the best meals I've had, Every course was preceded with a little extra course, which was a lovely surprise. The staff were warm and friendly. Truly amazing food... Can't wait to come back and try again.

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Thank nicandlou15
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a busy Saturday night, but early. We've been several times before and it has always been great - this time, not so much. On arrival, we were told to wait in the little lobby for a few minutes - no idea why - and were twice asked for the reservation name. I then had to ask the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 231504

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?