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The Ambrette Restaurant

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Indian, 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
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Wonderful!

This is my favourite Indian restaurant of all time. Exquisite food, service and ambience. apart from the sea air it's my only reason to travel to Margate. I have tried the Canterbury Ambrette and did enjoyed it too. However the Margate Ambrette has the edge!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Sittingbourne
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Sittingbourne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite Indian restaurant of all time. Exquisite food, service and ambience. apart from the sea air it's my only reason to travel to Margate. I have tried the Canterbury Ambrette and did enjoyed it too. However the Margate Ambrette has the edge!

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Montmarault, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have eaten in this restaurant a dozen times or more and only once have I had a minor complaint. Overall this is a great place to eat. The cuisine is a fusion of Asian with fresh English ingredients. The spices are subtle and always appropriately balanced. I heartily recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you like good food, in a pleasant atmosphere then The Ambrette at Margate is the place to go. Last time I went I had the taster menu, some of the items such as the baby octopus were not available but were replaced with soft shell crab. This is a dish that I have never tried before - it was... More 

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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have lunched in the Ambrette many times and have always been pleased with the experience. The service is usually very good (but they need to keep up the standard because it's an important factor for us) and the food is delicious. If you are over 60, make sure that you get the Priviledge Card which gives a substantial discount... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had previously had lunch at the one in Margate, So decided to try the evening menu for our anniversary. We had a 3 course meal with wine. The food was okay but I did not rate it as much as the lunchtime menu which I can definitely recommend.

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Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch with 2 friends for lunch on a day trip to Margate. It was a Sunday but no boring Sunday menu here. Interesting Asian "fusion" dishes prepared and presented with great care.Nice little touches included a small spicy soup and roll between courses. Pleasant service and good value for money completed an all round good experience.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really good piece of lamb and very fresh fish. Excellently sourced food. The sauce was rather unusual.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed by this quite unique restaurant, tucked away in Old Margate. The food and atmosphere were both excellent.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I honestly couldn't fault the place. Helpful, attentive staff, nice decor & an imaginative menu. But the best thing of all was the food. There were 4 of us and we each had something different - 2 had meat dishes, 1 had fish and the other vegetarian. We all agreed that it was the best Indian meal we'd ever tasted... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nothing like any Indian meal I have ever had but quite simply the best Indian meal I have ever had. I had soft shell crab to start and lamb for main. Delicious. I also loved the tiny samosa and mini bread roll and lentil soup served between courses. I would definitely recommend this fabulous restaurant. Faultless.

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Additional Information about The Ambrette Restaurant

Address: 44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
Phone Number: +44 1843 231504
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary, Fusion

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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: Indian, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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