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The Ambrette Restaurant

44 King Street,, Margate CT9 1QE, England
01843 231 504
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Ranked #8 of 120 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $23 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had a meal at the Ambrette a while ago and cannot believe all the hype! We were a party of four - my sister and parents - and I took them as a special treat as I had read amazing things about the place. Sadly none of us were impressed (and my dad was really ill afterwards)! We absolutely love... More

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

ianmanley.co.uk @ianmanley Call me lazy, but I never try to find out too much about a place before I go there, apart from the obvious basics of what type of food it does, and where it is. That’s not saying I turn up blind, but I do try to pick and choose restaurants on recommendation rather than extensive internet trawling.... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This special gem in Margate, Kent specialises in Indian cuisine. It is so popular that it is almost necessary to book your table every day! As the food is cooked fresh for you, you won't be seated until they are ready to cook your meal. While seated at your table awaiting your first course to arrive an entree is served... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went on Thursday evening and superb food and really good service surroundings not great but of course it's a very old ex pub but would def go again.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

They serve food which has been carefully selected, cooked and blended to produce unique flavours. Here are flavours you are unlikely to have experienced before. Courses are balanced and complement each other. Wines and beers are reasonably priced. Service is both good and friendly. Enjoy.

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Bournemouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

There were six of us, and, between us, we sampled most of the dishes on the alc for the first two courses. Everyone thought their choice delicious, and enjoyed what samples of others' meals they had. Both the quality of ingredients and subtlety of flavouring were impressive. Although the portions didn't seem enormous, we were so full that none of... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Whenever I am in Kent visiting family I make a point of going to this restaurant and every time it is as good as the last. The food is superb and the service always friendly and efficient. The restaurant decor is fairly basic in relation to the standard of food served, but in some ways that adds to the charm.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's not posh but it's probably the best Indian food I've ever eaten in the UK . Chefs treats punctuated beautifully presented and prepared dishes that left you wanting just a little more - perfect . Fresh ingredients and truly amazing combinations of flavours - my prawn starter was delicious , the fried okra irresistible and the fish main course... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lovely food. Pleasant service. The restaurant lacked a quality feel and touch to compliment the lovely starters and main courses. We could not fault the cookery or the balance of spices. Wine and beer prices on the other hand are over priced. £3.80 for a small bottle of beer and £36.95 for a £7.80 bottle of wine speaks for itself.... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I first heard about this restaurant in a programme on Radio Four a few years ago and as we had decided to go to see the Mondrain exhibition at Turner Contemporary we decided to give it a try. I now want to go back and work my way through the menu. The first amuse bouche was lovely and I had... More

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