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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 535
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Culinary artistry

Ambrette Margate holds its own against some of the top end London and Paris restaurants where I have eaten. The food is fresh with an amazing balance of spice. The portion sizes just right and the service friendly and professional. Prices on the A La Carte are very reasonable (£40 per head for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ambrette Margate holds its own against some of the top end London and Paris restaurants where I have eaten. The food is fresh with an amazing balance of spice. The portion sizes just right and the service friendly and professional. Prices on the A La Carte are very reasonable (£40 per head for a full dinner plus wine) . My... More 

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Norwich England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited over August Bank Holiday and were blown away. The resturant from the outside is somewhat unassuming but from the moment you walk in that's where the ordinary ends. The greeting staff were hugely friendly and polite and quickly showed us to the table. We were presented with complentary appetisers which were outstanding. The menu is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is a real find Whoever the chef is he or she really knows flavour combinations This is absolutely first class Will definitely go back Service and attention to detail is also top notch Everything prepared and cooked fresh I can see we might have trouble booking a table next time as I know this is going to be... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had the lunch menu. Tasty food with additional surprises along the way! Staff were so polite and friendly. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be going again.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Forget about typical curry houses - this is a whole new experience of Indian cuisine, with imaginative and subtly spiced dishes using local ingredients, created by a top quality chef

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had the tasting menu, it was delicious and excellent value. The wine flight wasn't hugely interesting and there was not a lot of information about why the wine had been paired with that course but overall this was a lovely experience.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I, along with daughter over from Australia had a lovely, (prebooked) lunch here last Thursday to follow a visit to the Turner Gallery. Greeted warmly we were treated to a free sparkling aperitif and free delicious spicy lentil samosas with a dip as appetisers before a three course lunch. The starters and main courses were equally tasty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although the exterior doesn't look inviting once one walks into The Ambrette the inside is comforting and warm. The menu (although wouldn't recommend for children as much) is exciting with just enough spices to make it taste nice. The children didn't like the look of anything on the menu so the staff said that they could make meat and steamed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A fantastic romantic meal with my wife! Great food and a really good atmosphere. Cant wait to return and enjoy the food again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent lunch. Went as a 'privilege' customer and were treated to fizz on arrival, amuse bouche and palate cleanser as surprise additions to lunch. Very attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
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?