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The Ambrette Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 439
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Indian and English come together

Really excellent menu, so much of interest, just being a led to try out such interesting food combinations with excellent service at good prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Manfromthebubble
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Kent, United Kngdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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598 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kent, United Kngdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Really excellent menu, so much of interest, just being a led to try out such interesting food combinations with excellent service at good prices.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I love this restaurant.....Indian food of the highest level. I have never been disappointed. The taster evenings are fantastic as you get such a wide range to try. All presented beautifully. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable.

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Kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Superb three course lunch with little complimentary tasters in between which are just as delicious. Super service and ambience make it a lovely place to spend a leisurely lunchtime. ,

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lunch by the seaside. A visit to Margate usually means, beach, sandcastles, going to the Turner Contemporary gallery. Well, we had a walk round there where they had an exhibition of "Self Portraits" Then we met our friend and walked across the road to "Old" Margate. A pretty part of town where [due to the Turner} there are antique and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Really excellent ! A total taste adventure, service was attentive and well paced the food and the complimentary tasters between courses were great. If we lived in Margate we would be regular diners .

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Ambrette is a wonderful mix of Indian traditions and techniques with quality British ingredients. Specials of herring roe dosai with scallops and mushroom-stuffed calamari, and steamed hake with smoked dauphinoise potatoes and pickled vegetables were absolutely delicious.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You just need to read the menu for the Ambrette to realise that this is not a traditional "flock wallpaper" style Indian restaurant. The basic ingredients are chosen with care and the added flavours complement these beautifully. Between courses there are small portions of other taste temptations which all add to a great eating experience. Service is polished and friendly.... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

English food meets India very delicately done still have the after taste. Very attentive service just o nd try oryorslf

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Third time at The Ambrette. This time for Mother's Day. First time for Mum (who's a vegetarian). I could never fault The Ambrette's food, it is always beautifully presented and delicious. I'm afraid I am going to criticise the customer service though. I tried to book a table on line for Mother's day two weeks prior to the day to... More 

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Bromley
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Ambrette in Margate sounded really good. Whilst the food was ok, it wasn't superb yet quite expensive compared with other local restaurants. The food tasted as if it had been cooked some while ago, then put together upon order. The decor of the restaurant was a little disappointing, no real theme and plain tabletops. The restaurant was very busy,... 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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?