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The Ambrette Restaurant

44 King Street,, Margate CT9 1QE, England
01843 231 504
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Ranked #8 of 117 restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Restaurant details
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
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I have visited this restaurant several times, the most recent visit being a week ago. There is always an interesting choice on the menu and it can be hard to make a decision. Our waiter was very attentive and explained the beautifully presented food to us when he served us. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and are sure to return.

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Mersham, kent
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have eaten here before and it has been pretty good but our last visit was outstanding. We had the spring tasting menu and every dish was a joy. Beautifully presented and described by the waiter. Opening a new restaurant in Canterbury which we will certainly be trying but will also be back to Margate when we visit Tate Modern.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The quality and diversity of the cooking here are quite astonishing. Spices are delicately mixed so they don't overpower, yet each is individually identifiable. And what mixes: fresh local salmon with local sea spinach, mung lentil kedgeree and seafood rasam. A taster of cranberry and mango to start and between courses a tasting of a delicate mushroom and spinach soup.... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Delicious food, good service. An Indian restaurant with a difference! Would definitely eat here again.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After reading all of the good reviews we have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while and finally got there last Saturday evening. What a dissapointment. Service adequate but impersonal. Food was overall poor to average which meant that the value rating is less that poor. Did we just hit a bad night??

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My sister and her husband took me to The Ambrette when I said I really wanted a good Indian meal after having not having had one for years (I live in New Zealand where there aren't many great Indian restaurants). From the outside, The Ambrette looks very low key and almost down at heel. The ambience inside is very simple... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Having travelled widely in South India, I have tasted some of the best and The Ambrette is up there with its truly excellent food and service. Now if you are over sixty you can get their card that allows you and guests (whatever their ages) to eat a three course meal for under £11. This is only at lunchtime but... More

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wandered into this restaurant as we love Indian food and was absolutely amazed when we saw the menu with Kentish Pork, Zebra and other unusual meals. We were brought out some mini tasting delights by one of the chefs who carefully explained what each of them were. I didn't realise it was a Michellin start restaurant and was actually looking... More

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Kent
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Once again a really good lunch at this restaurant. They were unusually quiet but it was a monday but this didnt bother us. All courses beautifully presented and carefully spiced. Really looking forward to the new Ambrette opening in July in Canterbury, closer to home as well.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch for the first time after hearing such positive things and I was not disappointed!!delicious food and service excellent. They even gave my sister a birthday pudding after over hearing us say cheers for her birthday, which I thought was a lovely touch. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced too £20 for 3 courses, as mentioned... More

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