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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 494
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    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
Wonderful twist on Indian food

We knew that this was not the typical Indian "Curry house". But we were really stunned by the way Indian flavours were combined with English ingredients like portobello mushrooms. Their take on Shepherds pie was outstanding. Great service and made to feel very welcome. Nice choice of unique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Silke1509
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Weinsberg, Germany
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Weinsberg, Germany
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We knew that this was not the typical Indian "Curry house". But we were really stunned by the way Indian flavours were combined with English ingredients like portobello mushrooms. Their take on Shepherds pie was outstanding. Great service and made to feel very welcome. Nice choice of unique Cocktails as well. Highly recommended! I only wish I'd kept the menu... More 

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nottingham
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Booked for sunday lunch. Lovely service and food was so unusual. Surprising touches of complimentary pink fizz whilst choosing our meals. Cute little amuse bouches whilst waiting starters. Then we had a tiny coffee cup size of spicy soup before the mains (a surprise). Mains, again, were so very different from the usual Indian restaurant fayre. I had the fish... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My two sons took me to The Ambrette for my birthday dinner. My elder son had previously visited and raved about the restaurant and I can see why! We had the most delicious meal with excellent service and although the restaurant itself was busy, we never experienced high levels of noise, just a convivial relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had a fantastic evening, food was delicious, staff were great, would highly recommend it. Going again

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Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We returned here after a wonderful meal just before xmas 14.We were emailed with a 2 for one voucher so we thought we would use this on the night. Got there sat down chose meal then were told there was a gas leak so no food that night. Were offered a free drink. Talking to another couple there they told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Found The Ambrette by chance and very glad we did. The highlight of a day trip to Margate. Original and delightful food and presentation made it a special treat. They've put thought and effort into creating delicious meals which has really refreshed our whole attitude to eating out. The only drawback is the scrappy car park outside, so odd as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Eaten at this restaurant a number of times and it's always been fantastic, with interesting combinations of great flavours.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you thought Indian food was cheap cuts of chicken or lamb smothered in a fatty sauce numbingly hot with chillies then think again. The Ambrette provides fine dining with subtle spicing and the exotic aroma of the east. This is the second time we have visited the Margate restaurant, both times for our wedding anniversary, and I can see... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant, a unique mix of subtle Indian flavours with great British ingredients give Indian fine dining with a special twist.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited The Ambrette on the day of the reopening of the Dreamland theme park and we were pleasantly surprised. This is a restaurant with four star food at three star prices. My starter of vegetatian samosa and grilled portobello mushrooms was perfectly cooked with great texture and a gorgeous range of flavour, totally yummy. This was Followed up with... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?