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The Ambrette Restaurant

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$$$
Contemporary, Fusion
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44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231504
Website
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 429
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Creative, flavoursome indian cuisine

Came here for dinner whilst in Margate for the weekend. Very well prepared and presented food pushing the boundaries of Indian cuisine. Perhaps expensive for Margate restaurant prices but reasonable by London standards. My only criticism is that the decor on the inside was looking a bit tired... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
GaryW14
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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583 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Came here for dinner whilst in Margate for the weekend. Very well prepared and presented food pushing the boundaries of Indian cuisine. Perhaps expensive for Margate restaurant prices but reasonable by London standards. My only criticism is that the decor on the inside was looking a bit tired and could do with freshening up, but it did not detract from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Visited last Wednesday 18th Feb! It was our best friends 60th Birthday and he had wanted to eat here since The Ambrette opened! We were not disappointed. The meal was superb. Love the little in between tasters and appetiser to get us started. It helped us chose what to order!! I seriously recommend the Pork Loin and the crab cakes... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Super flavour combinations and good quality cooking with premium local ingredients - love the little extras - pre starter nibbles, hot veg soup and sorbet course- mango space dust! Would have been happy with anything all the group ordered! Recommend trio of desserts inc. chocolate samosas. Only disappointment is quality of decor/room/toilets doesn't in my view match the food. Won't... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a gem, courteous and fuss free service. Whilst not offering a childrens menu, every effort was made to accomodate families needs and the fixed price option lunch was excellent value. As other reviewers have commented, the decor is a little tired and the toilets could do with being updated, however everything was clean and functioning on our visit. Nevertheless... More 

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South East
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Had been meaning to visit The Ambrette for some time and upon visiting with friends this weekend first impressions were good, a full restaurant, nice greeting including taking of jackets/coats etc. and seated promptly. Let's get the not so good out the way, the decor needs some TLC, cracks in the walls, paint peeling etc. also although I didn't visit... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant...recommend to any1...fab food and very good service 😊...defiantly recommend to every 1...Indian with a difference 😊

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Margate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

my wife and I had an a visit to the Ambrette Restaurant for her birthday treat .The service was first class. The food was well presented and we were given a 5 star service.We had finished our meal and were waiting for the bill when the waiter surprised us by bringing out a special treat .O n the large dish... More 

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Margate
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We used to be regular patrons of this restaurant since it was first opened, but for various reasons, had not been back for some time. We decided to try it again last week for a treat but found the experience disappointing. The wood pigeon we both had as a starter was very tough and sinewy and 7 out of 8... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to the Ambrette because we wanted to go to the Turner Contemporary in Margate and wanted a decent lunch. It has good write ups so we booked. It is within minutes of the art gallery- so all good so far. The restuarant decor is unpretentious but from the minute you walk in the door the service is five... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you get the opportunity to eat a taster menu at this restaurant, you will not be disappointed. We had the Winter in Kent Menu. The ingredients tasted freshly cooked and the mix of spices and flavours was magical. The portion sizes were just right for six courses. Looking forward to the next taster menu already.

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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?