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“A little gem in margate” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bentley's Lounge & Grill

Bentley's Lounge & Grill
13-15 High Street, Margate CT9 1DL, England
01843 449160
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Ranked #31 of 131 Restaurants in Margate
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Margate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A little gem in margate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

4 of us came for a meal midweek, was welcomed straight away on arrival, and shown to our table, after sitting down and toasting a birthday our waiter came over with complimentary champagne on hearing this birthday toast, lovely touch :) absolutely brillant service and gorgeous food, price brillant! Absolutely gem to margate

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Margate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After visiting here many times, I was very disappointed with the afternoon tea I had here. White bread plain tuna, cheese and ham sandwiches. 2 bought scones served with jam in a plastic packet and bought, dry cakes. We weren't offered tea and had to ask for it. At 7.50 per head, it's quite cheap so wasn't expecting ritz quality but you're better off having afternoon tea for 2 at m and s- a real shame as I'm keen to support margate businesses and I have had good experiences here previously. My feeling is, if you can't offer an afternoon tea of the same standard of food that is on the lunch menu then take it off altogether! Sands hotel across the road offers afternoon tea at 11.95 and everything is freshly baked, and served with loose tea- no competition!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Better than expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went for an early dinner here a few weekends ago. We phoned ahead and booked in because there was a soul event on in Margate. The service there was very good and the atmosphere was nice. The food was very nice and very good value for money. We both had a starter and I had a mixed grill and my wife had fillet steak. All meat was cooked perfectly. We look forward to eating there again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kololi, Gambia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“What has happened?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Ok.. Not sure what is going on now
Since my last review we have been there many times for lunch
David is absolutely brilliant and we have exactly what we want and are happy to leave a good tip and recommendation to every one we meet. Where was David when we went for this time?
My friend and I went there for lunch and were met by a new waitress.
We asked our bottle of wine and then were asked what we wanted to eat without being offered a menu... Said we would have a drink first and then decide
We then asked for our lovely normal salad of warm Chorizo and Chicken Salad which we share with Cheesy Garlic bread. The waitress went and asked and we overheard the Chef saying that they only did ham, cheese etc and she came back and almost questioned the fact that we had this before. We assured her we had and then asked if they had different chefs. She went and checked and said there were 3, so presumed that the one we had before was not there.
The chef that was on, clearly did not want to help out with our request!
We then asked if we could have the complimentary nuts, biscuits, olives that we have at lunch with our wine and then after her checking, she told us that these are not normally served at lunch and only in the evening. Not her fault at all. We eventually got some nuts and biscuits, begrudgingly we thought.
We decided not to eat.
Come on guys, you had it nearly 100% correct. We want to support you, so why the recent down trend?
We want to keep our rating up, but you are making it difficult!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Excellent food, very helpful and pleasant staff and just a fantastic atmosphere. Even had a resident pianist

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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