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8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
01843 224428
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table for seven tonight and they stuck us by the back door it was draughty and the cigarette smoke kept joining us! The squid starter was a disappointment very over cooked! But all the other seafood dishes where very tasty

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Thank jimaharding
Margate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and great value for money, but prefer the buffet style eat as much as you like, rather than order from a menu.

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Thank CoachyKent
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a few times now, with family & friends. Been in a large group (13), a small group (3) & family meal (9)....EVERY time the food has been excellent, served promptly & with grace & smiles! The staff know all the ingredients (had a nut allergy sufferer), & advise accordingly. Soft drinks are very reasonably priced (2 cans of soda... More 

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1 Thank Lisa J
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with visiting family. We take visitors there as the food is good value most of it is good. But the last few times I have found the very busy lady (who seems to be in charge) has been non smiling, irritable and even a bit sarcastic! I appreciate the strain of having a full restaurant to serve but... More 

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Thank Smeesue
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my daughter ate here, but I found the full adult price for a 9 year old a complete rip off. The food was nice but not the best, I didn't find this good value for money, and we didn't really enjoy our whole experience here. I wouldn't return.

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Thank mumtorosie
Margate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night, a Saturday evening. We didn't book any table still we could manage to sit. Friendly staff, prompt serving and wide range of choices made our evenig a special one. We will be happy to go back again.

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Thank Ismot
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the wife out for an all you can eat. Basically a lot of Chinese duck then. Nice little place on the sea front by clock tower. Like many of the other views on TA miserable staff, we even tried to be over polite and big smiles to get a reaction but nothing. They don't want to be here. Plus... More 

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Thank redv180
Kent
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Went here for meal after a couple of drinks at the Harbour Arms during Soul Weekend for hubbies birthday. Good service, excellent food. Recommended

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2 Thank Bhunaqueen
kent uk
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is the food isn't as good anymore. Dirty tables not cleared so customers couldn't sit down. Our booked table hadn't been cleared. Miserable waiting staff tutted every time we ordered as it was a mixture of starters and mains. She grunted as not all of us wanted crispy duck. My son ordered rice twice and still... More 

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1 Thank nikkikent
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We went here with around about 11 of us and when they say us down they tried to squeeze us all on one table and we said we wanted two and they moaned terribly and then when we were ordering food it's a 'all you can eat' so we was eating what we wanted as you do as we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: 01843 224428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?