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The Ambrette Margate

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Fusion
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44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231504
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Fellow TripAdvisor reporters! Being from Surrey we had no idea where to find a decent lunch in Margate, but a quick search found Ambrette, just a step off the central area. Lovely crispy chick pea ball appetisers were followed by a delicious tasty slightly spicy vegetable broth 'between courses' dish (both lovely surprises: included in a 2 course... More 

Thank BritishTraveller66
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent all round. Me and my girlfriend visited on 22/12/16. We were greeted by a lovely, polite lady who took my girlfriends coat and showed us to our table. The food was just amazing. Mushroom starter was gorgeous. the lamb was so tender and very well cooked. and pudding was perfect. all washed down with a nice bottle of pinot... More 

1 Thank David W
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

14 of us for dinner. Booking arrangements were good.Food was outstanding, service spot on. We had a great evening. Brilliant

Thank Jaquiwel
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I had been looking forward to trying the much talked about Ambrette in good old Margate town. I have eaten in the sister restaurant in Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury. This was o.k. The Canterbury Ambrette seemed fresh, young, bright and lively with fresh tasting dishes and a certain vibe. The Ambrette in Margate was dull with as much warmth and... More 

Thank Hungry M
Margate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This is really Sunday lunch with a difference . All the meat is beautifully cooked and although it's a roast dinner it has an Ambrette twist. Delicate spices enhance this meal and it was so good we came again and brought our parents !

Thank pigtwin
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Amazing food, great service and a fabulous deal!! We loved the Ambrette....all 11 of us!!! Special mention for the chocolate platter for all those with a sweet tooth and the orange sorbet with popping candy....loved that alot.

Thank cazza32
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,448 reviews
863 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 828 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We dined here on our first night of two in Margate based on the recommendation from someone who lives in Whistable - it proved to be a great choice. The food was quite exquisite - I had soft shell crab to start (along with a shared dhosa), followed by a quinoa biryani with an amazing side of masala potato, plus... More 

Thank GrumpsDC
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I visited Ambrette with my husband Ina weekend away. Our experience was a bit mixed. The starters and amuse bouche were delicious but the mains, in particular my husband's pork belly were ordinary which was disappointing at £22-£24 each. The main problem was the service which was erratic. The meet and greet wasn't working properly as no one met us... More 

1 Thank GWheeldon
Kent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Alway faultless always welcomed always feel we enjoyed the meals. We have been coming here since it first opened and we try to visit 4-5 times a year and in that time the service and the food has never wavered from excellence. The Sunday lunch is imaginative and excellent value. Well done Margate Ambrette always a pleasure to eat here.

Thank Shepherdswell D
London, UK
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My partner surprised me with a return visit to this little spot of foodie heaven in Margate. Please don't come here if you are hoping for a Chicken Biriyani or chicken tika masala from your standard Indian restaurant. Portion sizes are smaller and more refined and the tastes are subtle but simply glorious to me . The chef has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $30
Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?