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The Harbour Cafe Bar Kitchen

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10 The Parade, Margate CT9 1EZ, England
+44 1843 290110
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried this place for lunch yesterday on our visit to margate. Left standing waiting to be seated even though not particularly busy. Left waiting to be served for approx 15 mins. Terrible service food just ok. Felt like they were doing us a favour. I asked for a piece of Halle I cheese to be added to my plater and... More 

Thank cburletson
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly welcome from the waitress who was unfailingly pleasant throughout. Broken coffee machine so disappointed not to be able to have coffee with Sunday breakfast, only tea available. (Hopefully a temporary situation.) My bacon sandwich was very good. The scrambled egg, whilst good, could not be described as 'creamy' which was what the menu promised. What I really didn't... More 

Thank Heather G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the decor is nice & the staff were welcoming at first, despite it being Feb & us being the only customers in there, as soon as we said we only wanted to order drinks not food the service changed dramatically. The menus were snatched from our hands & our coffees were dumped on the table, never to see a... More 

Thank Michelle R
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't like complaining. I really don't. I generally leave that to other family members who are experts, but after visiting the Harbour Cafe yesterday have a few words to say, and maybe the owners can learn a thing or two. It was around 2pm and we wanted a light lunch. Having seen the 'All Day Breakfast' sign outside (in... More 

Thank mrbasstrombone
London, United Kingdom
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866 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good and prompt service for lunch. Disappointed no diet coke but Gannon and eggs were good if a little overpriced for lunch.

Thank PHE22
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Still serving frozen chips of which you get about 8 of with a panini for an extra £1 They loose out on custom because of cash only policy and it certainly limited our choice. ?? Owner cooks the food or hangs around in the kitchen eating food whilst your order is being cooked. Cheap cutlery, uncomfortable chairs. Has nice fairy... More 

Thank Jemma S
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Cosy looking frontage concealing a stripped back interior. Small but airy with large tables and a choice of bench, chairs or bar stool seating. Limited menu but fresh salad and vegetarian option. Staff went out of their way to conjure a vegan meal by adding and replacing ingredients on the hoof rather than just removing the animal products which most... More 

Thank David W
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

What a nice find! This really cosy cafe is the perfect stop after a visit to the Turner contemporary and a stroll by the beach. The food is freshly prepared by the courteous staff and the coffee is really good! A lovely spot where you can take in the relaxed atmosphere of Margate. Nearby is also a b&b run by... More 

Thank Fendii16
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday restaurant was packed but this was not due to the food! This was purely due to the lack of restaurants opened in Margate after the Christmas break. Salmon fish cakes were terrible! A few flakes of salmon and the cakes were soggy the chips were frozen the whole experience was a disaster! Very expensive

Thank abbbot
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Looking for somewhere to eat we settled on this cafe. Greeted by friendly staff, and seated. The menu was varied with specials on the board, although there were no prices shown.( on the board). We ordered an all day brunch, and a glass of house white, strange combination i know. For the price it was good value. The cafe was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 The Parade, Margate CT9 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 290110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?