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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would totally recommend this Pub!! The food is really awesome, and the staff is friendly and works fast! Tough it was quite full when we visited (on a Wednesday) there was almost no waiting time. I suppose it is also a gathering place for the youth of Margate and a cool spot to hang out and drink a few... More 

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Thank David H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice environment with best customer service from any Wetherspoons we have visited. Try the steak!! Excellent value for money!

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Thank MrsKhan1001
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a beer and lunch whilst on a 'mini break' in Margate. Service was fairly slow. Had a daily special - Gammon, egg, chips. Not too bad a price with a pint. Food was ok (ish). Gammon was a bit too tough and tasted under done. Chips, eggs and peas fine.

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Thank NickHC
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will try us again on your next mini break to give us another chance to be more than ok(ish). Kind Regards Angela & Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is child friendly with a good view of the beach and the sea. The upstairs bar (dinning area) is more quite than downstairs (closes at 7.00pm on Sunday).

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Thank 341jags
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank your for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, that sea view is lovely isn't it! Kind Regards Angela & Team More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smart staff 'really on it, location location and fab food which you would pay twice as much for anywhere else. We have become great fans of the honest offer from Wetherspoons and the staff in the Mechanical Elephant lift the whole experience to another level.....

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Thank Rory W
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, We are so happy with your comments, the team here work so hard and its lovely to receive such lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind Regards Angela & Team More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just spent a long week end in Margate,we found the premier inn food special offer one we could refuse because the tried and trusted wetherspoons was just around the corner,we were not disappointed and ate there every day,the place is open plan and airy,the staff are warm and friendly and the food and drinks,including unlimited coffee were great.The... More 

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Thank twomorerollingstones
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again on your next trip to sunny Margate! Kind Regards Angela & Team More 

Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We used to be able to count on a Wetherspoons as a "safe haven" for somewhere to eat. No longer. The menu continues to go downhill and staff go into meltdown if you want anything slightly non-standard. Won't be going back in a hurry.

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Thank Dr_Paul_UK
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you are unhappy with our menu, we do make some changes from time to time. This is done centrally by our catering team and based upon sales of items on previous menus. We are always happy to swop similar items and make changes to menu items to suit particular customers needs. We also have... More 

Purley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went for a drinks & some food last night 15/04/17 The Abbots Ale was exceptional & the food we ordered was a delight We had the sharing platter King Prawns , onion rings , chicken wings , chicken strips all with chips & dips & we couldn't fault it we shared it between two of us . The other... More 

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Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely words! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and took the time to review us. Kind Regards Angela & Team More 

Margate, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Because they serve a lot of meals here you know it is always fresh. Very good value for money and you always get a good tasty plate of food.

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Thank Trish H
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team More 

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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This pub has a lovely double front which I'm sure opens up on a hot day The staff were very friendly We ordered a large mix grill and when it arrived a sausage was missing I informed the young girl and she ensured 2 were cooked and bought them out ,the meal was lovely , meat was cooked really well... More 

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Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind feedback. Sorry about the sausages! I'm glad we resolved that issue for you in a timely manner. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Angela More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100

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