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The Ambrette Margate

$$ - $$$Asian, , Fusion
44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231504
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (35 reviews)
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Asian, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Ambrette Margate
1. Opposite Turner Art Gallery
"Took my mum for her birthday treat. Great value for fine dining."
Dan S
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2. Out of the ordinary
"the Ambrette is another great reason for visiting Margate"
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3. Sophistication by the sea
"beautifully presented and you are tempted by many fresh flavours "
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Reviewed today

What a wonderful dining experience. The food and service was first class and the pricing was exceptional for the quality of the food. Highly recommended. At the end of the meal Jani presented us with a small desert with a candle which he lit to...More

Thank Barry S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Just had the £9.95 special value 3 course lunch. Each course - plus a very tasty mis en bouche - was beautifully prepared with superb ingredients. We enjoyed a variety of dishes: crab cakes, poussin, chicken biryani (but not the usual take-away style) and beef...More

3  Thank Ken B
Reviewed yesterday

We had heard that it was very good but it exceeded all our expectations. The food was utterly delicious, the staff were lovely, friendly, polite and helpful and the surroundings are really nice and very comfortable. We had such a wonderful evening and can't wait...More

Thank vivien352
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Ambrette was recommended in the information pack at our Air b’n’b round the corner. We were delighted by the delicious food, imaginative presentation and friendly staff - Jani even gave me the recipe for one of the dishes and said I could ring him...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A group of friends went into AMBRETTE after a long morning walk, just to check the menu, but after talking to Jani, and deciding that the menu was reasonably priced, and filled with exciting looking dishes, we decided to stay and have lunch. We weren't...More

Thank bezza919
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a complementary dish before our two courses of set menu. It tasted deliciously and consisted of both pork and lentils. As starters we had a trio of vegetarian street food and a mushroom soup. The street food was delicious and very well spiced....More

Thank MulleEllum
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had champagne lunch, three courses, food excellent, staff attentive and nice atmosphere. Well done and keep it up

Thank John P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a beautifully presented and delicious meal, even managing a refreshing kulfi and fruit for dessert despite being full! Very friendly and efficient service and spacious, comfortable room where for once it was easy to have a conversation without shouting! I have eaten in many...More

Thank Helen-Sarah48
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before this visit I would have to rank this restaurant as one of my all time favourites. The original setting and head waiter were a treat, the service impeccable, and the food out of this world. However, although the new setting overlooking the beach and...More

Thank Vixter73London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely 3 course set lunch with my husband. The food was tasty and exactly the right amount, there was even a complimentary pre-starter which was delicious. Service was friendly and the restaurant clean and modern. I would come again.

Thank Claire M
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from ThanetFoody | Reviewed this property |
Indian food but of the highest standard not like any other Indian you will try truly amazing
Sue L
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Stephen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a limited range of cocktails.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
The Margate restaurant is nestled in the heart of the quirky old town surrounded by cafes, retro antique shops. Its a stones throw from the world famous Turner Art Gallery.
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