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The Ambrette Margate

$$ - $$$Asian, , Fusion
44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231504
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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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1 - 10 of 1,347 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had not been to the Ambrette since it moved and found the new venue very pleasant. It had a relaxed atmosphere and we were served very well by Andre who was happy to explain the menu to us. The food was really delicious, beautifully...More

Thank Escape27395123623
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

4  Thank Ken B
Reviewed yesterday

We crossed the road from The Turner Gallery and spotted the Ambrette, having eaten some time ago at the Rye branch we knew we’d like the food. We’re asked if we’d made a booking, but a table was available anyway. The waiter speedily presented us...More

Thank Ironingqueen54
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although plant based eating is becoming more mainstream it is still difficult to find somewhere to eat that has a good mix of food for all preferences. The Ambrette in Margate which serves Indian inspired food with a modern twist certainly does this. I had...More

Thank dougj712
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having visited the Ambrette many times, I was a little disappointed by the food. Normally, there is nothing but praise. My Chicken Biryani was dry and tough. The food was not too hot/temperature wise, and potatoes just seemed reheated and dry too. Portion size for...More

Thank Minimetro1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the Ambrette since their move to a new building and a Sunday lunch first. We were not disappointed, as always we were made to feel welcome and special. The Sunday roast with a slight twist was delicious and we...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, drinks and super friendly service. (As always) Really can't recommend this restaurant enough. Never disappoints- always amazing food. Thanks!

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited The Ambrette in Margate a few times in the last 8 years, and tonight we visited their new premises on the seafront for the first time. We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant, in fact, after...More

1  Thank Alison T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I searched on line for Indian restaurants in Margate and this place came up with hundreds of positive reviews. I went there for a dinner. Everything was immaculate from welcome to the end. All the staff especially Jani was very attentive. The ambience was perfect...More

1  Thank SalmanLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal there on Sunday night, and definitely not your average Indian restaurant! The Menu is the best of British produce fused with delicate Indian spices. From the Keralan Slow cooked beef, to the pickled samphire, every element was delicious, freshly prepared and...More

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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