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West Bay Cafe

West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
+44 1843 831791
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“egg chips” (4 reviews)
“lasagna” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped by today for afternoon lunch . Both of us chose and enjoyed our cheese on toast which you can double up for an extra £1.10 each which we both did and it turned out to be a good choice and they all had lots...More

Thank thevillanchris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location. Very disappointing food and decor. The chef came out into the cafe and was very scruffy and covered in muck all over his clothes and was rubbing his hands into the muck on the back of his trousers. I had a veggie breakfast....More

1  Thank tg50314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stop on walk along the promenade. Stopped here on the way back from Margate . We have stopped here on several occasions. Today was for coffee ☕️ and ice cream . Staff always friendly. Ideal spot . Toilets available.

Thank scrappydee
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is the place to stop for either just a drink or a meal for anyone travelling alone the Viking coastal route. It is open 12 months of the year with friendly staff who always have a nice word to say. While I do not...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

If you are in this area maybe on a cycle route or walking from Reculver then this is by far the best cafe on route. Nice friendly staff a massive selection of breakfasts, lunches and amazing cake. They know how to make a great cup...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Always there when you need it with a big board crammed with favourites for all the family. It's a breakfast, burgers, chips and ice cream and a cuppa place in my eyes although lasagne and salad garnish did catch my eye. Plenty of room inside...More

Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on many occasions. Great location with good views over the bay. Breakfast is there forte, with several price/size ranges, well cooked, hot & good value. Pleasant, friendly staff. Best cafe in the area.

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Plenty of choice of home made food, reasonably priced, and great views across the bay and up the Thames estuary which will be even better when they add the upper floor extension

Thank rogerbishopis
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

After an unfortunate encounter with rude and unkind staff in another seaside restaurant in Westgate we walked along to West Bay Cafe and had a lovely lunch. The service was quick, food was warm and tasty and the staff were incredibly kind and friendly. Definitely...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 6 February 2018

A number of thing''s food serviced warm & very over done veg. Pre-booked table, placed us in front of a constant open shut door, also next people traffic to order food. We arrived at 1pm to find there only one choice of meat left (beef)....More

1  Thank victoriaplumtree1
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Janet A
20 November 2016|
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Response from soomagoo06 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Janet. I'm not sure. We're going for Christmas to Margate so will ask Alan (The owner of Westgate Cafe) and will let you know his answer. Kind regards Sue
Melanie K
4 September 2016|
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Response from leebkr | Reviewed this property |
Yes they cater for all parties nice venu
Joyce Brian F
8 August 2016|
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Response from Eleanor S | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are accepted as I have saw some in the cafe itself while we were eating but sorry I'm not sure on opening times but as they do breakfast I would expect around 9:00am. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Westgate-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 831791
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