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The Ambrette Margate

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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44 King Street, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231504
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,404 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 811 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dined here on our first night of two in Margate based on the recommendation from someone who lives in Whistable - it proved to be a great choice. The food was quite exquisite - I had soft shell crab to start (along with a shared dhosa), followed by a quinoa biryani with an amazing side of masala potato, plus... More 

Thank GrumpsDC
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Ambrette with my husband Ina weekend away. Our experience was a bit mixed. The starters and amuse bouche were delicious but the mains, in particular my husband's pork belly were ordinary which was disappointing at £22-£24 each. The main problem was the service which was erratic. The meet and greet wasn't working properly as no one met us... More 

1 Thank GWheeldon
Kent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alway faultless always welcomed always feel we enjoyed the meals. We have been coming here since it first opened and we try to visit 4-5 times a year and in that time the service and the food has never wavered from excellence. The Sunday lunch is imaginative and excellent value. Well done Margate Ambrette always a pleasure to eat here.

Thank Shepherdswell D
London, UK
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner surprised me with a return visit to this little spot of foodie heaven in Margate. Please don't come here if you are hoping for a Chicken Biriyani or chicken tika masala from your standard Indian restaurant. Portion sizes are smaller and more refined and the tastes are subtle but simply glorious to me . The chef has a... More 

Thank ClogandSari
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last night as a party of six. From the time we came in to to the time we left the service was superb. From the starter to the dessert the taste, texture and delivery was amazing - the foods leaves your tastebuds wide awake.

Thank andrewwarrilow
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second best Indian meal my wife and I have ever eaten. When the best was at Benares a few weeks back this is not intended to be taken as faint praise. Far from it! The meal was near perfect from start to finish and that includes the correct service: friendly and with explanations for each course. We... More 

Thank Googly2010
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is little I can say about this restaurant that hasn't already been said. If new restaurants need to know how staff should operate front of house, go to the Ambrette. They are perfectly attentive without being intrusive - EXACTLY what should occur. We took my parents here for lunch for my fathers birthday as they had always said how... More 

Thank Daniel-Halv
Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 18 and the team were so accommodating to our needs. The food was divine (large groups pre-order) and came out quickly. The staff there are brilliant and made us feel very welcome. I cannot stress how good the food was though! Everyone enjoyed themselves, and they have a good range of vegetarian options too.... More 

1 Thank hannah_sultana
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three friends and myself visited the Turner Gallery and had heard about The Ambrette restaurant so thought we'd try it out. We were very pleased with our decision, it was superb! Food was excellent and service to match. Thank you.

Thank joolsjames
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ambrette is a wonderful place. Indian cuisine at its best, delicate flavours expertly presented in a wonderful setting with attentive waiters. What more could you ask for?

Thank Spencer V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?