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“Good prices, tasty food”

The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon
Ranked #90 of 204 Restaurants in Margate
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Its modern looks from the outside do not well describe the warm homely feeling of this big public house.
As for my tastes the beers are not the best ones in the world.
But the food is amazing

Thank AlbertoAV91
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

A while ago wr didnt use this pub because it was slightly down at heel. It has been tidied up and is now used by families and is pleasant inside. there are two floors and leather sofas on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the beach.

There are specials on on weekdays and we went on curry night. This meant a choice of curries, poppadoms and nan bread washed down with a glass of wine or a beer (or a soft drink). The curry was tasty if not to the best Indian restaurant standard and the portions are good.

There is a huge alternative menu with a very wide choice and all at good prices.

For example they currently serve Ruddles County, which is a lovely smooth beer at less than £2 a pint!!

Our bill came to less than £25 for the four of us and there was no space for a pudding! Great value and under rated in my view.

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Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

It's not a pleasant place I'm afraid. It's early morning opening hours attract wafes and strays looking for their early morning pick me up and as the day goes on you will find most of them still there! Food is just not worth eating. It's popular because it's cheap. That should tell you everything. The old town of Margate is a short walk from here. You can enjoy nice beers and good food there!

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Thank Matthew E
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We have eaten here many times. They never seem to have enough staff. We wonder how many customers they lose to justify the lack of paying more staff. The curries can be excellent, but being pre packed you do not always get the same quality, some have lots of sauce others have almost zero.

Its a shame that you almost have to chose a time so you know you will not have to wait too long for your food. However it is cheap and for a family given the cost it is generally good value.

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Thank Jaye5848
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

This Wetherspoon pub is pretty much average for the chain but the drinks were much cheaper than the average Wetherspoon's. So will definitely go back if only for the very cheap but delicious coffee!

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Thank mojude
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