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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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08:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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kent
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Come here often, so the food is normally quite good. Had a steak meal and it was cold. This is not the first time food has been served cold. Didn't send it back as I could eat it and it was still lovely, others would have sent it back for a nuking. Won't stop us going back as value for... More 

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Thank ukscallywag
Slough, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this place on three occasions earlier this week when in Margate for a Shalamar concert (lunch & after-show drinks, then breakfast the following morning). It appeared clean, wasn't too busy (it was midweek after all), good quality seating and furnishings and you had a sea view if you sat at the front. You can get... More 

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Thank PathManSlough
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I are huge fans of Wetherspoons pubs - we head for them whenever we go to explore a new town, and have been in well over 100. So when I say that the clientele are slightly strange, I am comparing fairly! We were sitting outside until one guy came along and continually harassed us - funny at... More 

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Thank Clairec58
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited sept, was great went in tonight steak night couldn't eat it chewy chips & onion rings near cold.. order by table num waitress was asking around who ordered... tables dirty sticky.. waste of £20 as later went to eat elsewhere as hardly touched steak meal.. not nice at all.very disappointed. Don't think I will go in again.

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Thank Mandy W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff great . Chairs filthy .Stained fabric on seating areas .Could not find a clean chair. The stains looked like old dried urine stains Sat on some paper . I think it looks like it all could do with a deep clean. Shame I didn't take some photos.

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Thank Susanna20142014
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback and I am glad the staff were great on your visit. With regards to the chairs we are due a clean in December and I spoke to the contractor this morning to bring this forward. I am sorry if this ruined your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards... More 

Margate, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some will shy away from eating in what appears to be a pub, especially the non-drinkers. But take the plunge into this eatery and you will be converted to think otherwise. Excellent.

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Thank Royden S
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We look forwards to seeing you again soon. Regards Angela More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a very random trip down to Margate one Sunday morning and decided to pay a visit here for a spot of brekkie! Fairly busy for a Sunday morning but after ordering we didn't waiting long! Again as it seems after a visit to a different spoonies for breakfast not long ago the portions and standards are just as... More 

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Thank goofie g
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, The mochas are lovely! We have a vanilla syrup to which isn't advertised on the menu but is equally delicious! Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip down to Margate Regards Angela More 

Larkfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Popped in for a bite to eat after a day at Dreamland. After battling through the fog of cigarette smoke to get in, the pub was quite pleasant. We were served quickly and the waitress was happy in her work. We were full and content...ready to walk through the smoke to the seafront.

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Thank 16taz
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments. Sadly because we don't have a garden smokers do tend to congregate at the front of the pub. We try to encourage them to use the balcony or sit on the tables to the side. I'm sorry if this negatively impacted your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.... More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Came here for drinks on a Saturday night and also visited the following morning for brunch. The food was nice and it was good to be able to sit on their seafront balcony. Service was very good and quick so couldn't really fault a lot.

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Thank Jake S
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Omg the food was amazing with great theme nights, steak cooked to perfection, and curry night was lush, really good deals making affordable eating out.so pleased we found this pub...

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Thank Mandy W
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Angela More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100

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