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Fort's Cafe

8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
+44 1843 449786
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 3:00 pm Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So we wanted somewhere to go for breakfast last weekend and having been to Forts in the past we opted to return. It looked exactly the same, but it couldn’t have been less like the Forts of recent years. That Forts, was effortlessly understated. Immaculately...More

Thank snorkster
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Have visited a year ago and was delightful. This time painfully slow service, menu description of home cooked ham did not match the wet thin ham served and cheap frozen chips on plate were supposed to be hand cut. Change of ownership ? Very disappointing...More

Thank sjarman70
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We waited 20 minutes before our order was taken. At this point we discovered a number of items were not available. We then waited another 45 minutes for the food to arrive. There were only 8 people including us in the cafe so it was...More

Thank littlel0nd0ner
Reviewed 25 August 2018

A small cool cafe near the Lido in Margate, off the beaten track but worth a walk. Service isnt speedy but no where in Margate is speedy so no different to anywhere else. Its like a trendy greasy spoon

Thank BazRex
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Little gem of a cafe, breakfast menu is great lots of avocado for the visiting Londoners 😉 place really busy so arrive early.

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I love to visit Forts every time I am Margate however this visit something seemed to have changed. The place was empty which it usually never is, it’s usually buzzing and has a great atmosphere. Ordered drinks no diet cokes. (To be fair to them...More

1  Thank Clare J
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Lovely well run cafe.Very family friendly and the staff very polite.The meals I’ve had their have always been fresh ,well cooked and a good size portions.

Thank ghearsey
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Quirky place that has a nice feel. Was recommended to us but sadly didn’t live up to expectations. The food was really tasty & the menu was good. The place really wasn’t busy though & we had a 9.30 booking for breakfast which arrived at...drum...More

Thank Kateabella
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 10.30, breakfast eventually dished up at 11.30. We even seemed to be waiting 30 minutes for an orange juice. Once two breakfasts were dished up (still awaiting 2) we requested cutlery, the waitress continued serving other tables before bringing the cutlery. Following two...More

4  Thank rebeccareeve
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Great breakfast, shame it was served at lunch. An inexplicably long wait for grilled cheese and a chorizo breakfast is too much. For that price you'd expect it in good time. At one point during our 45 minute wait for a basic meal we were...More

2  Thank perfectfromnwon
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Response from BenjaminCT7 | Reviewed this property |
Their menu is online - have a look there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 449786
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