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Bow's Kitchen

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10 Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England (Formerly Bow's Kitchen at Number 23 Bar)
+44 7796 958949
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food as always. I'm such a big fan of this restaurant, never a bad meal here!! Great fresh food every time, see you Saturday.

Thank EmmaSanfors
Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly get a meal at Bows Kitchen and have never had a problem before. This was until a week or so ago. We got a takeaway and once we got it home and put it on a plate we were shocked. We ordered Crispy Pork Belly, a beef stir fry with oyster sauce a seafood soup and a red... More 

Thank Alex A
Tim S, Manager at Bow's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for starting a Trip Advisor account especially to make contact with us. I'm sure all of the readers will appreciate your considered, experienced opinion. So, to clarify your comments. You'll be aware that all of the dishes are freshly prepared, cooked to order and intended to be eaten shortly after. We often discuss journey times with new customers... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely meal. Beautiful flavours and good service. The Paste served with the crispy pork starter was undoubtedly one of the finest taste sensations I've experienced.

Thank russell b
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bow's Kitchen had good reviews on TripAdvisor, and it was close to our hotel, so we ventured into the rather dubious-looking pub and found the stairs leading to the restaurant. At the top of the stairs was a door with a notice: “Please ring the bell and take a seat”. At this point we were almost tempted to try somewhere... More 

Thank Lanoo_Harve
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Best Thai food around! Extremely authentic beautifully presented food. We decided to pick the sharing platter, all items cooked to perfection. For mains I had the pad kee mao with chicken. Amazing. Loved the variation of veg included. Excellent service, really attentive and in depth knowledge of Thai food. Was a great evening out with friends, made a perfect night.... More 

Thank Abbie H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We came for a quick dinner around 5pm and were lucky to find empty tables. That changed during our meal. The food was prepared very quickly and nice and friendly served.

Thank Bärbel R
Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Found this place recently. Lovely food and surroundings in the old pub. Lunch menu better value than individually priced one. Food lovely, friendly service and nice environment. Food came quickly too so didn't have to wait long.

Thank Andrea K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

So glad we found out about Bow's, it's hiding above a pub in the Old Town! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Service was friendly and the space is very cosy and unexpected.

Thank Claire O
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Bow's Kitchen many many times... and it's safe to say the food is incredible and beautifully prepared. All the staff are attentive and very knowledgeable would recommend to anyone and everyone and of course will be back again soon

Thank Ben S
Margate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We came in for lunch, and chose the set menu. The service was far higher quality than expected, and the starters lovely. However, the mains were underwhelming, and not of the quality that would entice us back.

Thank filingwords

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England (Formerly Bow's Kitchen at Number 23 Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 7796 958949
Bow's Kitchen is discretely situated above the Wig & Pen pub in Margate's Old Town.We have all of the benefits of links with the pub, whilst being separated enough to allow private dining.We are a few minutes walk from the Turner Contemporary Gallery and the seafront.There is ample local parking, on-street and in controlled car parks.The restaurant is accessed via the staircase inside the bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?