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Buoy and Oyster

44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
+44 1843 446631
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (40 reviews)
“fresh oysters” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Seafood, European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant has a good location and the menu is very enticing however it is let down by poor customer service skills in its floor staff. If I was to have a guess, I would say that they have too many inexperienced staff and little...More

Thank jc222
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came for dinner on the 11th. Massive thanks to Tash for squeezing us in on a busy night! Great atmosphere, food and service. Definitely recommend. Will be back!

Thank Sara V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in here for a quick bloody Mary after seeing one on Instagram (I know really!) Well, it was well worth it, the best bloody Mary ever served by the most amazing staff, a bit of banter goes a long way and we can't...More

1  Thank SVLW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 5 hours here, having food and then sitting on their sea-view balcony having cocktails! The food was amazing, fresh fish, really good value for money and really tasty. SO filling!! The cocktails were good too, except the mojitos! The service was lovely...More

Thank Jess K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised at the Buoy & Oyster restaurant. Good choice of menu. Food was excellent & beautifully displayed. Will go again.

Thank d b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highlight of our Margate weekend. Fab suprise to have live music on Sunday afternoon after our lunch. Had the monkfish curry and local wine can't remember the name but was great. Thank you to the team and see you again soon!

Thank Carla W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were out for the day as a family and wanted a nice lunch. This is a great place for food but it is overpriced for what it is and I got the distinct impression we weren’t the type of clentele they were trying to...More

Thank Hilljilly1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us celebrated my mother in laws birthday on the 6th Aug. Fabulous fish and splendid service. Highly recommended and we will definitely be back.

Thank mark b
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant. The food was superb and the staff were welcoming and efficient. This truly is a real gem in the heart of Margate. Cannnot wait to go back again. Thank you Buoy and Oyster.

Thank Kanhai47
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was three of us dinning for a evening meal. we had fish & chips, fresh crab and a halibut, the fish &chips the batter was like eating a piece of cake where it was so thick, this made the fish look bigger than it...More

1  Thank Kim V
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2018|
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Response from faye p | Reviewed this property |
I think there are some options, however we all had seafood.
James W
28 May 2017|
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Response from NadineandSimon | Property representative |
Hello - we have a couple of vegetarian starters and mains which can be altered for a vegan diet (ie remove the honey nuts from the quinoa salad etc). Alternatively if you email us a couple of days prior to your visit Simon... More
Tor C
15 June 2016|
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Response from NadineandSimon | Property representative |
Hello! No we do not allow dogs anywhere in the restaurant including the outside terrace area, sorry for any inconvenience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 44
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 446631
  • E-mail
We are family run restaurant & cocktail bar overlooking the beach in Margate, Kent ​ With a seasonally changing menu specialising in seafood, owner/head chef Simon Morriss & his team create seaside favourites with a modern twist. By working closely with our local Kent suppliers & fishermen most fish & shellfish are usually landed & on your plate the very same day. We are proud winners of "KENT RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR" Taste of Kent awards 2018 & take pride in serving local produce, wines, beers & ales. We are centrally located in the heart of Margate with uninterrupted sea views and guests can enjoy their meal in our modern dining room or join us for drinks outside on our terrace where you will be well looked after by our professional & friendly team. We always have meat & gluten free options & have a vegetarian/vegan menu ​ We look forward to welcoming you soon ​ Simon, Nadine & team
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