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Buoy and Oyster

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Award winning, family run restaurant 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
USD 15 - USD 45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, European, British, Grill
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, food and staff, really enjoyed our evening. Would definitely recommend for lunch or dinner. Great view over Margate too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Y544FOrebeccaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went their for our meal on our last night in Margate, we were staying in the accomodation they have above the restaurant and we were very happy with our food and thoroughly enjoyed our meal

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RuairidhTik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First lunch of the year... I suspect it will be one of the best for the whole year. We sat in a window table, overlooking the sea and harbour. The view was every bit as good as the food to come.. Utterly delicious ( and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank jim s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 star all the way Amazing food even with big party it arrived quick and great portion sizes Staff were lovely and really welcoming to us all would totally recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank hollybV2773EZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was really good, the food, the service and the cost. The restaurant is particularly good in the summer when you can eat out on the balcony overlooking Margate main sands.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Quest800275
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, the welcome was warm, food delicious and service excellent. We met the owner/chef for the first time and we could see instantly why this is such a great place to eat and be. A friendly and gracious man who clearly cares about his...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank KimmyW29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned a stay in Margate and wanted to eat out in a seafood restaurant - we booked The Buoy & Oyster. What a lovely meal we had last night. I had scallops with curried coconut and mango cream for starters (the best I have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Clare F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The servers were friendly and efficient, the food was excellent and well presented and the space was well thought out with outside seating for the warmer evenings and great views across Margate main beach - what more could you want?

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Royden S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to celebrate a special anniversary and the team couldn't have been more accommodating. They ensured we had a great table and also had bubbly upon arrival as requested but went the extra mile providing this on the house and a lovely card. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SteveC436
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled in here one Sunday for lunch with my dad - and on the hunt for something tasty and bartered. What an amazing find and what a delicious restaurant. The wild oysters were phenomenal, the scallops about 3x better than the ones I had at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Alex B
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24 May 2018|
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Response from 167fayep | 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
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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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