Monday - Sunday
12-9 (10pm Saturdays)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Awesome View
About Buoy and Oyster
Buoy and Oyster is a family run restaurant overlooking the beach in Margate, Kent. First opening in November 2015 and newly refurbished for 2019, husband and wife duo Simon and Nadine and their team have been gaining a reputation for providing customers with great quality food and service in a relaxed and stylish seaside setting.
Located in both the garden of England and on the British coastline, our talented chefs have access to a fantastic supply of local fresh ingredients which is showcased in our seasonally changing menus. Guests can enjoy their meal with uninterpreted sea views & the famous Margate sunsets whilst being well looked after by our professional & welcoming team.
Winners of "Kent restaurant of the year" in the Taste of Kent Awards 2018 we take pride in serving local produce, wines & beers. With an open plan theatre kitchen, meet the chefs & enjoy watching them freshly prepare your meals in front of you whilst dining in our modern dining space or our all day dining seafood bar
Joining us in the restaurant?
Dine in a more formal setting, choosing from our restaurant, seafood bar & vegan menus (mix and match from both) Chose from well loved seaside classics alongside innovative and modern cooking techniques. Our aim is for guests to enjoy a unique & memorable dining experience by the sea with sea views from every table & friendly service from our experience front of house team.
Our restaurant menu is available 7 days a week
Joining us in the Seafood Bar?
Enjoy cocktails, Kentish wine & beers alongside local oysters, seafood platters, small plates (& of course fish & chips) in a relaxed and buzzy setting, chat to the chefs as they prepare your meal by sitting near to our open plan theatre kitchen.
Our Seafood bar menu is available all day 7 days a week
We are family friendly with a "little sailors" menu & are fully wheelchair accessible from our high street entrance
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs in the restaurant , seafood bar or terrace
We look forward to welcoming you soon
Everything was fantastic from start to finish. The staff were super helpful, and accomdating on the night. Food was insanely good! Little touches like a birthday card was super touching. I am recommending this to all my friends!
We had booked a table for 7.30pm in the restaurant but when we arrived we were told it was on the high stools in the seafood bar. As I have arthritic knees, I explained I could not get onto the high stools and would prefer a table, as I had booked. I was asked who took the booking. I suggested that staff might answer the phone saying "B&O, (Lisa) speaking how may I help?" Then customers would know who took the booking. The Manager said she would speak to staff at next meeting. Our meal was quite nice but three of us ordered halibut, which was very very small for £22. I know this is an expensive fish but the portions were not acceptable for the price. Our friends who were down for the weekend enjoyed the meal & restaurant but we felt uncomfortable with the mix up with the booking and exorbitant price of halibut.
Lovely shellfish & fish... Kent wine really nice if a little too expensive!
Brilliant waitress. Great all round.
Come regularly as a family love sitting on the seafood tables and having different plates. Always good and service is also excellent.
We had a pleasant enough Sunday lunch and the service was friendly. The reason for my lower ratings is that you are quite expensive and my dessert was quite frankly a real rip off. I ordered caramelised bananas with peanut butter parfait and peanut brittle. First of all there were no bananas, and the 'brittle' was a vague scattering of dust with no obvious flavour and certainly not brittle. I did question the (very nice) member of waiting staff and she didn't seem too sure either. Anyway I was surprised to be charged full price when one of the main items was unavailable and another not as described. Just a bit disappointing in an otherwise pleasant afternoon.
Fish and seafood was excellent, but the portion size for the vegetarian gnocchi was extremely small which was disappointing given the price.
2nd time at this restaurant & the food was excellent both times, really enjoyed sitting outside on the terrace after our meal enjoying a drink we felt like we wasn’t being rushed out which was really nice.
Service is somewhat slow.
Delicious food with a beautiful view and friendly service. Thank you!
Good food. Nice atmosphere.
Absolutely loved lunch with my family for my husbands birthday. Lovely touch with the glass of bubbles for him too. Can’t wait to come back again.
Will definitely be back
It was unfortunate that my main fish dish came up undercooked, which was admitted, once tasted I didn’t feel like the same dish again, so choose the linguine, it was underwhelming. My friends all enjoyed their meals and I loved my starter. The drinks were great and the service was good. Chips sounded lovely but tasted like frozen chips so once again disappointing. Sorry
What a great place, food and service both fab on Saturday ... the hottest day of the year so far the place was packed .the staff did well to keep the flow going and it was buzzing..... thanks we will be back.
The best meal I’ve had in a long time! The beef was a delight!!!
Lovely oysters but had to ask for tobasco etc which you would expect would accompany any order of those. Had pasta as a main course and they didn't offer black pepper or parmesan and when I asked they said they don't have parmesan. Weird. We didn't have dessert to avoid more disappointment.
Highly recommend if you're in Margate!
Presentation and knowledge of dishes by younger staff was poor Forgot to mention price of lobster Some slowness in service despite empty restaurant and bar at time of visit Food average. Good dessert
Wonderful evening, excellent service, food and atmosphere.
Lovely food and beautiful location.