Tuesday - Saturday
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Buoy and Oyster
Buoy and Oyster is a family run restaurant overlooking the beach in Margate, Kent. First opening in November 2015, 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 setting.
Located in both the garden of England and on the British coastline in Margate, we have access to a fantastic supply of local fresh ingredients which is showcased in our seasonally changing menus. Simon and his team create well loved seaside classics such as moules frites, shellfish platters, beer battered fish and chips and of course, oysters. By using local Kent fishermen all fish and shellfish are usually landed and on your plate the very same day.
With a cosy cocktail lounge, modern dining space and an outside terrace overlooking the beach guests can enjoy the stunning views and beautiful Margate sunsets whilst enjoying a delicious meal with friends.
We ha a wonderful evening with absolutely excellent food- the grilled tiger prawns were, I think, the best I’ve ever had. Service was wonderful - friendly and attentive - we never had to wait for anything. Prices are a little high but with quality like that you don’t bedgrudge. We came from Londonso won’t be going regularly but loved it so much that we intend to return to Margate just so we can eat with you again! Thank you!
Excellent service. Holly our waitress was exceptional. She was knowledgeable and super helpful with the menu and her recommendations. Atmosphere was just right. Food was great and you even acknowledged the special occasion we were celebrating. Well done .
Excellent evening with wonderful sunset
Beautiful views. Amazing crab. Lovely oysters.
Food was excellent. However you don’t seem to answer your phone or respond to e mails. I tried to contact both ways to see if we could push our reservation back by 30 mins but no-one replied !
After reading a few reviews we decided to come here for our friends leaving dinner. Service was good, we were seated quickly. Our starters were very nice, we had the Buoy bowl and muscles. Unfortunately the main meal was not as good. We had the fish and chips, which were bland and oily, one of my friends found a hair in her fish which was a huge disappointment and put us all off our food. When we complained about it, we were given another portion quickly...but by that time the thought of the food hygiene put us off our food. I personally wouldn't come here for their fish and chips, although the rest of the food was good, you're better off going to the local fish and chip shop rather than paying the overpriced version from here.
Nice atmosphere, lovely waitress and great views. Food good, only had main course though.
Love this reservation. Great views. Prawns are excellent
We had reservations for 7pm on a miserably wet day, and were very happy that a table (and one by the window at that!) was found for us almost an hour early. Food and service both very good, as on our previous visit last September. (We’re not local, so that accounts for the lengthy gap.) Keepng my fingers crossed that you have scallops on the menu whenever we manage to get back ;)
Had the perfect dining experience on Friday night. Fabulous food, attentive staff and a superb sea view. Well done buoy and oyster team.
Love this place. Absolutely delicious food and fab cocktails. Lovely staff and awesome views. Highly recommend.
Wonderful holiday seafood lunch!! A treat!! Will definitely go back again if visiting again. Thank you.
One of a favourites. A little gem.
We had a lovely evening. Our waitress was delightful, welcoming and lots of fun. The food was perfectly cooked and presented and all six of us thoroughly enjoyed it. The calamari, king prawns and the hake were stand out dishes. We will be back soon.
Fab food Fab staff Fab service Fab location
Just simply perfection every time !!
Great restaurant, great service and the food was superb.
Lovely dining experience. Exceptional service and great food!
Great fresh food in a beautiful setting overlooking Marget “bay”. Excellent service, yummy wine. What more could one want? Will definitely continue to come back.
Really love this place we’ve met the same lovely lady every time we've been and she is amazing. It was extremely busy on Thursday and so food was a little slow but it was worth the wait and we were kept updated the whole time with an apology free drink which again was appreciated. The food as always was amazing and the views with the sun going down were incredible. We’ll definitely be back we’ve had great service and amazing food every visit we’ve made.
Excellent food and service.
First of many visits! Went for our anniversary meal and were very pleased we did. The meal was fantastic, the view was fantastic and the service was brilliant.
I think this is a brilliant place. A fraction of what I would expect to pay in London for similar quality. Service and food was excellent.
Attentive staff, AbFab oysters and lobster, perfect Picpoul to go with and a magic view of the Turneresque sunset! What more could we ask?
I can't rate this place enough. My daughter had fantastic 14th birthday dinner at Buoy and oyster. It was made extra special by the birthday card and complimentary mocktail. I wish I'd taken the name of the lady who served us. She was so lovely. She took time to talk to us and share little stories. I WILL DEFINITELY BE VISITING AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.....