Monday - Sunday
12-9 (10pm Saturdays)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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
Delicious meal. Would recommend scotch egg and scallops as starter.
Another delicious lunch here, thank you. The service was excellent as usual, it was all very relaxed and welcoming. Can't fault it, well done all.
Excellent service from the waiting staff who were genuinely engaging and helpful in making customisations and choices. A wonderful mix of flavours in every dish without anyone overpowering the others. Can't wait to go again
Our first visit, to celebrate a birthday, was a great seafood experience. We will definitely be dining at Buoy & Oyster again. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in seafood served well. Service was congenial too.
Absolutely beautiful food. Can't wait to come back again.
Lovely Sunday lunch with friends. Thank you
Fabulous team made us feel very welcome and were very accommodating of our requests. Fish was beautifully cooked
Lovely touch to give ya a free glass of. Champagne and card for our anniversary! Really nice touch
Good food, great view and friendly service!
Excellent food. Excellent service Fabulous atmosphere Ridiculous size portion of chips in a tiny tiny tin bucket the size of a yoghurt pot.......... How expensive are your potatoes to warrant such a meagre serving.
Our second visit and it didn’t disappoint! Fantastic food drink and service with a great atmosphere. Hopefully see you again soon 👍
Great food and service. Curry haddock fishcakes were a little meh compared to everything else. But overall fab.
This was the best fish and seafood dinner I have had. The service, ambience and food was amazing. I had sea bream in a curry sauce which was so unforgettable, the best fish dish I have ever had. The price was also very competitive and portions were great. Would definitely recommend and return when in Margate.
Great food and service. Will be back again soon for sure .
Lovely birthday celebration thank you. Would be most likely to return for special occassion.
Waitress was lovely and helpful. Our first visit. My husband had the fish& chips. Lovely crispy light batter. I had the skate wing cooked to perfection. We will be back !!!
I came for a birthday meal with five of my friends on Saturday. We all loved the food - I had the skate wing which was divine, and I know that those who ordered the halibut and the special loved it too. Great selection of English wine. The service was really good - our waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive. Lovely atmosphere. Would totally recommend!
Great with nut allergy and adapting menu for vegan as well when the dish ordered ran out. Great atmosphere and lovely service !
A lovely lunch, overlooking the beach on a crisp, autumnal day. Fresh, tasty fish and seafood - with a good wine choice we chose a delicious Kentish wine - a first for me), all served in a relaxed atmosphere, by an attentive waitress who seemed genuinely interested in our choices and our opinion of the food. Details make the difference
4pm is not the busiest of time to visit a restaurant, but oyster hour (£1 per oyster*) was too good to pass up. Our waiter George, was welcoming, friendly, and knowledgable. The chef on duty (at the time, the only chef) Nathan, was obliging, quick and efficient and painstakingly shucked us 36 oysters in brilliant time. My dining companion and I, enjoyed the ambience so much, we nearly forgot about our next engagement! But with assistance form the FoH manager 'Tash and her colleague Talis (sp?), a taxi was organised and the bill processed in double-quick time. Highly recommended, and we will def be back (*Whitstable Native oysters are not included, due to their understandable limited and high demand)
Excellent in every way!
Never disappointed with the quality of food and service! Thank you
Excellent restaurant, Simon Morriss and his team have got a JEWEL. Love it. Using local produce, fresh fish, local wines etc. Almost perfect. recommend the Buoy and Oyster to everyone. I didn't give 5 for the atmosphere because it was very loud when full. However it's not their fault. People tend to shout to each other when in groups. if only everyone could whisper or talk softer! Don't talk at all...just eat!!
Fantastic meal and superb service by Grace
Tasty and fresh food - thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Thank you