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.
Awesome seafood. Great location and very nice atmosphere. Highly recommended. We will definitely return to this place. No wonder this restaurant won 'Taste of Kent Award'. Remember to book a table in advance to avoid dissapointment.
Sunday luch for my birthday
We had the most amazing sea food platters on Friday night, we pre ordered and included some lobsters, it was simply Devine, I can't praise this restaurant enough, we are so Lucy to have it in our area.
Love you guys. The food is always phenomenal and the service always friendly and engaging 😊
See you again soon
The calamari was very good, very crispy. The beef brisket kept my pallet wanting more! I highly recommend his place. My wife said it was the best restaurant I'd ever taken her to! Thanks buoy and oyster for putting a smile on my wife's face :)
As always excellent service food and ambience
Great cocktails at the bar prior to dinner. Just under half hour late being seated at our table and unfortunately had to complain about my husband's main course of beef however the restaurant handled the complaint well and an alternative was offered and they welcomed the feedback. It did mean that we ended up eating our meals separately which is s shame as we were on a rare date night! Our experience on this occasion was off-par but we will be back as we do enjoy the restaurant normally.
Lovely food and service as always, just could've done with the main meals being served a little hotter.. thank you. Bev.
Gorgeous place, nice staff, beautiful sunset. However - we were the 'big table' for bank holiday Sunday and arrived early in the evening, seated immediately, but from then on we waited approx. 2 hours for our mains. We were even asked by the Manager if we wanted desserts - before our mains were served! Your staff were excellent supporting the situation, but you're only ever as full as how many tables you have so do think about that in the future.
The simple calamari starter was one of the best dishes of its kind I've had. My John Dory was a wee bit overcooked and the gnocchi was a bit too bouncy. It was still nice, though. Excellent cheese.
Sunshine, bank holiday Sunday, Seafood what a FAB combination. This restaurant really works for me.The location, the look of the place, a balcony overlooking the beach which allows you to smoke without feeling like an outcast. The menu, specials of both drinks and food were fully explained by our lovely waitress who had greeted us so warmly and made us feel really welcome. There was a great atmosphere and most importantly the food was good. We chose 12 Oysters and they were so good we ordered more and the HOT seafood platter. The prawns were delicious (only thing that could of been better was to of had them deveined, but I managed that myself)The tempura oysters were amazing. Scollops were really good. Only one thing let it down, but only slightly was .... some home made garlic aioli would of really taken it all to another level. Thank you for quick service, we had to be somewhere else in the afternoon otherwise we would of certainly hit the cocktails on the balcony. We will be back.
Even better if you can get a table on the balcony or by the window
The exemplar of less-is-more; stylish (furniture) and airy room enhanced by superb terrace views and cocktails. Deserts were excellent and main courses good with the seafood linguine a few spices short of perfection. Would recommend.
The dishes were incredible! And the service was very attentive and pleasant! Definitely going back...do book and reserve the oysters ahead of time! Too popular a place that they may run out...
Best meal I have had there.
Very good food menu and service was very good! Amazing location and atmosphere. Slightly dissapointed you ran out of oysters as thats why i booked in the first place!
Lovely food, great view
Good food and friendly staff!
I had booked 2 weeks in advance and when we arrived, albeit a few months ago nuts early, we had to sit at the back of the bar near the loos and wait until 7.20 for a table - it was nearly impossible to catch a member of staff to order - the food was nice, homemade,good presentation, but not outstanding enough to compensate for waiting and lack of staff - I would be hesitant to recommend to family and friends based on my experience with you.
Lovely staff as always!
Loved the location/ambiance. Decor fabulous! Waiting staff friendly...Disappointed that we couldn’t squeeze 4 extra people into the restaurant, they tried to ask again before they left us. By 8.30 there were loads of tables vacant and they didn’t have to sit near us....food was average for a seafood restaurant. Wasn’t offered/suggested side dishes for smaller courses, staff need to advise the client - recommend dishes etc. My halibut sauce was like there were shells in it, bitty and halibut a little too underdone... I eat out a lot and Will give it a go again in hope that it was a one off. As discussed the setting was ideal.
Great atmosphere and fantastic food!