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
Being a chef and lecturer in cooking I found the food excellent, well presented, full of flavour, value for money, service was very friendly and attentive, with humour thrown in, made for a great evening, I will be back.
Menu wad great- I had the special which was delicious! Our server wad so helpful, obviously knew the menu inside out and was deft at recommending local options from the drinks menu. All staff were professi9nal and really on the ball. When I arrived they had a cancellation so had upgraded me to a table in the restaurant with a sea view. - amazing!
We came here for a family meal for my birthday. The food was delicious and there was a great choice of wine. As the birthday girl, I was given a glass of prosecco and a birthday card which was a really nice touche. However, our waitress was incredibly miserable, threw and slid glasses across the table, never once smiled or ask how the meal was. Such a shame as everything else was perfect.
compliments for all the staff and for the fresh shellfish food , you are one of my favorite fish restaurant.....and i come everytime from London.
I really enjoyed the whole experience at the buoy and oyster. The menu had a great variety and we had a few small plates done tapas style. Relaxed atmosphere but professional staff who kept their eye out for when more drinks were needed. The restaurant is done out really nicely. Definitely going back
Food and service were faultless. The beautiful sunset was just an additional bonus on a fantastic dining experience.
By far my Favorite restaurant in Margate. We booked for a Sunday Lunch and we had THE Most Amazing roast dinner . HUGE yorkie puds, perfectly cooked meat, goose fat roast pots, delicious cauliflower cheese and veggies. Food was spot on! Exceptional service as always, bearing in mind how busy the restaurant was. Well Done Buoy & Oyster team.
Great food and professional, friendly service.
Excellent service and food
We enjoyed a delicious early lunch with delightful staff & gorgeous view! Faultless experience.
Absolutely fantastic . Food, staff and everything. Thank you
Fantastic service and lovely staff!
Really good food and friendly, helpful service. Our only comment relates to the music, which was a bit loud and intrusive.
first time after being recommended, enjoyed it, food & wine was nice, I would certainly return
I love this restaurant. I’ve actually been here three times this week ! It really is my favourite place to eat . Best fish restaurant I’ve been to anywhere .
We never disappointed with what's on offer, as it's one of our favourite restaurants we do go quite often. It's so nice to see the local produce being used, as this gives quality food in season. The waitress was fantastic and even recommended a dessert that we would not have tried, the brie and figures and min bread was delicious.
Great seafood platter for two on my wife’s birthday in February. Staff greeted us with a happy Birthday and a complementary glass of champagne for her. Great lunch and sea view. Will definitely return soon.
I had lunch with a friend, we were both celebrating our birthdays. This was my first time here, & I will be back! Our food was delicious. I loved the decor & atmosphere. The staff were smiling, & friendly, service was calm & prompt. The beach view was perfect. Thank you
All doing a great job- even on busy Sunday lunchtime. Very welcoming to all ages.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming as well as efficient. The food was well presented and tasted great, my husband had buoy platter and I had a roast dinner, everything was beautiful. I think it was great value for money.
We had a wonderful lunch thank you, the food was truly excellent and very good value.
Amazing evening, we were a large group with a person with food allergies and Tash and chef could not do enough to ensure we had everything we needed, so nice to come to a restaurant and not be made to feel awkward as you are asking for changes, thank you thank you thank you x
Great food in excellent location supported by friendly and efficient service! Thank you
Yummy starter crab and prawn scotch egg was amazing.. roast beef delicious roast. And the desserts are unbelievable. See you soon. Thank you Laura for reserving out roast dinners.
We had a wonderful lunch and were made to feel very welcome. Already planning our next visit