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
Great seafood and excellent service. A special mention and thanks to Chantelle our waitress that evening for excellent customer service. That's what a restaurant should be!
I brought my 80yr old aunt, mum & bf for a birthday dinner here on Fri 20 Sept. B&O is our go-to option for celebrations and we weren't disappointed! The only minor niggles were that the waitress wasn't as friendly as we've had before, the interaction was seemingly quite transactional. And the room was very warm so on the odd occasion the balcony door was opened, it was a welcomed relief! The ice cream/sorbet offerings were extremely delicious (worth highlighting!) and being able to have just one scoop was perfect. Overall another lovely visit, thank you x
Fab lunch great views food and service will def come back !
Had local oysters followed by grilled seafood platter for 2, all delicious and service was great. We will keep coming back.
We found it extremely noisy so much so it was difficult to have any sort of conversation. Also with the door to the balcony open throughout our meal it became very drafty
Food great. Staff excellent. Whole experience was fab. Keep it up Bouy and oyster.
A superb Tuna Ceviche
Fantastic food and service and the most amazing sunset! Thank you x
Service was fantastic, a very helpful lady who knew everything about the food and wine. The food was beautiful and presented beautifully We will be returning
This could be the perfect "Out of season" place to hang out. It's actually a pleasure to have more time to chat to the staff. The food is beautiful, not the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but quality produce very well presented.It's a great business and I really hope they can maintain a good customer base through the winter - always the acid test for our seaside towns. I wish them well. Thank you very much.
Amazing food, beautiful view
Fabulous as always
Very friendly staff.
scallops good, tuna not as described -not marinated at all -served with accompaniments that could have had more punch- couscous not as described where was the pomegranate or courgette? small specks of dried apricot and very oily- bananas not caramelised as described.If presenting very descriptive/complex menus ensure the ingredients are included in the served meals, third time of trying the restaurant won't be revisiting
We have the best night dining at the buoy and Oyster, food was amazing and the service was just as good. We will definitely be coming back :-)
We have wanted to eat here for ages and so glad we finally have. The food and atmosphere was really lovely. The view and sunset was amazing. The only disappointment was the dessert but I know next time to skip it
Overall a pleasant experience. We were a little concerned that side dishes: skin-on fries, samphire etc. arrived several minutes after the main course. Waiting for them meant the food was getting cold. Also a scotch ordered after the meal took an age to arrive.
Wonderful view from our table of a sunset. Food and service first class. We will certainly be back
Excellent food quality and knowledgeable service. Also I really appreciated the selection of English wines
Fantastic food and a fantastic setting. We had the seafood platter as the sun went down over the sea. Brilliant service throughout.
We usually really enjoy our time in the restaurant but this time it was not so. The service by the two young waitresses was just not good enough. We waited 15 minutes just to be served our drinks. My drink was taken from the table and clearly wasnt finished. The girl that served us definitely had the wrong attitude for this restaurant. As we are such regulars here we really expected better. It has definitely put us off coming back for a little while. Food was good but overall experience was not.
On a business trip to Margate we popped in for lunch. We found a very busy service in progress our waitress was efficient and pleasant. The menu was interesting. And when our food arrived it was lovely fresh and vibrant. All in all a very good experience, we will return
Superb food and service. Only thing that would have improved the experience for me would have been more sophisticated music (but I am very fussy!)
Fantastic seafood lunch overlooking the beach! We shared the seafood platter and lots of starters. Really fresh fish and crab and wonderful service from the whole front of house team. Can't wait to visit again!