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
Excellent food and service .
Fish was absolutely delicious. Only 2 ‘bad’ points....should have been asked if we wanted any sides.....it did not really go in, when ordering, that it came with none, di we ended up with just fish. I would have thought at those prices, some should be included. Also, the menu seemed quite limited re seafood from what I expected - no crab, no lobster, no oysters (explained that they had been returned by chef due to quality....but they were not listed on the menu) However, as I say, what we had was delicious.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Best place to eat in margate..
Everything was great worth travelling from London for!
EXCELLENT MEAL - EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFULLY COOKED AND WELL PRESENTED. GREAT SERVICE. A FEW NOISY CHILDREN SPOILT THE ATMOSPHERE A BIT.
Great staff, very welcoming and friendly throughout. Excellent service and excellent food.we look forward to returning. Best Bloody mary around!!!!
Lovely staff, excellent food...
As usual at ’ the Oyster’, a night of top food and great service! Great place and worth travelling down from London for!
Loved our lunch at Buoy and Oyster! Wonderful fresh oysters, perfectly soft butter with the bread, and mains were beautiful. Can't wait to return on our next trip to Margate!
We had a lovely meal, will definitely be visiting again
We had a fabulous New Year's Day lunch here. Wonderful service, convivial atmosphere and excellent food. Definitely a go-to venue whenever you're in Margate.
Have been here a few times now and always had a good meal and service, only small issue is with serving of oysters. It would be good to have them on a bed of ice which keeps them upright and doesn’t spill all the juices. Apart from that lovely.
Cannot fault this restaurant whatsoever. The staff were attentive and polite. The food was amazing. The premises was beautiful and clean. Can't wait to go back! One tip........ Reservation highly recommended!
Brilliant service and wonderful food
A great place to eat, food is fantastic and the service is excellent.
Amazing meal as always served by lovely staff. A wonderful restaurant, definitely amongst Margate’s best.
Excellent dining out experience for seafood dishes. We were here for New Years Eve and it was well worth the visit from London . Great service too . Thank you .
Pleasant dinner - enjoyed the food and a good atmosphere
Wonderful lunch, beautiful view of the sea and really friendly service. Would definitely return.
Love to eat here but disappointed on this occasion. My vegan curry was warm and returned when I asked if it could be heated again it was returned at pretty much the same temperature. No rice served with the meal as promised on the menu. Our stay was short and sweet as a result and the first time I have been disappointed by this lovely, lovely restaurant. ☹️
Great prawns in the buoy bowl Shane they had run out of oysters
Delicious lunch- fresh and tasty, perfect portions and a lovely atmosphere.
Best fish and chips we can remember and the Buoy Bowl was delicious.
Amazing food and perfect atmosphere