Monday - Sunday
All day dining 12-9pm
Click & Collect
- 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.
We have retained 2 AA Rosettes in 2019 & 2020 and were winners of "Kent restaurant of the year" in the Taste of Kent Awards 2018 & top 3 finalists in 2020. We take pride in serving local produce, wines & beers.
Please note that to the need to reduce customer contact & interaction we will only be using our high street entrance at 44 High Street. The Marine Drive entrance will be closed off to members of the public & will only be used for our Click & Collect food collection point.
Al Fresco Dining
We have a fantastic outside seating area which overlooks the beach & those famous Turner sunsets! We are pleased to announce that we will now be serving food outside all day every day & have opened the terrace area up for online reservations. Our outside terrace is a special & memorable dining experience however, there is a small catch! Please note that due to the reduced number of covers we will not be able to hold you a table inside in case the weather changes. If you reserve an outside table in advance we will have everything crossed for you that the weather is good but of course this is out of our control & we can not guarantee that this will be the case. Please decide whether or not you still wish to sit outside on the morning of your reservation & contact us if you have changed your mind, so that we can try to find you an inside table, or can cancel your booking. We do have umbrellas for each table but these will not be sufficient in very windy, rainy or extremely hot conditions. If you have booked a table outside & we are unable to serve food outside due to poor weather - your reservation will not be able to be upheld. Please bare this "weather risk" in mind when making a reservation on the terrace.
Click & Collect
At the end of June we will be launching a click & collect service for our "Beach Buoys" menu
Expect to see popular seafood classics such as lobster sub rolls, loaded fries & fish finger sandwiches which can be ordered & paid for easily online using our restaurant ordering app. This will be 100% contact free, you will select the date & time of your order & chose your menu items, safely paying in advance when checking out at home. Then when your food is ready head to our "Buoy Bike" food collection point at 17 Marine Drive where you can either park & open your boot or collect takeaway boxes at a safe distance from our FOH team member. Please follow our social media pages for our full "Beach Buoys" menu & for opening details
No shows & Cancellations
No shows are a major issue for independent restaurants, even more so since COVID-19 & the fact that we are having to make extensive changes to our business capacity - at this stage we do not wish to introduce a deposit scheme however if your plans change and you no longer need your table please just let us know! It is so simple just to pick up the phone & cancel your booking, please just do this if you no longer need your reservation. Due to no shows being an ongoing issue please also let us know if you are running late due to a late taxi etc, we will call every late table as soon as they do not arrive however we will only hold your table for 15 minutes after your booking time if we have not heard from you or we can not contact you. We ask you to please work with us in reducing/ removing the damaging affects of no shows to our family run restaurant & appreciate your understanding & co-operation on this.
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
Had a lovely evening at the Buoy and Oyster for my birthday.
It was expensive but can't fault anything so it was worth paying extra for. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I hope to return.
Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere and incredible sunset! Thanks
Great seafood, wonderful views of the sunset over the sea. A must for a romantic occasion.
Great food and fantastic service despite the Covid dining restrictions. I would definitely recommend a meal here to anyone visiting Margate.
Great Sunday lunch with friends.
Awesome dining experience 😀
Fabulous location and food - especially the battered pickles and oysters - and felt very safe and secure with all Covid-protection in place. Highly recommend a visit
Lovely view and sunset, great food and wine, and the service was very welcoming. Would highly recommend.
Lovely meal in a lovely location, will definitely be back. One small criticism is that my other half had to ask for a finger bowl, we both thought it would be common practice to bring one along with the meal, when it involved deshelling prawns. Other than that the service was good and the pudding was scrumptious.
Lovely staff, delicious food and amazing seaview!
First time but will so not be the last, really good food, lovely staff just 5 ⭐️ all round
Really tasty food, great service and lovely location
We had a great time. Food was great. Covid precautions were well organised, clearly explained, but not over the top.
We had a wonderful time on my birthday The food and service were too rate Highly recommended ThevTuna was delicious
Delicious food and wine on the terrace with views of the sunset over Margate. The staff were friendly and welcoming and did everything to ensure C-19 safety/cleanliness
Great night, all Covid considerations in place but very relaxed atmosphere. Brilliant service, excellent value for money. We’ll be back!
I had the best dessert of my life, the vegan been roots and choccolate cake was an experience!!!
We have a lovely evening. The service was very good and Covid compliant. The oysters were great as were the moule. The English wine was very good. Great to see local produce on the menu.
After turning up and being told that they had no meat left and my husband does not eat fish, we were amazed at the great service provided. They went out of their way to make sure they got him a steak dinner which left me and my daughter to enjoy the amazing fish available. Will definitely be going back. Thank you
Superb seafood, lovely atmosphere, excellent service and very well managed, discreet CV-19 attitude. Highly recommended. Thanks you
Excellent service and great food
We really enjoyed our meal on the terrace & look forward to seeing you again!
Thank you for wearing masks and keeping your staff and customers safe. It’s really refreshing to see businesses going above and beyond to keep everyone safe in these difficult times.