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Buoy and Oyster

44 High Street, Margate, United Kingdom, CT91DS
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Opening Information

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Sunday
Lunch 12-3.30pm
Dinner 5.30-9pm

Seafood Bar
12-9 (10pm Saturdays)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • 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
Lunch 12-3.30pm
Dinner 5.30-9pm

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
12-9pm
(10pm Saturdays)

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

Cuisine: Seafood, British, Small Plates
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Bottle of white wine was warm. Asked the waitress to put ice in the bucket to cool it down, she did and it was fine. This improved the taste. I thought the starter was over priced but I enjoyed the experience.

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

Wow! Amazing visit from start to finish. Thank you so much

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

It was a most enjoyable evening. We had been recommended the Restaurant by friends who had visited the previous year whilst on Holiday. We will do the same as the food was delicious and filling

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Music wasn't good Did not want house music with dinner Something suited needed

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Service very slow. Waited 50 minutes for meal. Potato and vegetables tepid. Smallest piece of halibut I've ever seen. Slow to clear plates. Waitress twice forgot to bring dessert menus. Scoops of ice cream extremely small. Also forgot coffee order and unapologetic about this. Very disappointing. Last visit totally different.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Halibut was a bit dry but the rest was delicious! Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

We ate in the seafood bar for the 1st time. We’ve eaten in the restaurant before. The food was very tasty. The mussels,my husband said, were lovely, the fish and chips very good. I kind of over did it with the batter, my fault, I had the battered oysters to start which were delicious. Then I had the buoy bowl but most of it was battered too, my mistake but it was delicious! Dessert was very good but quite small. We did think it was quite expensive for a ‘bar’ setting but the atmosphere was great and the stools very comfortable. The service was good but we did have to ask for cutlery and serviettes. The re-fit is very nice. We love the Bouy and Oyster and we’d go again.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Super Meal and excellent service with a lovely view of Margate golden sands.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Fantastic food and service. Just love the new look and refurb. Great job team what an asset to Margate! Have already booked to come back again soon!

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

We had a really lovely lunch, the staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was top notch. It's a great restaurant and we got lucky with the weather and had a fantastic sea view. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lovely meal. Scallops, Crab scotch egg, Skate and Hake all wonderful. Service efficient, friendly and fun. We really enjoyed our evening. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

All was very good except for the fact that I had booked a seat by the beach side view for just under a month ago and did not have that. I was sat bang in the middle of the restaurant with a view of other tables. I booked very early to ensure I had the seat looking out but did not get that unfortunately

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Tasteful refurb to match the tasty food. Thanks again for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Stunning meal, beautiful location with great staff! Thanks again

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Excellent food served in a lovely setting overlooking the Margate sands. The Buoy and Oyster has continued to provide a high level of food and service since it opened and I continue to recommend this lovely family run business.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Lovely lunch and view

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

The food was wonderful, the drink an eye-opener and delicious and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

The food was delicious and we received great service from the very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for a lovely lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We went here with friends, All had a fantastic meal. The local fresh crabs where to die for, followed by halibut slice in crab jus. Just love this place, already booked again in a few weeks time..

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Had a wonderful evening.. everything 5 star as always. Loving the new kitchen and cocktail area.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Just simply can't get any better than this... Oysters slipped down with some British Red. Divine Il be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Excellent staff, food and service

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Lovely food as always, could do with more coeliac friendly desserts, but food always good

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Lovely setting, friendly service, excellent food and drink

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

The Halibut was very chewy and did not taste fresh. The rest of the food was very good, as was the service and ambience.

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