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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

) #66 of 133 Restaurants in Margate $ , British,
28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (15 reviews)
“peas” (5 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheap food and booze. As you would expect from Wetherspoons, there's a balcony to sit out but it's a bit narrow. Always open till late do it's somewhere to finish off the evening

Thank mutmay
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback, we look forward to see you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've not been moved to write a review before, bit Niklaas was working tonight and made us feel really at home. Thanks to the friendly and professional atmosphere he provided a quick drink turned into two, then three, then a meal as well. Quality service...More

Thank Tristan C
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for writing this review. Niklaas will be absolutely delighted with the feedback- it will make his day! Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like all Wetherspoons good very good value. Also has upstairs terrace and bar. Drinks very good prices. Good selection.

Thank Jeanette020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in here two nights for Dinner, no Fish and Chips available, but lots of alternatives. Was good value for money. A bit noisy, but it is a pub.

Thank Itsme1946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for a drink when on a day trip to Margate. Would have eaten there too if sunday roasts were still available. However, drinks were sensiblly priced and the staff pleasant.More

Thank suemarb
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for you positive comments. Sorry we weren't able to offer you a roast, the company as a whole made a decision to stop selling them just over a year ago. We do have a lovely Lamb Shank and mash served with root...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Margate for family day out and had an excellent time until we got our food in this pub. Place looked unclean and the staff appeared to not really care about anything. Food arrived (not that I can call it food) we ended up...More

Thank julie s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a decent/clean place to have a drink with a group of people. We were there with kids and they did not seem to mind. The food though is bland. Very edible but lacking in taste. Would not go back unless nothing else was available.

Thank 581prashantj
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, we appreciate your feedback. We will pass your comments onto our food development team for review. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with my mum. After ordering with barmaid who didn't really listen to my order, I noticed the shocking amount of dust and grot on the bar! After a suspiciously short amount of time (not long enough to cook meals up freshly)...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Many pubs and restaurants in Margate don't serve food after about 6 p.m., but rang to find this Wetherspoons pub does. We had a brilliant meal of rump steaks / scampi (surf and turf) which came with two free glasses of red wine plus we...More

Thank Hutson110
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Have used this place regularly in the past and loved it, quick efficient and cheap, but no longer. Long wait on food even though not even half full. Little food availability, even the drinks I asked for were un available. Staff seemed un interested. And...More

Thank Roy P
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Susanna20142014
9 November 2016|
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Response from Alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes not very clean inside and a few of us were having a drink outside I was standing at the back of the bus stop when we were told to finish our drink and leave as we will not be serve again...
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Alan A
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
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Frances G
19 June 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
Yes, The mechanical Elephant is located about 5 minute walk from the premier in along the seafront towards Margate town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100
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