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The Mad Hatter

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9 Lombard Street, Margate CT9 1EJ, England
+44 1843 232626
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11:30 - 17:30
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Sat 11:30 - 17:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Looking for somewhere to have a cup of tea, we popped in here without previously knowing anything about it. Quite an experience! The decor is truly singular, with tinsel, Christmas decorations, Royal Family paraphernalia, and odd bits-and-pieces covering just about every surface. It is not a large place, and this does add to a feeling of quite a cramped space.... More 

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Thank 916Andrew
Bromley
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you happened upon the Mad Hatter by chance, you would wonder what in Hell was happening....a Fawlty Towers experience! Michael, the owner, your Host, is quite a character and bakes all the most scrumalicious cakes himself and they are to die for......but you might die of thirst/hunger waiting! It's mad decor & random service are an acquired taste, but... More 

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Thank TiggerSeaford
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This tea shop is different you love it or hate it! £12 for tea and cake, which took over half an hour to come. The people sitting around us were regulars and loved it! I just felt a little squashed in. The downstairs could do with dusting. My father enjoyed his pot of tea and cake.

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Thank Girlsawaydays
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I went into the Mad Hatter with my mum spur of the moment for lunch. What an experience! The mad hatter is a lovely man encouraging us to look around the whole building and really friendly. The decor is whacky, so many things to look at and take in from tinsel to princess Diana to old Margate photos. I had... More 

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Thank SouthEastTraveller11
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We went here with freinds , it was a fun and magical place , the mad hatter could not have been more mad , but in a good way , lots to choose from , and the cakes where lovely , and good value for money

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Thank Jackie B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had coffee and Victoria sponge and a surreal experience we will not forget in a very long time!!The service was warm and friendly.

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Thank John L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

If you like vintage or different places to be, you need to visit this place. Really lovely snacks! And off course you need to try the homemade cakes

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went late afternoon and had the savory meals of chicken casserole and fish pie. Both were large portions and tasty. We had red and white wine with the food which were both good. We finished off with fruit cake (with sherry) and Victoria sponge cake and both were excellent. The Mad Hatter likes to give personal service to each... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our son and daughter-in-law had booked afternoon tea for the four of us. They had been before and told us to expect something out of the ordinary. They were right. We were greeted by the owner who was dressed as the Mad Hatter, something we found quite different. We all had slices of different cake. Victoria Sponge, Chocolate cake and... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

My friend and I had lunch here today. It has a quirky atmosphere, so much to look at. Peter and Daniel were wonderful. Thank you so much for making us welcome, we enjoyed it immensely.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Saturday
11:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Lombard Street, Margate CT9 1EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 232626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?