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Buoy and Oyster

44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
+44 1843 446631
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (44 reviews)
“fresh oysters” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
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1 - 10 of 554 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Buoy & Oyster (after the first I said I wouldn’t go back). However a group of friends were going for lunch so decided to give it another go. The monkfish curry was delicious. However it was overpriced in my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carriejs1
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us, although we are pleased that you found the monk fish delicious. We do a have varied range of menu options with mains starting from £15 but are sorry that you were not...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for the first time today. Absolutely stunning restaurant, food and service. Restaurant decor is modern and relevant - Spotlessly clean. Food on offer - Wow, was spoilt for choice. Went with the Seafood Platter, was a great choice. Seafood was the freshest i’d ever...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JamesJimbo101
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow! Such a fantastic review to receive and read. Thank you so much for your kind words and comments which have been passed on to both the kitchen and front of house team. We really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in a couple of weeks ago to have cocktails which I have to say are lovely. The service and staff are friendly and very professional. A special mention to Laura the lady with blonde hair. So lovely and a pleasure to be served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tiggyjenks
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind words which has been passed on to the team and Laura - we really look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our Christmas party and it was a great evening. The staff were welcoming and attentive, the food delicious and the drinks reasonably priced. The only slight detraction was we were seated rather close to each other, which made it difficult not to knock...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louise B
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was great fun hosting your Christmas party with all of the festivities and we wish you a very merry Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest this would not have been my first choice as a restaurant because I have a limited palate for fish! However it was a wonderful surprise to see the choices and to chose three excellent courses . Staff were lovely from the moment...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 501lesleyb
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us visited for a birthday lunch. A complimentary glass of prosecco and a card was given to my husband which was a great touch. Our table had a fantastic view. The menu was interesting and it was difficult to decide what to choose....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yv0nne52
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that the birthday fizz and card were well received by the bithday boy and that most of your party enjoyed your meals with us. We are really sorry that one of your mains was not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the buoy and oyster for drinks and was looked after by Karen who was great. The service was fantastic and the drinks were great. Would defo return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samanthacox2402
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic review - we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish cake starter - tasty and satisfying. When my friend received his 2 smallish scallops for £10.50 he said "I wish I'd ordered the fishcake now", just seemed to lack that extra wow for the price. Monkfish curry was good but I would have liked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wj6
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and for comments about previous visits. We are sorry that we were not quite perfect for your visit and hope to welcome you back for a 5* experience very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buoy and Oyster feels a little back to front. It has a main entrance in the High Street running parallel to but behind the main parade and sea front whilst the entrance on the sea front looks like a back passageway up to the first...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank futtock21
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. As a busy restaurant in a seaside town we pride ourselves in offering a large and varied menu with something for everyone and to suit every budget so we really appreciate your feedback about the menu and dishes we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A celebration for my Mum’s 70th birthday in a restaurant that has become a firm family favourite. Since the Autumn menu change I’ve been waiting to try the Cornish Hake main course, and it was delicious. Cheesy chowder but not too rich and lovely fish....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danielleatkinson
NadineandSimon, Owner at Buoy and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to host your lovely family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your celebratory meal and the new autumn menu. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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1SallyC
24 May 2018|
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Response from 167fayep | Reviewed this property |
I think there are some options, however we all had seafood.
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James W
28 May 2017|
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Response from NadineandSimon | Property representative |
Hello - we have a couple of vegetarian starters and mains which can be altered for a vegan diet (ie remove the honey nuts from the quinoa salad etc). Alternatively if you email us a couple of days prior to your visit Simon... More
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Tor C
15 June 2016|
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Response from NadineandSimon | Property representative |
Hello! No we do not allow dogs anywhere in the restaurant including the outside terrace area, sorry for any inconvenience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$44
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 446631
  • E-mail
Description
Award winning, family run restaurant overlooking the beach in Margate, Kent. ​ With a seasonally changing menu specialising in seafood, owner/head chef Simon Morriss & his team create seaside favourites with a modern twist. By working closely with our local Kent suppliers & fishermen most fish & shellfish are usually landed & on your plate the very same day. We are proud winners of "KENT RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR" Taste of Kent awards 2018 & take pride in serving local produce, wines, beers & ales. We are centrally located in the heart of Margate with uninterrupted sea views and guests can enjoy their meal in our modern dining room or join us for drinks outside on our terrace where you will be well looked after by our professional & friendly team. We always have meat & gluten free options & have a vegetarian/vegan menu ​ We look forward to welcoming you soon ​ Simon, Nadine & team
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