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Buoy and Oyster

44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
+44 1843 446631
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“halibut” (37 reviews)
Seafood, European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 High Street | 17 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely time and our complaints are small. A finger bowl to go with unpeeled prawns (we used a wine glass and our water); the broad beans should have been peeled in the veg salad so they are bright green and soft rather...More

Thank tcake2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always had excellent food here and the waiting staff are very friendly and efficient. It was good to try the new menu although my son missed the steak which used to be available. I have to say the only down side is the fellow behind...More

Thank Tony A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good wide selection of seafood, reasonably priced too. Tables have a nice view of the beach. We were served promptly

Thank taz_bubs
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Disappointed with the service tonight. Very hot evening, mums birthday, we walk in and ask if it's okay to have cocktails and the girl who spoke to us didn't even turn around from what she was doing. Might as well have just spoke to the...More

Thank Gilia G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very fortunate to get a last minute booking to dine here, and were seated with a gorgeous view of the bay. I had mussels as a starter which were delicious, followed by the buoy basket for my main course, all of which was...More

Thank betty990
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited on Thursday 14th June. Everyone had a wonderful meal with superb fish.Can thoroughly recommend the halibut and John Dory dishes, and starters were great too - we tried the mackerel, duck egg, whitebait and fish cake. Not much room for pud...More

Thank pj1002015
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a very busy Saturday we decided we wanted a fish lunch so decided to revisit Buoy and Oyster. We were lucky to get a table as they were almost fully booked, so reserve if you can. An extensive menu allows for lots of choice...More

Thank margatemum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early to be sat down outside for drinks in the gorgeous sunshine. Our waitress gave us menus to look at whilst we waited and took our food order and told us when our food was at our table. It being our 5th Wedding...More

Thank NaomiFC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this lovely small fish eatery.The staff were very friendly and helpfull. Special thanks for one of the waiters who offered us a seafront table without having a reservation and she was very smilley and happy to serve us.The food was very nice...More

Thank Andrea P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant after day out at the beach on Sunday. The menu had plenty to choose from but we went for the halibut & seafood linguine that were recommended by our waitress as firm favourites. Both excellent! No room for puddings but...More

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24 May 2018|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
We had seafood so I’m afraid I don’t know. It was excellent quality and flavour. Probably best to call them.
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$46
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Buoy and Oyster is a family run restaurant overlooking the beach in Margate, Kent. First opening in November 2015, 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 setting. Located in both the garden of England and on the British coastline in Margate, we have access to a fantastic supply of local fresh ingredients which is showcased in our seasonally changing menus. Simon and his team create well loved seaside classics such as moules frites, shellfish platters, beer battered fish and chips and of course, oysters. By using local Kent fishermen all fish and shellfish are usually landed and on your plate the very same day. With a cosy cocktail lounge, modern dining space and an outside terrace overlooking the beach guests can enjoy the stunning views and beautiful Margate sunsets whilst enjoying a delicious meal with friends.
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