Margate: - 01843 231504
Rye: - 01797 222043


44 King Street,
Margate Old Town,
Kent CT9 1QE.

For map details click here.
To reserve a table click here.

Opening Times:

Lunch Monday to Sunday:
11.30am to last orders 2.30pm.
Dinner Monday to Thursday:
6.00pm to last orders 9.30pm
Dinner Friday to Sunday:
5.30pm to last orders 10.00pm

Welcome to The Ambrette


The Ambrette’s award-winning exotic cuisine is perfect for all occasions. Join us for lunch or dinner for a truly unique experience. 

The Times - Top 20 Secret UK Restaurants the Foodies Love

Kent Restaurant of the Year - 2013 
The Ambrette Team wins "Best Restaurant of the Year" at the 2013 Taste of Kent Awards 

Sunday Times 2012 Top 130 Restaurant List
"The Ambrette, in Margate, is championing the curry-free Indian menu". "Innovative, delighful". "A good reason to visit Margate at least once". "An Indian with a difference: there's no curry. This is modern Mumbai dining - sardine spiced with carom seeds, ginger and chocolate somosas".

Hardens Guide 2012
“Some of the best fine Indian dining anywhere in the UK!”; Dev Biswal’s “inventive” Old Town restaurant is “putting Margate back on the map” – its “well-conceived” and “brilliantly executed” dishes take subcontinental cuisine “to a whole new level”

Best Restaurant in the South East  - Pat Champan's Restaurant Guide 2013

 Good Food Guide 2012

 "Reporters rate the modern Indian cooking highly. Sound regional ingredients are used to telling effect."

The AA Guide 2012
Awarded one Rossette for culinary excellence. "The Margate Ambrette is a light, breezy venue with chunky wood tables, minimally adorned walls and engagingly informative service. A strong aesthetic sense informs the presentations of dishes that both look good and deliver a panoply of upstanding flavours."

Square Meal 2011

"Its enduring popularity suggests that it’s clearly doing something right" 

The Independent 2010
“I've always wanted to rid the world of reheated bread rolls, pre-grated Parmesan, and overfilled wine glasses. The list used to include inter-course sorbets, but when my daughter and I taste the Ambrette's granita with space dust, well, I change my mind. As the waiter arrives with tiny tasters of mushroom soup (with a dab of ginger) and vegetable spring rolls with a smear of chutney, we're having a ball.”

The Guardian 2010
“The menu gives locally-sourced ingredients a modern Indian twist with dishes like Bengali-style sea bass, Kentish lamb with aromatic basmati rice and most intriguingly of all, chocolate samosas served with a creamy cardamom sauce. The gourmet lunch specials are good value at £19.95 for three courses. Booking is a must."

British Airways Highlife 2010
“Head chef Dev Biswal creates glorious meals from his native India. The restaurant comes recommended by the Michelin Guide - expect dishes such as local chargrilled wood pigeon with ginger and aromatic spices, served with game-mince patty, shallots and coriander.”