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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

) #80 of 137 Restaurants in Margate , British,
28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast had their egg royal, egg dry and just a touch over cold. A real disappointment, not the normal standard I have had in other weatherspoon pubs. The place looked like it was crying out for a facelift and complete refurbishment. The...More

Thank CommanderE31
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap alcoholic beverages is all that is good about this place. A bit run down and smelly in need of refurbishment. Food is no better than 'ping' food from the microwave at home and some of the staff need a bit of customer service training...More

Thank Markdubya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First day out in a year, we stopped and had breakfast myself, my husband and children. My husband and myself had the large breakfast, my daughter had pancakes and my son made his own up the service was very good the food was very poor...More

Thank terrypigeon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in here last Friday night with my wife hoping to enjoy one of their Ultimate Burgers (the one with the Cacon & Stilton sauce which is usually VERY tasty!). Ordered a couple of these with drinks from the upstairs bar and food arrived after...More

Thank PathManSlough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a quick drink at about 10:45 on a Sunday morning so not an especially busy time. Unfortunately it was all we had come to expect of Wetherspoons downgrading. Too few staff and if they moved any slower they would be still. They...More

1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual really good service from a Wetherspoon s. We ordered Burger and chips , came through hot and was really tasty However, if the venue had a bit of a paint up and new carpet, it would have earned more stars. Toilets wee clean...More

Thank 44Graham44
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, we do have a toilet refurbishment plan in place and are just waiting for the sign off from above! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a day trip my friend could not walk very far so this was in an ideal position, right on the front in between the shops and dreamland that was another story expensive if the want to entice people to go to Margate reduce...More

Thank patricia w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice Weatherspoons. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent. The food was good and arrived in good time from ordering. There is a balcony that you can sit and admire the sea view.

Thank Sally_Steve_W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tasty food, speedy service from order to receiving food. Friendly staff and clean restaurant

Thank KT81KAH
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 weeks ago

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

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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...
Alan A
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
Frances G
18 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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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