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The Lighthouse Bar

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Margate Harbour Arm Stone Pier, Margate CT9 1AP, England
+44 1843 291153
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Margate, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Lighthouse Bar on Sunday it was very busy but still room for us, we sat outside facing the harbour and watched the world go by, a great spot for people watching. Then we had some really good live music from a guy sat just behind us. We could have sat there for hours it was the perfect... More 

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Thank Pinkdimond
St Albans, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmospheric bar with fab views over the beach. Cosy sofa area at the end with huge glass windows. Wood burning stove that must be lovely in winter. Great place to spend and hour reading and drinking coffee.

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Thank Leanne_Walters
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in the lighthouse bar to get out the wind. We took the big table in the middle. We enjoyed a large plate of nachos. They are amazing.

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Thank Liam B
Medway, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Situated at the far end of the harbour wall, the appropriately named "Lighthouse Bar" takes on many guises from being a music venue throbbing with the beat of contemporary music to sipping a quiet afternoon drink beside an ebbing tide exposing more sand and seaweed as time passed. The bar itself is unpretentious and the drink prices are on the... More 

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Thank gramedman
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went to the Lighthouse Bar in Margate with our daughter and granddaughter on a Saturday. The atmosphere was great thanks to the brilliant staff and fantastic sound system. We had our dinner there, beef burger, chicken burger and the halloumi and beetroot burger, served with chips and coleslaw. It was plenty on the plate, in fact only one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had few beers & snacks here and really enjoyed our time. Nice relaxed ambiance. Great staff, very cheerful. Good view of the beach. We heard they prepared good cocktails but were out of supply. Bad luck for us but next time. Good bar.

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Thank Mayur S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

popped in for a quick drink and its a quirky little place with fantastic views.While everyone over the other side are fighting for a terrace view being all squished together there is lots of room outside and endless views looking back over the beach and town.I didnt get to experience the toilets but this may put me off for a... More 

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Thank michKent
york
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Nice bar with outstanding views across to Margate seafront friendly staff and great decor the best coffee we had all week well worth the long walk only downside is the toilets are the public ones on the pier disgusting

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Thank gary c
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Stopped for a quick drink and a bite of lunch. Shared some spicy cheesy nachos. Huge portion and very spicy. Lovely.

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Thank cookiebiscuit_10
Margate, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Going here on a Saturday night, we were attracted by the great choice of music we could hear, played by DJ Matt. The choice of beers was not as good as you would expect and the taps were out, so no draught beers this night. But the atmosphere was great and the choice of sitting outside or in on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Margate Harbour Arm Stone Pier, Margate CT9 1AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 291153

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