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Bay Restaurant

16 Marine Drive | Sands Hotel, 42 High Street, Margate CT9 1DH, England
+44 1843 228228
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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16 Marine Drive | Sands Hotel, 42 High Street, Margate CT9 1DH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 2 course meal was OK would have expected to have been a bit tastier and may be a Yorkshire pudding would have been nice.The crackers were laughably!The prosseco is a con in there any where else if you buy a small bottle you get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 50topsey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cold room cold food music to loud. The food was beautiful but cold. The restaurant was cold more than 1 person put their coat back on. The girl singer was really good but we couldn’t hear each other speak as it was so loud such...More

Thank 817kathrynl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided for a fiftieth birthday celebration to frequent a restaurant close to home, we chose to dine at Sands, what a great experience! Every month we dine at a different venue to sample Kent’s culinary delights, so we’re no strangers to great dining out...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We met up with our sun to take him for a birthday lunch, we strolled Margate and found Sands hotel restaurant . We were shown to a table by a friendly young lady, the waitress was both polite and smiley, we had a good quality...More

Thank pjjimeg
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I had wanted to visit the Sands Hotel ever since its opened but just not had the opportunity. My Uncle and his Wife arranged to visit us from up north and so I decided to book us somewhere special for the family occasion. I cannot...More

Thank _emmahome25
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Food was cold 3rd visit though would try one more time woman next to me said hers was cold 2 worst £100 I’ve ever spent will not visit again Giogios in Margate is 100% better never had a bad meal in 20 years

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

So, I came to the Sands for afternoon tea last year, this was a birthday present for a friend. I’ve been to numerous places for afternoon tea. I’d never been other than for a drink before so was looking forward to it. If my memory...More

1  Thank Michaela H
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Beware the facade! Simply awful service in the restaurant, ordered red wine got white delivered, food was basic but charged at a premium and waited 15 minutes after asking for the bill with no reply and had to ask again. Refused gratuity charge and will...More

1  Thank Passenger300195
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The standard of food at this restaurant has definitely slipped. There is less choice on the menu now and I think that the chef has put on a menu that is too complicated for him as each course was rather disappointing. The standards in general...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elaina F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We all went out as a family of four adults and two children for Bank Holiday Monday ,time for a sea side treat in a posh looking place !! where we had been before so assumed the service and food would be up to scratch...More

Thank michael h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Marine Drive | Sands Hotel, 42 High Street, Margate CT9 1DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 228228
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Sands Hotel
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