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“Pleasant surprise”

Roost Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #2 of 217 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 39
Description: Street Food on Sea. Modern, fresh, locally-sourced food lovingly prepared by Head Chef Melanie Mountfield and her team.
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Description: Street Food on Sea. Modern, fresh, locally-sourced food lovingly prepared by Head Chef Melanie Mountfield and her team.
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I wasn't expecting such tasty food. Delicious and plentiful. The meat in the burgers was superb, the tempura crab actually tasted like crab and was so easy to eat, and ribs were just perfectly cooked.
Looked like a family business and made you feel at home with very charming details all around and a friendly staff, which is why I didn't mind a more informal service (to be fair, the food came out fast, I disagree with previous reviews about slow service).

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely, tasty,and interesting meal at Roost. The starters were tasty and the main - lobster - was delicious. Great staff,and a fun place to eat.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a party of 24 for a joint birthday do here, and booked the place exclusively for the evening. The food was great, all the staff including the owners were lovely and did everything for us in having a very enjoyable, relaxed and memorable evening. Many staff have been there for years, which tells you a lot about it and how it's run. Between us we had most things on the menu and without exception thought the quality was high. The style of the food is unpretentious, well presented modern diner style fayre and very fresh with the seafood, and this is exactly what worked for us. The portion sizes were generous and prices are spot on. Downstairs we played table tennis and pool and had a fine old a time. They even allowed us to bring our own music and speakers, which is unusual. All in all the whole group had a great time. I intend to go back when next in Margate. Another delight is the wonderful view over the sea, which is particularly picturesque at sunset. The cocktails are pretty good too. Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch at Roost last week. Simple food done beautifully - they obviously know what they’re doing

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We have been in Margate for 6 days now and eating out was a problem every night. Tonight that all changed. We found The Roost and do they serve good food. My wife and me really had a great meal. The Mad Cow burger is one of the best burgers I ever had. I recommend this restaurant to everybody.

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