Post Office, Margate

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£25 and under
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British
Post Office, Margate is more than 2000 square foot. It used to be the HQ for The Post Office but hasn't been in used in nearly 10 years.
So you can imagine a lot of work's been going into breathing life into an awesome building.

So we thought we'd break down for you what you can expect when it opens.

The restaurant with an elegant touch has a warm and inviting atmosphere with well-spaced tables and soft lighting.

The menus are based around using simple seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are extremely attractive to the eye, distinct
and bold in flavour.
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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DiscoDolly
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Post Office and we were sad to discover it was the last night. Everything was great for our special occasion and we would have certainly returned. Sorry to hear that it is closing. Great atmosphere, value for money and adaptability for differing diets. Please reopen!

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PollyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious cooked with a modern flair and service was great friendly helpful lovely staff .

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SarahD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great ,staff lovely and really nice wine. Like the way the menu is accessible to all budgets too. We had a fun evening for my best friends birthday. Thanks

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service and food, and a nice ambiance, went to make for a good evening

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Corinne
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, we all loved every mouthful of our dinner. The waiters were super lovely too. Shall be back again.

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DaveS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stylish restaurant with a relatively small menu but the food was excellent.

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whitneybb
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ive been before and the food is very nice indeed. The service is ok. The music was pretty loud

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nikc
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great food and wine, nice atmosphere, good service, reasonably priced.

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MichaelP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The waiter didn't know how to pour sparkling wine. He stood on the bench seating next to us in dirty shoes to adjust the blinds.
The food was excellent. The croquettes were great, but a strange accompaniment to the fish. The fish was beautifully cooked.
Liked all the potted plants.

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AlexanderT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burger of my life and great service. Highly recommended

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YvonneC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son and his bestie to try this eaterie out. ive eaten there once before and the food was as tasty as previously. the men had steak and even i as a veggie could have eaten it. i had polenta and mushroom - so yummy. i had cauliflower dips in cheese to start..they had large prawns..def go again. the chef or is it chefs are great..try it..nice smoochy music too💃🏾👍🏽🤗

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AndreaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely surroundings and wonderful food.

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squeezywheezy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely lunch and the dishes were all great, smoked prawns and burger especially good, service was helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed it, will return

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, lovely surroundings. And good music to boot! Worth seeking out.

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Deebee
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We’ve been here a few times and want this place to do well. Our first visit they had ran out of a starter and second visit they ran out of our wine choice.

Ordered a £18 fish dish and it came with croquets with meat. My partner is a pescatarian and asked for a substitute. Request granted but the meat croquets still arrived. These were taken away but he had to wait ages for the replacement and by this time he’d finished his fish. If he’d waited his fish would have been cold. There wasn’t really an apology or any recognition of the obvious. They should have brought the meal as a whole.

One waitress was lovely whilst the other really surly. It was only when mentioned did they take off a small amount from the bill. £15 for a piece of fish is too much for that type of service.

It feels like its all a bit too much for this new team. I hope not as the high streets need independents.

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Chris
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding interiors, flawless service, and scrumptious food. The best place to eat in Margate.

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MattS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and friendly, helpful staff. Very considered selection of food and wines make for a fantastic experience. Great atmosphere with lots of natural light. Will be my go to meal spot whenever I am in Margate.

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Eddies
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Amazing food and service. Shame they aren’t doing Sunday roasts for summer but the food is amazing

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FoxM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Really nice food and service but the music was so loud my party of 3 could barely hear each other! Very frustrating. Was the same on my last visit - there probably won't be a third.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it my friends were visiting from Madrid

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whitneybb
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A delightful experience. I had the tastiest mac n cheese in my life all swilled down with a cold fresh aperol spritz. I would highly recommend this restaurant for food and drinks

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Joeyb
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Friday evening at the Post Office to celebrate a birthday. The food was great - they even flexed to make veggie meals vegan. And being able to take our pup with us was the icing on the cake. Cocktails were ace and food fantastic. Thanks so much

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RSG2019
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening out with family and friends... just need a couple more pudding options

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smrichie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Mixed feelings about this restaurant. We walked in at 8pm on a sunny Friday evening. The building and decor was nice, some lovely original features however, the restaurant was very quiet, only 2/3 tables occupied. We then proceeded to ask for things to be told they weren’t available. No cocktails, even though this was a highlight on the website, no lime cordial, no soda water and so it went on. It was almost laughable and I felt quite sorry for the staff, who appeared embarrassed. At one point the waitress popped out to buy some soda water for us. The food however, was amazing. Could not be faulted and was mouth wateringly delicious and presented beautifully. This restaurant feels like its not totally evolved. Its a little off the beaten track which probably doesn’t do it any favours. Food was sooo good but the service and availability/variety of produce was poor. Shame because this restaurant could be amazing.

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ScarletD
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited in June 2019, midweek:
We ate from the set menu and both had the cheese toastie and it was amazing- do not judge until you’ve tried it! Cheese lovers will be in for a treat with the food on offer but even on the set menu there is still something for everyone. Service is friendly but swift and you felt you got a warm welcome when there.
Set in a former post office, the decor is lovely and we struggled to fault anything here. Will definitely return!

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Jools
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was lovely, although we had to goggle our menu as all in Italian on a A4 bit of paper.
Waitress was lovely, only one on doing everything.
Decor was charming.
Ladies toilets were downstairs, a little creepy.
Not to pleased about a dog being in the restaurant but don't know what there policy is on that.
Overall experience, pleasant evening, might go again but not putting it on must return list.

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peterb
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

really enjoyed our meal great startrs and tge bream main was superb

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Scotty
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sea bream and croquettes were super tasty!

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MrsH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place.
Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Lovely atmosphere, food is of excellent quality and great value for money.
This was our 2nd visit and definitely not our last 😊

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Sarahair
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went for 1st time to Post Office on Saturday. Very nice decor. Staff extremely pleasant and you can take dogs! So good.
I had the Burrata to start which was lovely. We also had prawns,asparagus all good.
3 of us had Rigatoni which was delicious but one had steak which was very poor, really tough.
The 2 chocolate deserts were delicious but the 2 bread and butter puddings were really cold and the custard! Disappointed with that. We were given coffee on the house as we had to wait for our deserts.
Wine was very good, a lovely full bodied red.
All in all a nice place and friendly staff

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Eddies
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food - simple dishes cooked to perfection. Am going back today to try a Sunday roast

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

On arrival I had to request a high chair despite contacting twice already to ensure we had one. We were then put in a corner "out of the way" of who I don't know as throughout there were only 2 other tables in use . It was a birthday meal ( as they were aware) for my 88 year old mother so they sat us under a speaker and continued to turn up the music throughout the meal, and even when we mentioned it they carried on- by the end we literally could not hear each other speak , it was like being in a club. Our starters were lovely and made us look forward to our mains, however the main courses were a total let down- the fish was served on a bed of mixed foods which should never be put together (and were not all on the menu description either) so my mum ate the fish with no accompaniment, I had the cheese toastie- this was swimming in grease and I managed to force down about a 3rd of it before I felt so sick I gave up. This place has tried too hard to be a modern fancy restaurant and has failed. The atmosphere is dead and the food very poor and attention to customers needs is non existent. There were 2 other tables who came in , read the menu and left ( which we would have done had it not been such a mission getting my mother and son who has disabilities to the place in the start) will definitely recommend against anyone going there

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Hmallion
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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DomK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The service was good and the waiters were friendly but the food was of a very low standard. We were glad we had lip balm to apply after the meal given how salty the food was. The fish was the worst - instead of nice crispy skin, we were served rubber and slime.

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TracyA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The menu had changed from when we had booked
We had a table booked for 7 people at 3pm some items were no longer available from the menu and also some drinks
Having waited quite sometime to be served and then finding out some food wasn't available we left very disappointed

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Hattie
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good meal.... nice ambience, nice service, good wine. Will definitely go again.

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RodneyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely first class foo & service, would recommend to anyone

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Delicious457
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Faultless service and rich delicious food. I had the fish pie. Creamy and well cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good using fresh tasty produce and warm friendly staff

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Lori
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a nice place which would have a better atmosphere if a few more people were there as it's quite big.
I had the burger which was really nice and reasonably priced. My companions tried other dishes which I thought looked a bit small for the prices.
Overall, I would go back but perhaps with a larger crowd of friends.

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Post Office, Margate does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Post Office, Margate is rated 4.4 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.