Tartar Frigate

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655 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
During July and August we only take telephone reservations. So please call to check availability.

The historic Tartar Frigate is one of the only 18th century flint restaurants in Kent.

Widely renowned as one of the best seafood restaurants in Kent, the Harbour restaurant boasts stunning panoramic views over Viking Bay in Broadstairs.

If seafood isn't for you then you can take advantage of the extensive menu, which also includes mouth-watering traditional dishes from around the world.



In the bar there is a welcoming fire roaring for you to warm up on.

During Broadstairs Folk week the Tartar Frigate is a focal point of the festivities with live bands during the day and evening and during the summer you can even take your beer on the beach.

Entertainment: Live Music Wed, Fri and Sundays in the Bar Area.

Please note - No Disabled Toilets and No Disabled access to Top floor Restaurant Due to age of building.
What 655 People Are Saying
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vipPjw44
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is fine but nothing special.. Its your standard fare tasty enough

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CharlesC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant with exceptional food and first rate service. A must do visit if you are in Broadstairs,

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family trip down in Broadstairs. Friends suggested Tartar Frigate. The food was amazing. Service was great. Eat Out & Help Out scheme was still on. It was great value. We had the Skate. It was absolutely amazing. The food came in with big portions as well.

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DeniseH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In these uncertain times, eating out is such a treat. We made a great choice for our first night in Broadstairs. The menu choice was plentiful, my scallops were delicious, and my crab salad and new potatoes from the special board was superb. Others in my party had whitebait, pate and salt and pepper squid, followed by Sea bream and smoked fish pie, all delicious. Deserts were good too. Great service from a lovely lady with a table at the window, such a treat. We will return

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheerfully greeted by the restaurant manager Limini who showed us to our table.
Magnificent view over Broadstairs Harbour and beach from our table.
The quality of the seafood was excellent and my skate in butter and capers was delicious and far superior to the several Rai au beurre noir I had tried in France and definitely superior to my own attempts.
Everybody fully enjoyed the wine and food and will certainly return when next in Thanet

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Eater
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Felt very safe from a Convid 19 perspective.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Used to be one of the best seafood restaurants around. Let down by the salad having no dressing, missing items on my starter. No side orders to order from new menu but was offered them as the dish doesn't come with anything but it would need an explanation if they are extra charges or you could choose from a selection. Not the standard I'm used to from there .

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PatK
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First meal out since lockdown. Food, as always, very good. Salmon cooked to perfection and my partner had a steak which was a good size. Tables laid with only linen due to restrictions which does unfortunately affect the ambience of a restaurant, but that can’t be helped. Still one of our favourite local eateries.

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paulh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Simply superb in all aspects. The service found the perfect balance between being friendly and intrusive, the food was outstanding and the view from the window was beautiful.

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Familytrip
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Average Pub meal, I’m
Surprised at the high reviews. It had no ambience except for staff shouting at tables and it all seemed a bit much first meal post COVID.. the food was ok, portions massive and seemingly new team members working or the team very unclear on what is currently allowed or being served. We visited Posillipo the next day and it blew us away and I’d recommend that over Tartar!

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SarahB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding 4 course Sunday lunch , big thanks to Lemini & her team

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice food,lovely surroundings, very nice friendly staffs food we will definitely be returning.

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ElaineB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed my Birthday meal very much, excellent service.

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juneywoo
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitresses were lovely and patient. Limited menu but sufficient choice. I had sea bass was lovely. My husband has skate which was a bit bland but he normally likes meat so fish wrong choice for him.

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Slang
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the whole situation with coronavirus it was a pleasant experience and the food was first class.

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Tabbycat
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best restaurant in Broadstairs for food and service. Great staff.

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KevinD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Lunch excellent, Large tureen of lovely vegetable soup, then good choice of starters (highly recommend the fish goujons or Chef's chicken liver Pate ), and main courses .
Had the excellent light Roulade for dessert .
Limoni and staff most attentive and professional

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AGCG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulously delicious food. Excellent , friendly service.

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2dine4
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent enjoyable experience, warm welcome and first class service, fabulous fish dishes and good wines.

Looking forward to the next time - thank you! Strongly recommend - this has become one of our favourite restaurants.

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ClarissaC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovingly prepared food of the highest quality. Friendly, warm people looked after us extremely well. It was a quiet, mid-week evening meal on a cold March night. After the meal we went down into the pub below and listened to some beautiful, live folk music. I thoroughly recommend this place.

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KimM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location and excellent food; very professional staff.

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AmandaB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good value with the set menu. Loved it!

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JAWS
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as ever

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Vickyw
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Staff fantastic as always, food was not up to normal standard

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very pleasant staff. Terrific food, just the decor needs some updating

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Markm
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the quality of the food was outstanding along with the price.

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JamesW
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here several times and always spot on . Can't fault it .

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CaroleB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food plenty of it,staff very friendly and helpful.
We will be going back asp

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Sara
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at the Tartar Frigate whenever we visit Broadstairs. The menu has something for everyone, the food is delicious and the portions are very generous. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

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JohnO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful Staff, a lovely meal with plenty of choice in the menu.
Not only was it excellent value, but I couldn’t fault it!
No less than 6 vegetables served with the main course, and cooked perfectly.
I cannot imagine how anyone could leave either hungry or dissatisfied!

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Judy
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed as always fab food and service. Can’t wait to go back

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PhilP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurants should be about food first and service second. Both top drawer.

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Nicolew
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Deffo worth going too, wouldn't personally go a second time. I had the duck was cooked perfectly but not much flavour in sauce and daulphine pots quite blande. My partner had steak was very gristly and fatty. One waitress really welcoming and lovely other seemed very moody and not wanting to serve. Place is really cute and nice settings but tables well too small had no leg space very uncomfortable. So left straight away after main as couldn't sit there any longer. It's is a nice place but we just needs a few tweeks to make better.

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MarieG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Up to its usual very high standard - Lemoie is wonderful

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JulianH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with good views. Not cheap but good sized portions. My meal could have been a bit hotter but generally well cooked and presented.
There was a band playing downstairs in the bar which was good to see after the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to lunch for brothers birthday. Food was awesome service best I’ve had in ages. If you want a great restaurant with a wonderful view of the sea friendly attentive staff and awesome food you won’t do better than here.

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Nuska
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit and just as good as ever. Very reasonable, excellent food and service and great, relaxed atmosphere. Def recommend.

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Sasha
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what can I say have lived here for 13 years and never been!! I have been missing out!! Went for lunch with my sister was a lovely afternoon food was out of this world and the staff could not do enough for us. Will definitely be back with my husband.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Lovely friendly staff the lady in charge is very professional great food can’t fault it only one small issue tables extremely close together

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DavidA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely restaurant. Great location, excellent service and atmosphere, stunning food.
Nicely done- thanks!

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