Seafood Heaven in Margate
Welcome to Buoy and Oyster, the independent restaurant that has been a proud part of Margate’s dining scene since 2015. We are passionate about showcasing top quality seafood and seasonal ingredients in a family-friendly, seaside setting. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, we welcome you to join us and enjoy a relaxed dining experience by the sea.
suppliers & enjoying the stunning sea views & sunsets
Proud to have been awarded 2 AA Rosettes since 2019 and to be featured in Harden's UK Top rated UK restaurants & winners of The Muddy Stilettos "Best restaurant in Kent 2022"
Our restaurant ethos is simple: to serve great quality food & drinks in a relaxed & stylish seaside setting
Enjoy fresh shellfish, platters & local lobsters with a sea-view on our stunning beachfront pergola
Autumn / Winter
Get cosy by the sea with our
A La Carte & midweek light lunch menus
December - Christmas menu available alongside A La Carte Mon-Fri
Sunday Roast specials (beef, pork, lamb & vegan every week alongside full restaurant menu)
Meet Our Team
Owner/chef Simon & head chef Craig work closely with our local suppliers & kitchen brigade to create our menus. By using Kent based fishermen all local fish & shellfish are usually landed and on your plate the very same day & our Canterbury based butchers ensures all of our game & meat are reared in Kent farms
We work closely with our Broadstairs based fishmonger to ensure our menu echoes the seasons & has been responsibly sourced. The majority of our menu will come straight from one of our fishmonger's 18 day boats which fish the waters off of Margate, Whitstable, Ramsgate, Folkestone and Broadstairs.
“Perfect seaside dining experience” – a family-run seafood bistro on the beach.
À La Carte Menu
Food is at the heart of what we do & being located in both the garden of England & on the British coastline, we have access to a fantastic supply of local fresh ingredients which is showcased in our seasonally changing menus
Although specialising in seafood, we always have meat & vegan options on our menu & we have 3 traditional roast options available every Sunday in addition to our full restaurant menu.
Comfy bar stall seating located across from our open plan kitchen gives a buzzy vibe & a more casual dining experience. The chairs are suitable for children over 3 making this a great after school early dinner treat (they love chatting to the chefs whilst choosing from our little sailors menu)
unfortunately this area is not suitable for high chairs or wheelchairs
Our trained cocktail bartenders take pride in delivering the same high quality & care for our cocktails as the chef's do for each dish
Using premium spirits, fresh fruit & ingredients enjoy your favourite cocktail handmade to order alongside a wide selection of local Kent wines & spirits
Look out for our showstopping Bloody Marys!