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Our Story - Family Run for Family Fun

Buoy & Oyster was founded by husband & wife team Nadine & Simon Morriss in Nadine's hometown of Margate in 2015

Simon has been a chef since he was 15 when on a busy service working as a waiter was asked to "lend a hand" plating up. This led to an exciting 10 years of working in hotel & restaurant kitchens in Windsor until meeting Nadine & pursuing a career within luxury hospitality working together throughout Europe. 


Home is where the heart is and after falling in love with an old cocktail bar in a Grade 2 listed building overlooking the beach in Margate, the idea of Buoy and Oyster was born. Our aim is to create a "fun dining" experience celebrating honest, local ingredients & creating food that makes you happy​

Margate is an incredible town with so much to do and we want to create a "holiday" at home feeling. Think cocktails, sea views, music & platters of fresh shellfish. Relax & stay for the afternoon & most importantly have fun & unwind with your friends & family...that's what it's all about


Our Head Chef, Craig Edgell joined the team in 2019 & shares our passion for local produce, seafood, honest ingredients & creating a relaxed, welcoming & family friendly dining environment....& buoy does he cook an epic roast too!


We are passionate about hospitality & this is echoed in our talented & enthusiastic team, many of whom have been with us for many years & who take pride in helping our diners have a brilliant dining experience

Come dine with us and discover your new favourite restaurant

A Dining Experience for the Whole Family

At Buoy and Oyster, we believe that dining out should be an experience that the whole family can enjoy. We offer a wide range of dishes that cater to everyone's tastes, from classic fish and chips to our signature seafood platter. Our restaurant has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for intimate dinners or family gatherings. We take pride in our friendly service and attention to detail, making sure that every guest leaves with a smile on their face and have a "Little Sailors" menu for those under 12 years old

Buoy and Oyster Margate Seafood Restaurant

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Events & Private Dining

The Seafood Bar

Join us at the Oyster Bar for an unforgettable experience. Our skilled bartenders will craft the perfect cocktail for you, while you enjoy the stunning sea views buzz of the open plan kitchen

The Terrace

For Al fresco dining with a view, head to our terrace. Enjoy a delicious meal while soaking up the sun and sea breeze.

April - Sept

Buoy and Oyster Margate

Private Dining

Our restaurant is perfect for special occasions or corporate events. With its own balcony and stunning views of the beach, it's the ideal setting for an unforgettable evening.

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