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The Coastguard Restaurant

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St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
+44 1304 853051
10:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Dover, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for Sunday roast with the family, it was delicious. I would highly recommend it. The restaurant is right on the beach which is lovely. You can either sit outside or inside ,if you wish. I will be visiting again.

Thank kirsty t
Watford, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had never heard of St Margaret at Cliffe before a recent visit to Folkstone, but my husband had done some research on local restaurants and found this little gem listed. What a lovely place - well hidden if you don't know where to look- and The Coastguard has a perfect position overlooking the Bay. We had Tuna steak and... More 

Thank mrst148
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A perfect spot to sit and enjoy a drink in the sunshine in a peaceful setting overlooking the Channel. Whilst we didn't eat this time, the food that we saw on neighbouring tables looked good. The pub has been recently refreshed as it was taken over by new owners not too long ago.

Thank FlactemK
Margate, United Kingdom
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507 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just been refurbished by Shepherd Neame it is the same menu as the Zetland arms which is part of the group. Menu excellent with typical bar food and great beer including Whitstable Bay pale ale one of my favourites and child friendly

Thank MichaelMacartney
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

my daughter was due to fly back to new zealand having come over for her [57yr ] fathers funeral held two days before our visit here, this was my last meal treat for her before we took her to the airport. we were greeted by a lovely young barmaid who couldnt do enough to help us, but then we were... More 

1 Thank tez291
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to this pub as a special birthday treat we were expecting great food expertly cooked as on many previous visits. Unfortunately this was not the case and there has been a massive deterioration in the food and service. Having paid at the bar for simple battered cod and chips we waited for an hour to be told the food... More 

Thank Claudius36
Viera, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day in the beautiful Dover with our family. Enjoyed a non-traditional Thanksgiving Dinner overlooking the beach. Food was fantastic in this quaint restaurant.

Thank Michelle F
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the Coast Guard for the location, the reasonably priced pub grub but aware that it might be busy, you might have to wait, and the service therefore can be really slow. So this time for my boyfriend's birthday lunch, I booked a table for 2, inside the proper restaurant area with waitress service (not the pub side... More 

1 Thank terrylee c
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is simply d-i-v-i-n-e! We arrived without booking. All of the tables were fully booked but they tucked us in on the side and made us feel welcome. We had a window where we could see the sea. The food is just lush and I sank my teeth into the biggest tastiest burger on the planet. Service is great.... More 

Thank Younkee
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be a really nice pub and restaurant, specialising in great seafood and cheeseboards. It's been taken over by a brewery and "done up". The result is a short menu of kitchen friendly pub staples, with nothing much to excite and no seafood. There were a couple of fish specials, hence the 2 stars. Staff were disorganised, forgot... More 

1 Thank John O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?