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The Coastguard Restaurant

St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
+44 1304 853051
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (5 reviews)
“cod goujons” (2 reviews)
“belly pork” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife bought 2 teas the staff were are nice and helpful but could not help the wife with her journey back to the bus stop. Toilets were very clean as was the General areas.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Potentially a great restaurant...however my visit was terrible...had to queue to order food and queue again to get drinks had to sit on a dirty table then wait over an hour for the food to arrive. Badly organised and the impression I had was staff...More

Thank Limpant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Word was out the Coast Guard was the place to visit. So took the family, mother and assorted 4 legged friends along for lunch. Wow what fun, the outside looks fabulous, the inside is brilliantly nautical and the food was good honest pub grub. We...More

Thank Jayster_2468
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here for a family birthday while visiting from Canada. Unusual location which in itself makes this place worth a visit. However, the food was excellent, and service great. Recommend fish dishes for rather obvious reasons. The trifle was a huge hit too. Really worth the...More

1  Thank DecoDoppler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of a long walk from Dover White Cliffs car park, 'The Coastguard' was a welcome sight, especially as the two tea rooms enroute were full to overflowing and we thought we'd carry on and hope there would be somewhere selling food and...More

1  Thank MWBee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant fairly regularly, always enjoy the food and ambiance, but on our visit this week for lunch, the prawn baguette/sandwich was no longer on the menu. It was greatly missed so please bring back the prawn baguette.

Thank agnela48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was fully booked. We had to wait in the bar for a table but we got one after 5 minutes. We have 2 small dogs so we are used to having them sit on a blanket under the table. The staff were very...More

Thank annandbob2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't fancy walking to it as it is down a little windy road from the cliff top. The setting is idilic with views across the channel. The restaurant is not pretty looking but is a must to stop for a drink or meal at.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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-...More

Thank mrst148
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What main meals do you serve for vegetarians ?
27 July 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from BikerDon_56 | Reviewed this property |
As with all restaurants these days, the soup of the day is ALWAYS vegetarian, sigh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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