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The Orangery

Smiths Court Hotel, 21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
+44 1843 222310
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
1 Nov 2017
“Lovely lunch”
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British, European
$$ - $$$
Smiths Court Hotel, 21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated an 80th birthday. The surroundings were relaxing, the staff very attentive. The food was excellent. In our party not one person found fault with any of three courses. A really enjoyable celebration.

Thank chargeo
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Had a voucher for this restaurant so decided to make use of it, although it's reasonably priced anyway. We weren't disappointed. Lovely food, nicely presented, simple choices. Waiter was very attentive. Would definitely go again. The hotel itself looks tired and in need of some...More

Thank waterhopper
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely place to sit and have a meal. Food was excellent and presented well. Decor was well done. When we left on a Saturday they were getting it ready for a wedding. What I saw of the set up it looked the...More

Thank breeze61
Reviewed 9 September 2017

we had our wedding and reception at the Smiths court hotel and it was lovely. our service and wedding breakfast was held in The Orangery . Food delicious . hotel team and surroundings all excellent. Glad The Orangery is open to non residents . we...More

Thank goodjenny07
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Would definitely recommend to others the whole experience was enjoyable. We were also lucky to have been with a party on a new coach from Nottingham with our special driver Mark.

Thank colclough2015
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had our main Saturday function in the evening,, we seated 65 comfortably. The food was great in fact no complaints at all

Thank 222paulw222
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We've recently had our works Christmas party at the orangery / smiths court hotel . The food was superb and the staff worked tirelessly to make sure we had everything we needed. A great evening was had by all

Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Starter was salmon with beetroot followed by stuffer chicken breast. Portions were substantial. The rack of salt marsh lam was sweet and juicy. the chocolate and marmalade fondant was good and enough for 2! I would recommend the place.

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had breakfast during our stay and we were very happy with choice and quality. All staff very friendly, quick and helpful.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We stayed at the hotel for a Convention so had 2 breakfasts and a lunch. Excellent food, hot and well presented. Staff were helpful and attentive.

Thank Rod958
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smiths Court Hotel, 21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 222310
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With stunning, polished marble floors, soaring 12 foot windows and a sea view balcony, we believe that The Orangery restaurant is the finest dining venue in Thanet. Set beside Smiths Court Hotel, the bay windows have a great view across the bandstand and Oval lawns, and out over the sea. Our chefs are committed to using fresh, local meat, fish and vegetables - no wonder we are a member of Produced in Kent. We run an à la carte menu alongside a set-price table d’hote every evening, and these menus are redesigned in line with seasonality. The table d’hote menu is also offered for lunch, alongside bar snacks and sandwiches. Finally, we offer our famous Sunday carvery from 12pm to 3pm every Sunday. If you’re looking to cater for more people for a special occasion, we can provide excellent bespoke menus and service for all types of functions. Birthday parties, anniversaries, christenings and weddings are all available, and The Orangery is also licensed to conduct civil wedding ceremonies.
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