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The Orangery

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Hotel 21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
+44 1843 222310
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Ladignac le Long, France
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Shamley Green, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Woodbridge Suffolk
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We Had Breakfast In The Orangery At This Hotel & Found It To Be Very Good. The Fresh Fruit & A Good Selection Of Cereals

Thank Philip G
Margate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Very good but unfortunately we were the only couple in there. The food was good and fresh. The views are excellent.

Thank lulu2806
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Had a very relaxing gourmet Christmas dinner this year. No cooking, YEeAAHH!!! Just me and my adult son.....husband working and the rest of the family spread far and wide.The food was exceptional and the experience was so relaxed. We didn't have to wait to long between courses just enough time to digest and enjoy. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

Thank Bhunaqueen
Musselburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

We went there last night for dinner and it was lovely view of the bay the place was so clean and the food was really good the waiter was really good and very attentive and this was a nice night

Thank Lizwood2014
Margate, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Had a pleasant lunch, staff were attentive and the food very good. Table d'hote was adequate and sufficient choice.

Thank Peter W
Hever, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

we had a lovely meal in the clean and bright restaurant looking out to see. the service was brilliant with friendly staff and the food was nice too.

Thank mrandmrssmikth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$47
British, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?