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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“mix grill” (3 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“peas” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unimpressed about everything at this venue. It's quite shabby and looks unloved. Service bad and it took over 20 minutes for breakfast to be served and even then there was no apology. Really needs updating and ideally moving especially as the Sandgate premises are so...More

Thank TonyM186253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a couple of friends. OK it was close to 12am but to have no ice at all. What's it gonna be next time no glasses.

Thank jimaharding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Dreamland for the day so popped out for lunch With spoons you know what you get but the quality can be vastly different from place to place. We ordered several burgers and a mixed grill. All of the food was perfectly edible...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in this god awful place on the night of the royal wedding and I have to say saw the most terrifying brawl ever. Margate’s finest at it again. The security were woefully inadequate and the Management are a DISGRACE. Staff are all rude...More

Thank towney1972
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Mechanical Elephant is a 7-8 minute walk from Margate Station. It was relatively busy for a Saturday night. It's not my best Wetherspoons but the staff were accommodating and the Punters were friendly. Bangers & Mash (vegetarian) is always enjoyable at Wetherspoons although they...More

Thank CrystalPower
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi, Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your Bangers & Mash, those veggie sausages are pretty good! Hope to see you again soon. Angela & Team

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Great food, as expected from Wetherspoons. Staff seemed a bit rushed and impatient. It is the smallest of this chain that we have visited, perhaps that is why it felt a bit messy and like it needed a good clean.

Thank Angela T
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon. REgards Angela & Team

Reviewed 6 April 2018

We went to the Mechanical Elephant as we were down in Broadstairs for Easter and Margate is just a short bus ride away. When you first go in you could be put off by the sort of people that are in there (I don't mean...More

Thank Wendy C
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, sorry that the tables weren't as clean and tidy as your would expect. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice pub not far from Dreamland. With Weatherspoons you know what you are getting,cheap food and drink. Good location on seafront. They had rattler cyder which was nice, you must try it if they still have it, although think it was just...More

1  Thank Tom and Anne H
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We get the Rattler in quite regularly as its quite popular especially during the hot weather. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Staff were helpful The venue was bright, clean and welcomng Our meal was a cheese Cienfuegos breast burger and chips. It was served quickly by courteous and friendly staff. The meal was cooked and presented perfectly. Would recommend.

Thank Pitacus
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kinds Regards Angela

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 days in Margate, we ate here a lot, breakfast each day and a couple of evenings. We couldnt fault the food or the drinks. The staff make this place special, they are smiley, welcoming and friendly.... They are also knowledgeable about their...More

Thank Penny V
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we all remember you and it is so touching to receive these comments. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to see you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

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44Graham44
25 April 2018|
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Response from Angela T | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant pub and toilet facilities are in dire need of refurbishment.
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Susanna20142014
9 November 2016|
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Response from Alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes not very clean inside and a few of us were having a drink outside I was standing at the back of the bus stop when we were told to finish our drink and leave as we will not be serve again...
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Alan A
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100
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