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Bow's Kitchen

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10 Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England (Formerly Bow's Kitchen at Number 23 Bar)
+44 7796 958949
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here and the food was really nice - not too sweet like the other Thai restaurants we have visited. Great choices and the beef massaman was great!

Thank sam r
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice flavours, fresh and clean. 2nd time eating here at Bow's kitchen, just as spectacular as the first!

Thank Abbie H
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this with some friends and family - some had never had Thai before. It was absolutely delicious and we have made converts out of them! The staff were friendly, smiling and knowledgeable and the atmosphere relaxed and not rushed at all. Very, very good value for money. Drinks come from the pub downstairs. Ignore the old pub decor -... More 

Thank runningfool65
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant upstairs in a pub in Margate and had supper, luckily we booked as it was very busy. Service was charming and the food was outstanding, a real find. I can't find Thai food this good in London, lucky people of Margate!

Thank Sarah W
Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food as always. I'm such a big fan of this restaurant, never a bad meal here!! Great fresh food every time, see you Saturday.

Thank EmmaSanfors
Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We regularly get a meal at Bows Kitchen and have never had a problem before. This was until a week or so ago. We got a takeaway and once we got it home and put it on a plate we were shocked. We ordered Crispy Pork Belly, a beef stir fry with oyster sauce a seafood soup and a red... More 

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Tim S, Manager at Bow's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for starting a Trip Advisor account especially to make contact with us. I'm sure all of the readers will appreciate your considered, experienced opinion. So, to clarify your comments. You'll be aware that all of the dishes are freshly prepared, cooked to order and intended to be eaten shortly after. We often discuss journey times with new customers... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Really lovely meal. Beautiful flavours and good service. The Paste served with the crispy pork starter was undoubtedly one of the finest taste sensations I've experienced.

Thank russell b
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Bow's Kitchen had good reviews on TripAdvisor, and it was close to our hotel, so we ventured into the rather dubious-looking pub and found the stairs leading to the restaurant. At the top of the stairs was a door with a notice: “Please ring the bell and take a seat”. At this point we were almost tempted to try somewhere... More 

Thank Lanoo_Harve
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Best Thai food around! Extremely authentic beautifully presented food. We decided to pick the sharing platter, all items cooked to perfection. For mains I had the pad kee mao with chicken. Amazing. Loved the variation of veg included. Excellent service, really attentive and in depth knowledge of Thai food. Was a great evening out with friends, made a perfect night.... More 

Thank Abbie H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We came for a quick dinner around 5pm and were lucky to find empty tables. That changed during our meal. The food was prepared very quickly and nice and friendly served.

Thank Bärbel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England (Formerly Bow's Kitchen at Number 23 Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 7796 958949
Bow's Kitchen is discretely situated above the Wig & Pen pub in Margate's Old Town.We have all of the benefits of links with the pub, whilst being separated enough to allow private dining.We are a few minutes walk from the Turner Contemporary Gallery and the seafront.There is ample local parking, on-street and in controlled car parks.The restaurant is accessed via the staircase inside the bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?