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The Smugglers Bar and Restaurant

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The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
+44 1304 853404
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 17:45 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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south wales
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On holiday and have had 5 meals there which were absolutely gorgeous. BUT I can honestly say that is also because of the service we received on the days we ate there. We called in on a Sunday evening for a drink as they don't serve food at the moment on a Sunday (website needs updating). Sundays are obviously for... More 

Thank kikibee3
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For one of our dinners out while staying in Dover we wanted a meal at a nice privately owned restaurant close to town, The Smugglers fit the bill nicely. About a 10 minute drive from Dover Castle, sits this restaurant within the little village of St Margaret's at Cliffe. I love the feel of the village as it's quaint and... More 

Thank AndreK933
Dover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with a party of 8 for a birthday meal for my dad. All 3 courses of all 8 people's food was exceptional! We have several picky eaters among us but the wide menu meant we all had so much choice. Service was excellent and staff were so friendly. Really pleased we chose here! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Emzie1979
St Margaret's at Cliffe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Every time I eat at this lovely pub I'm always welcomed by the staff and owners the food is always superb , good menu choices and healthy sized portions.

1 Thank zeus722017
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Have'nt found anywhere else in the area thats as nice as here. Food is superb, service is excellent and its a nice warm and cosy atmosphere on a busy winter night. Remembering what name you booked in when there are four of you always speeds up getting to your table The Brie and the whitebait were delicious from the starters... More 

2 Thank Containsnuts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Love the food here, sooo tasty. And cooked well. Definitely my favourite place to eat and reasonably priced.

1 Thank Lucylu147
Dover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious meal from the Christmas menu. Huge portions, cooked to perfection and well presented. The atmosphere was jolly and we had a very enjoyable evening.

2 Thank Julie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at the Smugglers several times this year, I decided on the venue for our Christmas party. Peter was friendly and welcoming and the staff couldn't do enough to help. The food was first class and I very much recommend the filet steak Rossini! We are now busy organising our next visit to the Smugglers!

Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Food was lovely and plenty of it. The Belly of pork is delicious! Plenty of deserts too. Staff were friendly especially Lyndsey who drove us back to our holiday park as we were unable to get a taxi, much appreciated, Will definitely visit again when in St Margarets,

Thank Joanna G
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Have now eaten at this establishment twice in the delightful village of St Margarets. As a vegetarian it can sometimes be difficult when going out to eat. The menu is extensive with lots of choice, meat, fish and vegetarian options. However the best is saved to last with the desserts menu. I had a dessert from the specials board which... More 

Thank lillibell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's at Cliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?