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The Ambrette restaurant chain Kent

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Ambrette’s folksy, ethnic interior won’t win any points for high glamour, but its resounding popularity suggests that it’s clearly doing something right. Much depends on “gifted and talented” chef/proprietor Dev Biswal, whose innovative culinary approach yields a steady stream of thrilling dishes based on high-quality, local ingredients – “no curry, no rice, just a superb amalgamation of Eastern spices with French twists”, proclaimed one fan. Consider soft-shell crab with sea purslane and smoked crab raita, breast of wood pigeon with cinnamon-poached peach, game pâté and pigeon roulade, or Kentish venison loin (cooked sous-vide) with pears, fennel and a sauce of garlic, red wine, chocolate and black pepper. Finally, round off in stunning style with sweet samosas and Darjeeling ‘chai’ jelly. Needless to say, this “fascinating” off-piste take on Indian cuisine is no place for the late-night lager crowd.

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The Ambrette Margate

44 King Street ,Margate CT9 1QE

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Fabulous Indian fusion food that is not to be missed

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Sep 2014

by @ianmanley Call me lazy, but I never try to find out too much about a place before I go there, apart from the obvious basics of what type of food it does, and where it is. That’s not saying I turn up blind, but I do try to pick and choose restaurants on recommendation rather than extensive internet trawling. I’d already been tipped off about Margate’s Ambrette when I bumped into Jacqui, an old colleague who lives in the town. “I’m thinking of going out for a meal when we’re in Margate...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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The Ambrette Margate

44 King Street ,Margate CT9 1QE

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Jul 2014

The reviews for Ambrette were very good, although we were prepared for an ordinary setting and it was, but we were a bit disappointed. The English Sparkling Rose was great to see, the waiter's knowledge of the wine list very disappointing, it wouldn't take much to give them a bit more knowledge, or to get someone who could at least tell me if the Chardonnay was oaked or not. The intro mango juice not much good for someone avoiding sugar, but was probably ok. The starters were really good; the dosa...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Essential Details for The Ambrette Margate

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Area: Kent
  • Price: £45
  • Wine: £13.99
  • Champagne: £39.95
  • Lunch: £19.95/24.95 (2/3 courses)
  • Dinner: £59.95/79.95 (9 courses/ with matching wines)

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