About Bay Restaurant at Sands Hotel Margate
This Margate gem is situated near The Sands and luckily offers views of them from both its roof terrace and the two AA Rosette-winning main restaurant. If the weather allows for it, al fresco dining on the west-facing terrace is a beautiful experience. If you have to sit inside, it won’t be bad though, as the bright and airy restaurant has distinct seaside vibes. The vast open skies, sparkling sands and the drama of the sea has inspired the colour palette and luxurious details complete the look.
The latter is made up of largely European dishes with a contemporary twist. Chef Eddy Seys takes inspiration from both local and seasonal produce to make beautifully-presented, delicious dishes. The a-la-carte is accompanied by a wine list showcasing local wine suppliers such as Hush Heath, Nip from the Hip and Chapel Down.
For breakfast, a traditional Kentish breakfast (a full English, but with products from Kent) is available, and the restaurant has been awarded a Breakfast Award from The AA for four years running, so it’s a good’un. Weekend brunches are also available.
The traditional afternoon tea at Sands Hotel is rather famous in the area and is a must-try. The tea is provided by Rosie Lea Tea, a local independent tea supplier from Broadstairs, and a lot of local products feature on the menu. For instance, Canterbury Ashmore cheddar cheese is used in one of the sandwiches and Kentish strawberry jam is used for the scones.
Open to hotel guests and the public alike, the place is usually buzzing, creating a great atmosphere.