This is the 2nd time I have been to The Ambrette and im just as impressed as I was the first time.
The contemporary twist on the Indian is performed excellently: flavours, presentation and cuisine are of the highest standards and despite not leaving as full as I do from my regular tandoori the contrast is a fantastic change and goes to show just how versatile Indian food can be.
Im a big fan of this little restaurant it really stands apart from the rest in the area and the lunch special offer was fantastic value.
Cant recommend highly enough
Possibly one of the best Indian meals I have had.
Not you typical Indian ... the food is far more refined.
Calves Liver to start was fantastic.
Beautiful food and great service. It's rare to find Indian food at this standard anywhere in the country let alone in Thanet. Thoroughly recommended.
If you're after a post pub Chicken Tikka Masala, forget it. There's no cury on the menu. Nor popadums. Formerly The Indian Princess, The Ambrette is probably one of the top six fine dining India restaurants in the country. That it remains in Margate is a mystery. That it features in the 2010 Michelin Guide, is not.
The menu is short and eclectic, serving mostly local produce - including pork, game and seafood. Though there are often more exotic items to be found, such is zebra or crocodlile.
Chef Dev Biswal is something of a local celebrity and immensely talented. His dishes are works of art, and as pleasing to the palete as they are to the eye. Lightly spriced with a mix or flavours, colours and textures on each plate.
Ask for the £40 tasting menu - even when it's not on offer.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
What a surprising Indian restaurant to stumble upon in Margate; The weekday lunchtime was quiet, only one other party eating, so it was a quiet eating experience but none the worse for that. The food was a delight; from the welcome appetisers, through to the exceptional sea bream kedgeree. The menu is full of surprises- no kormas or tikka masalas, although the chef does serve samosas- but they are a dessert filled with chocolate. A highlight was the variety and quality of the fish.
Quite simply, You don't know what you're missing if you haven't tried this restaurant. The food and presentation is worthy of a Michelin Star -
(Which Dev Biswal has!)
The parking area is adequate and 'off street' however spaces are limited.
I echo the comments above re the food and presentation and look forward to the Wine Tasting event coming up as well as the cookery demo - look out for dates on the website theambrette.co.uk
The award winning Ambrette restaurant in Margate is the creation of the acclaimed chef Dev Biswal. It prides itself on high quality of service and the use of unique and exotic ingredients. It is a blend of innovation, style and tradition. Dev Biswal uses a delicate blend of flavours and spices to create his unique culinary art.
Established in 2010.
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