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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“mix grill” (3 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“peas” (5 reviews)
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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

You get what you pay for basically. Great value for money and presented nicely. Could be cleaner in places.

Thank Lllwing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter, grandchildren and I arrived for our dinner at 19:50. A member of staff came to our table and said that we had to order within 7 minutes (20:00 a few minutes having lapsed) and be off the premises within the hour. Judging from...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since moving to Margate the Mechanical Elephant has become my local, cannot fault the breakfast with unlimited Lavazza coffee, cannot fault the meal deals. When my mother was over for a few weeks we ate there often and go a few times a week with...More

Thank AlanChadwick
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we look forward to seeing you lots in the future. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 16 December 2017

Has had a bit of a facelift since last time but still absolutely awful carpet - seems to be a trend in Weatherspoons - who on earth picks them !! But, the prices are amazing - a pint of decent ale for £1.99 and good...More

Thank penfolds_bin_95
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments. There is a whole book about our carpets would you believe- available in all good book stores, or look it up on Instagram. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 3 December 2017

I went for a meal with my husband prior to a theater visit. Service was very good. Food was served quickly and was very tasty. We both had burgers which were delicious. I can recommend the Tennessee Burger. On ordering dessert I had to check...More

Thank Kelly M
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Absolutely freezing, air conditioners blowing cold air. It was warmer going outside. Nobody behind the bar to serve.

Thank dafferswestgate
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi, I am sorry for your bad experience. Would it be possible for you to email the pub directly with the time of your visit so that I can address the issues with the team in question. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Often pop in here to have a get together with my dad and brother, on the whole it's a very friendly place,beers always good and the food is excellent pub grub as they say !

Thank Sharon G
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments. We will see you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 15 November 2017

popped in saturday afternoon for a bite to eat before going to a birthday bash also met other friends there as well who also had the same idea drinks were cheap the food was hot and very tasty though the service was a little bit...More

Thank trevgoulding
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, we hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to go here for breakfast and wow what a great decision it was my friends and myself enjoyed every last mouthful!! Epic portions sizes and friendly service will be returning!

Thank Kelly M
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went into wetherspoons but I wasn't that impressed with it ,I usually love them but felt it lacked ambience. Food was ok . Wasn't very busy usually they are packed.

Thank snuggie1957
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for your comments. We are a little quiet at this time of year, summer is our busier time what with the beach being opposite. I hope you will try us out again sometime. Kind Regards Angela & Team

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Susanna20142014
9 November 2016|
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Response from Alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes not very clean inside and a few of us were having a drink outside I was standing at the back of the bus stop when we were told to finish our drink and leave as we will not be serve again...
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Alan A
24 September 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
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Frances G
18 June 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
Yes, The mechanical Elephant is located about 5 minute walk from the premier in along the seafront towards Margate town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100
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