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The Mad Hatter

9 Lombard Street, Margate CT9 1EJ, England
+44 1843 232626
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9 Lombard Street, Margate CT9 1EJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here after a walk along the beach. We were greeted warmly and showed upstairs. The menu was great and we struggled to choose. In the end we had a panini and a jacket potato with hot chocolates and a slice of cake...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank birdseye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a light lunch and were very impressed with the personal service, welcoming atmosphere, lovely setting and amazing food. The scones were clearly home made, the pot of tea was huge and used proper tea leaves rather than bags and both tasted...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sticks221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great tea experience, look no further. A beautiful Tearoom set perfectly in the centre of the old part of town. Great menu and great cream teas!!. We visited here around a year ago after ownership changed and we were pleased...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stuey51
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Our second visit to this cafe. Last time was back in the summer and sat outside and had afternoon tea. This time was on Monday lunchtime, it was packed, luckily we had booked. Two of us had a Victorian Tea with a cheese scone, which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Liz M
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I booked a table and treated my friend to an afternoon tea, lots of choice, all homemade and fresh. The food was tasty, unlimited tea as kept refilling and staff were friendly. It's quite small so gets busy. Must visit as local and good value...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 514N
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

For some reason I’d been put off in the past by the outside signage but I think they have changed something as this time I peered in and saw teacups lines along the windowsills and thought “this is for me”! I wasn’t disappointed! It’s run...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Suzanneandsam
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a wonderful experience! We felt we had gone back in time to the 1920s.I half expected to see my grandparents there in their younger days and tell them how well we had turned out. Fabulous atmosphere and lovely food aswell. Definitely our favourite place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Simon N
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I go to the Mad Hatter regularly and are always thrilled with whatever we have. We usually get the Victorian tea but today we had breakfast and cake (although unorthodox the cake was too good to resist) and it was amazing! Absolutely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Went here with family total of 8, couldn't fault service and food, been a bakery for 27 yrs, scones are some of the best I've had ever, owners even made us gypsy tart which we can't get in East Sussex lovely, catered for my nephew...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ghammond1
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is a one off and definitely worth a visit. It's simply charming and like going back in time with family pictures on the walls and wonderful traditional white table cloths.The food is home made, fresh served by friendly staff who have carried on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Jackie D
7 January 2019|
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Response from Heidi C | Property representative |
Hi Jackie D, the cost of our Victorian tea is £11.50 for 1 or £22.50 for 2. This includes a selection of finger sandwiches, scone of your choice with jam and clotted cream, piece of cake of your choice and a pot of tea. All... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Lombard Street, Margate CT9 1EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 232626
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