About Us

Roost is built on the premise that good food doesn’t need to be fancy. Simple food done well can be as good as fine dining without all the stuffiness. Roost began life as a chicken restaurant so we have built on that to offer complementary dishes that will satisfy every palate and diet.

Head chef and owner, Mel Mountfield has an impressive background of experience, working with some of the greats such as Fergus Henderson at St John, Clerkenwell, and Jamie Oliver at Fifteen. Prior to opening Roost in May 2016, she oversaw the opening of the Falstaff Restaurant in Ramsgate, coming from the reputable Hotel Endsleigh in Devon.

We are an award winning Family Dining restaurant and take this very seriously as well as being very dog friendly. We have a large basement area where children and families can go to eat, play or just hang out prior to eating or to wind down afterwards.

Roost Reflection
Credit: Mair Salts


Opening Hours

11.00-20.00 Wednesday – Saturday

11.00-16.00 Sunday

Parking is available on the nearby streets or in the Lido car park opposite which is strictly Pay & Display – please don’t get caught out!

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What others are saying

“Food is excellent and there is an ever-evolving imaginative menu.”

“Had the most amazing breakfast, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.”

“This place is amazing! Friendly welcoming staff and the food is terrific! A must go to place when visiting Margate/Cliftonville!”

“Great food! Great service and ping pong too! What more could you ask for.”

“Great food, really nice to be able to eat out somewhere that caters for coeliacs that can’t have dairy either! Great games room, perfect for keeping children occupied. Highly recommended.”

“Best lunch I have had in years. Salt and Pepper Seaweed Squid was amazing. Really lovely friendly place with a sea view.”

“We enjoyed a lovely brunch with family and friends here – delicious food, great service and really family friendly. One person said it was possibly the best full english he had ever had in his life! Highly recommend! “

Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018 

Mini Margate + Ramsgate Guide

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Rock My Style: UK City Tour: Margate (the great escape)

Contact Us

01843 229708 – for any bookings

enquiries@roostrestaurant.co.uk (we are unable to take bookings by email, please call the number above)

19 Cliff Terrace, Margate, Kent CT9 1RU