About Us

Melanie Mountfield & Sally GeldardRoost would really like to carry on but we need another strong, talented chef to help us do it. Maybe you’d like to run your own restaurant, but don’t have the finances to do so on your own, or perhaps you’d like to move into a managerial position working alongside our executive chef?
If you have the passion, creativity and skills and are looking to invest in a successful, independent restaurant, we’d love to hear from you!
Alternatively, if you’re ready to step up to the next stage in your hospitality career, you could be just who we’re looking for.
Please get in touch to see if we can build a relationship that will push Roost to the next level.

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 ping pong, pool, board games or just hang out prior to eating or to wind down afterwards.

Roost Reflection
Credit: Mair Salts

Opening Hours

12.00-15.00 and 17.00-21.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

12.00-15.00 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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Contact Us

01843 229708

enquiries@roostrestaurant.co.uk (please call if you would like to book within the next 24 hours)

19 Cliff Terrace, Margate, Kent CT9 1RU