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Tartar Frigate

4.7
4.7
724 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood

During July and August we only take telephone reservations. So please call to check availability.

Sunday is only our Sunday lunch menu.

The historic Tartar Frigate is one of the only 18th century flint restaurants in Kent.

Widely renowned as one of the best seafood restaurants in Kent, the Harbour restaurant boasts stunning panoramic views over Viking Bay in Broadstairs.

If seafood isn't for you then you can take advantage of the extensive menu, which also includes mouth-watering traditional dishes from around the world.

In the bar there is a welcoming fire roaring for you to warm up on.

During Broadstairs Folk week the Tartar Frigate is a focal point of the festivities with live bands during the day and evening and you can even take your beer on the beach.

Entertainment: Live Music Wed, Fri and Sundays in the Bar Area.

Please note - We have No Baby Changing Facilities and No Disabled Toilets and No Disabled access to Top floor Restaurant Due to age of building.

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British

  • Hours of Operation

    null

  • Phone number

    01843 862013

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Chalklin

  • Area

    Broadstairs

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wed, Fri and Sundays in the Bar Area.

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Healthy

  • Kent

    Scenic View

  • Kent

    Special Occasions

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  1. DH

    DeirdreH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Friendly, attentive staff. Good food and wine. Nice ambience.

  2. L

    Lulu

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We spent a lovely evening here. The staff were very friendly and the food very good. I would definitely come back again if I ever visit Broadstairs in the future.

  3. C

    Caremiz

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant evening in great surroundings. Service excellent. Dover sole huge ! Fish soup had all sorts of fish in it and d was very filling. Would recommend.

    Tartar FrigateResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent meal with us. It's not very often we are able to get the Dover sole in, so we are so glad to hear it was a well chosen dish for you! I will pass on your compliments to the team here at The Tartar Frigate.

  4. D

    Dadof2

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service will definitely return

    Tartar FrigateResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you so much for your review. I shall pass on your compliments to my team here at The Tartar Frigate. We do hope to welcome you again very soon!

  5. JW

    JillW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A lovely welcome as soon as we walked in. The staff were all so friendly and the food was very good.

  6. P

    Paul

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really lovely meal on New Year’s Eve at this restaurant. Great food and drink and great service.

  7. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fab NYE lunch today. We were a bit anxious as we arrived with a somewhat grumpy toddler. We asked for the food to come quickly - and it did. Delicious oysters, soft shell crab and then sea bass and battered cod. Compliments to the chef and the amazing serving staff. There is a great view of the sea and beach that can’t be matched in Broadstairs. We will be back the next time we stay on the Kent coast. Really recommend.

  8. JW

    JohnW

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After a warm welcome we were quickly taken to our table. We chose the Sunday lunch menu. The first course was vegetable soup. It was obviously home made and was delicious. The second course comprised a selection of starters. The four in our party all had different choices, prawn cocktail, warm goat's cheese, liver pate and home smoked salmon. Each was delicious with generous portions. For mains we had roast beef (2), a fish pie and a cod with samphire. The dishes and food were hot and there was a good selection of fresh vegetables. We didn't manage to eat all the vegetables but did manage to eat our desserts that were: peaches and ice cream (2), tiramisu and apple and cinnamon crumble with ice cream. We even got some choccies with the bill. All in all a very enjoyable dinner and we would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. The service was attentive without being invasive and ll the staff were professional and very friendly. We will return!

  9. JB

    JoyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Great service and staff very knowledgeable

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, so good to be back its been too long. Fish dishes amazing, very attentive staff who do an amazing job

    Tartar FrigateResponded on 5 December 2021

    Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently. It was so lovely to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  11. D

    Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Efficient, cheery staff. Tables presented nicely with proper linens. Food very traditional. It was a shame that fresh fish was overcooked and therefore dry. Veg were good.

  12. IB

    IanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Whenever I come to the area, I visit the Tartar Frigate, & I have never been disappointed. The seafood is lovely & fresh, & the chef is always changing the way it is presented. For me, it is the best seafood experience.

  13. PM

    PaulineM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, atmosphere and service was fantastic!!

  14. ES

    EricS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another tip top experience. Great team of staff...

  15. S

    Scots

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food, predominantly from the sea. Well presented . Service was excellent. Wine reasonable. All in all we had a delightful evening.

  16. BF

    BroadstairsFoodie

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just love Sunday lunch here! Food always good (desserts could do with updating), service excellent, we always feel very looked after!

  17. SM

    SueM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here on a busy Friday evening and received a warm welcome and attentive, unfussy service. The food was very good. We both had perfectly cooked scallops with the coral left on (thank you!) from the specials board followed by grilled skate with capers and samphire from the main menu. Again beautifully cooked. The underside of the skate tasted slightly under seasoned- but perhaps that was just a contrast to the samphire and caper infused top side. New potatoes, carrots and beautifully seasoned cauliflower were a perfect accompaniment. The courgette and broccoli were underwhelming. There is an unusually wide and good choice of reasonably priced house wine. We were too full to test out the puddings.

  18. GC

    GalinaC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food nothing special, lovely staff. Very busy but I'm not sure why - internet rankings seem bizarrely good for the quality. Wouldn't recommend to a foodie for sure. The neighbouring Jetty and Albion were tastier and better value for money, imho.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal & excellent service. Beyond friendly staff & really took the time to take care of al their customers

  20. r

    rosev

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice staff and room with a view , fab food big portions , the fish stew was amazing , big chunks of fish .6 of us ate there we were all very happy and very stuffed ! Very highly recommend, thanks to you all

  21. KM

    KentishMaid

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal for a special occasion. There is so much to eat you almost don't have room for the desert course. I will most definitely go there again

  22. S

    clareS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Another lovely evening at the Tartare Frigate, food absolutely delicious and service friendly and perfect in every way. Would highly recommend !

  23. ND

    NigelD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant next to the Harbour at Broadstairs. Very welcoming and friendly staff who make you feel comfortable straight away. Menu choice was good with some excellent dishes available. The food was very tasty and plentiful. Good choice of wines and beers. Highly recommended.

  24. AS

    AnnieSplanny

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely worth a visit here the food and staff both fantastic

  25. J

    Jagi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful characterful restaurant overlooking Broadstairs Harbour with a very convenient public car park close by. The food was excellent we had oysters followed by fish. and some really delicious saute potatoes.Wine and beer both of a very acceptable standard. Service was first class. In all a great experience.

  26. P

    Penpit

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely location looking across to Viking Beach. Very hospitable and welcoming. Good quality food. If you like seafood it's a good choice to come here.

  27. PK

    PatK

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely meal, food is always first class. Service excellent. The dressed crab went down a treat with my friends and my salmon was perfectly cooked. So nice to have runner beans in a restaurant!

  28. AR

    ARoops

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Upstairs restaurant was a great place to watch the sea and eat very very good food. Really friendly and lovely service, fantastic fresh seafood and fish. Proper old fashioned pub downstairs but hearty and excellent food upstairs.

  29. G

    Guiseppina

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous night out with our friends. We had a great view from our table and the service was excellent. The scallops were delicious as were the oysters. I had the salmon which was very tasty but my husband's fish pie was really too hot to eat comfortably. the ambience in the restaurant was excellent though and we highly recommend eating here.

  30. j

    jillc

    Edinburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a lovely restaurant, good food and friendly service. We all had a great time. Will definitely go back

  31. FR

    FRANCEST

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a very good meal with excellent service. The food was lovely. Lovely company.

  32. PC

    PhilipC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful old style Pub on the harbour. Top quality seafood. Had oysters , white bait and skate wing. Lovely friendly service and sea views Have been before and will be going again!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful air conditioned restaurant, attentive and friendly staff, great value four course Sunday lunch,decent portions! fully recommended

  34. PS

    PennyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely meal and would definitely eat at the restaurant again

  35. AA

    AndrewA

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love love the food and the staff were very informative regarding the food and the many attractions in the area.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Menu was pleasantly limited (which tells you the fish is fresh) with items being removed from the menu as they sold out. Waiting stuff were very friendly and knowledgeable on the menu. Generous portions for mains. We had crab and prawn Thermidor, scallops, battered cod and skate wing and the fish was very fresh and well cooked particularly the scallops. We opted for this restaurant as we wanted a sit down meal as opposed to the more street food oriented offerings up the road. Would be nice to see more shellfish on the menu like clams, lobster etc, but a nice reliable, unpretentious place.

  37. p

    peterr

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    this is a great little place to eat with excellent views of viking bay. the food is always superb and the service is top quality. when i stay in broadstairs i always book the tar tar frigate

  38. PW

    PhilipW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best fish meal we have had in years with friendly staff and a lovely ambience.

  39. n

    nick

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderfully friendly and efficient service, and the food was just fabulous!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and wonderful food. Perfect! The staff were friendly and efficient. We had specials of squid and skate. All cooked to perfection. Deserts were great .

FAQs

Tartar Frigate is rated 4.7 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Tartar Frigate

Harbour Street Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1EU

  • Area

    Broadstairs

  • Hours of Operation

    null

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Chalklin

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wed, Fri and Sundays in the Bar Area.

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

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