Angela’s and Dory’s may be situated around the corner from each other but we see the two sites as all part of the same idea.
Angela’s is the original, a small sustainable seafood restaurant serving delicious, ethically sourced, sustainable seafood, alongside simple, seasonal vegetable-based dishes.
Its little sister Dory’s, contains a shop that sells the raw ingredients we use in Angela’s – from fresh fish and vegetables through to cheese and wine – all sourced in a sustainable manner and without plastic, as well as a fresh seafood bar overlooking the sweeping views across Margate main sands.
Our philosophy for both is an uncomplicated one. We always endeavour to be sustainable, both in our ingredients and our everyday practices, and work with the local community to specifically reduce the amount of waste we produce that might otherwise end up in landfill.
We have also partnered with the wonderful Windmill Community Gardens in Margate to turn our food waste directly into compost – in our own composting machine – to enable them to produce more of our raw and organic ingredients....closing the loop.
We will always consider our people and our planet first, working directly with growers, fishermen and suppliers who understand how to make the most of their produce and at the same time minimise the impact on our environment.
We have a daily changing menu at both Angela’s and Dory’s, all depending on what is fresh from the boats that morning. Our seafood is sustainably caught and most of our vegetables are organic or pesticide free. Here is a sample of what we are doing at the moment...
Whitstable Rock Oysters 2.80 each
Fish Soup 6.50
Crab on toast 7.00
Mussels, cider, garlic 6.50
Ray knobs, aioli 7.50
Beetroot, hazelnut, crème fraîche 6.50
Scallops, pumpkin, hazelnuts 10
Gurnard, celeriac, shellfish sauce 16
Cod, clams, parsley 17
Thornback ray, brown butter 16
Whole roasted plaice 14
Roasted squash, green sauce 12
Turbot on-the-bone, hollandaise 20
English trifle 6.50
Chocolate tart 7.00
Junket, honeycomb 6
Wilde’s Rebellion, chutney 8
Dory’s seafood bar
Whitstable Rock Oysters 2.80 each
Whitstable Native Oysters 3.25 each
Salt cod brandade 4.00
Asparagus, egg, gremolata 6.00
Smoked prawns, aioli 6.50
Crab tart 8
Seafood cocktail 10.00
Pickled herrings, beetroot 7
Marinated sardines 5
Hot smoked salmon bagel 7
British lentil salad 3
There are many, many good wines in the world – far too many to put on a wine list as small as ours, however over the last few months of travelling around the country to see our cheesemakers, dairies, fisherman and farmers, we always managed to find time to pop into a vineyard or two. By doing this we have come to realise that English made wine stands up to some of the very best in the world and is now attracting some very talented winemakers to produce some outstanding wines. At Angela's the idea that we can visit and work with the vineyards or winemakers directly makes it an extra special relationship and one that we intend to continue. We are on our way to making ours a wine list that compromises mainly of English made wines, and if one day it can be all English made then that sounds perfect. Here are just a couple of the wines we are currently in love with...
Adrian at Westwell is slowly becoming the rising-star of English wine makers. He is creating incredibly drinkable wines using a low interventionist approach. Situated on the North Downs, he produces both elegant sparkling wines as well as less traditional skin-contact Ortegas aged in a traditional terracotta Amphora. All brilliant.
Tillingham Vineyard is at the forefront of winemaking in England and is producing some of the most in demand wines in the UK. Ben Walgate is producing wines using traditional English grapes, some of which are fermented in imported Georgian Qvevri buried underground, that are very individual and incredibly textured.
Angela’s. 21 The Parade. Margate. Kent. CT9 1EX
OPENING TIMES: (cooking times)
Wednesday 12.00-2.30pm / 6.30-9.00pm
Thursday 12.00-2.30pm / 6.30-9.00pm
Friday 12.00-2.30pm / 6.30-9.00pm
Saturday 12.00-2.30pm / 6.30-9.00pm
Telephone: 01843 319 978
24 High Street. Margate. Kent. CT9 1DS
OPENING TIMES: (last orders for drinks and food 6.30pm)
Telephone: 01843 520 391