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“Cheap eats opposite The Turner”

The Old Kent Market
Ranked #9 of 45 things to do in Margate
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

So many great eating experiences here.
The new Pizza place is fabulous.
The atmosphere is very 'Margate".
Please eat here and share the passion.

Thank Cheryl B
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"smallest pub"
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"indoor market"
in 9 reviews
"the double decker bus"
in 7 reviews
"big red bus"
in 5 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 5 reviews
"caribbean food"
in 4 reviews
"organic bread"
in 4 reviews
"london bus"
in 4 reviews
"cinnamon buns"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy your food"
in 2 reviews
"sweet potato curry"
in 2 reviews
"big hall"
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"independent business"
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"food stalls"
in 5 reviews
"turner gallery"
in 7 reviews
"interesting mix"
in 2 reviews
"falafel"
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

9 months since our last visit and looking forward to the range of eclectic shops, antiques and curio's among the cafes and food stalls. Disappointed to find that it now consists mostly of a mishmash of eating places and a disappointing range of shops.
I guess that there are trends and shops have to cater for the majority to survive but this collective has fast become a 'much the same as anywhere else' kind of place.
Fortunately there are a lovely selection of what we were looking forward to just a few streets away. We visited on a damp spring morning lunchtime when things are a bit quieter but the whole place lacked atmosphere.

4  Thank ColinF1364
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Lovely art space/market. There are a few stalls selling from vintage to Dr. Marteens to bakery, pizza places, restaurant and even a tattoo shop. There are two pianoforte free to play and poetry reading too. I bought rocky bread and sweets from a stall there, very delicious! It is a place where you can get a coffee, relax and enjoy some nice time in company of artists.

1  Thank Jenika I
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is a good place to spend an interesting hour with a cup of tea or coffee and a lovely freshly baked cake from Gina's Old Kent Bakery. The bread and cakes are freshly baked on the premises. You can even get your drink from the double decker bus parked inside the old theatre. Also available are the most amazing, made to order, pizzas. There are a range of small businesses within the building. It is conveniently located opposite the Turner Contemporary Gallery. There is wheelchair access via a side door and plenty of seating inside.

1  Thank Tom Barbara W
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

What on earth is happening to this place? There's clearly something very wrong as each time we visit we find that several more stallholders have departed. It's really sad as we like to support the type of people that run these units but as soon as you find somebody good they've gone. We've decided not to go back as there's better places in the Old Town and Cliftonville. We also found the Italian unit now in the considerably nicer Crown by the Old Town Hall. It's a great pity that the market has declined so dramatically. What a sad state of affairs.

6  Thank TonyM186253
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