Sands Hotel’s bright and contemporary Bay Restaurant boasts terrific views, two AA rosettes and fantastic locally sourced, seasonal dishes. The tranquil interior is inspired by the surrounding coast, and brings the beautiful and calm seafront atmosphere inside. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows flood the restaurant with light and provide a stunning backdrop of Margate Sands.
Focusing on top-quality produce, head chef Eddy Seys’ seasonal menus are inspired by modern European cuisine, and each dish is beautifully presented. Born in Lille, France, Eddy began his career at the prestigious Touquet catering college, and has since travelled the world working in various highly regarded restaurants. The lunch menu offers delicious locally sourced meat, seafood and vegetarian options for a fixed price of £16 for one course, £20 for two courses, and £24 for three courses.
Those dining might start with tuna ceviche served with avocado, coriander and lemon oil, or perhaps seared scallops accompanied by mushroom broth and croutons. Follow with roasted cod served with spring greens, or duck Wellington with porcini mushrooms and celeriac purée. Vegetarians can enjoy the likes of goat’s cheese tortellini with squash and sage butter. If visiting in the afternoon, why not indulge in the famous Sands Hotel afternoon tea, featuring a variety of teas from local independent tea supplier Rosie Lea Tea? If the weather allows, enjoy your tea overlooking the water from the comfort of the west-facing terrace; it’s the perfect place to pass the time.