top of page


Canterbury produce, sustainable, environmental friendly. 

01227 200777

Address:- 14-15 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NY

The Cook's Tale Restaurant, formally named the Ambrette is

 located in the city center just a ten minute walk from the Marlowe Theatre and the high street. The Restaurant is also close to Watling Street car park and Castle Street car park. 



Just a few of our most recent awards and accolades

Timeout - June 2023

Timeout - June 2023

Cook's Tale Restaurant Wins 2023 Asian Restaurant of the Year!


February 29th 2020

Ambrette Margate receives top accolade in The Times and The Sunday Times featuring as one of “Britains”s 30 best restaurants for a curry”

”recognised for its creative approach, which fuses seasonal ingredients from Kent and influences from France and Southeast Asia with traditional regional Indian cooking in dishes such as tandoori Kentish quail with turmeric and cumin, served with game samosa and bacon chutney naan” 

"Wonderful time and lunch with friends

Lunch with friends at this place was fabulous. They offer vegan and vegetarian options. The food arrived quickly and it was tasty. Friendly staff and refreshing cocktails. Good location of the restaurant as well. We will be back."

Vufik Vasken 

Tripadvisor 13 Sep 23

Enjoyable food full of flavour. Exceptional customer service. Highly recommended

Fantastic Indian restaurant that left a lasting impression on us. We were greeted by a warm and welcoming lady.
The lady who served us was not only knowledgeable about the menu but also incredibly attentive to our needs. She guided us through the diverse dishes, making excellent recommendations based on our preferences.
The food was extremely tasty. The flavours were authentic and unforgettable. We will be back"


Tripadvisor Sep 23


Lovely unexpected experience

Ashar served us yesterday evening, we went for a quick eat just before we went on a ghost tour. She was very informative and had a good recommendation for us as we haven’t tried much Indian dishes. She was prompt and very knowledgeable plus she gave us a proper service explaining us how to eat the food to enjoy the full experience. She is a star, thank you so much for the experience. Will be back!"


Aug 2023 

"Delicious food and fab service We’ve eaten here twice in recent months and each time the food has been delicious! The first time we had the set lunch, and then last night the Bottomless Thali.
Both have been fab; flavoursome and tasty.
The staff and service is great too. Ashar, the manager, in particular is brilliant and an asset to the restaurant.
I’d highly recommend The Cook’s Tale, and plan to return again soon!



Aug 2023

bottom of page