The Margate Magpie Lock Down Survival Guide

It has never been more important to support local business/creatives and luckily the fine people of Margate have adapted to your needs in this time of crisis. I would usually be busy listing all the events that happen in this beautiful town but instead I've found myself creating a little lock down survival guide that I hope helps you through.


Barletta are still cooking it up over at Urchin Wines offering Pickup or Delivery Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 5.30 - 7.30pm. Currently offering an incredible set menu made to order. 3 courses + Bottle of wine for £35 PP.  Check out the menu on their instagram @barlettamargate and place your order HERE 

Ouma's Kitchen is selling wholesome, affordable frozen meals. They offer collection Mon to Sat 11am - 3pm OR delivery Tues and Sat 2 - 5pm. Head over to their instagram @oumaskitchen for full menu.

Olbys is delivering Sunday Lunch! They are also running a competition where you can nominate a friend to win 2 courses of the best roast on the coast. 10% of all orders over £25. Call 01843 448595  to book.

Ralphs Margate deliver every Friday and Saturday from 3pm until the dough runs out, so get your orders in QUICK.

Hot Meals Now Canteen is now delivering  and still incredibly reasonably priced. It's wise to check out the @hotmealsnowcanteen Instagram for updates on delivery days and changes in menu.  There is a £1 additional delivery charge which goes towards a FREE meal for someone in need.  Most of the free meals are going to the Salvation Army in Ramsgate, who have been feeding the homeless across Thanet. Always one to keep your peepers on.

Jessica Leah Catering is currently offering a delicious weekly menu which she delivers on Fridays. Get your orders in by Tuesday midday to avoid disappointment. Check out the Menu @jessicaleahcatering

FoodbyWild are serving takeaway lunches that can be collected from Graingrocer on Northdown Rd. The Menu is released Friday on the Instagram page @foodbywild and then simply message to order! 


Little Swift have been rotating their stock to keep it fresh and exciting! They are currently delivering to your doorstep, check out their Instagram @littleswiftct9 to see what goodies are rolling through and to order just click HERE 

Xylo Brewing are still in full force. Brewing new beers and open for delivery everyday. Order online HERE and make sure you check out the Online Pub Quiz 30th April.

Urchin Wines are currently offering take away and delivery. Wed, Fri and Sat 5:30 -7:30pm. Click HERE  to order.

Northdown Brewery have been busy delivering their fine Kentish beer all over town. The cases & boxes are ridiculously good value and the beer is beautiful. EmailInsta or text 07979578104 to place your order. If you order Mon - Fri and they will deliver it to your door the next day. 

Craft Cocktail Merchants & Co are delivering pre-mixed lock down cocktails to Thanet residents on Wednesdays. Get your ORDERS in Thurs-Mon to avoid dissapointment.

Modern Provider has continued to be an absolute cornerstone of the community. They have turned the bakery from an open cafe to a home delivery service and are currently running a 'pay what you can scheme.' Many people have chosen to pay a little more though and this has enabled them to get things out to people who are self isolating, at risk or having trouble financially. 

They currently offer bread, milk, eggs, pastries plus a couple of different cakes. You can also get flour and sourdough starter for free if you want to try to bake at home. Send your orders in and stay up to date via the instagram @modernprovider

Storeroom by Curve Roasters are delivering their gorgeous bags of coffee twice a week. Wed 4-6pm  or (if fancy a cheeky slice of cake) Coffee and Cake delivery Sat 10-11:30am. 

KG Winters are running a full delivery service.  You can either call the shop directly on 01843 293247 between 9-4pm Monday to Saturday and place an order from the current shop stock. They will take payment over the phone and get the delivery out to you same day. Or you can email your order over to for a 72 hour service. 

Head over to the Mike and Ollie online shop for a full range of locally sourced products. Their kitchen is on the Kent coast and they have access to some of the countries finest fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.  They also donate 50-100 portions of food to local Kent charities every week!

A new Margate coffee company WE ARE HERE coffee are very much here and ready to sell you there 3 varieties of coffee beans  ground or whole.  Head over to their website to ORDER

Exercise studios all over town have started to run their classes online. 

 You may need to crank that heating up but Hot Pod Yoga are still going strong, streaming 20 classes a week, 1 kids class and 1 specific yoga workshop.

Union Yoga have classes everyday for all abilities and all classes are free for NHS staff and carers.

Margate Pilates Studio are offering a selection of classes online and at a reduced rate of £7 per class.

Margate Yoga Studio have also recently gone online, check out the full listings HERE

Louise over at Margate Workout and Fit Ballet Margate is running a variety classes online. Barre, Ballet, 90's workout and her Rise and Shine morning workout. Head over to @margateworkout to see the schedule and email or DM on Insta to book.

Meegan Bradley also has a range of Yoga classes that people can buy online and take on when they have the time.

Cliffs have closed their doors temporarily but are still delivering  records locally from their 3842 deep collection.  Check out their Discogs page for full listings, all of their social media followers receive free delivery when they quote WOW69 at checkout.

The Astoria Cigars sampling Lounge really is one of Margates best hidden gemsUntil they re-open however they are offering free delivery in Thanet. Check out their instagram @astoria_cigars_ct9 to see what they have on offer.

 Margaux Home are still trading online and offering free delivery to Margate. Womens wear, skin care, homewares and more! Order Online 

H A N D S O M E F R E A K S are open for business 24/7 on their Depop page. 

Mar Mar are now delivering locally! Check out the online shop for Plants and goodies. HERE Delivery is same day within Thanet if you order before 11am!

Local legend Skate Pharm are still selling online.  Upgrade your daily exercise with a new deck or update the wardrobe. HERE

The Margate bookshop are offering free delivery within Margate. Make sure to check out the Sale on selected books over at the Instagram page @themargatebookshop!

Mahal Kita Flowers has been able to continue working behind closed doors and still able to deliver locally/nationwide.  Stock is updated on a weekly basis and you can check out the gorgeous flowers HERE

Playday.Studio are still selling there incredible People Factory Kits, Limited edition tees and more, on their online shop

Entertain the little savages with the Arts Education Exchange Illustration Activity Pack. Featuring incredible illustrations by local artists Alex NobleJordan Gray and Sprankenstein. Download HERE.

GRASS cliftonville are running a Kids Colouring Competition. Just Download the amazing colouring sheet by local illustrator Michael Goodson and get colouring!

Margate Radio is back! They were planning  a proper re-launch in the coming months but in it's place we have the Stay at Home Selections. All the shows have been made by Margate residents from their homes and they will continue to release them in small batches as the weeks progress. You can listen the likes of  Matt WalshBabii and Ben Driftwood to name just a few. Check them all out HERE

Bees Bookshare has become Bees Bookshelf for lockdown. She has been uploading videos to her Youtube channel where she recommends the best reads that have come through her book share events.

The Margate Pet Sitter, based on the old town is offering no-contact Dog walks. Starting at £12 for an hour walk. Head over to the Instagram @the_margate_pet_sitter for more info.



Just head over to the Instagram page  @MargateMagpie and drop me message.