RestaurantsKentRamsgateCT11

survey result

Summary

£40
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “deep red walls, low lighting and candles”, this “romantic” basement dining room has a “lovely, old-fashioned and cosy ambience, and is decorated with framed covers of old editions of Empire magazine”. Craig Mather’s modern British menu focuses on “unfussy dishes, where the local seasonal ingredients are the star”, in particular “fish that comes straight from the small boats which ply the harbour”.

Summary

£40
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “deep red walls, low lighting and candles”, this “romantic” basement dining room has a “lovely, old-fashioned and cosy ambience, and is decorated with framed covers of old editions of Empire magazine”. Craig Mather’s modern British menu focuses on “unfussy dishes, where the local seasonal ingredients are the star”, in particular “fish that comes straight from the small boats which ply the harbour”.

Summary

£44
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Chef Craig Mather showcases the best local produce with great finesse in his short seasonal menus” at this “eccentric (in a good way) local gem”, “tucked away in the basement of the Royal Harbour Hotel”“a cosy, club-like space, with warm red walls, and with original Empire magazine covers on display”. “His light touch allows the ingredients to speak for themselves”, while “the fish dishes have no rival in this part of Kent”. “There’s a garden for summertime with dogs welcome to dine alongside their humans in the sun”.

Summary

£43
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Freshly landed fish straight from boat to kitchen, is expertly prepared by chef Craig Mathers delicate touch” at this “hidden gem (in a poorly served area for decent restaurants) tucked away in the basement of the Royal Harbour Hotel (and with the ambience of a private dining club)”. Top Tip – “excellent value set menu”.

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Restaurant details

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No dress code
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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.95 £18.95
Dinner £19.00 £24.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
10-12 Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate, CT11 9JF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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