Dine with a View
Many of our customers and room guests ask for a table with a sea view. Well it is difficult not to have a sea view when you are sitting anywhere in our dining room. Whether it be a view over the harbour or down towards the beach, if you want to see the sea (beside the seaside, beside the sea) you have chosen the right eatery. Our head chef is constantly looking at innovating and changing our menu to ensure seasonal produce makes its way on to your plate, and with an abundance of seafood making its way into Ramsgate Harbour courtesy of Fruits de Mer in Broadstairs, you will be able to delight in locally caught fresh fish.
Food Glorious Food
East Kent is a major hotspot for food and stays largely under the radar, not shouting about itself enough. Award winning restaurants can be visited each with their own little different character traits. Whether you are looking for delicately prepared Indian cuisine, superb Italian or Thai cuisine, or Ramsgate’s latest; a Japanese restaurant.
Local producers and specialist food and drink suppliers can also be found congregating under the roofs of the Goods Shed in Canterbury and McKnades in Faversham. For many this is an opportunity to wander, gaze and get hungry. The freshest produce East Kent has to offer in two significant food and drink epicentres.
What is a trip to the British seaside without a fish and chips experience? Peter’s Fish Factory on the seafront, just a few minutes walk away, is a local favourite. If you fancy seafood on the go, try Mannings on Margate seafront by the Turner Contemporary. You could even grab a delicious crab sandwich and enjoy it on the Margate Steps that lead down to the sea.
The beauty of food on the go at the seaside is the opportunity it affords to sit and eat whilst staring out to sea. Listen to the waves and work it off with a brisk walk along Ramsgate sands.
If you’re happy to venture our of Thanet, then you’ll find some great places to eat not far away. The best are the Michelin-starred The Sportsman in Seasalter. In nearby Whitsable is Wheelers Oyster Bar, with its seafood bar and restaurant. Jojo’s and East Coast Dining Room in Tankerton, and Le Petit Poisson in Herne Bay are all worth the short train or car journey. Going west are Mark Sargeant’s Rocksalt in Folkestone and the Marquis at Alkham.
Gelato, Tea & Cake
Ice cream or gelato by the sea is a must in Thanet, with its 1950’s ice cream parlours. Sorbetto in Ramsgate, and Morelli’s and Chiappini’s in Broadstairs all retain their 50’s décor and traditional Italian gelato recipes. Newly established is Melt in Margate, creating classic gelato in a cool, contemporary environment.
In Ramsgate, take afternoon tea at the Harbour Chocolate Lounge under the arches in Ramsgate, or at Corby’s Tea Rooms. The Cupcake Café is a popular stop in Margate, as is the off-the-wall Madhatter’s Tea Room.