DRINKING & DINING
The array of restaurants in Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate serve cuisine from all corners of the globe. Dishing up Italian, Thai and – naturally – sensational seafood, each town will have something to suit you, whatever your tastes. And after your meal, why not head to one of our pubs or cafe bars to savour the lively atmosphere – and maybe a local ale?
Here’s some of our favourites.
Top notch – Ramsgate
Bon Appetit head chef Mark Way serves up eclectic and excellent cuisine at this friendly, family-run restaurant. Scottish rib steak, peppered Barbary duck and tenderloin of English pork are all on the menu, and be sure to visit for Sunday lunch – their roast dinners are exceptional. +44 18438 52750
Albion House Ramsgate
Locally sourced food, in a beautiful restaurant over looking the Royal Harbour. Open 7 days a weekend serving Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Sunday Dinner. They also have a bar open 7 days a weeks, for coffee, tea and cake or a glass if wine. A warn friendly atmosphere in a beautifully restored building.
Surin is a distinctive fusion of Thai, Cambodian and Laos cuisine. The owner, Miss Damong, honed her skills in London’s best Thai restaurants and has even cooked for the Thai royal family. Here you’ll enjoy food fit for a king – washed down, if you’d like, with Surin’s own brand beer. www.surinrestaurant.co.uk
The Harbour Brasserie is in a unique position at the mouth of Ramsgate’s impressive Royal Marina, take a stroll down the harbour arm to experience dishes beautifully prepared with the freshest of local Kentish ingredients by owner and head chef Adrian Mowl. The Brasserie’s unique position offers panaramic views of the marina, jetty and out to sea. Even France can be seen on a clear day. www.royalharbourbrasserie.co.uk
Fine dining – Broadstairs
Wyatt & Jones is a family run independent restaurant situated on Broadstairs seafront. They serve seasonal dishes using local produce and also bake their our own breads, smoke their our own fish and butcher their own meat… well you can’t get fresher than that!
Owners Jan and Kat are proud to be members of Produced in Kent and have recently reached the final of the Taste of Kent Awards for Best Restaurant 2014. The open kitchen run by chef Jess Leah offers lunch, dinner and traditional roasts on Sunday. www.wyattandjones.co.uk
Posilipo Ristorante Italiano boasts a combination of fresh seafood, rustic pasta dishes and gourmet pizzas cooked in a handmade Neopolitan pizza oven. Seafood and meats are sourced locally and are prepared on site by their experienced team of chefs, some of whom have been with the restaurant for over 13 years. Personal favourites are the Linguine alla cozza and rosemary and garlic focacce followed with an iced glasss of the best Limoncello outside of Naples! www.posillipo.co.uk
Morreli’s ice cream parlour opened its doors to Broadstairs visitors in 1932 and has never looked back! Morelli’s proudly presides over the beautiful and much-loved Viking Bay and was the first place to serve over 20 flavours of ice cream. This parlour still proudly serves loyal customers today and retains a magical feel of stepping back in time with its soda fountain, juke box, formica tops and pink leatherette booths. www.morellisgelato.com
Great British pizza Company – delicious wood-fired pizza on Margate’s seafront. Their thin crust pizzas with a crispy edge are cooked in a wood fired oven and have some interesting toppings. Their slow-roast tomato sauce recipe makes their pizzas stand apart: no processed food, no additives, just the finest Italian cherry tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, slow-roasted garlic, a pinch of salt and sugar and hours of patient stirring…one not to be missed! www.greatbritishpizzacompany.wordpress.com
The Ambrette Restaurant has achieved recognition from many of the top restaurant guides. Head chef Dev Biswal creates glorious meals from his native India. The restaurant comes recommended by the Michelin guide – expect dishes such as local chargrilled wood pigeon with ginger and aromatic spices, served with game mince patty, shallots and coriander. www.theambrette.co.uk
The Greedy Cow is a quirky cafe, delicatesan in the centre of Margates lovely old town, offering breakfast, sandwiches, burgers and pulled pork. Fabulous coffee and baked goods complete the greedy cows delicious home made offering! A must when you’re visiting the Turner centre…or not! www.thegreedycow.com