If this is the No. 1 restaurant in Ramsgate, it doesn't bode well for the rest.
First, I can't fault the service. I can fault the woman ordering ahead of me, who inquired at length about the menu for the NEXT day. With only one person behind the bar, I waited several minutes and she never even ordered a drink.
Anyway, crevettes were on the specials board as a starter. I asked how many crevettes came on the plate. Hmmm... 5 or 6, I think. I ordered two portions on one plate, a large glass of white and a side salad. £19.95.
Well, the answer to the question was 4. The chap who brought my food thought the portion was a bit meagre for the price and went to the kitchen to investigate. He came back somewhat embarrassed and offered me a free drink, but I was driving and declined.
I was reminded of the Woody Allen joke: The Jewish man in the restaurant says, "This food is terrible." His wife says, "Yes, and the portions are so small!" I assumed, as the crevettes were on the specials board, they would be fresh. They weren't, or they had just been boiled to death. They were very hot and juicy when peeled, but the flesh was bone dry.
I went to the Bellevue pub next door and had a shrimp cocktail for half the price. The shrimps were succulent and plentiful. They have a very nice terrace with a view of the power station cooling towers.
The Sit Stanley Gray Pub has a terrace, but it was busy with a wedding party. Really, I wouldn't return to either place. I might try the Bon Appetite, which at least IS in Ramsgate and should have a view of the harbour, judging from its position.
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