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“Very good place to go”

Royal Harbour Brasserie
Ranked #24 of 203 Restaurants in Ramsgate
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We serve fresh local seafood in a relaxed environment with stunning views we also serve Breakfast all day and brunch plus private hire and weddings. the brasserie offers meat and vegetarian dishes plus vegan dishes. we have a huge sun terrace to accommodate our clients plus free parking outside the building
Reviewed August 3, 2014

The restaurant is in a fantastic position, almost like eating on a boat. We had a very good meal here last night with fresh ingredients. A minor problem with the fried almonds not tasting very nice was sorted out efficiently and unfussily. Service was good from an enthusiastic team but could be a little more polished. However, this is a seafront brasserie, not a Michelin starred venue, so some of the previous comments are unfair, to say the least. The gents lavatory does need some attention, but otherwise a great place to go to.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Could there be a more idyllic setting? End of the harbour, sea on both sides, panoramic view of regency Ramsgate. Wonderful.

The chef clearly has good intentions and there are many inviting things on the menu. Dependent on which menu you get of course - they seemed to be working off 2 different ones last weekend when we made our 2nd visit (one set and normal a la carte - never both - not quite sure what criteria was being used to define who got which one). The food is fine although not quite as good as it promises but it's the service which leaves you gasping for air.

Whilst the waiting staff are all pleasant enough there is absolutely no system so you get asked if you've ordered drinks by 3 different people but then 20 minutes later you still haven't received those drinks. We waited so long for our main courses that we were on the verge of walking out when they miraculously arrived. Lobster was fine (if tiny bit overcooked) but in what strange world does that get served with a limp potato salad?

It was all a bit exhausting especially as the pianist was making it very hard to chat so we decided to cut our losses pre pudding!

So want this place to work but they desperately need someone front of house who knows what they're doing.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great setting and nice quirky decor inside but food was really poor. I had the vegi hash and though they were very accommodating doing a poached egg and not fried the dish was poor. Egg was over cooked, whole dish was luke-warm at best, needed salt and properly peeled onions (spent most of the meal picking thick, though onion skin out). My dad had risotto that looked more like week old porridge. Everyone else had a cooked breakfast but with great places to eat like Miles Bar and Age & Sons their fry-up feel really short. It's cheap, novel sitting outside at the entrance to the Royal Ramsgate Harbour but get a coffee, enjoy the view and then eat elsewhere.

1  Thank Sj B
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wanted to find a venue with a great view for a family lunch, and what a great find. Situated at end of the East Pier, it has wonderful views over the sea and marina. The staff were knowledgeable about the menu, very friendly and helpful to our mixed party of adults and children. We didn't have long to spend and our lunch was brought promptly so what time we had was relaxed and fun.
I'd recommend it. Whilst the menu online doesn't look too 'child friendly' the specials included beautiful made fish and chips, which suited and was very tasty.
Being able to drive to the restaurant and park up for lunch was really helpful.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We spent two beautiful sunset evenings on the terrace of the brasserie. The first evening we ebjoyed a very nice Kentush organic beer and because people were so nice we decided to go again next evening. Drinks were great again and also the dessert was nice. We both had a crab for the first time but we both diden't like it very much, but we also don't know what it should be like. It just didn't look nor taste very well. But the salad was great and the potatoes were nice. Service was perfect.

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Thank Stefan M
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