It is quite a while since we did dine at the Burlesque café and I was not sure if I should give a review, as it would be a bad one..
But I am returning to the hibiscus coast for another holiday and now I see all this good reviews and I simply can not believe we talk abou the same place!
As I often use tripadvisor as a valuable tool to plan my holidays, I feel obliged to write my comments as a "warning" to innocent customers.
Well enough introduction, here is the review:
Ambience: If you check the pictures at their webside the place looks really nice, actually a little bit posh. I found the place had an atmosphere of a student hangout. The place is small and they put to many tables in there. The quality of the interiour is fairly poor even the try to decorate it nicely did not hit the mark.
When I went to the restroom (not too clean by the way) you could smell the odor of burnig fat from the kitchen.
The food: Not nice! I had a steak and whoever was the cook had obviosly no clue how to grill one properly. What a shame as SA has great beef and such a marvelous brai tradition.
My partner had a vegetarian dish and that was made with way to much oil and generally overcooked.
All that aside the worst of it was the "entertainment".
It was a Saturday evening and they had announced "live music", which was one of the reasons why we went there. The performer (it must have been either one of the owners himself or a relative) was a maybe 60 year old guy who sang and played guitar in a Karaokestile to backgroundmusik coming of a computer. He was so bad it was rather comical. He could not sing or really play guitar and when he tried both together it was worse. He also could not keep up with the tempo of the backgroundmusik... Non of the guests had the guts to tell this man how awful he was and he gave the impression to rate himself quite a musician.
They even had the daring to charge all guests extra for that.
There are other places in Ramsgate that offer a lot better food for the same or even less money. Try Flavors, Le Bistro or the Waffle House.
We will most certainly not go back there...
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