Eating and Drinking Guide (Ramsgate & Minster)

Updated May 2022


Ramsgate is a picturesque historic seaside town with beautiful sandy beaches and one of the largest marinas on the English south coast. It has the only Harbour in the United Kingdom that has been awarded the right to call itself a Royal Harbour. It also boasts some quite stunning Architecture.

The Ramsgate Eating & Drinking Map shows the locations of some of the Restaurants, Cafes and Bars in Ramsgate including the ones described below

The Ravensgate Arms

A welcoming pub that focuses on craft beers and ciders.

Kyoto Sushi and Grill

A seriously good Japanese Restaurant. The best Sushi and Sashimi in Thanet.

Flavours by Kumar

A modern India Restaurant in Effingham Street that produces some beautifully spiced dishes. Good set lunch deals that even include an amuse-bouche. OK wine list and friendly staff. Ignore the decor, this is a great find. Owned by the former head chef of the acclaimed Ambrette in Margate.

The Dining Rooms at Albion House

Located in the beautiful Albion House Hotel. The Dining Rooms are a good option for an upmarket Brunch, Afternoon Tea or Dinner. The Hotel also has a comfortable lounge area that is ideal for relaxing with drinks.

The Italianate Glasshouse – Tea Garden

Hidden away in a corner of King George VI Park, you will find the stunning Italianate Glasshouse, the owners operate a small cafe serving Cream Teas, Cakes and Scones at the weekends. The opening times are weather dependant, typically open on weekends and bank holidays from May to September/October. A very picturesque spot.

The Hive

A friendly local Cafe. It’s a little out of the way in George Street but worth a visit as the Cafe is a pleasant quiet spot for a quality brunch or lunch. They also serve a nice selection of cup cakes baked on the premises. There is a small garden area behind the cafe.

Eats ‘n’ Beats

A stylish Cafe Bar. They are licensed and have regular live music events.  They also have a lovely sheltered courtyard with a stunning mirror mosaic.

The Falstaff

A small boutique Hotel. The Falstaff Restaurant is open on Saturday Evenings for Dinner and on Sundays for Lunch. It is advisable to book .

There is a Bar and a more informal eatery called The Kitchen & Deli counter. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday 8:30am to 4:00pm Eat in or Take away.

There is also a garden area at the back that is open to non residents.


The Empire Room at the Royal Harbour Hotel

An inviting restaurant which captures the essence of an archetypal gentlemen’s club in the glory days of the British Empire. Excellent Set Lunch and Set Dinner menus. They also do Afternoon Teas.

The Empire Room has two sister restaurants called Little Ships and Travellers in Italy, both over looking Ramsgate Royal Harbour.

Little Ships

A Brasserie/pavement cafe overlooking the Harbour. Little Ships is open 7 days a week and is a great spot for a people watching brunch. It’s more expensive than surrounding places, but the food is well cooked and uses quality ingredients mainly from local suppliers.

Travellers in Italy

A Pizzeria and rosticceria. This is a lovely restaurant located in a landmark building overlooking the Harbour. It serves delicious Sourdough Pizza.

Coco Latino

A cafe Bar in a great location overlooking the Marina.  Serves a good range of Cocktails and Beers, and is a regular venue for live music. Opening times vary depending on time of the year.

Archive Homestore & Kitchen

A modern stylish Cafe. It’s a lovely spot to stop for a light lunch or coffee and cake. (Kitchen part closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays). There is outside seating and a communal table on the ground floor and more tables and seating upstairs where you have stunning views of the harbour.

The Arch Bar

An attractive comfortable and popular bar located under the Arches overlooking the Harbour. Has lots of outside seating. Serves Food including substantial seafood platters that are ideal for sharing.

Ship Shape

A popular Cafe built into the Arches, frequented by harbour workers and tourists. It’s very reasonably priced and serves one of the best full English breakfasts in Ramsgate. It’s much bigger than it looks and if you’re lucky you can grab one of the outside tables and get a good view of the harbour.


Ramsgate Ice Cream Parlour. The ice cream is made in a small artisan factory below the parlour.  You can order the ice cream to take away or you can choose to sit in the air conditioned parlour or outside overlooking the harbour. They serve generous portions of quality Italian gelato as well as hot and cold drinks, toasties and sandwiches.

Royal Harbour Brasserie

An interesting place with fabulous views of the Harbour, the Marina, the English Channel and France. Generally delivers some pretty decent fish and seafood dishes and does good Sunday roasts.

Coasters – Pimms & Prosecco Bar

Bar overlooking Ramsgate Main Sands, does a decent Pimms (even if it is in a Plastic glass), have not eaten here yet but menu includes Sandwiches, Salads, Burgers and other snacks. (Open Summer months only).

Royal Victoria Pavilion

The largest Wetherspoon pub in the UK. The food and drinks range is pretty much what you would expect to find in a Wetherspoon. The building and the view are what makes this place special and it’s well worth a visit.

The Belle Vue Tavern

A popular pub with a large and very attractive beer garden in Pegwell Bay. The sea views from the garden are stunning. It is also known as “The balcony of Kent”. A Shepherd Neame Pub.

Sir Stanley Gray at the Pegwell Bay Hotel

A Restaurant and Bar with a beautiful balcony and view over Pegwell Bay. Part of the Thorley Tavern Group.  There is also a large colourful Childrens play area below the main balcony with an outdoor bar that is open in the Summer months.


Ramsgate has a diverse selection of Real Ale Pubs and its own Brewery. The Map below provides a trail from Ramsgate Train Station to Dumpton Park Train Station 


As expected in a seaside town, there are more than a few Fish & Chip shops too.


There is also a good selection of places to indulge your sweet tooth.


Minster is a small village just west of Ramsgate.

Places worth visiting include :-

Jemima’s Tea Rooms

A family run Tea Room and boutique, with an outside courtyard.


To learn more about Ramsgate check out the Visit Ramsgate web site.


For information on places to Eat and Drink in nearby towns and villages, see the East Kent/Thanet Guide.




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One thought on “Eating and Drinking Guide (Ramsgate & Minster)”

  1. One to mention is the Comfort Inn (san clu) they do dine and dance every other Friday, good traditional food (I had the beef suet pudding), generous portions and friendly staff. Prices were good too, also the garden centre, although they can be quite expensive for a lunch the meals are ok up there

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