The Empire Room

11 Nelson Cres, Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom, CT11 9JF
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Opening Information

Lunch - Wednesday to Sunday 12.00pm-2.30pm
Dinner - Wednesday to Saturday 6.30pm-9.30pm

It is always best to book as we do sometimes let the restaurant out for private events. Also our opening and closing times may change over any national holidays.

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Private Dining
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Dogs Welcome

About The Empire Room

Part of the fabulous Royal Harbour Hotel, the 40 cover Empire Room restaurant serves local seasonal food and drink in a club setting 5 days a week. We source direct from Ramsgate's fishing boats as well as local suppliers of meat, vegetables, fruit and drinks. We are proud to be a member of 'Produced in Kent'.
With set priced menus for lunch plus our main a la carte menu, we have options to meet all our guests requirements.

Regularly referred to as a "hidden gem" our menus are influenced by local seasonal ingredients but can have the flavours of India, Africa and Europe.

We serve lunch & dinner in our lower ground floor restaurant, courtyard garden (in warmer weather, and by pre-reservation only) or in our smaller sea view ground floor hotel dining room where we can cater for those with mobility issues, as we do not have a lift to the lower ground floor.

Only in advance do we consider corkage if you wish to bring your own wine. Charges start from £12.00 per bottle for wine and £15.00 per bottle for champagne. Similarly if you wish to bring a celebration cake and eat it at the table we would need notice in advance. Charges are from £1.50 per person depending on numbers involved.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

We had a lovely 40th meal with a large party, the atmosphere was cosy and warming, the food 1st class and the 2 waitresses were brilliant. Highly recommended for intimate meals, families and parties!! Thank you guys, you all worked so hard with a very full full restaurant. :)

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Excellent food, excellent service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Lovely atmosphere as always, great food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Nice space and lovely food. Service was friendly, but it did take a while for food to appear...although this wasn't a major problem.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

The staff were particularly delightful, helpful and charming.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and loved it. Unfortunately my last visit was disappointing. The portions have diminished in size but the price remains the same. Also £7.00-£9.00 for a pudding (which is quite small) is expensive. Sad to say this restaurant is not as good as it was.

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Dear Mrs Porter, Thank you so much for writing about your experience with us on Saturday. I am very grateful for your past patronage and wish to keep you coming back. Perhaps as a gesture of goodwill you might accept a dinner for 2 on us on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night some time soon? If you would like to take up this offer then please write to me directly on [email protected] and I will organise it. Kind regards James Thomas

Responded On Tuesday, 26 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

if your looking for high quality food at a reasonable price, this is the place. Comes very highly recommended. Been quite a few times and have never been disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

We came for roast dinner on sunday 17th November. The roast dinner wasnt that nice due to roast potatoes not cooked enough and had no crisp to them and the Yorkshire puddings were stone cold! The waiter was a Good though. Over all we wasnt impressed.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

I have left a glowing review on TripAdvisor - the service was so good that it added to the entire experience of well-being and good food.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Such a welcoming, cosy room, with friendly, efficient staff, and really great food. Already looking forward to my next visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Would have been 5 stars for service, but a fair delay between main course and dessert (we had a little one with us who was getting a bit bored) But everything else was spot on great, including the waiting staff who were really welcoming and friendly. Best place in ramsgate to eat for sure!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Wonderful food and great atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Food is excellent and the service very good

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

The service was excellent, not sure of young lady’s name (she had lovely blue hair) Ordered Hake , but the chef wasn’t happy with the fillet, therefore offered us both Seabass which was great. Would definitely recommend for a Sunday lunchtime.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was great and the staff were very attentive. The fudge at the end of the evening was to die for.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

This is a wonderful place. The food is exquisite and excellent value for money. We love the table settings and the service. We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Excellent food and service, lovely room like no other ‘regular’ restaurant in Thanet

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

The food was lovely as usual. Very good value and excellent service

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

We had a fantastic meal here, the food is always delicious however the menu this time wasn't as inspiring as previously.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The setting is lovely with comfortable seating. In a party of six we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The food was excellent and beautifully presented.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The staff were very helpful and attentive which made the evening flow really well. The food was great on the stomach and the eye.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

I have already left my comments on trip advisor. However the fact that we reported that someone had had an accident in the toilet was ignored. Ten minutes later another diner was faced with this situation and commented to the staff as we had that toilet needed attention. Unforgivable!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

You have a lovely team - very attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We had a great evening - the perfect place for a rainy Saturday night! Food, ambience, everything is just spot on.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Excellent restaurant

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