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 6.00pm-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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 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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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Been here few times always been my fav roast normally worth paying extra , but yesterday was very very disappointing will not be rushing back I’m afraid which is such a shame

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Fabulous every time 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

This is the second time I have eaten here and I am happy to say it was just a wonderful as the first, actually even slightly better. The dishes seem to have been a little refined since my first visit, wonderfully balanced, perfect portions and everything cooked to perfection. The smoked haddock scotch egg really is something! Cannot recommend highly enough. I am looking forward to returning as soon as possible!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

We are both vegetarians and the food was excellent with choices too. Could not have asked for better service.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Excellent vegan menu, velvety soup, delicious pumpkin main and yummy chocolate torte dessert. A wonderful evening; thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Excellent food and wine, and a nice cosy atmosphere, but let down by the very mixed quality of service. We were served by three different members of staff, and whilst they were all lovely, one of them clearly hadn't been trained in the basics (e.g. how to serve wine), and didn't really seem to listen to what we were saying. Hopefully just teething issues, as the food really was great!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Had a great meal. Service fast and friendly!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at the Empire Rooms. The atmosphere and the service was excellent, as was the food and wine. However, I was a bit disappointed in the vegan menu this time around. I usually come to the Empire Rooms specifically for the vegan menu, but this time the choice was far more limited. In particular, the only option for dessert was sorbet. As a vegan, I like cake as much as a non-vegan so would have appreciated a vegan caramel slice/brownie or similar. I hope the vegan menu improves

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Excellent food , portions could be bigger.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Really nice meal, cosy atmosphere, highly recommend, just one small thing and that was the table rocked and creaked but we actually made light if it. Very nice place!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Food was amazing! Must mention the waitress who was running the whole dinner service on her own and did a fantastic job making sure everyone was looked after! The girl deserves a bonus or a pay rise! We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY WONDERFUL MEAL

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

The basement room is quite without any ventilation and is therefore in warm summer evenings quite unbearably stuffy. Not conducive to a calm enjoyable evening and not very fair on the superb waitresses who are obliged to wear two layers and tights. Also we might have been unlucky but our next door table entertained us for an hour with a combination of Effing and blinding, F this, F that and an unhealthy amount of swearing which, call me old-fashioned, isn't common to most decent restaurants.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Great place, food and service. Would recommend and definitely return

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

An absolutely wonderful evening here. Attentive and friendly service with beautiful decor. Food was fantastic, so beautifully presented and large portions too! I can’t recommend the atmosphere highly enough! I loved it and can’t wait to return.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

We had a Sunday Lunch menu - the beef was done to perfection , the gravy very tasty & the cauliflower cheese rich & indulgent - will definitely be going again

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Very good lunch service! The team were fantastic and made us a very lovely table for us out in the pretty garden. The set menu was super and the service was faultless. Many thanks!

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

booked on a Wednesday evening to enjoy the the three courses fir £24. Looked online and had chosen the chicken and chorizo. On the night there was no chicken, not only that another couple ordered the mussels but there were no mussels either !!! So will not be recommending. Plenty of other restaurants. We stayed and ordered off the main menu, but just a main course. The other couple that wanted mussels walked out. ! We will not be returning

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Food was outstanding, service was excellent. A little hidden jem

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