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, 14 March 2020

A birthday celebration that you were informed of would have been special if you had given a small token ie small plate ‘happy birthday’. However evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all food was fabulous and service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Outstanding service and truly fabulous food Faultless

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Couldn’t fault anything. Best roast around Oh and the Mint sauce was actually unreal....

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We love the Empire Room ... have been many times and will return. Please change the music though... we’ve heard the same trumpeter on a loop during the last three visits. The young lady who waited on us was lovely... nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent as usual.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

The vegan taster menu was excellent, even for a meat eater such as myself!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

I cannot recommend the Empire Room enough. We had the Vegan Tasting Menu, and the chef Ross prepared very imaginative and tasty dishes that were not dressed up to substitute to meat but to showcase the vegan food as it should be. Somehow he also managed to cook using no oils or sugar. As a life long omnivore I loved all his dishes.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Excellent food, superb choice of wines including Kent based whites. A wonderful evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Brilliant service, brilliant food Accommodated a large group well and all enjoyed the meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

This a a real gem and we would thoroughly recommend it. The food is delicious, the drinks selection extensive and the service friendly and excellent. Putting it all together the atmosphere of the Empire rooms is unique and a real treat. We are so happy to have found it.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

The only problem we had was due to a party of 12, it had made it difficult to talk, this is because of the low ceilings. The place its self was great and we had a good eve.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Wonderful meal, will definitely be coming back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

I booked a table for Saturday evening (day after valentine's day) I was not informed that it was a set menu when I booked the table, which restricted our choices enormously, obviously. My main meal was very disappointing, when I told the waitress I didn't enjoy it at all, she seemed stunned, also amazed that I even dare to question the quality of the food, and was very condescending to say the least. The chef then came and asked what was wrong, I gave him the same reasons why I didn't enjoy my meal. He shrugged, said sorry and walked off. We were then given 2 glasses of Prosecco as an apology. No reduction in the cost, and we don't even like Prosecco !!! Very, very unhappy, this place has gone downhill, we used to enjoy coming here. Also, the younger staff we have met in the past were far better trained and more polite, it's a shame we weren't served by them. We won't be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

We had a fantastic valentines meal, thoroughly enjoyed it and a lovely touch when the chef came out for a chat! Felt a bit sorry for the waitress though as she was really rushed off her feet

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Enjoyed our Valentines eve, have been many times before and although friendly atmosphere and staff as always did appear a little disorganised in the dining room tonight. Food was lovely ;)

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Beautifully tender and tasty blade of beef

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Always make a point of a dinner or lunch here, when in Ramsgate. It's always really good food, welcoming and intimate atmosphere, and lovely staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Exceptional service from our waiter/server food was superb and the atmosphere wonderful, we had a truly great evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

I had lunch with my daughter and it was her choice. We had the most fabulous food, the lentils were to die for. The waiter was charming and helpful.Will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

An excellent relaxing meal

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

The food was delicious. The staff were very very professional and friendly. I will definitely recommend this place to others.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Fabulous! Best Sunday lunch ever!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

Lovely local restaurant - we've been here a few times now, seems to be the only restaurant in Ramsgate where a vegan and non-vegan can get a 'fancy' tasty 2 course meal. Loved the vegan evening, the chef's and host coming out to talk about the menu was a brilliant touch. The food was amazing as always, love this place and will continue to spread the word - thank you keep up the awesome work! :)

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Excellent food and service.

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

Returning for our fifth visit we found that the quality of food and service remains at the very high level we were expecting. An experience as well as an excellent lunch menu.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

Great little restaurant nice cosy feel lovely food and service, beautifully presented local sourced produce also really enjoyed the recent Vegan menu ( this was on a Thursday not sure if this is a regular thing check first)evening and I’m not a vegan or vegetarian.

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