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.
- 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.
Food is excellent and the service very good
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.
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.
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!
Excellent food and service, lovely room like no other ‘regular’ restaurant in Thanet
The food was lovely as usual. Very good value and excellent service
We had a fantastic meal here, the food is always delicious however the menu this time wasn't as inspiring as previously.
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.
The staff were very helpful and attentive which made the evening flow really well. The food was great on the stomach and the eye.
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!
You have a lovely team - very attentive.
We had a great evening - the perfect place for a rainy Saturday night! Food, ambience, everything is just spot on.
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
Fabulous every time 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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!
We are both vegetarians and the food was excellent with choices too. Could not have asked for better service.
Excellent vegan menu, velvety soup, delicious pumpkin main and yummy chocolate torte dessert. A wonderful evening; thank you!
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!
Had a great meal. Service fast and friendly!
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
Excellent food , portions could be bigger.
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!
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!
EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY WONDERFUL MEAL