Pizza Express is a restaurant in an elegant Victorian building in the center of Ramsgate. The food Italian, mainly pizzas, pastas and salads. The service at this particular restaurant is extremely warm, so much so that I mistook this large chain for a family-run restaurant! If the visit, ask for a table by the windows so you can enjoy the views over the marina of Ramsgate. I'd also suggest getting the Rustichella pizza with crispy bacon, arugula, grana padano cheese and Caesar dressing.
Corby's Tea Room is a traditional English tea room on a small street in the center of Ramsgate. The decor is lovely, but what were really enjoyed were all the homemade cakes, especially the carrot cage. They also have huge baked potatoes and sandwiches to eat there or take away. All in all, a nice place to take a break from exploring the city.
The Red Lion is a another traditional pub at the intersection of Ramsgate's two major economic and tourist streets: King Street and King's Place. Simple and unpretentious, The Red Lion is a place to try hearty traditional cuisine and where I had one of the best fish & chips in the region. Don't miss it!
If you live some time in England and frequent the pubs, one unusual side effect is that you get the occasional craving for a hearty portion of good meat. If this is your case, you will be happy at the Village Grill on King's Place in the seaside town of Ramsgate. We had a huge portion of grilled chicken and chips for less than 4 pounds. For the more traditional among you, there are also a wide range of local classics like Shepherd's Pie (4 pounds) or Fish and Chips which are particularly cheap at less than 3 pounds.
If all the fish & chips and other traditional dishes leave you craving something more exotic, try Surin Thai Restaurant in beautiful King's Square in the port town of Ramsgate. They serve an exotic blend of Thai, Cambodian and Laotian cuisine which manage to be full of flavor but not overly spicy. I especially recommend the Thai octopus salad (7.5 pounds) and the green curry with coconut milk, eggplant and Thai basil (8 pounds). If you're looking to get transported out of Ramsgate for a few minutes, Surin Thai Restaurant is the place.
At first glace, The Sovereign in seaside town of Ramsgate seems like your run-of-the-mill pub. The reality, though, is that it's an extremely hospitable place with a lovely terrace (complete with cute wooden tables) and simple market-fresh food. The dishes are all around four pounds and include classics like baked potatoes and absolutely gargantuan burgers.
Churchill Tavern is, in my opinion, one of the best places in all of Ramsgate. The food is great, the portions are plentiful, and the price is pretty cheap. I got a huge plate of steak, chips, and onion rings for 5.5 pounds at lunch. The Churchill Tavern also has beautiful views of Ramsgate Bay, a nice touch on a sunny day.
Although simple and rather ordinary, Ship Shape is a restaurant (or rather a snack bar) that we frequented during our visit to Ramsgate. It has a small and charming terrace with excellent views of the royal port, one of the city's top attractions. The full English breakfast is massive and comes with bacon, sausage, pancakes, tomatoes, beans, and onions for less than 5 pounds. You won't need lunch after a breakfast like that!