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The Boating Pool Cafeteria

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Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate CT11 0HE, England
+44 1843 581999
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful slice of the past an old boating lake on the seafront. We'd walked from the town and were ready for a good old English breakfast and they didn't disappoint, it is not the prettiest of decor but it's a cafe but everything was clean the staff very helpful and the food hot, the bacon, black pudding, tomato and... More 

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Thank KOTPP
Dover, United Kingdom
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486 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want hipster pop of to the harbour. If you want a taste of the no frills kiss me quick Ramsagte once was this is the place. It's a Joes cafe and it's great value and fun. Yes it's run down yes it could be tarted up and then it woukd end up like any other chain. Expensive samey... More 

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Thank Duncan H
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ha d breakfast on Sunday. The food was hot and nicely cooked. There is an overwhelming selection on the chalkboards from toast to roast dinners and specials. The place is very run down looking but clean. It was very cold inside the building and toilets were outside. Did not like that dogs were allowed into an eating place. Parking is... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here after a gap of some months and have to say the internal decor has improved tremendously. Ordered 3 all day breakfasts (for 3 of us not just for me) and they arrived in a timely fashion and our waitress couldn't have been more polite and accommodating. The breakfast was well cooked and a decent size for the money.... More 

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Thank JDMC74
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

they seem to use the same coffee for all drinks, ie, capachino latte and ordinary , but it has a nasty bitter taste to it, and leaves a worse after taste, i would not recommend it

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1 Thank Iain D
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have had take away sandwiches from here loads of times. Bacon and sausage sarnies are both great value and quality made with proper bread not pre-sliced. Great to sit outside and watch the kids in the play area and people on the boating pool. Wheelchair access is good from the Royal Esplanade but not from the promenade on top... More 

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Thank Graham B
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered some curry sauce and chips the chips came and then the curry sauce turned up 15 mins after the chips! We had eaten the chips by then. My son has allergies and the curry sauce tasted extremely nutty so my husband politely asked what was in the sauce to which the lady replied we can't tell you!! However... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We love this place, food simple and good, Staff are really friendly and helpful. Stunning views, great place to eat, drink and chill

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Thank Tootsbridge
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Been looking for a local place to get a really good cooked breakfast for a while now. Thankfully I stumbled across the boating pool by chance last week. Service was good, price was good and the cooked breakfast were excellent. Highly recommend. Chose this over any other in Kent!!!

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Thank Ben Scott B
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Food is always freshly prepared, pleasant staff, nice views over the sea, added bonus of a few amusements and a boating pool on site, also clean toilets.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate CT11 0HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Ramsgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 581999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?