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“Transported to Renaissance France while listening to the South African ocean”
Review of The Burlesque Cafe

The Burlesque Cafe
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: A shabby chic French Cafe serving European and South African Foods with a strong emphasis on Organic, Fresh and Modern Dishes. A large selection of vegetarian, seafood and low carb dishes are served. Our menu is seasonal and our blackboard reflects just that! Ask about our fresh line fish delivered that day by our local commercial fisherman or the fresh vegetables delivered by our organic local veg supplier...
Reviewed 14 April 2016

After eight (8) days in the Ramsgate area of the East Shore of South Africa, which has some of the most beautiful sand and rock beaches with tidal pools and small slot canyons, I and friends have managed to dine or sip wine at the Burlesque Cafe only about eight (8) times. During the day, seated at one of the tables in the shaded outdoor garden, one can enjoy the ocean breezes. But at night, or during the day if one so wishes, fresh roses, French portraits, and that exquisite wine accompanies a very romantic dinner setting. The food is outstanding for a champaign brunch or a luscious dinner -- including their vegetarian selections and their great desserts. The staff are just plain sweet -- and always helpful for the first-time visitor. The wifi is consistent and strong -- which, for the combined pleasure and business traveler like me, is a wonderful resource in and of itself. Upstairs seating is available for larger groups; a few local craft items are available in-cafe; an antique store is next door for those so inclined; and a couple of doors down in the other direction is an outstanding art gallery. What more could one ask -- especially at prices that at least this US citizen couldn't believe even the minimal ingredients would cost -- and the intimate Burlesque Cafe ONLY does things on a grand scale.

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Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This was by far the best birthday dinner ever and the absolute highlight of the entire holiday. Treat yourself to the best food on the South Coast

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The most wonderfully quaint French Café to visit. Each drinks date, luncheon and dinner has been memorable, thank you Vicky, front house staff and Chefs for your giving us the most memorable moments. We have had most of what the menu has to offer and have never been disappointed. I find myself submerged in memories of Europe all over again. The attention to detail, the music, the wine selection, simply divine. ....'un coin de paradis français'

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2  Thank Bella4265
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

If you are in no great hurry and looking for a relaxed afternoon lunch in the garden, an exquisite candle lit dinner in the intimate dining room or afternoon coffee with decadent and delicious chocolate cake - then I would suggest this restaurant in Ramsgate. I have experienced all three of those occasions and I have really enjoyed them all! Being vegetarian I appreciate the various options they offer, especially the aubergine stack and the vegetarian burger. My last visit was with my family and we had a delightful and fun filled Christmas day lunch which will always be a special memory.

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1  Thank _snc1
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

The ambiance of the evening was electric, with well known performers entertaining with their original music. The vegetarian and vegan food was top class, and they went out of their way to make sure that we were happy and comfortable.

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1  Thank 257dianee
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