This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn More.

Townley's

4.2
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
178 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British
Join Us for a Casual Bite, Cocktails or Dinner.

Townleys located in Albion House, right beside the sea in Ramsgate. The restaurant is composed of elegant Georgian rooms overlooking Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour and the impressive Mayors' Chamber.

Our food philosophy is to buy the best you can find and prepare dishes in a simple and uncomplicated way. Our menus change regularly and reflect the ingredients which our suppliers feel are the best on offer on the day you visit us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 178 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
Loved For
Sort by
Filters
AA
AprilA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

I'm not able to provide a rating on the food or service of the restaurant as having arrived at the venue, we were told that the kitchen had already been closed for 30 minutes. Not great when you've been on the road for 2 hours from London and are looking forward to a nice meal.
I've given one extra star for the service from the maître d' who was apologetic and was able to direct us to another restaurant at the end of the pier for food.

E
vipEllie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful Sunday lunch! Surpassed our expectations.. every element beautifully cooked and presented.. the cauliflower cheese was an added bonus. Chicken and beef both tender and delicious. The dining room is really beautiful and well aired - we would definitely return. Excellent value for money.

SK
StephenK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for Breakfast with friends and we all really enjoyed the food and the quality of ingredients. One of the best breakfasts in the area if not the best

HH
HilaryH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food excellent and service very good. Would go back again and again if I lived nearer.

NB
NicolaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our lunch visit to Townley’s. We arrived at 2:30pm so missed the busy lunch time service but there were still a few tables full and it had a relaxed atmosphere to it. Food is delicious and v well priced. We had a wonderful French waiter whose name I didn’t get but he was so attentive and friendly. Overall, just very relaxed and a great atmosphere. I’d definitely go back!

MG
MalcolmG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Class perfect top quality food first class service fantastic venue view from bay window in lounge area brilliant

PR
PeterR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An excellent choice of venue with well cooked and presented food in elegant but un-stuffy surroundings.
Very attentive staff, good value with a really atmospheric bar/dining area.

SK
StephenK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tables well laid out in line with covid protocols unlike some places.Really nice lunch and experiance

DM
DianaM
West Sussex
21 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely breakfast - we both enjoyed our mushrooms, eggs and spinach on sourdough

DM
DianaM
West Sussex
21 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We particularly enjoyed our shared seafood platter starter. The smoked mackerel pate was outstanding. the waiter was very knowledgeable about wine

HS
HeatherS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Friendly, welcoming staff. Our waitress was delightful and very attentive without being intrusive. We were aware that only a Brunch Menu was available - I presume that providing a Lunch Menu as well would just not be cost effective in these difficult times for the hospitality industry. This was not a problem for us and there was plenty of choice.

The food was good, but not a lot of thought went into the presentation. However, if that's all we have to adversely comment on I can only say 'Thank you' for a really pleasant experience.

J
Jfriends
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The food was nice and service friendly but we didn’t realise that a lunch menu wasn’t available for bank holiday Monday so we had to pick off a brunch menu which was ok for breakfast but not for the nice lunch that we had envisaged.

AK
AdrianK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

We booked for lunch, no not available only brunch it was Bank Holiday Monday why why lunch only available at the weekend so we left

i
iainj
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Table by the window looks out to the sea.

JG
JeremyG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Overal the experience was good. However, we booked after looking at your website which still shows you do a roast dinner on a Sunday. But when we arrived you said you weren’t serving them until next month. So you can imagine at this time it’s not easy to find somewhere else.
You should update your website as it Also comes up with reviews that you do a roast.

c
caroline
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Felt the sea bass potion was on the small side
Four pieces of ravioli served as main as vegetarian option
No cheese plate
so all in all, slightly disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value with the eat out to help out hut would definitely return for another breakfast treat! Empty plates all round, helpful staff and calm relaxed surroundings.

MB
MichaelaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Reduced brunch menu , wasn’t indicated on the website , would’ve liked the pancakes , place seemed a little shabby compared to the last time I visited .

R
Rhian
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, observing safety and social distancing, friendly staff, great food and wine. What’s not to like? Definitely recommend Townley’s as a great dining option, just a few steps from the busy Ramsgate Harbour area.

AJ
AdyJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Booked to take my 3 daughters for lunch to celebrate my other halfs 40th Birthday.
The Lunch menu looked great.
Arrived and was welcomed in and had a choice of seating.

Good bit over!!!
Tables were sticky and not clean for us - pretty bad in current covid times.
Told no lunch menu available, just brunch, this looked nice but limited when you had already had a full cooked birthday breakfast.
Ordered pancakes for children as always a winner, we ordered coffee and cake to be told they had no cake available....
I explained that things weren't going well for the special 40th birthday lunch and all I got was a blank expression.
When the drinks arrived; one of the children's glass came with someone else's slobber and what looked like mango on it - again not great in the current covid times.
Went to pay, re-iterated that it wasn't the best experience for the special occasion..... We were still charged and received no apology whatsoever!!!
Absolutely outrageous when we are trying to support local communities and businesses in these extraordinary times.

A
Anon
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Hi, I wasn't expecting such a short menu.

The waiter took 3 times to bring the correct wine.

However, later the manager was more efficient.

Food was OK

I understand that these times are hard, but service needs to be improved.

JG
JimG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The physical space is nicely done but the service and good quality really let’s the place down. We went for my wife’s birthday and were really disappointed - we definitely won’t go back

DG
DeborahG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, service and great to be able to take our Jack Russell with us

KC
KirstenC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely environment, view of the sea, great service and great food, thank you.

RG
RuthG
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

An absolutely delicious mussel starter pot, followed by fresh fish and steak mains, our meal delivered on the flavour and looks department. Townley's has a cool and sophisticated interior, staff were attentive, and it was a nice evening.

S
Seanie
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, good service, excellent social distancing which felt very safe.
Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice . Really enjoyed the food and the service very good.

J
Julia
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Had a disappointing steak, overcooked, chips brown and greasy. Not much In the choice of menu, which all seemed a bit 1970’s. However, breakfast the following morning was fine.

J
Janis
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visited for brunch as we know the quality and setting is always good. Sensible measures taken re: covid- plenty of space between tables, temperatures on entry and hand sanitizer. Would definitely come back

KV
KarlinaV
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last dinner of our staycation and we weren't left disappointed. Amazing interior and ambience, super friendly service and food was simply outstanding. Really excellent and we felt very safe and cared for, all the preventative measures were in place. I'd love to go back.

A
vipAsiseeit
London
30 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Very sad- booked for lunch, never informed it was only a brunch menu on offer- just two other tables. Much better vibe, service and choice down at the harbour.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Brunch with friends, good quality food will return again 👍🏽

J
Jacqueline69
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner here. Also, two wonderful breakfasts.

JJ
JanineJ
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal on Saturday
Covid 19 compliant
Very good fresh quality produce used
Had the fish sharing platter and sea bass , cannot fault it
Superb, can't wait to go back

Also had breakfast which was just as good

Reasonable prices to

TE
TeresaE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Have been going to Townleys since it opened. Decided to have a brunch there with a friend following lockdown as it has open doors and the tables are spaced.
Food as always good quality and tasty!

AJ
AndrewJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Roast beef was top as was the ham hock terrine. Lovely apple crumble

DA
DoreenA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time to Townleys a very enjoyable evening. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will go again

CR
CraigR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines evening with the GF! Been here a few times for Sunday lunch which has been outstanding, so booked for me and the wife to be and a great choice, menu, food and evening was amazing.
Staff great, little change to our order and they obliged, thank you for a great evening.

JB
JohnB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic meal, excellent service from friendly staff and good value for money and dog friendly!

SG
SiobhanG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening at Townley’s- delicious cocktails in the lounge followed by dinner in the restaurant. Couldn’t fault the food, ambience or service- all exceptional. Highly recommend for that special occasion!

FAQs

Townley's is rated 4.2 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.