Review: Quirky fun and good food at Burlesque Café in Ramsgate

Burlesque Café may be a colourful and vibrant establishment decorated with vintage lace and sparkles, but the kitchen keeps things balanced with its home-style, rustic dishes, says Kate Ziervogel.


This colourful restaurant offers a creative menu, with eclectic and fanciful flavours combined with interesting textures on the plate. Where possible, organic ingredients from local sources are included to create the home-style, rustic dishes.

Burlesque Café. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Burlesque Café. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The prawn and potato burger with sweet chilli, baby potatoes and an organic salad is the perfect summer lunch option. Also highly recommended is the perfectly prepared steak, accompanied by a wonderfully creamy mushroom sauce. Their desserts and cakes are made in-house. If you have space at the end of your meal, try the incredibly decadent baklava.


A full wine list includes white, red, rosé and fortified wines as well as some really good reserve names. Wines are available by the glass, served in a carafe. Aside from the standard hot and cold beverages, you’ll also find alcoholic after-dinner coffees and tots, as well as homemade lemonade and ginger beer for some daytime refreshment.


Service at Burlesque is professional without being distracting. Bookings are handled with care and any issues are seen to and resolved quickly. Attention to detail is maintained in the form of warmed plates in winter, for example.


A very colourful and vibrant establishment, Burlesque Café explodes with lace and sparkles. It features comfortable seating inside and dainty garden placements outside a vintage-style building. Lovely French café music in the background sets the perfect tone.

Burlesque Café. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Burlesque Café. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.


It’s the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or social lunch. The new mezze menu is definitely worth a try; bring your appetite!

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