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3 Military Road | Ramsgate, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
07:00 - 17:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast at ship shape was nice and good value for money polite staff it's always busy that is always a good sign

Thank Chris D
Thanet, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They serve a good hearty breakfast at a reasonable price. It certainly needs a lick of paint but perhaps its quirky decor is part of its appeal. There is a lot of seafaring clutter and treasure in there so its a bit like marmite you will either like or dislike it. Some bits look like they need a bit of... More 

Thank Mary S
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

excellent value for money breakfast which you can build yourself or have the full breakfast options. staff excellent and friendly nothing seemed too much trouble. would recommend if you want a proper english breakfast

Thank ladycullen123
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I decided to come here after my Sunday morning dog walk since I'd heard several good reviews, including the managers of an upmarket establishment on the isle There were several unattractive elements to my full English . When asked the beans / tomatoes? Question I assumed the tomatoes were fresh and grilled. What I got instead were the tinned variety... More 

Thank Nicky J
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've visited a few times for lunch, staff were friendly but both times I did wait a long time considering there was no other people being served at the time. My coffee was average, fairly cheap but that was reflected in the quality, unfortunately. Both times I had a egg baguette which was bland and over-filled, causing a lot of... More 

Thank Carrie-Anne L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

As a family we all like something different for breakfast. At this Cafe they accommodated all of our needs and they were quick and efficient.

Thank Anne D
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We decided to visit Ship Shape for breakfast whilst staying in Ramsgate for the weekend. Very reasonably priced and a lovely breakfast. Would recommend a visit.

Thank dinaparker29
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great cafe we all met in here before fishing trip , food was great and service , great location tucked away by the harbour in the arches thanks

Thank Bucksbunch
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great little find! They have indoor and outdoor seating. They seem to stay busy all the time and that is because the food and service is great. After my full English I was quite content with life 😀. Will definitely be back!

1 Thank Vicki H
Margate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This cafe in The Arches in Ramsgate is a hidden treasure. The food is freshly cooked by friendly, helpful staff. I enjoyed the all-day breakfast on three consecutive mornings. It is a popular cafe and gets very busy but I have never had to wait long for my food. It is quiet so I was still able to conduct business... More 

2 Thank princesslee2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Military Road | Ramsgate, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Ramsgate
  • Phone Number: 44184357000
We are a little family run cafe on Ramsgate's Royal harbour. We offer a breakfast and lunch menu.We are pet and child friendly and enjoy to meet all kinds of people. We are open from 7am till 5pm all year around (except at Christmas were we have Christmas eve, Christmas day and boxing day off). But otherwise, come down for a chat and a cuppa :). We aim to have a friendly relax environment for everyone. Weather you are a work person needing a break or just going for an afternoon walk and want a cuppa. We are here for all :) We look forward to meeting you!

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