Its not often I go out to eat and when I do as a rule, I confine myself to pubs and to be honest most offer reasonably fare but standardised quality, however having the time to enjoy a meal, when Mrs Me suggested mundane pub grub, I balked.
Being out of the habit of dinning out, I suggested that we headed toward Ramsgate, after drifting up from the Harbour, we then drifted back and up the hill, settling on the Bon Appetit.
I have to say that the food was superb, at the Bon Appetit and the service efficient, unobtrusive and welcoming, the ever present “is everything OK” type question, was for once genuine, timely and welcome (not something I ever thought I’d say) and the answer an effusive “excellent”.
Ramsgate’s future as a leisure destination is certainly enhanced by eateries like this, Ramsgate is establishing itself as a desirable destination, and with the faster train connections underpinning Ramsgate's growing popularity, hopefully this trend will be maintained.
Still as I pondered the Harbour view I also thought about the report in the Isle of Thanet Gazette, suggesting the Harbour is about to be enhanced (with a sort of latter-day Crystal Palace type construction) more on this sometime later (still it seems that the council have already shmoozed a few local worthies), anyway enjoy the view before TDC flog off the Harbour, in order to fix something which isn’t broken Sandy’s last great initiative maybe.