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“Good food, good view”
Review of La Magnolia

La Magnolia
Ranked #7 of 199 Restaurants in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Family business with a beautiful view and Alfresco sitting on the Ramsgate harbor and authentic Italian cuisine, our dishes are created with passion and with great care for the quality of the products, have a wood-burning oven for pizza, we also won the prestigious award for best restaurant Italian in kent 2009
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, good view”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Lovely place to eat. Good menu and good food. Either with friends or an intimate meal. We went on a Saturday evening which was even better as the car park was free.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

I visited Last Magnolia based on reviews from TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. The seafood starter and main were fantastic, having excellent fresh ingredients. The atmosphere was very welcoming and staff very attentive. I would happily recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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3 Thank kevpd2
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice food. Good service. ”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Had 3 course meal here. Food was much better than average and portions to suit. Was a little pricey for me but don't mind if the quality is there. Will return again.

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London
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Overpriced, poor quality food.”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening with some friends who live locally. Very quiet, only two other tables occupied. The menu is typically Italian of course, but I felt overpriced, considering outside Central London. All the starters at £8. I chose a stuffed portobello mushroom but was given a very small flat head mushroom swimming around in some flavourless soup in an oven dish so impossible to see the mushroom until you started eating. My main was spinach and ricotta type rolls with chilli. I asked for extra chilli based on the starter having had no distinguishable taste. Again, I received two rolls of over cooked alternately rubbery or hard pasta swimming in the same milky looking soup which I imagine passed for the sauce. Utterly tasteless and no sign of extra chilli. The worst Italian meal I have ever eaten.
This restaurant obviously charges a premium because it is built into the cliffs over the marina, but it should not rest on its laurels. There needs to be some serious attention to the use of ingredients, presentation and cooking ability! I would not waste my money, at £125 for four with one bottle of wine, this does not represent good value.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Drucherry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Change for the Better?”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have been regular visitors to La Magnolia. It was, and is, an outstanding dining experience. The food is great, the staff pleasant and attentive, and the premises spotlessly clean.

However, it used to be a great , and possibly the only, place to have dining out experience at an affordable price. Now however, the restaurant has had a facelift, the food is excellent as before, but they have raised the bar in the cuisine stakes. Yes, it's still excellent food at a fair price, but the cost has nearly doubled and the restaurant has become just another really good restaurant. Regrettably, for us on a tight budget, it has become a "special occasion" restaurant instead of a "treat ourselves to a meal out" restaurant.

Nonetheless, despite the increased cost, the value for money is just the same. It's a shame it no longer offers the experience to those of modest means.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Stellamaris2006
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