I finally made it to Ramsgate, and while it was cold, it was glorious and bright and Falcon loved every second of it, anywhere with a beach, a harbour and a cute town gets my vote, even better when we discovered a great little place for brunch, which was dog friendly, Townleys at Albion House.
I love an old building, and this Georgian restaurant is elegantly decorated, so we asked more than once if it was OK for Falcon to be in there, but its location makes it perfect if you are day-tripping to Ramsgate as it overlooks the Royal Harbour and beach, and having brunch, lunch or dinner and being able to see the sea is pretty special.
The menu for brunch isn’t extraordinary, you’ll find the usual suspects, porridge, pancakes, and a full breakfast, but it is filled with local produce, a great egg selection and lots of veggie options, with prices ranging from £5 to £11, I also liked that they serve brunch from 8-3pm, perfect for before or after a dog walk.
I was going to go for the pancakes, as ricotta pancakes with maple syrup and caramelised banana sounded delicious, but then I got food envy from someone else eating in the restaurant having the smashed avocado that I changed my mind and I’m glad I did as it was delicious.
The avocado was riped to perfection and served on delicious local sourdough with hummus, roasted vine tomato and house sriracha, I changed out the poached egg for halloumi and it was a great addition.
Paul went for less of a brunch dish and more lunch with a chicken caesar salad, which he really enjoyed, and Falcon even got a special treat, a sausage.
So, if you are looking for a great place for a dog walk, Ramsgate is amazing, just be careful of the changing weather, especially in the winter, one minute sunny, next minute waves crashing over the barriers on the seafront. It was nice to wander around the harbour and town centre and then relax with a delicious brunch before heading home.