Welcome to the first edition of my new gluten free weekend break guides, featuring gluten free Ramsgate! I love a minibreak but sometimes having gluten free dietary requirements make taking trips more stressful. Hopefully this series of guides will help you have a relaxing weekend without having to worry about where your next safe gluten free meal is coming from.
Gluten Free Ramsgate
For more tips about gluten free options in Ramsgate have a look at my Kent Gluten Free Guide (coming soon), which features the full swathe of options. This guide features my top choices, as well as some ideas of things to do while you are in Ramsgate.
Friday Fish & Chips
Arrive and unpack before heading out to grab yourself some delicious, safe gluten free fish and chips – an essential part of any seaside visit! In Ramsgate there is a brilliant fish and chip shop called Shakey Shakey, which is just up the high street.
Shakey Shakey has extensive gluten free options, as well as a large vegan menu, with plenty of options for coeliacs. We had fish and chips, scampi and chips and a HUGE kids portion of cod bites and chips. They also have some sweet treats available, such as pineapple fritters are gluten free deep fired oreos.
Shakey Shakey Fish Bar – 75 High Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9RJ
Have breakfast at home before setting off on the 45 minute clifftop walk to Broadstairs. It’s an easy paved walk, which is mostly flat and if you have kids with you it is suitable for pushchairs. If the weather is nice you can easily spend the day over here, relaxing on the golden Viking Bay beach backed by colourful beach huts, and if it’s not good there are plenty of pubs to hole yourselves up in while you watch the stormy waves.
Lunch at Wyatt & Jones is my top recommendation here. Their menu was naturally almost all gluten free when I visited (aside from the bread and two dishes), but do give them a little call to 1) reserve a table and 2) double check options. Their menu is heavy on fresh fish and seafood and my meal was exceptionally good. The freshest salmon tartare with avocado, whole plaice with caper butter, crispy triple cooked potatoes with garlic and rosemary, roasted rainbow beetroot and wonky summer squash with crispy shallots.
Wyatt & Jones – 23-27 Harbour Street, Broadstairs, CT10 1EU
Stop at the Tartar Frigate pub for an afternoon pint of cider or a gluten free Peroni, a classic English pub setting on the seafront. Or grab a sweet treat from the neighbouring ice cream shop (they have soft serve available from a machine so less of a cross contamination worry) or a bar of fudge from the souvenir shop.
We opted for dinner at home and found that the Asda has a big gluten free range if you need to stock up on gluten free supplies. If you would rather an evening meal out, Alexandra Ristorante has a gluten free menu available, which includes pasta and dessert.
Alexandra Ristorante – 70 Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP
We ended up spending way too much time playing on the beach with the kids in our group so did not have time for brunch. However, I did do some scoping and Coco Latino seemed to be a good gluten free cafe option. Set in the arches under the main road, alongside some very cool antique shops, they have the gluten free options market clearly on the menu and even a sign advertising gluten free options.
Coco Latino – 19 Military Road, Ramsgate, CT11 9LG
That’s your gluten free Ramsgate weekender sorted! If you fancy some more tips for gluten free in Ramsgate and Kent have a read of My Gluten Free Kent Guide (coming soon).
Have fun! x