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The Bistro

30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
18:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch for 14 before attending a wedding on the island. Given the size of our party, we needed to order our meals in advance. On the day, there were some late-comers and the restaurant managed this very well. The food was magnificent. There...More

Thank Annemarie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here, and certainly made it all very special. Food prepared by Andy, also owner, and is second to none, the most amazing seafood. The service was excellent, bright cheerful and total attention to detail, yet we never felt rushed, simply well...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience and staff. Food looks great, shame it doesn't taste as good as it looks. The crab gratin was stodgy and unfortunately fairly flavourless. Not enough crab for the volume of cream? cheese? The cod cheeks and risotto were again quite tasteless, which was...More

Thank ch0c0latebunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this wonderful Gem of a restaurant one evening. Brilliant menu, lovely food, amazingly friendly staff who who very accommodating and totally understood the importance of a pre dinner drink. We loved this so much we booked in for a couple of nights later....More

Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a lovely lunch at The Bistro in Ventnor whilst on holiday. My smoked salmon open sandwich on gluten free grilled bread was super delicious and the leek soup was tasty too. My family enjoyed a yummy breakfast with high quality ingredients (especially...More

1  Thank Flamingoparrot
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great little Place pleasant staff and good food and menu. We only had lunch but was a nice experience, good service and well presented food.

Thank 98Barbara55
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely restaurant and well worth previous comments. We went straight into fillet of pork with lovely trimmings, pea puree, fennel and Apple sauce and smoked haddock risotto with a little chilli sauce kick. Summer fruit pudding gorgeous. Staff really pleasant and friendly. Really nice...More

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was one of the best surprises in our trip! We saved this meal for the last night as we had heard good stuff from our hotel staff. The room is cosy, lovely and bright and the service really stands out. I believe this is...More

1  Thank Joana R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

What a lovely little restaurant which was recommended by the hotel we stayed at. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and served by very pleasant staff. The tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto was so tasty and the Hake was truly scrumptious. Had a lovely chat...More

Thank doreenbarclay
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were staying in Ventnor and arrived on a Sunday out for a walk we spotted this restaurant and decide to book for that evening. The Hake was to die for best fish dish I can honestly say I have ever tasted my husband had...More

Thank CotswoldsChloe
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Response from Barbarawilliams1941 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are closed on Sunday's, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 853334
  • E-mail
The Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Bistro - Serving, european cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day ecept Tuesdays & Sunday evenings for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.
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