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Ventana Grand Cafe

$$$$
French, Barbecue, British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
01202-556529
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This restaurant is at The Cumberland Hotel
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Seafront Brasserie style venue serving freshly prepared British...
Seafront Brasserie style venue serving freshly prepared British Conteporary food, with large outdoor poolside dining in summer and warm fires in winter, boutique style funky decor.Food is served noon to 9pm or 10pm ( weekends) daily. Vibrant cocktail bar open till late accompanies this unique venue and the menu has something for everyone whilst maintaining its British theme. With fresh Fish, Homemade Steak burgers, Pies,crispy duck salad, steaks and salmon fish cakes. Outdoor Bar B Q 's in summer and traditional English Fayre year round, this Brasserie has the feel of a luxury West Coast USA dining venue and has recently been awarded a coveted AA red rosette and highly commended in the Bournemouth Tourism awards.The venue also serves elegant traditional afternoon teas daily from 3-5pm.
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  • 318
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Hour

Vosited on Friday second day of air show and what an excellent time we had. All bar staff were friendly , welcoming with a smile and they make the best mojitos we ever had. Even included the premium strawberry mojitos in the 2 for £10 cocktail deal what an excellent service it was from all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Blondygirl007
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Vosited on Friday second day of air show and what an excellent time we had. All bar staff were friendly , welcoming with a smile and they make the best mojitos we ever had. Even included the premium strawberry mojitos in the 2 for £10 cocktail deal what an excellent service it was from all the bar staff at Ventana... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Perfect dining experience. Relaxed and comfortable with very good service and food. Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food was very very good. However the waitress forgot our order and that is the only reason for a 4 star review. If you like fish, try the mackerel pate as a starter! I loved the decor and music.

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Southbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went to the bar for a cocktail on the first day of the air show and we didn't feel very welcome at all. Seemed all the bartenders weren't bother to take our order. We felt as if we interrupted their conversation and when we asked if we could have a pims on their happy hour 2 for £10 the reply... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Another enjoyable meal at the Ventana in the Cumberland. The three course menu was excellent and included a voucher offer of a free bottle of house wine. Staff are always attentive and polite. We will be returning in the autumn to take advantage of the evening meal 2 for 1 offer and the delicious sunday roast.

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Ickenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Eaten here several times when staying at The Cumberland even though Bournemouth has a great variety of resturants to Choose from. The food has always been great and the service is great too.

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Christian0001, Operations Manager at Ventana Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experiences Glad you like the food and service at VENTANA. I am also delighted to let you know VENTANA’s most famous 2 4 1 main meals offer is back on Tuesday 1st September 2015 We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards C. Seres More 

Warwick
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ok, so reviews should help those wishing to find a good place to eat and also provide the restaurant with useful feedback that they can use to improve their service offering so.... We read the webpage for this place and it clearly represented a quality establishment with a dress code "Smart Casual". The food was described as superior quality. We... More 

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Christian0001, Operations Manager at Ventana Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting VENTANA. In respond to your open table reservation which you made online using a third party website/app on Tuesday 11th Aug. at 17:30 – this booking was generated by opentable at 19:45 unfortunately we have no control or access to their system. I have reported this incident to open Table and they... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As the title says, we had amazing food at a reasonable price. The staff were very polite and couldn't do enough for you as a customer. The venue was truly stunning and made the night! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

very good food and lovely experience very fast service. in a lovely part of the country. recommend fish cakes and chicken burger

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Worcestershire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

See our Cumberland hotel review. This restaurant is excellent with good service great decor and lovely food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: 01202-556529

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 88
  • Cuisine: French, Barbecue, British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Seafront Brasserie style venue serving freshly prepared British Conteporary food, with large outdoor poolside dining in summer and warm fires in winter, boutique style funky decor.Food is served noon to 9pm or 10pm ( weekends) daily. Vibrant cocktail bar open till late accompanies this unique venue and the menu has something for everyone whilst maintaining its British theme. With fresh Fish, Homemade Steak burgers, Pies,crispy duck salad, steaks and salmon fish cakes. Outdoor Bar B Q 's in summer and traditional English Fayre year round, this Brasserie has the feel of a luxury West Coast USA dining venue and has recently been awarded a coveted AA red rosette and highly commended in the Bournemouth Tourism awards.The venue also serves elegant traditional afternoon teas daily from 3-5pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?