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Ventana Grand Cafe

27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
01202-556529
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Ranked #19 of 522 restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $22 - $88
Cuisines: Barbecue, British, Brasserie, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We passed by as we were last day of our quick trip in Bournemouth. As 2rosettes I had rather high expectations in terms of food. It turns out to have beef carpaccio with whatever cheese on top (instead move shaved parmesan or grana), soggy squid and a melted brie with drop of cranberry jam. My seabass was Ok bit of... More

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Chippenham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We went to the Cumberland as we are frequent visitors, and we love the staff here, to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary.We both had Fillet Steak (extravagant but Hey-Ho) and as usual here, it was 5 star perfect, as rare as you can get and hot right through. How do they do that? We will of course just keep coming back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

In Hotel restaurant...not for those on a small budget...but worth a visit for decent food. Recommended for a nice evening out.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I love the Cumberland hotel the staff are fantastic and the food is excellent. I Will go again and will always recommend the Cumberland as the best hotel in bournemouth Thank you

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very nice afternoon tea lots of nice cakes sandwiches sparking wine and a choice of hot drinks to finish costa latee

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Cumberland Hotel is by far the best I have ever had. My friends and I have tried several of the local hotels for tea, and this hotel comes out top. The sandwiches are very tasty, scones served warm with lots of jam and cream, a generous amount of dainty cakes and pastries, and all served... More

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed at the Cumberland and thought the menu looked good value with 2-4-1 offers on the mains. We were going out so ate early at 5pm. Scallops were overcooked and the fish pie although tasty was a little devoid of fish. Maybe the chef starts later and we were unlucky as other reviews seem positive

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lovely restaurant & bar setting, loved the art deco. Attentive service, faultless. Food however average.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is one place in Bournemouth you must try it's the Ventana Grand Cafe. Under the expert guidance and management of Christian this place is one of the best. We would like to thank the chef, as we managed to eat through the whole menu over the two week period we stayed at the Cumberland Hotel. Your Sea bass and... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you take advantage of the offers available, this restaurant provides excellent value for money. We really enjoyed our meals,so ate here twice on our five night stay in Bournemouth. The duck dish was excellent. It is not a large meal however, so I bought a side dish. My husband had a lamb shank, which was also very well cooked... More

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