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Ventana Grand Cafe

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Barbecue, British, 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
Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dessert, 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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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 9
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  • 6
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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
Delicious Afternoon Cream Tea

Fresh, light and fluffy afternoon tea in lovely surroundings. Have returned many times for this and the food is constantly of a high standard just a shame that the service is not the same - its never bad but it goes from nicely attentive to none existant sometimes - which is such a shame - that is... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Oxford
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Oxford
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fresh, light and fluffy afternoon tea in lovely surroundings. Have returned many times for this and the food is constantly of a high standard just a shame that the service is not the same - its never bad but it goes from nicely attentive to none existant sometimes - which is such a shame - that is the only reason... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Not only beautifully presented but also very tasty. Wish we were staying longer to get the chance to sample the other dishes. Tuck in!

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

Dear RF89E18, Thank you for a nice review RE your experience in VENTANA. Regards C.Seres More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food and service was excellent very comfortable surroundings . The hotel overall was very very good and would recommend it

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

Dear Shiona T, Thank you for the great review RE food and service and for recommending VENTANA. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the food and service as well. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Cumberland & VENTANA Kind Regards C.Seres More 

felixstowe
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I have been for tea at the Ventana many times now and they always make it in our view,very special.

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Dear FelixstoweWanderers, Thank you for the nice review, we look forward to seeing you soon at VENTANA. Regards C.Seres More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

excellent food. slightly more expensive but very worth it. great choice and for kids as well. but again not if you are on a tight budget

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

Dear simonevans222 Thank you for the excellent review. We all look forward to welcoming you back to VENTANA Kind Regards C.Seres More 

Camberley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have just come away after dinner in the Ventana Grand Cafe. From the start I was very impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of the service at table. I was mainly served by a young man from the Azores, Oliviero; with a lovely friendly smile backed up by a very full understanding of the menu. His colleagues all reflected his... More 

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

Dear UKPensioner, Thank you for a great review and for your feedback, we take all feedback negative or positive very seriously. I am glad to hear that all Ventana Staff were friendly and efficient as well as the food was good too. I am sorry to hear about the lack of attention to details by the kitchen on the cheese... More 

bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

i have eaten at the Ventana many times now, and have never had a bad experience. Both food and service is always very good. I am very happy to recommend the Fish and Chips, as the battered fish is as good as I have found. My only negative comments are as follows - without the 2-4-1 main meals offer (... More 

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Poole UK
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It makes a pleasant change to be able to visit a local restaurant, near to our home in Poole, and actually praise it. We have visited the Ventana Grand Cafe twice now and on each occasion it's been an absolute pleasure to enjoy the great food, relaxed ambiance and attentive, friendly service. I would recommend a visit, after which you'll... More 

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

Dear MarcoSpencer Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Ventana. Glad to hear that you enjoyed everything at VENTANAon both occasion We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Regards C.Seres More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Piping hot food. Relaxed atmosphere, space between tables, seafront position although the sea cannot be seen from the restaurant due to embankment. Car parking a bit hit and miss

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

Dear ann123821, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Ventana. Glad to hear you find Ventana's atmosphere relaxing and the food piping hot. VENTANA'S MOST FAMOUS 2 4 1 OFFER ON ALL MAIN MEALS WILL START AGAIN ON THE 5TH SEPTEMBER 2015 We all look forward to welcoming you back soon to... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent meals. Chef specials. Attentive waiters but not over fussy. Cocktails highly recommended especially the bloody Mary.

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Christian0001, operations manager at Ventana Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Christine W, Thank your the superb review RE food, service and cocktails. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon to VENTANA. Kind Regards C.Seres More 

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Additional Information about Ventana Grand Cafe

Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
Phone Number: 01202-556529
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 88
Cuisine: Barbecue, British, Bistro, Gastropub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, British, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?