We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ventana Grand Cafe

$$$$
Barbecue, British, Gastropub, Brasserie
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
01202-556529
Website
Improve this listing
This restaurant is at The Cumberland Hotel
Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 419 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 290
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Well decorated but lack of choice

Liked decor and fixtures and fittings. Liked attentive service. Disliked being told 4 of the main course dishes were no longer available (this was at 8.00 pm).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
SusieQBury_7
,
Bury Lancashire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bury Lancashire
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Liked decor and fixtures and fittings. Liked attentive service. Disliked being told 4 of the main course dishes were no longer available (this was at 8.00 pm).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ferndown
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We enjoyed a truly first-class dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and everything about the evening was perfect - lovely ambiance, service was very good, and we could not find fault with the food. As it was our anniversary, we were welcomed with a complimentary glass of Prossecco which went down a treat! It is often hard to find a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bournemouth
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Congratulations must go to Kevin and the team! It was a fabulous afternoon and that is why we booked. I knew we would be looked after. I took my Nan (95), her friend (who is almost blind) and my mother (wheelchair bound) and they very kindly reserved parking for me, which made my life easier. Tea was served beautifully and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Birmingham
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I booked Ventana for an evening group meal over the Easter holiday largely as a result of the reviews and ranking on trip advisor. The hotel looks really nice (we stayed elsewhere) the interior decor was very trendy and gave the restaurant a great contemporary feel. The menu was quite good but didn't contain anything too adventurous, we all enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

on arrival in our package were given a voucher for coffee and cake so in we went, had lovely hot costa coffee and chocolate cake.(yummy)?.

Was this review helpful? Yes
LEAMINGTON SPA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

All I can say is WOW,the food was cooked to perfection, the staff made you feel really special, and the atmosphere was of a very relaxed nature.Next time I am in Bournemouth I will certainly be coming here again it won't come soon enough. Thank you to the staff for making our time in the hotel,restaurant,and bars so enjoyable 5... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BOURNEMOUTH
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Haven't been here for about a year but the Sunday Lunch was every bit as good as we remembered it...perhaps even better! Started off with a drink sitting outside by the swimming pool which was lovely as the sun was out, then went in to our table when we were ready. Lots of people already dining but what l really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very nice art deco dining room,Food was very good,staff exceptionally friendly,and very helpful.There are two dining areas,one for ad hoc functions,the other for the general public,the hotel I believe is rated as 3*,but in certain areas should be 4*

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Met old friends last evening for a reunion. Really enjoyed our evening. Great venue. Excellent service and very good food from the extensive menu. Highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This restaurant always delivers on excellent food, service and atmosphere. Every time we have been here the menu has offered a huge range of different dishes which are special but not pompous. The restaurant is quiet but with atmosphere and the decor stunning. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and a nice meal out.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Ventana Grand Cafe also viewed

 
Bournemouth, Dorset
 

Been to Ventana Grand Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Barbecue, British, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ventana Grand Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?