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Ventana Grand Cafe

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Barbecue, British, Gastropub, Brasserie
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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, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 88
    Very good
  • 32
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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
Excellent just Excellent

The Ventana is one of my favorite restaurants to visit on special occasions. I have been more times than I can remember. I can not say that I have ever had a bad experience. The staff are friendly, the food is excellent. Always worth going here for any occasion. Always book though as it does get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Rob K
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Ventana is one of my favorite restaurants to visit on special occasions. I have been more times than I can remember. I can not say that I have ever had a bad experience. The staff are friendly, the food is excellent. Always worth going here for any occasion. Always book though as it does get really busy!

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I just love everything here,except one thing we ordered something and the waitress forgot our order,otherwise, it's a very nice place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I gave a second chance by visiting this brasserie. When i entered the staff was more interested in wiping their glasses than greeting people. Staff have a look on their face as if they are donating the food. The food was so disappointing. I ordered the scallops with watermelons and shrimps, the melons was warm the scallops undercooked, after i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious hot food cooked from fresh at the Ventana Grand Cafe located in the Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth. We chose the mushroom pie and the fresh fish - both were served in exceptional sauces. Thank you to the waiters for a warm welcome.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The setting is really nice , very clean and peaceful but the tea itself should have a nut more variety. Less sweet cakes or much smaller portions and a few more sAndwiches. And more choices of teas would have been nice. We did feel on a very high sugar rush when we left but the service was very good and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We booked table for 4 on a busy Saturday evening. Quality of the food been excellent as well as the quality of the service. I've ordered duck breast for main main, which was absolutely fantastic! Summer martini and all the cocktails we've ordered been up to high standard! Highly recommended!!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely setting in the art deco style Cumberland Hotel. Food and service was excellent and reasonably priced. Would definitely return next time we are in Bournemouth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a lovely and perfect dinner with my friends couple of days ago. The hotel and the restaurant also beautiful, the cocktails are high quality and the staff is amazing, very helpful and friendly. The food was well presented and delicious however just not enough hot even the plates were very hot. Definitely coming back!

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Southbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I came with my friend to celebrate her birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed the prosecco and afternoon tea. It was lovely. I like this hotel and I used to play piano here a few years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited on Monday evening, it was quite busy for a Monday. Excellent value for money the 2 4 1 main offer . Had the salmon dish which was very nice my partner had the Cumberland burger which was lovely too. All Staff were very friendly , smiley and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. Recommended .

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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, Gastropub, Brasserie

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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, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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