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Ventana Grand Cafe

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Barbecue, British, Brasserie, Gastropub
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27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
01202-556529
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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/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.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 283
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Most recent review
Perfect meal

Booked this table through trip advisor. Was a perfect setting could not fault anything regarding food and service the hotel it is set in looks amazing and will be returning and staying in the hotel also Well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Wayne C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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407 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Booked this table through trip advisor. Was a perfect setting could not fault anything regarding food and service the hotel it is set in looks amazing and will be returning and staying in the hotel also Well worth a visit

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Buckingham
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely restaurant within the Cumberland Hotel - if you like Art Deco you will love the decor. We had a lovely meal which included a first class lamb shank and a very tasty portobello mushroom dish. Some nice wines which were available in 50cl carafes and that is not always the case. With a 2 for 1 deal on... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Slightly different, not a traditional Sunday lunch, but a main course roast at £12.95. If you require a starter or dessert you are able to choose from the a la carte menu. There was a good choice of main courses. The only problem we had was to decide if we wanted a starter or wait and choose a dessert. In... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Meal with friends at the Ventura on a Thu evening. Food was very good, lovely setting and staff were very friendly and helpful. Bogof deal on mail course was added bonus. Would certainly eat here again.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Set inside The Cumberland Hotel, The Ventana Grand Cafe was the prefect setting for our valentines meal. The staff were friendly & polite, the setting tastefully decorated without being tacky. The set menu had a good selection of food, catering for most tastes. The starters....scallops & salmon fish cakes & puddings....pavlova & trifle, were our favourite courses. The mains were... More 

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Southbourne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had to think hard to give this an average rating. Considering where it is (The Cumberland Hotel) and the aura of upper class that the hotel gives with its decor, I was surprised. So, to start with. The restaurant and bar etc are very smart and very comfortable. Loved the soft chairs. The menu is relatively varied and the... More 

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crockerton green, warminster, wiltshire ba12 8ay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Unfortunately with one exception the staff were not very helpful or communicative. They could have explained that there would be a long wait and after giving my room number, chased after us demanding a signature and ignoring our comments. Cheese and biscuits were beyond a joke: a giant platter with about 20 crackers, a big bunch of grapes and masses... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had an overnight stay in the hotel so decided to have a light lunch and an evening meal in the Ventana. Presentation and service were both excellent for both meals. Staff were very attentive but allowed you to enjoy your meal without interruption. The food was excellent but also good value for money. We will be staying at the... More 

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Better than the Ritz in London! maybe not for the excitement but certainly for the lovely sandwiches and cakes. Cannot fault the quality and if you manage to buy a Groupon voucher ( or similar ) then you are on to a real winner Plenty to eat, lovely selection, wholemeal scones with walnuts are hearty and delicious. I have taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing, not just the way it tasted but the presentation as well. The service was top notch. Will certainly be going back next time I'm in Bournemouth.

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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: Barbecue, British, Brasserie, Gastropub

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

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