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Ventana Grand Cafe

$$$
British, Gastropub
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27 East Overcliff Drive | The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
441202556529
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Seafront Brasserie style venue serving freshly prepared British Conteporary...
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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  • 33
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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
Lovely food...

This restaurant is part of the popular Cumberland Hotel which enjoys a great location on the Bournemouth East Cliff. Service is consistently good and the food always first class in my experience. The weekday offer of buy one main meal and get a second for free makes for a particularly good value... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
IanHBournemouthUK
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Bournemouth U K
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Bournemouth U K
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is part of the popular Cumberland Hotel which enjoys a great location on the Bournemouth East Cliff. Service is consistently good and the food always first class in my experience. The weekday offer of buy one main meal and get a second for free makes for a particularly good value night out although drinks are the usual hotel... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a lovely birthday meal at this restaurant, it was nice and quiet as my birthday was on a Tuesday, and there was a special deal on a Tuesday night, it was perfect as we had good service, food was delicious and a good choice of starters, main and sweets following a coffee in the restroom.

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Thank Over_the_rainbowx
Southampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food quality, presented very well and with comprehensive menu. Service was fast, friendly and professional. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience. Price is above the average but given the experience remains very good value.

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Thank Instructorborovets
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time at the Ventana, we were seated by the window and received attentive and exceptional service. Not only was the food far better than we expected but the hospitality and welcome was wonderful. We were celebrating a birthday and were really well looked after. The staff were all friendly and Baban informed us of the afternoon... More 

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1 Thank Jemma3692
Poole
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal, lovely ambience and very good staff. Enjoyed our evening very much and would visit again at the drop of a 1920's hat (you will understand this reference if you visit)!

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1 Thank jonathangilbert
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Bournemouth for many years and went to The Ventana Grand Cafe for the first time very recently. No idea why! It was perfect. From beginning to end. The staff were great and the Sunday roast was beautiful. There were three of us dining and we each had a different meal .. Sea bass, Beef and Turkey.... More 

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Thank Heather L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Ventana with my partner on Sunday in January. The waiters were incredible. They are very skilled and atentive without imposing. We had lovely meals. The lamb shank was the best my partner had ever had. The deserts were also of a high quality, absolutely delicious. I don't live near Bournemouth, but if I am ever visiting again... More 

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Thank Jenna M
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Tastecard to try this venue and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent environment. Very attentive European staff. Very good good. The fish pie as delicious

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1 Thank pmar67
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at another hotel, but I had previously been advised that this restaurant was great in general. I arrived to the restaurant and it seemed like a nice relaxing place to be alone. The deal they offered me was amazing, it was only £16 for a main and a dessert. THE DESSERT WAS LIKE HEAVEN, I think it was... More 

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1 Thank Beatriz N
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed with the service that was given to me and my family. We didn't just have a family dinner, we also had the awesome lecture by one the staffs "Baiban" about the wine. He made my fathers night even more special by offering him to try different kind of brandy for his cheese board. This was one of the... More 

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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: 441202556529

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 36
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children

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?