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The Hambrough Restaurant

Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
01983856333
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Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $137
Cuisines: English, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sitting high above the fishing harbour in Ventnor, The Hambrough offers award winning dining at the southern tip of the Isle of Wight. Head Chef Darren Beevers is serving locally inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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English first
London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

I went here for an anniversary meal with my wife and we both had the tasting menu. The food along with the service was exceptional. The one downside was the restaurant did seem to lack a little bit of atmosphere. I'm sure during the day the view adds to the general ambiance but in the dark it lacked any wow... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Not a lot else to say. Everything sourced locally and delivered to an extremely high standard. White choc and iow blue cheese ice cream was a total contradiction that worked fantastically well and the beetroot and duck egg starter blew us away.

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Brighton
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have now been to the Hambrough three times, always for lunch, when we have visited the Isle of Wight. The food has always been nice but I find the dining room cold, brown and beige and depressing. The view is wonderful and I am sure the hotel would be great but there needs to be a bit of old... More

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Yes, it is expensive and too often high end restaurants with top prices prove to be underwhelming but this place delivers. The food has the wow factor that you expect at these prices (the crab ice cream in the Ventnor crab salad or the celery sorbet with blue cheese and white chocolate ganache) and all the little details are right... More

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We booked dinner at this restaurant and arrived to find the only menu available was the tasting menu (they were apparently a chef down). We do not normally choose a tasting menu the whole point of eating out is have option and decisions to make. However as it was too late to change plan we chose three courses from the... More

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were indeed one chef down the night you joined us for dinner as he was urgently taken into hospital and we thought it would be nicer to offer guests the tasting menu rather than cancel their reservations completely. We called every guest prior to arrival to notify them of the fact that only tasting... More

Bucks
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Chose the taster menu which was plentiful, well spaced out and extremely tasty. The service was excellent and it was gat to have a table in the window overlooking the harbour. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Ventnor.

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments which we have shared with the team. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we do hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Wilts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We dined here a week ago with friends looking forward to a gastronomic experience and whilst the food was indeed excellent the overall atmosphere was bleak. In addition I had asked when booking (and again on the day) about gluten free alternatives and was reassured this would be addressed. With this in mind, and hoping not to have to continuously... More

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and comments which we have shared with the team. We apologise for the inconvenience and do hope that you will give us another chance to show you real Hambrough hospitality. Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have just had lunch at The Hambrough Restaurant using a voucher from TPIW and to be perfectly honest would have paid the full amount for the meal and still been over the moon with the food and service. And the views! We loved it! Every mouthful was delicious but unfortunately being lunchtime, and on call to babysit grand children... More

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We have shared your comments with the team and they are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We do hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Hook, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Although the Hambrough restaurant does not serve the largest of portions , the meal we had to celebrate our wedding anniversary on 28 Aug 2014 ,, rates amongst the very best meals we have ever experienced .You just cannot fault the food , which rates above everything else. Well done the Hambrough Mike and Lesley

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your wonderful comments.We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food. We do hope to see you back again for your next anniversary! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is lacking a few gems to refine your experience. Firstly a cocktail menu would benefit the bar. Despite the barman kindly trying out our request, I couldn't help but think it would have been far better had he known the recipe or had a bit of experience in making them off a set cocktail menu, not his fault... More

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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which we have shared with the team. We have taken all your feedback on board and will review your suggestions. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food. I would please like to explain the "truffle ball" which you write about, as it was the pre-dessert, which traditionally is a smaller portion, as... More

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Additional Information about The Hambrough Restaurant

Address: Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
Phone Number: 01983856333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
Average Prices: USD 39 - 137
Cuisine: English, French

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