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The Hambrough Restaurant

Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
01983856333
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Ranked #11 of 42 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
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had a room at the Hambrough for several days, but could only get a reservation at the restaurant for one night. In our opinion, this was the best restaurant we went to during our visit, in terms of quality of food. We tried the tasting menu and every dish was exquisitely prepared. The only complaint perhaps is that they... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments! The team join me in thanking you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Ventnor, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We came for Sunday lunch with tpiw vouchers and everything we ate was delicious. It was wonderful value for money and the glass of bubbly that came with it was delicious. I has duck egg as a starter and it was delicious, perfectly cooked. As a main I had the catch of the day which was seabass which was also... More

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

Thank you for your review - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food. Your review has been shared with the team and your feedback discussed. We hope to see you back at the Hambrough soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Gloucestershire
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were very nervous of eating in a formal dining room with our 4 month old son, but informed the staff beforehand and they were happy to risk it with us. We only had lunch and were the only ones in, but we couldn't fault anything. If you're use to dining at places of this calibre, it's exactly what you... More

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

Thank you very much for your comments which we have shared with the team! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. We hope to see you back soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Harlow
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was my third visit to the Hambrough Restaurant. This is the first under the new team. Standards appear to have been maintained at the previous high level. The atmosphere is slightly more relaxed than before. The food was good. The lamb was a little rare for my taste but this is no reflection on the restaurant. I have two... More

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

Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback has been discussed with the team and they join me in thanking you for your comments. We hope to see you back at The Hambrough. Warm regards, Jo More

Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

went out for a rare date with my wife to The Hamborough as we have always wanted to try it. The food was superb. Delicious. Fresh. Fun. Colourful. Inventive. Unusual. Good portions. We were in a relaxed environment and not at all rushed by the staff. The restaurant was clean and the view was wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend this... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments which we have shared with the team. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Second visit to the Hambrough whilst staying in Ventnor on a walking weekend with friends. Ventnor itself is perhaps best described as brasher than some of it's other "relatives" on the Isle of Wight such as Yarmouth. This is not necessarily a criticism but might give you an idea of the competition the Hamborough has to compete with. It's decent... More

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

Thank you for your review here in Tripadvisor. We have shared your feedback with the team and they join me in thanking you for your comments, You review has been discussed and all comments taken into consideration, however there must be some mistake about the charge for the bread, as we do not charge for this, even if a guest... More

Birmingham
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a little gem. Only a small place, but perfectly formed, as they say. Of all the restaurants we ate at on the island, this was by far the best. One little hiccup, but was easily overcome. My wife just loved the crab wrapped in white beetroot and, yes, crab ice cream! Her Sea Bass was well cooked and obviously... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Essex
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was my 5th visit here but the first since Darren Beever took over as head chef so I was very keen to try the food & sample his 3 flavours & 3 colours philosophy. My hubby & I were here again for our anniversary & I have to say we were treated like VIP's from the second we arrived.... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments which we have shared with the team. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hambrough! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Ringwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was a complimentary meal kindly provided by the Hambrough in recognition of a previous mix up over a reservation to reinstall my faith in the this establishment..... At no point were we talked through the menu. We had to self-serve our napkins. We had to ask for a wine list, and then had to ask to order wine, and... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience at the Hambrough, We sincerely apologise for the occurred and hope that you can give us another chance to show you real Hambrough hospitality. Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Portadown, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant with stunning views and great service. The food was second to none (a special mention goes to their smoked beetroot ketchup!) - I was with a vegetarian, and we were both very happy with the choice available on the menu. It was a special treat to get little extras like the amuse bouche, pre-dessert, petit... More

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

Thank you kindly for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

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