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The Hambrough Restaurant

Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
01983856333
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Ranked #9 of 44 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
Uckfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Due to problems arising in the room we had booked. We were contacted and asked to move to another hotel. Unavoidable in the circumstances. We enjoyed a superb dinner put together most thoughtfully with excellent wines and service. It was great.The dinner at the Hamborough was the very best.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We once again apologise for the inconvenience with your room and hope we get the chance to host you with us in the near future. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. The team join me in hopes of welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers... More

coventry
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening for my Birthday. Our second visit and first since change of chef. The food was excellent ( probably better than before) it certainly wasn't as stuffy as before, however it is fine balance to get friendly service and still maintain that feeling of a special occasion. That said, I would certainly recommend a visit,... 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 both the kitchen and service team. They join me in thanking you for your kind comments. We hope to see you back again for the next special occasion! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We booked a dine and stay last weekend for one night with friends,we had rooms 4 & 5 both with great views to the sea. We choose from the a la carte menu, All locally sourced ingredients beautifully cooked and pleasing to the eyes. An extensive wine list to suit all tastes and budgets. Very friendly service from all the... More

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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. They join me in thanking you for your review. We hope to see you back again for some cocktails! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Surrey
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was staying at the Hambrough hotel and ate in the restaurant only one night of the four. I wished that we had booked more. The food is so good that it counts amoungst the best I have experienced, including many of the London Michelin star restaurants. The serivice was very attentive with pleasant staff, who were well trained yet... More

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

Thank you kindly for your review here on the restaurant side as well! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Jo Rogers Operations Manager More

Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 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
124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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

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