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The Hambrough Restaurant

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French, English
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Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
01983856333
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sitting high above the fishing harbour in Ventnor, The Hambrough offers...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exquisite!

This is by far the most romantic and beautiful restaurant i have been to on the island, i loved everything about it - the food is exquisite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Sazz0657
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Newport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is by far the most romantic and beautiful restaurant i have been to on the island, i loved everything about it - the food is exquisite!

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

First visit to this beautifully situated restaurant but it wont be the last. I purchased a reduced price cream tea treat to be use from 11am and pre booked. for some reason we could not be accommodated at my chosen time of 11.30am and were asked to make it 12, I was a little disappointed by this as we were... More 

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London
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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: French, English

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: 01983856333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 137
  • Cuisine: French, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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