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Hillside Restaurant

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151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
+44 1983 855310
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hillside Restaurant offers fine European dining with a Scandinavian twist...
Hillside Restaurant offers fine European dining with a Scandinavian twist, made of our own and local produce - freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently - giving a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts. Great vegetarian options. Hillside gives a warm welcome whether you are on your own or in a group. Dinner is served in the restaurant between 7pm and 8pm. Please feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy Hillside and the surroundings for a pre-dinner drink in our sitting room, conservatory or terrace. Hillside Restaurant has an extensive wine list carefully priced. Whether a couple or a larger group, it's a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal in a lovely setting with far reaching sea views. Booking is essential as the restaurant can get busy with locals.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great kitchen with own vegetable garden

Hillside Restaurant is located in beautiful surroundings and provides great food of high quality - some of it grown in Hillside garden located just in front of the hotel. The food and service was great and we enjoyed the stunning panorama sea view while we were eating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Hamsoe
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Hillside Restaurant is located in beautiful surroundings and provides great food of high quality - some of it grown in Hillside garden located just in front of the hotel. The food and service was great and we enjoyed the stunning panorama sea view while we were eating.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were visiting from London, staying with friends in Ventnor who regularly dine at Hillside. We were warmly greeted by Gert and shown into the conservatory, where we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink. After admiring the view (including the impressively neat vegetable 'patch') and learning a little about the history of this stunning thatched property, we took our seats in the... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food and quality of service at The Hillside are fantastic. The host arranged a special Vegan menu for my wife with delicious vegetables grown in the hotel garden. Pricing is very reasonable and I would encourage people to give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the moment we walked in to the hotel, we were made to feel welcome and the staff are friendly and helpful. Food was superb. The beef was the best beef I've ever had and my girlfriend, whose birthday we were out celebrating, said that, at 46, the dessert was the best she'd ever had. Good value too and very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing, tasteful and beautiful presented. We had the crab as starter, the beef as main and the cheese for dessert - all a great combination of local and own garden produce. The view is stunning.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Food comes in quite cold and it isn't that great. My partner found a piece of plastic in his food too. Not great value at £30 either.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Apart from being the only restaurant open on a Monday night in Ventnor, this little gem is well worth a visit. The staff are friendly, the food was excellent and the ambiance great. You'll need to book in advance to be sure of a table as they don't have a huge amount of covers but you'll not be disappointed....we'll certainly... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Lovely fresh food prepared with attention and thought. The location is really good too with a great view and Scandinavian clean decor. If the food and service are this good then huge B&B must be great too- we will definitely be back next time.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Dined at the HIllside Restaurant yesterday evening and can't recommend it highly enough. The meal was absolutely delicious, the welcome warm and the service excellent. My husband is not easily pleased but both of us agreed this was easily the best restaurant meal we've enjoyed so far this year. Thanks to all concerned at HIllside. I hope we'll be back... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I enjoyed a Valentines meal in Hillside restaurant and it was glorious from start to finish. The food is well sourced and tastes divine, The wine to suit our meal was excellently chosen by the owner Gert and we were well looked after from start to finish. The restaurant is well set out so although there were other guests, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 855310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Hillside Restaurant offers fine European dining with a Scandinavian twist, made of our own and local produce - freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently - giving a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts. Great vegetarian options. Hillside gives a warm welcome whether you are on your own or in a group. Dinner is served in the restaurant between 7pm and 8pm. Please feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy Hillside and the surroundings for a pre-dinner drink in our sitting room, conservatory or terrace. Hillside Restaurant has an extensive wine list carefully priced. Whether a couple or a larger group, it's a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal in a lovely setting with far reaching sea views. Booking is essential as the restaurant can get busy with locals.

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