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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, 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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
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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
best weekend for years

from the moment we arrived & the owner served us tea on the patio overlooking the wonderful gardens, the town & the sea there was nothing to dislike.The ambience, the food, the staff & the decor was brilliant ,it was even fun paying the bill!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
graham p
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

from the moment we arrived & the owner served us tea on the patio overlooking the wonderful gardens, the town & the sea there was nothing to dislike.The ambience, the food, the staff & the decor was brilliant ,it was even fun paying the bill!!

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United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited this restaurant mid week with a couple of friends to take advantage of the 3 course set menu. We all found the food to be absolutely superb and perfectly cooked to our tastes. It was a pleasure to find that the set menu now has a wider range of choices. Previously (a few years ago) there were only... More 

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London
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great ambiance.Concise and interesting menu. Well presented food with realistic prices and wine list

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Wickham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We dined here to celebrate my wife's birthday and really enjoyed our dinner and the lovely surroundings. This is a beautiful looking small hotel with gorgeous grounds and is very tastefully furnished and decorated internally, which you are encouraged to explore. The menu is simple and very reasonably priced, but the quality of ingredients is outstanding and many of the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Dinner was a very relaxed affair - this is NOT fast food, thankfully. We were able to ask questions about the dishes and be guided on what would suit us best. Lovely wine too. Not just a meal but an experience in the wonderfully peaceful surroundings.

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SURREY
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My sister in law and I were fortunate enough to have dinner here last Friday evening. From the minute you are welcomed through the front door you feel relaxed and taken care of. Having pre-dinner drinks in the lounge whilst choosing from the menu was a great start to the evening. We were invited to wander around the lounges, conservatory... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I booked this restaurant online from a recommendation given by the owner of the B&B we were staying at. When we arrived both owner and waitress searched about for a couple of minutes trying to track down our reservation to which they couldn't find it. However they did say they were able and happy to accommodate for us and we... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Eight of us were having a reunion, 40 years since first sharing a flat in London. We spend the week-end on the Isle of Wight and our first evening was spent at this lovely restaurant. Firstly there was a warm welcome into the bright, light and very Scandinavian atmosphere of this hill top restaurant. (Not surprising as the owners are... More 

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Loved the setting. Very friendly and accommodating staff. The food was delicious. The only thing we could say we didn't like was that they placed the tables too close together and we were on our own, as a couple for a romantic dinner and did not want to be over heard. However this was remedied quickly and without fuss and... More 

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heather leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Hillside Restaurant with my family to celebrate my Birthday whilst staying on the Isle of Wight. We have been coming to the Island now for over 12 years to visit Family and thought we would try the Hillside. We were not disappointed. We received a very warm welcome when arriving, the house is immaculate and tastefully furnished. The... 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: Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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