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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Superb - an absolute must!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
TIGWINK
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SURREY
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
SURREY
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, 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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