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Hillside Restaurant

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European, British, Scandinavian
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151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
+44 1983 855310
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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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  • 84
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food in Vintner, but punches a little above it's weight

Good quality food, especially the locally caught fish but all the food needs more seasoning. The rice pudding desert is extraordinarily different and wonderful - come from the danish owner's homeland! Excellent service and very friendly hosts

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
charl_miles
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good quality food, especially the locally caught fish but all the food needs more seasoning. The rice pudding desert is extraordinarily different and wonderful - come from the danish owner's homeland! Excellent service and very friendly hosts

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Suffolk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Best food we had in Ventnor. Produce from the garden and a good chef. Also great service so definitely worth a visit

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1 Thank JCH11
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited this restaurant in March 2015 and were more than happy with our meal. As we were visiting my Sister who lives on the Isle of Wight she asked would we like to visit again. Looking forward to it we arrived and were shown to the conservatory for drinks. We ordered our food and the starter of Butternutsquash risotto... More 

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3 Thank sillybillypenguin
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Whilst we have been here just once before writing an excellent review on that occasion, we were all totally disappointed with our meal tonight. The Butternut squash risotto ordered by two of our party was totally tasteless and for this reason, we asked that it was replaced. The replacement was not much better and was not finished by either of... More 

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Thank Barbarawilliams1941
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 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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Thank graham p
United Kingdom
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Difficultcove
London
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64 reviews
40 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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Thank lostsoul64
Wickham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank MichaelWickham
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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Thank CycleVon
SURREY
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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, British, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, 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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