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The Met

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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Met is about relaxation, quality tapas and fine drinks; bringing a...
The Met is about relaxation, quality tapas and fine drinks; bringing a little of the Mediterranean to the beach-front at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a taste of our continental style hospitality outside in the sun on our paved seating area overlooking the glorious Ventnor beach. Alternatively why not come inside and enjoy our sumptuous leather seating. Drop in for a coffee or a glass of wine and you'll be certain of a warm welcome from our friendly staff and a truly memorable experience, any time of the day. Our light and airy bar also serves ice-cold specialty beer and cider to cool you down after a day on the beach. Whether you are planning a big night out or just popping in for a chat with friends, The Met is your perfect venue.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and wonderful service

We had both breakfast and dinner on several days at the Met and always found the food to be food and the service excellent. The location is wonderful and the views amazing. For us, travelling with a dog, the dog friendliness of the Met is a big bonus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
FMcD1955
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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high wycombe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, and before we had a chance to sit down, we were greeted with signs on the walls forbidding our children to make a sound and asking them not to annoy other people. Not a very friendly family approach! The menu was so expensive! A small piece of pitta bread was £2.50, and a small pot... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had both breakfast and dinner on several days at the Met and always found the food to be food and the service excellent. The location is wonderful and the views amazing. For us, travelling with a dog, the dog friendliness of the Met is a big bonus.

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Booked a table with friends, restaurant poorly staffed , could not coup with orders, staff dident seem to care ,said we had an hour to wait, Left and went some were else. Never again.

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A group of friends meet weekly for lunch. We try to spread our custom around but seem to go to The Met very frequently. This is mainly down to the location which is superb. Today was a glorious sunny April day and we enjoyed soaking up the Spring sunshine and looking out over the millpond like sea. The service was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

There for a birthday - rushed to order in the first place!!! Then 2 out of the 4 tapas dishes came and a long wait followed for the other 2 dishes - waitress seemed to think it was ok to take the off the which isn't / wasn't the point!! Spoilt what was to be a special night Never again

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lovely lunch at the Met on Saturday. Had a few glasses of Prosecco. I had the Hoisin duck wrap which was LOVELY and my fiance had the Turkey pasta which was tasty but a bit rich for me! Waitresses could have smiled a little more, but they were quite busy.

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Telford
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We arrived about 6pm for dinner, but told that they didn't serve food until 6.30pm, got served with drinks and complementary nibbles while we waited, checked out the menu and enjoyed the wonderful sea views - Great choice of food, nice and fresh - excellent service and great atmosphere - loved it thank you to the staff at the Met... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Met had been on my radar for sometime, hearing good things from different people I finally got the chance to go. The place on a whole looks welcoming and pleasant. I am also a big fan of seafood, and as The Met sits 100 yards from the beach and not much further from one of the best fishmongers on... More 

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Northants. UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This review is purely based on our visit for coffee, not for food. A good location overlooking the beach & a nice little sun trap but oh so disappointing coffee. Best described as wet & warm, 2/10. Will not be visiting again for coffee.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My family and I have eaten here a number of times. Great view, great food and great staff. What more do you need!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1983 855441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

The Met is about relaxation, quality tapas and fine drinks; bringing a little of the Mediterranean to the beach-front at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a taste of our continental style hospitality outside in the sun on our paved seating area overlooking the glorious Ventnor beach. Alternatively why not come inside and enjoy our sumptuous leather seating. Drop in for a coffee or a glass of wine and you'll be certain of a warm welcome from our friendly staff and a truly memorable experience, any time of the day. Our light and airy bar also serves ice-cold specialty beer and cider to cool you down after a day on the beach. Whether you are planning a big night out or just popping in for a chat with friends, The Met is your perfect venue.

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