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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Ranked #16 of 45 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Ventnor looking for lunch, and having started out somewhere else where we were underwhelmed by the menu, we quickly finished our drinks and wandered further along the Esplanade. We managed to get a table by the window, from which we enjoyed the sight and sound of the sea, as well as Autumn sunshine breaking over the coastline.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went for breakfast. All had variations of eggs benedict. Superbly poached perfect eggs, great hollandaise sauce. Good nice strong coffee NOT the multi chain flavoured hot water that is sold everywhere. Papers available. We sat outside on a warm October morning. Bliss! My only moan would be that if it hadn't of been a warm day we would not... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My daughters and I had dinner of Tapas here on a Friday night. Unfortunately we had no idea how much to order and we had too many dishes. No problem the staff put the extra in plastic boxes which we took back with us. Saturday late afternoon saw us back for a glass of wine sitting outside in the lovely... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent tapas selections - all freshly cooked and delicious. Visited with family and something to everyone's taste. Great choice of wines. Shame no real ale! I'll be back next year :)

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I was yet to try mediterranean food but was not disappointed. I had a sausage cassoulet with a mixture of breads and different oils,there where great range of spices and herbs which accompanied each other perfectly. The location was stunning beside the sea and was very laid back,there were no qualms about how long you stayed, in all it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went here to have some tapas and enjoy being down near the water (despite it being dark already). There was a nice number of people at the restaurant and it had a buzzy enough atmosphere, which was good because it is a pretty quiet time of year in Ventnor. When we entered, no one greeted us or offered us... More

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Henfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Service was very slow and the food wasn't very inspiring either, as far as I can remember. Would not go back.

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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

this is fab place to go to unwind after work. in the summer this place is a must great food and wine!! service with a smile and they cant do enough for you.

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Wroxall, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Met has a fantastic location, the menu is eclectic and the breakfasts a real treat. Love the flake with latte, decent coffee and lovely ambiance. My only gripe...it opens too late...I like an early morning dog walk and half the time it not open, so have to go elsewhere;o( if it was open, it would be first choice!! I'm... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited the Met at 7pm on a Monday night. Having taken a quick look at the menu we went to the bar to order and we're told that someone would come to our table. 20 minutes later a miserable waitress came over and told us there was a wait of at least an hour for food! She couldn't seem... More

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