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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Ranked #17 of 46 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
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited the Met on a rainy evening in November. We were pleased to see an abundance of local ingredients being used and opted for the fish, Ventnor being a seaside town. The Sea bass was perfectly cooked and the crab dish was very tasty. We wish we could have stayed for there wine tasting evening but unfortunately work back home... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Always busy! Varied Menu with daily specials. Right on the sea front and worth a visit next time your in Ventnor.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had Tapas and a bottle wine here for the first time on the 02nd November, sitting looking at the sea and the sun going down was very relaxing will return

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited here on 5th November 2014 and had to wait 20 minutes for 2 coffees, despite the fact that it was not busy. We had previously visited earlier in the year, when we were told that the waiting time for 2 coffees was 35 minutes. On that occasion we went to another restaurant nearby, where we were served immediately.... More

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Northfleet, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A fantastic setting but expensive and overrated. Would drink there if the weather was good but would not eat here

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sandhurst
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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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about The Met

Address: Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1983 855441
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
Cuisine: Tapas

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