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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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great place, right on the esplanade. Friendly staff serving good food in nice surroundings. We stopped for a coffee after a long walk along the lovely seafront and ended up having a nice meal. Not the cheapest food on the island, but more than worth the little extra. If you just fancy a coffee, this is the place.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

this really is a lovely cafe to enjoy a Sunday morning coffee the sea views are fantastic, the coffee great and the service fantastic. About to undergo a refurb can they improve we shall see.

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

So very very disappointing ,family visit only to find the a marked deterioration since our visit, last summer , it was quite obvious they did not have sufficient staff on duty, considering the bar was half empty and we had made an advanced booking we still waited for 35 minutes to place our food order , only to be told... More 

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Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We met for a family meal over the Christmas period. The place was packed; not sure why. Food took a long time to come. My meatballs were distinctly average. More seasoning and some sort of a kick would have been welcome. Furniture was randomly spaced and the tables were laid poorly. Service was slow and verging on unhelpful. Saving grace:... More 

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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 restaurant reviews
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
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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