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The Met

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Spanish, Tapas
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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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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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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good evening tapas

We came twice during our five night stay in Ventnor, it had been recommended by our B and B hosts. It was very busy the first night and we were warned that there might be a delay so ordered some bread and olives to go with our drinks. The food in fact arrived much quicker! Service was pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to amble past and miss what a fantastic family dining experience this can be, primarily tapas but stunning pizza - don't miss the specialty local crab pizza it was the best pizza I've eaten in a long time. Kronenbourg and Birra Morreti on tap very cool and refreshing. Service very welcoming despite being busy and the view of the... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We came twice during our five night stay in Ventnor, it had been recommended by our B and B hosts. It was very busy the first night and we were warned that there might be a delay so ordered some bread and olives to go with our drinks. The food in fact arrived much quicker! Service was pleasant and attentive... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great tapas and the views out to sea make The Met perfect for lunch, coffee and a complete evening meal.

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Haslemere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great location right by the sea, so beautiful view. Very quick service. Tapas is very tasty and reasonable sizes portions.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

the food that is served is of a very good standard the staff are always very helpful with the menu and friendly with a great atmosphere we had breakfast and dinner with dessert also went for coffee with cake with a sea view

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Met is a great place for a morning coffee with a sea view. However, on the evidence of our visit on 17th August 2015 they urgently need to review their arrangements for evening service of meals in peak season. We booked a table for 7.30 and arrived on time but were told that food would take an hour to... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We walked in to Ventnor from our hotel to explore; we knew we would have a light lunch during our visit. When passing The Met we saw a couple sharing a nice looking pizza. We looked at all the eating places on the sea front and decided The Met looked the best - really happy we did. We chose the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the last Sunday in July and had lunch outside. The food was as always very good: we really enjoyed the crab pizza and the signature dish. If only the wind had been a bit less chilly it would have been perfect but there's not much they can do about the British weather :-)

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Croydon UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was excellent to find a tapas bar by the beach in Ventnor. We had never been there before, fairly good for a first time. We went in and it took a while to get a waitress's attention, but eventually we sat. Tables clean, they took our drinks order immediately. So we got our drinks quickly and we started looking... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Every time we visit the Island, I just have to visit The Met in Ventnor. Whether for breakfast, lunch, coffee or dinner it is absolute PERFECTION. The food is lovely and the menu has a decent range of meals in a 'tapas style' and, oh, the meals were divine... likewise with lunch and breakfast, you can tell all the ingredients... More 

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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