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The Met

Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Ranked #15 of 44 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
Berkshire UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were impressed with our warm welcome and the staff made a big fuss of our dog, who was even given a few treats! The Met has is a pleasant environment with a lovely ambience. We ordered for lunch. There is no menu as such for children but enough choice for them off the menu. Today's specials are on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Maybe I'm spoilt living in London, but this was the longest time I have ever had to wait for a cup of coffee. When we arrived and ordered our coffees at the counter, we were told that there may be a "bit of a wait" as they'd had a lot of orders for hot drinks. (What? In the middle of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Entered the restaurant, despite staff milling about everywhere had to take our own seats... Requests to order food were treated with utter disdain by the incompetent waitress. 30 minutes in and our order still hadn't been taken, despite us asking a few times - so we decided to leave. Our neighbour's food looked nice, but unfortunately that was the closest... More

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Larnaka, Cyprus
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice place, nice food, worth a visit. was busy so may need to book in season. Only opens at 6.30 for food orders so dont go too early as we did with 3 kids. Just had a drink and waited for the kitchen.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is one of those establishments set up purely for tourists. It says Tourist Magnet a mile off, and you can see from the seafront walk the kind of people who eat there. The wine is awful which negates its position as a Wine Bar. Tapas is served here aparently. Its full of fat sweaty tourists who dont know what... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Right on seafront, we sat outside and felt quite continental. Sadly food was less than average. Coffee was okay. Shame because this place is well placed, nicely decorated. Could be amazing.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice location on seafront so you can watch the world go by, staff a little slow, I stood at bar waiting to be served while the two young girls just chatted for five mins. Food was only average, have eaten here a few times before but feel like the quality is now slipping. Hopefully they can get back on track... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved sitting and watching the world go by. Good value food and friendly staff, recommend the venison burger !

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having dined and relaxed here over many years,I'm disappointed that the quality of food, wine and staff service has declined so greatly On the whole, the young staff try to be helpful but are simply slow, inexperienced and untrained. Perhaps I hit a duff day,recently but my 'awesome tiger prawns' were anything but.This is a dish I have enjoyed many... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Yes we found this met bar on the front of Ventnor and although not many staff they worked their socks off and food was brought out almost on time and excellent was the food and drinks and i would thoroughly recommend it

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