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All 46 Ventnor Restaurants

The Met

Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Ranked #16 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
Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A nice location to sit & have a drink & watch Ventnor life & the beach unfold infront of you. The red wine is served at the right temperature, which is always a bonus. I've not eaten here, but certainly can recommend it as a good place to stop for a drink.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

fantastic food. lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Generous portions, good value for money. Dogs welcome inside the restaurant and outside.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have never posted on trip advisor before but have been driven to make a comment on this occasion. My family and I were at this restaurant during the summer and were appalled at the lack of service and courtesy at The Met. We did not eat so am unable to comment on food, but have never been in such... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic cafe serving excellent food. Very clean with seating outside so you can enjoy the wonderful views of the sea. Loved it

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Uckfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a really good tapas evening. Good food, served quickly by very efficient waiting staff. Good quality food, well presented whilst enjoying good views over the bay. Excellent value.

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Berkshire UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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