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The Met

Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Ranked #11 of 37 restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here with friends who live on the Island who have been a lot and were keen to share it with us. We were really impressed by the buzzing atmosphere and the quality and portion size of the tapas was much better than others we have experienced in London added to which there is the fantastic view out to... More

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Horley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What more can I say. We always come to the Met when on the island. Good food, good service and good location.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Enjoyed a tapas meal on a fairly quiet Tuesday evening. Excellent service (as one would hope when not full). Would go again.

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London England
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

It was very cold and windy so we popped in for coffee which was excellent. They have an amazing wine list and extensive tapas which we will certainly try next time. Wonderful toilet spotless roomy and fresh.

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Totland, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

always enjoy our visit from totland even if for just a coffee. really love the chicken caeser salad.

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A pleasant place for both locals and visitors to while away a few minutes or indeed hours. Eat from the specials board or the menu the food is tasty and has sufficient variety to suit most palates. A dog friendly ,relaxed venue which has become a firm favourite of many. A particular favourite is the chilli crab gratin . There... More

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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Met Bar at Ventnor is a lively, friendly place to sit and have just a coffee or tappas, which they do very well, the specials board is always full of seafood and potatoe goodies, certainly well worth a visit.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Another lovely potato snack, well presented and quickly served . Great mocha too. This a fabulous place to take in the view of the channel whilst enjoying a light snack or a full meal.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Nice spot to stop in out of the rain on a wintry afternoon. Ate a seafood gratin and some potatoes with garlic. Not amazing but not bad and good red wine.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Good food good company and a great view what more could you ask for. This is a really lovely place do visit if you can.

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