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The Met

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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty tasty very very tasty

Disappointed that we could not reserve a table by phone - delighted that there was bags of room when we arrived! We were served promptly and guided through the menu well. The couple next to us did not fare so well, they were told to expect a 45 minute wait but it took 90 minutes...while this did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
FraserSp
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Disappointed that we could not reserve a table by phone - delighted that there was bags of room when we arrived! We were served promptly and guided through the menu well. The couple next to us did not fare so well, they were told to expect a 45 minute wait but it took 90 minutes...while this did not impact on... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent night here, lovely food reasonable price, good seasonal variety, good atmosphere, would return. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great atmosphere ,food and service Good for carnivores , veggies and wheat free . Always welcoming and busy Situated on sea front ..dine in or outside

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Ventnor for three nights and ate here for two of them. Lovely food and reasonably priced. The crab, prawn and asparagus pizza was our favourite.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We only had a coffee here, it's in a nice position on the seafront so a good place to sit and enjoy the sea and a drink, however we were really disappointed with our Americanos as they were served in the smallest coffee cups I've seen and it was gone in a couple of gulps! It did come with a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

.....to eat and drink at the Met. Visited the Met every day during our week's holiday, sometimes for a lunchtime drink , sometimes for evening meals. We enjoy it here. The food is varied and plentiful. The staff are helpful, efficient and friendly. Another special mention for "Jess" who is an excellent advertisement for the Met - it's a pleasure... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Tapas was excellent, food piping hot, lovely flavours. The waiting staff very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The advice on amount and selection of dishes brilliant ensuring we didn't over or under order. Drinks selection excellent as were the puddings. We will return.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A lazy Sunday, sunny day, nice and relaxed with a cider and excellent humous and very creamy taramosalata with pitta whilst we browse the tapas. Lovely position over-looking the promenade and the beach and people of all descriptions carrying on their business. Good waiting staff, nice atmosphere very chilled. My wife had the butterfly prawns and I had the sausage... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

An ideal seaside venue, especially for a tapas lunch, which features local seafood. There is a wide variety of drinks; hot, cold and alcoholic, to wash your food down. Outside tables give a continental air, where you can watch the fishing boats come and go with the crab you can order in an excellent Met salad. Staff are cheerful and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited The Met during the May bank holiday. We had a casual lunch of crab pizza and a few glasses of wine. The pizza was tasty and the wine selection good. We returned the next evening for a late diner of Sea bass and lamb. The bass tasted very fresh and again we enjoyed everything. Will return if ever we're... 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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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: 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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