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All 46 Ventnor Restaurants

Besty & Spinky’s Cafe Bar

Ocean Blue Quay, Eastern Esplanade | PO38 1JR, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
01983 857444
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Ranked #12 of 46 Restaurants in Ventnor
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Cowes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a good cafe with a nice location. Great in summer to spend time while the kids play in the paddling pool. Typical English cafe food at very reasonable prices.

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Tobago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lovely friendly staff,very efficient .Great food ,the crab mornay was delicious .Good location at the end of Ventnor esplanade. Great place to walk to from Shanklin along the coastal path & enjoy a well earned meal.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Forgot for a moment the efficient and friendly staff, the good food and the pretty building at the end of the Ventnor Esplanade - this place does fish finger sandwiches! I don't want to make a big thing about the fish finger sandwich thing, but in more than 50 years it's the first time I've come across them anywhere else... More 

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Wroxall, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Always great breakfast and coffee. Lovely spot and like the fact it open early mornings... Full English always good, coffee always hot...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I took the advice of the Tripadvisor reviewers & had a breakfast at Besty & Spinky's- yes I agree with the positive reviews . A good full English, at a good price, served all day in a fabulous location. Oh & the service was very good & the young staff super polite I especially enjoyed watching the little one having... More 

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Rustington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had brekky and the food was quite good and the service excellent - very good value. They also have a free paddling pool next door so great for families with little ones.

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Berkshire UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had our dinner here as a family of four. Nice clean environment. Very generous portions. We chose from the blackboard. The children had massive hamburgers and chips. My husband and I chose the duo of chicken goujons and scampi and chips with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. All food was cooked nicely. The beefburgers were very good quality beef.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good value breakfast. Good tea and coffee. Opens early - which is ideal if you have a full schedule. Just wish more emphasis placed on the cleaning. Child's high chair and changing mat were dirty. Toilets not very clean either.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is known for its great breakfasts, and with good reason. A nice location opposite the small harbour in Ventnor. On the two occasions we had breakfast here it was very busy, which is good to see. The ingredients used are good, the sausage especially was really high quality. Potions huge, prices very good and plenty of choices- what... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Breakfast is incredible, lunch is superb! Not much more to say. Only that staff could be a little more friendly when taking orders. No quarrels about the food, always a high standard.

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Additional Information about Besty & Spinky’s Cafe Bar

Address: Ocean Blue Quay, Eastern Esplanade | PO38 1JR, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
Phone Number: 01983 857444
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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