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Besty & Spinky’s Cafe Bar

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Ocean Blue Quay, Eastern Esplanade | PO38 1JR, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
+44 1983 857444
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8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best breakfast spot

We live in Ventnor and this is our favourite spot for a full English. Good food, a lovely spot on the front, friendly staff. Hangover what hangover?

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
BobnMel
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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live in Ventnor and this is our favourite spot for a full English. Good food, a lovely spot on the front, friendly staff. Hangover what hangover?

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A good place to head for with a hangover because they do serve a good breakfast a good sausages ( a rarity ) But the whole place needs a good scrub - the outside is littered with fag ends and the tables always sticky. They have recently shoved some sofas in the corner to accomodate their newly mounted TV and... More 

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Isle of Wight
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food was average... Wait time was 35 mins but the member of staff that served us was helpful and friendly. Nice sea front location and choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Basic menu but the Ventnor crab sandwiches might be of interest to visitors. Yeah....pretty average

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

we had a great night here for a Private Party, Food was excellent, Staff so accommodating location perfect, could not recommend more highly, entertained by the Bunker Girls, all in all 5 star evening.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The breakfasts here are great and the staff lovely. Very reasonably priced and dog friendly, too. What more could you ask for?

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We are in here twice, we ordered off the main lunch menus and found the food to be a bit expensive for the quality you got, wasn't great, even comparing it to average pub food. However the all day breakfast was good. And they seemed to cope well with when really busy!

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Trinidad
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355 reviews 355 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ventnor was a stop on our coach tour. Having learned about the popularity of this picturesque seaside town back in the day and seeing photographs from decades ago, it was so sad to see what Ventnor is today. It has certainly seen much better and more prosperous days. So I have great admiration for the owners of Besty & Spinky’s... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ate there two days running as food, service, staff, view etc. were excellent. Plenty of food and good value for money. Highly recommend.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wow, great breakfast all cooked fresh with great views of the sea. Nothing was too much effort. A chilled atmosphere with great background music. A must for anyone :)

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Brecon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Breakfast was lovely. Tasty not greasy. Polite clean and with nice views right on the sea front. Would enjoy coming again and would recommend to all its worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ocean Blue Quay, Eastern Esplanade | PO38 1JR, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 857444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:30 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 - 2:30 pm

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