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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 - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 48
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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My wife and I arrived for a weeks holiday last week, and quickly discovered besty and spinkys after a stroll down the esplenade, looking for somewhere to eat. To cut a long story short, the service was second to none, and spinky was a very helpfull chap, after half an hour he was like your best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I arrived for a weeks holiday last week, and quickly discovered besty and spinkys after a stroll down the esplenade, looking for somewhere to eat. To cut a long story short, the service was second to none, and spinky was a very helpfull chap, after half an hour he was like your best mate. The food is... More 

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Huddersfield
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We called in on Sunday morning for breakfast. It was excellent, nicely cooked and plenty of it. I'm a faddy eater, I was offered alternatives for what I didn't want on the full English. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

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yarmouth isle of wight
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Hard to believe that some of the reviews on here are from the same Cafe/Bar as the Besty and Spinkys we know and love so much. We eat regularly at Besty and Spinkys and have done for many years. There is so much choice on the menu, and they will adapt any of the dishes to your special needs and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After reading the reviews we were looking forward to going here. We couldn't have been more disappointed. We waited 50minutes for basic breakfasts (omelettes and the brunch breakfast). The food was brought out at least ten minutes apart from each other and cutlery look another ten minutes! Staff had no idea what they were doing- one waiter came to our... More 

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Bestyandspinkys, Owner at Besty & Spinky’s Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I'm sorry your experience with us was not good. Regrettably when busy like we were Sunday we do sometimes experience waits on food, most customers are told when they order. If only you could have come up to the till to mention your dissatisfaction I could of defiantly helped. One other point we have never... More 

Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Additional Information about Besty & Spinky’s Cafe Bar

Address: Ocean Blue Quay, Eastern Esplanade | PO38 1JR, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 857444
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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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 - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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