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Hillside Bistro

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French, Seafood, Contemporary
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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO381SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hillside Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on...
Hillside Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Hillside Bistro - Serving traditional, rustic French cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty new bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Had a surprise birthday meal, pork belly perfect and the linguine was amazing.msmall good selection on the menu, beautifully presented by friendly attentive staff. My husband arranged for a birthday dessert which had my name piped around the plate in chocolate with birthday greetings and candle. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had a surprise birthday meal, pork belly perfect and the linguine was amazing.msmall good selection on the menu, beautifully presented by friendly attentive staff. My husband arranged for a birthday dessert which had my name piped around the plate in chocolate with birthday greetings and candle. It was perfect! Definately recommend

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal, the pate starter was very well balanced by the marmalade chutney. Mains from the specials board, Mackerel with Pancetta and Sea Bass with smoked haddock risotto were fantastic. Desert of poached meringue with creme anglaise and cheese finished of a very good meal. With drinks came in at £72, very reasonable for the quality.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was good. Nice place. Ordered pork belly. Lovely meat but the skin was soft and chewy. Who would give pork belly without crackling? In my opinion the chef shouldn't pass that to a customer.

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newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had a very nice lunch good service and exellent food well presented by a Very dedicsted and professional chef.nice place very clean and fresh. Try it.

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A fantastic meal was had by all, too many to list, and quite simply the best Ice Cream I have ever had for dessert. Service was polite and attentive, and they also stock Guwertztraminner which is also a bonus for lovers of Alsace wines.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visit about 4 times a year and have always found the ambiance and food to be just right for us and our guests. A change of Chef and other team members was a surprise on our last visit, but, other than the odd teething problem everything was as we have experienced in the past.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ate here last week,we hadn't booked and were pleased that they did accommodate the 2 of us, although the two ladies front of house (particularly the blonde lady) seemed less than pleased that we had no booking, even though they had space. However, the food was really good, the starters were excellent, for main course I had belly pork and... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant three times now and every time the food and service has been excellent. The food Is beautifully presented and the service is perfectly timed.

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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place. lovely staff. lovely setting. Lovely Food. First time I've been In even tho I live In ventnor just up the road! Food is lovely and hope to go in again with Hubby! Staff was lovely helpful and kind!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The food here for lunch is excellent.. Just enough to carry you through to supper, and although just off the Main Street in Ventnor, we felt we were somewhere else because of the ambience.. Long live Hillside Bistro for us here on the Isle of Wight

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Address: 30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO381SX, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 853334
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
Average Prices: USD $8 to $33
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO381SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 853334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $33
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary

Description

Hillside Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Hillside Bistro - Serving traditional, rustic French cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty new bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.

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