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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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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
Mouth watering

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a fantastic meal, perfect ambiance, staff going above & beyond to make it special. The food was mouth watering the selection was incredible, perfectly cooked and flavours to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a fantastic meal, perfect ambiance, staff going above & beyond to make it special. The food was mouth watering the selection was incredible, perfectly cooked and flavours to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a delicious supper here one of the nights we were staying at the Hillside hotel. The good was delicious - we both had the haddock risotto. The food took a while to come as there was only one chef but it was worth the wait. One waitress was very sweet and attentive but didn't seem... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate here on Saturday 15th August after spotting the menu the previous evening. A small menu but the food was very well cooked and well presented. I had the crab risotto and would happily have it again. The staff were very friendly and are obviously a happy team. I would recommend booking as the bistro is only small and... More 

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new forest, uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Had a little trouble parking, drove round a few times before finding a space. Sadly no view despite Ventnor being so hilly. We'd booked and paid a deposit as a larger party and received a friendly welcome. Menu isn't huge so I was surprised to see 2 risottos on the main menu with another on the special. The smoked salmon... More 

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

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

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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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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Restaurant Details

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 - 32
  • 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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