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Hillside Bistro

30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO381SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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Ranked #6 of 43 restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited bistro twice and enjoyed the.food immensely both nights. Both chefs were superb and the staff were friendly providing a great atmosphere. The quality and price provided good value for money. The house red wine was most enjoyable.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Had a pleasant dinner here with my wife. I tend to be quiet picky so look at the detail. The staff were friendly and the restaurant is clean and hard to fault, with prices that won't stretch your budget. I started with an unusual appetiser consisting of a red wine and a pancetta base tipped with a poached egg. Different... More

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woodnewton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

sea bream with crab risotto was excellent - worth a visit - one of our top three restaurants in Ventnor

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We lunched here last Friday on a local deal and it really was worth the trip over and amazing value. Our food was beautiful. We both had the crab cakes to start which had a nice subtle chilli kick. Burger was our main of choice which was so tasty the the chips perfectly light and crispy. It's great to see... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and i had lunch today. Mains were fresh mackerel on beetroot. And pea risotto (with mint from the hillside hotel garden) both were fantastic . We followed this with tarte tatin and cherry clafoutis both with clotted cream ice cream. Both were very good but the main were the stars. Service was welcoming and prompt. ( we were... More

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UK - Hants
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We ate at the Hillside after what can best be described as a somewhat fraught few hours sorting out a hotel. Since this was our anniversary break we just wanted to have a great meal and that is what we got. Very fresh fish, well presented and good wine. Service was excellent as well - polite & friendly. Overall our... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was looking forward to my meal here due to the good reviews and good reputation. I found the food and service to be pretty average. For starters I got fish cakes which were deep fried and oily. They were supposed to be spiced (I believe Thai spiced) but I found them not very flavoursome. My partner had soup which... More

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited the Bistro on two occasions whilst in Ventnor for 4 nights. Enjoyable meals on both occasions. We recommend a visit, but you need to book.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely cosy restaurant setting right in the heart of town. Squid to start was delicious, beautiful light battering. The vegetable strudel for main wasn't amazing but all 3 other guest I was with raved about their choices and service was delightful. Another one the locals were unanimous in their support for and was definitely worth dining at.

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Dorset
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284 reviews 284 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Part of the Hillside Hotel in Ventnor offering less upmarket dining but very good food. We ate on a Friday night and expected it to be full but only about half the tables were occupied. The service and food were very good. We had gazpacho and asparagus to start followed by Vegetarian Strudel and Sea Bream on a crab cake... More

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