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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, Late Night, 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
Fabulous food!

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.

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

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 NEW

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 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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27 reviews
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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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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I had lunch here after walking along the esplanade and finding every cafe/restaurant/pub had a similar menu on offer i.e. anything as long as it was with chips. This place offers an interesting menu, the food was very well prepared and presented and was reasonably priced. The waitress as very helpful and friendly - its just a shame the restaurant... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great alternative to the Restaurant of the same name. Thai chicken dish was amazing. Nice staff and great food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This Bistro has only been open for a couple of weeks now.So it's nice and clean and comfy, the kitchen is open design so you can see what's going on, all part of the experience.I was going to tell you about where the Bistro is and parking etc, but I'm not going to as the focus on this place is... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Thought we'd give the bistro a try, having eaten at the Hillside restaurant. Although the bistro was quite quiet compared to the restaurant, the food did not disappoint. My husband loved the crab risotto, and the vegetable Tagine was one of the best vegetarian dishes I have eaten out in a while. The wine selection was good, and the German... More 

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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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