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The Met

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Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We ate here in a quite , windy , rainy night. It was lovely. We enjoyed several tapas dishes & a lovely bottle of wine. The staff where friendly & helpful. The olives where delicious

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Thank JTT201616
London
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What on earth has happened to one of our favourite places? New ownership = no atmosphere, underwhelming staff, hugely reduced menu. Despite the unquestionable location and perfect view over Ventnor, we have tried the 'new' Met twice since the new takeover and are seriously disappointed. Why the huge change in menus? The once full to the brim specials menus on... More 

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Thank LondonGina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Used to use the Met a couple of times a year. On a visit earlier this week, I'm afraid to say that the standards have slipped somewhat. Menu is not a fraction of the size it used to be, specials board almost non-existent, quite a long wait for food even though the place was practically empty,when the food did arrive... More 

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1 Thank Bill G
London, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

popped in for a coffee, quick service, reasonable cost, pleasant outdoor table close to beach, quite atmospheric

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Thank laurencemitchell
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The view from inside was fab but we just popped in for drinks. Ordered three teas and was presented with three cups of hot water and tea bags on the side. For the price I'd would of liked it to be done for me or at least give us a tea pot. Sugar cubes are a nice touch though.

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Thank Heather H
London
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended with my family, including 4 year old. We loved the food and choice of tapas. Staff serving us very friendly. Unfortunately all went down hill when we went to pay. Childs small pizza was £7 something and husband had 2 cider shandy. He was charged for a full pint plus lemonade. When he queried it, it fell on deaf... More 

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Thank Jax73
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Met having seen the huge queue at Spyglass. Why that gets more customers than The Met, I'll never know. Food was very good with tapas and a few mains, service great.

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1 Thank William R
Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a drink here most day's during our week. lovely position on the beach front. Inexpensive but nice complete offering for food (good tapas) and selection of wines and prosecco at tempting prices. Excellent service all day.

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ordered 4 pizzas waited and waited the staff didn't seem to care, the children's came first, our's as we found out after waiting 30 minutes had been burnt, we were served ours after another 30 minutes all the pizzas were not good, not worth what we were charged, if the owner was there she left it to the chef... More 

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1 Thank suzanne g
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned this evening really looking forward to visiting one of our favourite venues on the island What a shame this venue historically was fantastic - we knew within 5 minutes of being there that something had changed but couldn't put our "finger" on it It fell short in every way that it had stood out amongst the crowd previously... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $40
Cuisine
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1983 855441
Description
The Met is about relaxation, quality tapas and fine drinks; bringing a little of the Mediterranean to the beach-front at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a taste of our continental style hospitality outside in the sun on our paved seating area overlooking the glorious Ventnor beach. Alternatively why not come inside and enjoy our sumptuous leather seating. Drop in for a coffee or a glass of wine and you'll be certain of a warm welcome from our friendly staff and a truly memorable experience, any time of the day. Our light and airy bar also serves ice-cold specialty beer and cider to cool you down after a day on the beach. Whether you are planning a big night out or just popping in for a chat with friends, The Met is your perfect venue.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?