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The Met

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 1983 855441
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice while on the Isle of Wight for a short break. My parents visited earlier in the week and sat outside for coffee and pizza. They couldn't fault the quality of the food and found the service attentive. I came over on the ferry for the weekend and the three of us have popped in again today, for coffee... More 

Thank MattMoo44
Ryde, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered coffee and scrambled eggs with croissant. When the food eventually arrived it was obvious that it had been blitzed in a microwave. Flabby croissants with very overcooked eggs - dry with grey lumps. Won't ever be going back - awful!

1 Thank ChrisDH49
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Met used to be a lovely place to go with good ambience and excellent reasonably priced food. Has it changed hands? The staff are very pleasant but the service is slow and the Sunday breakfast menu was very brief, 4 items I think. As we were a party of 4 we sampled most of it and to be honest... More 

1 Thank Tony260
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long walk popped in for a warm cappuccino and a mocha. Tables were left dirty and had to ask for them to be cleaned before we could sit down. A half hearted attempt to wipe it in front of us and only half the table was actually wiped still leaving sticky marks! We ordered a couple of coffees... More 

1 Thank Sarahmarbus
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are sadly relatively few places open in Ventnor on a November Tuesday but we were not disappointed with our choice of The Met. We enjoyed quality hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and the accompanying flake was a nice touch. Garlic bread very tasty too. Lovely atmosphere and good service - and of course the sea view is amazing.

Thank Teresa T
Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Met a couple weeks ago, what a let down. We used to go to the Met frequently and loved it, but hadn't had chance in the last year or so to go. We were looking forward to returning. Big mistake, we ordered the meat balls which was always a favourite of ours, when they were served they... More 

1 Thank LRIOW
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the location, right on Ventnor promenade; the establishment looks out over the English Channel. You can park a stones throw away on the prom. Staff are very friendly and helpful and I found the service to be quick and efficient. The wifi here is second to none, it's fast and uninterrupted; very useful if you need it.... More 

Thank Informatio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had purchased a voucher last year to spend here and forgot about it until we found in October. With no date on it we went to the Met and ordered a glass of Prosecco, large glass of red and chorizo. When we ordered we were told ok and the girl wrote the order down. About 10... More 

1 Thank Allmankj
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Met bar Sunday evening and we were given reheated Tapas that was overpriced and tough as old boots. I wish I had sent it back but didn't like to cause trouble. I really don't know how they will survive, looking at some of the other bad comments they really ought to take note.

1 Thank David S
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee and croissant today and both were delicious. I do believe that the new owners are trying to take on board comments made and improve things. Always difficult when you take over such a popular, successful place. Still some way to go with the menu, I feel. My visitor, who has eaten with us in the past when he has... More 

1 Thank Chris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $40
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 855441
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?