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The Met

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Woking, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for coffee this morning at The Met having walked from Bonchurch to Steep Hill Cove and back. Despite the time of year we sat outside to enjoy the view. Very pleased that they have finally started to use teapots for the tea but it did take rather a long time for our two drinks to arrive. Staff pleasant and... More 

Thank James G
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been going here for almost 10 years and it is now so very disappointing. My daughter went a few months ago and said she would never go again and now I understand why: dull and uninspiring menu which lacks taste and the coffee is dreadful

1 Thank kraka2a
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Ventnor bar and restaurant. Great food - Italian themed - especially pizzas. Great value and ambiance. They also do excellent tapas. A Ventnor classic.

Thank Paul S
Ventnor, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So sad that after a decade of being a loyal customer, since the summer The Met has gone so downhill. The staff are friendly enough but it is now inconsistent every time you go! I'm going to have to start going somewhere else. It's never busy anymore so there's no atmosphere. They always seem to be running out of stuff,... More 

3 Thank BellaMaximus
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favourite pit stop ever. Great menu, great view, nice ambience, the best coffee served with a quirky chocolate flake and an unbeatable crab ramekin as the signature dish. Now the menu is uninspiring, the little touches have gone and I can only assume that the new owners wanted to stamp their own identity on it. Here's a... More 

3 Thank RollerCoaster999
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals and tourists welcome here. Sun Trap - Seems to be warmer than anywhere else on the Isle. Coffee teas & drinks with light lunches.

Thank vintagegirl34
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a good place to go for a meal, after a half hour wait we eventually got our cheesy Garlic bread starter which was rock solid pitta with a sprinkle of cheese powder hard to eat without breaking teeth. Chicken and Mushroom pasta was diabolical, not a single piece of chicken, boiling hot like it was blitzed in a microwave... More 

2 Thank steakdog
United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited twice during our week stay in Ventnor and enjoyed the pizza and the house wine. Staff very friendly and service very good. Especially when handbag left and the waiter run up the hill to give it back. Much appreciated.

1 Thank Lozzer2014
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This place used to be amazing but wow how its gone down hill...Such a terrible shame as the view is great....The staff who don't know the meaning of service whose faces are fixated without smiling and offering a welcome. We watched as what we could only think was the owner with long grey hair - 1970's style, wandered around with... More 

3 Thank Vladdish
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I love this place. The coffee is AMAZING, the food is great, it has a warm, cosy atmosphere and it's in a beautiful location! Every time I've been its been brimming with people, but I've never waited long for food. Definitely recommend it!

Thank ea74159

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, 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?