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The Met

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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
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Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For many years The Met has been the 'number one' place to chill beside the sea, enjoy the very best coffee ever and have a wonderful dinner with friends - all in an unsurpassed location on the seafront. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The coffee is now just so-so (changed supplier? beans?), the food is very average and... More 

Thank Bellxx
Chelmsford, Essex
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly agree with the other negative reviews. This used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Ventnor. The quality and presentation of meals is now quite bad. Would still go there just for a drink as it's such a good people watching place. Some staff are friendly but others are totally indifferent to the customers.

Thank maj6
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice in the evening. We found the service excellent, very friendly and helpful. It is annoying that certain items on the menu are "off".The crab tarts were very good. But the cod fillet was bland and overpriced. The fish pie was disappointing, with very little potato on top, and no chunks of fish in it. But we... More 

Thank Helen C
Ventnor, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many items on menu "discontinued", Chose 4 meals , 2 were returned ,risotto soggy lump and pizza stone cold. Replacement arrived 20 mins late and was overcooked. Staff rude when we complained and asked for the 2 meals to be removed from the bill. Tables not cleared and other diners were clearly not impressed. Will never eat there again.

3 Thank 743don
Ascot, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Met for a late, light lunch, thinking tapas would hit the spot. While all the staf, including the owner were pleasant and recommended us a wonderful wine, we felt that the tapas as presented didn't really do it for us. Perhaps we are spoiled because we have tasted the 'real deal' and NOT in Spain. The... More 

Thank LynetteandAnthony
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening here with my husband and two children. Very busy atmosphere, great music, sat outside and watched the sun go down with a warm blanket! The food was great, particularly the Thai chicken curry and the staff were very friendly! My children met another couple of children and were treated very well by the staff including giving... More 

Thank char-ginty0407
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This meal was absolutely awful in every conceivable way I'm afraid. On arriving we were told that several items were "off", these included the Met's "signature" dish, the Devilled Crab & Prawn Ramekin, the Pickled Herring, and the Chunky Chicken Kebabs. Just as well they were, if they were anything like the rock bottom quality of the other dishes we... More 

3 Thank blaev
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into the met bar in Ventnor isle of wight and the service was terrible. The tables was dirty and the floor was like Velcro and the staff just stood around beings Miserable. Will not be going back and will not recommend

Thank garf666
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous night here, the ambience was great, good music and lively tapas bar, with both humans and canines. The food was tasty, we had a combination of chilli and tapas.. The only downside was it was so busy it took time to get the food. The wine selection was good and what we chose was delicious. There... More 

Thank Allimurray
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for about 8 years. My favourite place in Ventnor, the food has always been really nice. Visited last week for a meal before returning to the mainland. Three of us ordered pork meatballs, another piri piri chicken. The waitress (a lovely lady named Jo) delivered our meals. Regrettably, two of the meatball dishes had to be rejected... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $40
Spanish, Vegetarian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?