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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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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Vladdish
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and this is my second visit. We were lucky enough to have some beautiful weather to sit out in the veranda and enough the view. Really friendly staff and delish hot chocolate. This is a must visit when on the Isle of Wight

Thank joannecallaghan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate and drank here quite a few times over our New Year holiday break. I have only marked as average as the food and service varied a bit mainly due to the volume of people I think. Had a lovely breakfast and one really lovely dinner 'catch of the day' and many drinks!! Staff very friendly and we're working... More 

Thank plakiaslover
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well all was OK about 10 min waiting in the queue only ordered a couple of coffees and a bite to eat not many people were there but we had to wait for at least 45 min and the food we ordered didn't have to to be cooked or blitzed in the microwave.. so not sure what the problem was... More 

2 Thank Heidi L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On holiday from Canada and found this lovely costal view Restaurant. The atmosphere here is cozy and warm and the staff are brilliant too. Our waiter, Oliver, made sure we were well look after throughout the evening. We ordered two pasta dishes from their New pasta menu. Both were very delicious though we wished they had come with bread as... More 

1 Thank Mikaela M
Bexley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 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!

2 Thank ChrisDH49
Banbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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 

2 Thank Tony260
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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

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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
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
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?