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The Met

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is reson this place is 27th in Ventnor. It's just so average. The food is not very good. I had a pizza that was thick and doughy and thick with a cheese of some sort, this is with a sign ourside saying probably the best pizzas in the world??? All four of us left lots on their plates. I... More 

Thank gjamesrock
Ashford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here 'off the cuff', the restaurant were very accommodating to us & our two children. We ate a selection of Tapas dishes which arrived quickly & were clearly cooked from fresh. The food was delcious, hot & reasonably priced. Very happy diners 😊

Thank crochetmomma
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great music & lounge! Terrace nice in the sunshine overlooking the sea and inside if cold! Great hot chocolate and lemon cake! Other times a beer & prosecco - lovely service too!

Thank Denise T
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location and set-up with friendly staff but a very odd and limited menu. Tapas is advertised but the menu only has a very small number of tapas dishes mixed in with some more standard stuff. We opted for a pizza each, these were large with reasonable quality ingredients apart from the mozzarella which was a little plastic. My main... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here quite often on a Sunday for a stroll and a cup of coffee, nice to sit outside and people watch. Have eaten here before but not of late believe it has changed hands and not quite so good but can't comment as I didn't eat here this time.

Thank 86pete57
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for an early evening meal here with our 2 children (5 and 3). We found it to be a little pricey for tapas but the food itself was lovely and the view is spectacular.

Thank caz726
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here the other day I was served by a young blonde women who was very polite and respectful😀

Thank Jakeek
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I (unfortunately) visited this restaurant on Saturday afternoon with friends - we were staying on the Isle of Wight for the weekend and decided to have a late lunch in Ventnor. After parking in the pay and display car park and walking along the sea front we decided that 'The Met' looked like exactly what we wanted. We were wrong.... More 

4 Thank Mark T
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very noisy venue with dogs and kids running free. Ordered a pizza, garlic bread, chilli & Pirri Pirri chicken. It was all 'OK' but nothing special. Two staff not really interested in customers, more time spent on mobile phone. Everything took just a little too long and neither staff asked parents of kids or dogs to quieten down. Not an... More 

1 Thank DianeMcCormorant
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 5 friends and I had come over to IOW for a weekend away and we decided to drive to Ventor on Saturday lunch time for something to eat... we found the met and placed our orders of 6 pizzas and were then told there would be a half an hour wait as they're busy, which we said was fine.... More 

2 Thank Natalie M

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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, Spanish, 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
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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 (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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?