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The Met

Certificate of Excellence
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP, England
+44 (0)1983 855441
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good restaurant/bar on the seafront. Tables inside and out. Open all day. No need to book. Good, unpretentious menu and food, well served. Would be suitable for children during the day. Last orders at 10pm, I think. Well worth a visit.

Thank lewisakerr
Norfolk UK
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

'Fresh local bread' well fresh it might have been but for nearly £9 the sandwiches were few & the crust beyond what my teeth could manage. A side salad & a few crisps went with it but no cutlery provided to eat the salad with. Sorry but just not worth the money.

Thank Carol W
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit was for morning coffee ,and some excellent shortbread.Though the Tapas menu was a little short decided it was worth a visit the next day for lunch.Once again we were well pleased with our food .the service was good and friendly . It was neither a "tragic visit " nor "dissapointing" but we were only tourists !!

Thank Brian D
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely spot to sit outside and watch the sea!! Spanish style tapas but not as spicy. We recommend the mushrooms in cream sauce but the patatas bravas and the meatballs were very bland and uninteresting. Chilli with Doritos was tasty but with only 4 Doritos!! We also ordered pitta bread which they forgot!! With a bit more attention to... More 

Thank rct717
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up here because the Ale and Oyster was closed. Thought the menu was interesting, but we were disappointed with what we were served. Waited for a while for our food even though the restaurant was half empty, apparently the kitchen was hit at the same time, so I don't know what service would be like when full! The potatoes... More 

1 Thank sazzyh100
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely cooked food - we had chilli. Generous portions but not at expense of quality. Nice seating outside. Service efficient.

Thank LancashireJem
Cowes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We & all our Friends have frequented this bar scince Day ONE and had great food & good Service Until Yesterday. We ordered a Selection of Tapas at Aprox 1 pm + wine & where devastated by the Rubish we where served . the mains where swiming it oil And the Bravas Burnt to a crisp !!! We sent it... More 

1 Thank grahamN503888
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere nil, staff really not sure what they were doing. Food uninspiring. We used to go here often but won't bother again.

1 Thank Carl A
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So disappointing. Management has changed, menu has changed, ambiance has changed. No fab funky breakfast options (just boring croissants, etc), gloomy, quiet, dreary. Nothing outstanding, just a run of the mill café. Been a regular on and off for nearly 10 years but no longer - the best place now is the Bandstand, Sandown...... Any comment from the new management... More 

1 Thank Jackobel
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly only went for a drink but at tentative staff and nice atmosphere. Not entirely sure anyone there had seen a Spanish bar as decor was a little confused but apart from that would revisit and the food looked good

1 Thank Felix-guy

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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, 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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 (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?