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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the good fortune to book this wonderful, friendly bistro on bank holiday weekend. Having eaten in a Michelin listed restaurant the night before, this bistro beat it hands down. Warm friendly staff offered good quality light hearted food which was delicious and very well presented. Good wine list and very reasonably priced. The Crab gratin and the Jerk chicken... More 

Thank andrewa1966
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155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two of the best restaurants we tried this trip were The Bistro and the Cantina. Both worthy of multiple trips and both will be visited again. Both recommended by locals. Staff excellent, food hot and full of flavour, big portions.

Thank fromKenttoabroad
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this little restaurant when we were on holiday in Ventnor. The atmosphere was lovely for a small restaurant. The staff were very friendly and made you feel very welcome. The food was amazing, it truly was one of the best meals we have ever had. The Lemoncello cocktail was the best cocktail ever, it tasted... More 

Thank tor1777
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bistro was recommended to me by a friend, so I booked a table last Saturday evening for our group of five. One of our party has a gluten free diet and the staff were able to accommodate her request without any fuss or bother. As for the rest of us, ourmeals were superb. Well presented. Our waitress was polite... More 

Thank danielle b
West Malling, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals were very varied and freshly prepared. I throughly enjoyed mine which was Vegetarian. They had fish, lamb, steaks etc. so catered for everyone. It is owned by a husband and wife team who put themselves out for all their customers. I hope it keeps on being well supported.

Thank Anne H
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Roast Beef, very tasty gravy and good vegetables. Yorkshire Pudding was also very good. All at a very reasonable price. Super clean and freshly decorated. Nice friendly staff and highly recommended. We will go back again for sure.

Thank NiceFolk
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Bistro today. Very good selection on the lunch menu. I went for the grilled mackerel from the specials board which was delicious. Rest of my family went for various open sandwiches, with tasty looking chips on the side, which they all enjoyed. Worked out at about £8 per head, excluding drinks, seemed like... More 

Thank DJB51970
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant. We booked as it had been recommended by my dad, brother and a local photographer. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. The waitress was very knowledgable about the food and the drink that we ordered. I love to support small businesses and will definitely be going back. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Thank Jane C
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch . Very clean and bright . The owners have only been there 9 months are keen to make their mark . The menu is interesting - modern bistro food- and the food was really good. There are great paintings on the wall. They sell various local beers and they have special evenings where they focus on... More 

Thank APP81067
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very accommodating indeed. They were willing to make my daughter (she's six and likes very straightforward food) a plain sandwich which wasn't on the menu and were also willing to go and buy some soya milk to make my capuccino - you just can't fall out with service like that. The food, when it came, was fresh, tasty and very... More 

Thank DennisMcEnnis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $28
Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 853334
The Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Bistro - Serving, european cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day ecept Tuesdays & Sunday evenings for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?