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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous time at the Curry & Quiz night - great service and friendly staff. The curry was very tasty and plentiful. The thai green vegetable curry was one of the best I have tasted. Even went to the trouble of doing fish & chips for our non curry eater ! Will definitely be returning soon !

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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A young couple run this small establishment in the main thoroughfare and they know their business. He does the cooking, she is front of house though you can see into the kitchen area. He understands flavours and seasoning as all the dishes our party had (yes we all had little tastes) were excellent and he is clearly inventive with his... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We ate here with a "price is Wight" offer, soup, oven sandwich & fries. Very good value and a nice choice of different to the norm regards toppings on the sandwiches.We really liked the toasted sourdough bread. Friendly owner, who told us this, being their first year, has been a good one, no surprise as I think the food, surroundings... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

For starter I had the crab and spinach gratin, I think this is a lovely dish with fresh and local produce. It was a mouth watering starter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can tell that the crab was fresh because it was just so rich whereas frozen crab can be quite plain. The crab literally melted in my mouth!... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We booked a Sunday lunch here after a walk from Shanklin to Ventnor via Devil’s Chimney. The staff made us very welcome and we all chose the Sunday roast which was beef. It came with a good selection of vegetables and a wonderful gravy with an excellent cut of beef. There was a great selection of puddings and the service... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We noticed that this restaurant did a Sunday Lunch offer for under £10 per head, there was no choice, just beef but the Sunday lunch was brilliant and fantastic value for money. We did not dine hear so cannot comment on any of the options from their main option but I would expect the quality to be high, there is... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Ate here on our first night in Ventnor for a long weekend. Delicious food, attentive staff, clean and comfortable. Loved it.

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Thank WJSussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We simply loved the Bistro, the menu is interesting and mouthwatering. The dishes served were finely cooked and presented to a London fine dining standard. To match this gastronomic delight, the staff are attentive and friendly. I really advise anyone to eat here, vegetarian or carnivore you will not be disappointed. Thank you Bistro and we will meet again X

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We had coffee at the Bistro and the menu looked so good that we came back for lunch! Thirteen of us were made very welcome and the food was excellent! Delicious risotto from the specials menu.

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I visited on a Thursday evening and ordered the Lamb. Absolutely stunning!!! The lamb was on a bed of salad, vegetables and hummus, topped with feta cheese. I didnt want the meal to end! The service was impeccable and I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $27
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?