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“best mothers day meal ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ventana Grand Cafe

Ventana Grand Cafe
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Ranked #12 of 729 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: European, British, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Seafront Brasserie style venue serving freshly prepared British Conteporary food, with large outdoor poolside dining in summer and warm fires in winter, boutique style funky decor.Food is served noon to 9pm or 10pm ( weekends) daily. Vibrant cocktail bar open till late accompanies this unique venue and the menu has something for everyone whilst maintaining its British theme. With fresh Fish, Homemade Steak burgers, Pies,crispy duck salad, steaks and salmon fish cakes. Outdoor Bar B Q 's in summer and traditional English Fayre year round, this Brasserie has the feel of a luxury West Coast USA dining venue and has recently been awarded a coveted AA red rosette and highly commended in the Bournemouth Tourism awards.The venue also serves elegant traditional afternoon teas daily from 3-5pm.
Alicante
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best mothers day meal ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our family had a fantastic Birthday and Mother's Day lunch at this place. Polite staff, clean place and welcomed atmosphere. You can enjoy your drinks by one table while waiting to place your order for the food. When you will be seated in the dinning hall. It took only two minutes for our food to be served. Very reasonable prices, tasty food and well presented. Despite of the birthday candle on the desert, I also received a Happy Mother's Day flowers. I visited this place which was recommended by my friends. I was not disappointed. I have been to many restaurants but this one is a GEM it has all you need for a romantic evening or Party booking. As I am a people watcher I was so pleased to find that the staff treated each customer as if they were the only people that mattered. The personal touch with each customer was great. What a nice change to find staff that really care and enjoy there jobs. The food was amazing cooked to perfection. My partner is a chef and can be hard to please but he found the food to be great commenting on returning again (This is almost unheard of from him). You can park just outside with a nice view of the sea what more can you ask for. Lets hope this place gets the visitors it deserves. Thank you very much for making our day memorable! I would highly recommend to visit this restaurant while staying at Bournemouth. I will certainly be going back again and again I will definitely come back here in summer :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Steak Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We looked at the menu on line before booking , and decided the Thursday "Steak night "was good value in what I considered to be an expensive restaurant.
How wrong was I . We took two friends so went as 2 couples as we were staying in Bournemouth for a weeks break.The staff were attentive and helpful , smiling and pleasant.
We decided to go with the "steak night menu" as it seemed good value , we were wrong , IT WAS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE. glass of Ventana fizz, 2 bottles of house red very nice meal , iced water on the table without asking .What was good is that one of our party ordered Sirloin and the waitress came back and said the chef was not happy with the quality so would be sending it back to the butchers, would she be happy with fillet steak instead(no brainer) This was not on the menu.Overall a good night finished off with drinks in the cocktail bar.well done keep the good service going

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxury food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

The fish dishes were my favourite. I felt that the quality of the fish was very good, probably because it was sourced locally. The food and service is great - highly recommended!

Visited March 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“Afternoon tea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Disappointing - food wise and surroundings wise. An air of seen better days - just not smart enough!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Househunter26
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Dunstable
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lovely meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Had a very nice evening meal in this restaurant last weekend.Calamari followed by a tender sirloin steak with a glass or two of Sauvignon Blanc white wine.Delicious

Visited February 2013
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