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“Friendly but average”
Review of Mill Bay Inn

Mill Bay Inn
Ranked #28 of 65 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

This is a big place with an attached beer garden. You order at the counter and they bring it to you. Ther menu is pretty big and has both seafood and steaks, plus more items. I ordered both half a pint of prawn and a steak, thinking the former would be an appetiser. However, it came with a large salad of its own, so my meal was quite big. The service was very friendly, prices are okay, and the food is average - salads were fresh. I'd go here for a quick, cheap meal, but not for anything special.

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Reviewed August 23, 2011

The character of this eatery changes every so often - possibly as it changes hands and/or philosophy - but it remains a very convenient and reliable place to have a meal. There is a lot of room outside (some under cover) at picnic-type tables and a very large conservatory with extremely comfortable seating. If you prefer, there is a bar in the original building where you can also eat at one of the half-dozen or so tables. The menu used to be extensive, then we had a "very good value carvery plus blackboard cheapies" period, and now we seem to be in the 'very limited menu but all freshly prepared on the premises" period. I am not sure what will follow on from this, but what I can say is that although it is a lot more expensive now than it once was, the food remains reliable, and the service prompt and friendly. If you are on the beach for the day without a picnic, and don't like the look of the hordes at The Spyglass further up the Esplanade, then why not give Mill Bay a try? It's never disappointing.

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