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“Great food!”
Review of The Pond Cafe

The Pond Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Bonchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $36
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Relaunched under new culinary direction in February 2017, the Pond Cafe is situated in the beautiful village of Bonchurch, near Ventnor, on the sunny Isle of Wight. Offering carefully prepared modern British and European plates to order, Chef Andy uses local fresh ingredients wherever possible. With its outside terrace overlooking the picturesque duck pond it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal. Reservations are recommended for lunch (Wednesday through Saturday) and especially for dinner (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings). An expanding range of fine wines, quality beers and Island and international spirits is available.
London
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We ate there on Sunday 21st of October a late lunch, unfortunately it was late to try the proper lunch menu but I can say that we were very happy after leaving anyway. We had a great tomato soup and a platter of italian cured meats. Lovely homemade bread and all with a nice prosecco for me and a tasty red wine for my partner. Service was top from the waiter and the lovely waitress, the little restaurant is lovely with chilled out music in the background. It seems to be a bit hidden as a location but is so peaceful that is worth looking for it. If going back to IOW definitely will go again.

Visited October 2012
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Truly 5 star treatment.”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

The Pond is a little bit of class, in a pretty little village.
On a blustery winters night, our evening of superb food and exemplary waitress service was the best we've ever had.
If any eatery deserves 5 stars, its this charming place.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, UK
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“Wonderful meal in a quiet friendly restaurant”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

We ahd a brilliant meal at the Pond Cafe. The food choices were amazing. Highlights were the carpaccio, the veal pasta and the lamb with salsa verde.

The wine selection was brilliant. The service though was amazing. the waitress really knew what she was talking about, understood all of the dishes and couldn't have been more helpful or friendly.

We shall definitely be back when we are next on the IoW.

  • Visited October 2012
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England
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“What a treat”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

A lovely little restaurant, excellent personable and informative service. Delicious food. Would visit again and again

  • Visited October 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Our favourite place for a special meal”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Excellent service, excellent food. Probably wise to book as it is quite small. A little bit expensive but worth every penny. Lovely atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
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