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“Disappointing food!”

Priory Oyster Seafood Bar & Grill
Ranked #6 of 11 Restaurants in Seaview
Cuisines: Seafood
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Description: Priory Bay is the Isle of Wight’s leading country house hotel. Set within a 60-acre estate, it's period buildings have spectacular views out to sea, with gardens and woodland running down to the bay. It inspires our chefs to use the finest seasonal ingredients, whether foraged, farmed or fished we are passionate about local produce. James Trevaskis and Oliver Stephens have both returned to the Isle of Wight to run the restaurant and kitchen at the Priory Bay Hotel. James and Oliver started their careers at Priory Bay and then went on to hone their skills in London, Paris and Copenhagen.
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Disappointing food!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The hotel is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views of the sea, and the restaurant was pleasant and warm. The service was excellent, the food which was freshly cooked was just warm and the meal of chicken ordered for a child that was with us was undercooked (pink inside) not pleasant, though must add the roast beef was excellent The coffee which was ordered after the meal, which was taken in the restaurant was cold. Very disappointed was expecting more from this highly rated hotel and restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank tootsie58
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English first
Chorley, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Amazing local produce delivered by an imaginative chef. Loved the salad I had foraged from the hotel grounds.

Visited September 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Superb lunch”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

See my review for The Island Room at Priory hotel... It was meant for the Priory Oyster Bar and Grill

Visited October 2012
Thank ericmag
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Burnham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A plesant evening”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We went on the of chance a few nights ago and opted for the Bar and Grill as we don't like it to formal.

The resturant does not have to many tables so you don't feel squashed.

Great view as well.

Menu was made up of not only local but freash produce alot of which is picked on the day of cooking it turns out.

There where some staff issues that day it turned out but we only found this out later when the head chief came and chatted to us at the end of the night I guess as we where the last ones in the place.

Not the cheapest place you will go and eat but worth it and we will try and go back in the spring and see how the two young guys who have just taken are doing as the both impressed us with their passion about local food.

Good Luck


Visited September 2012
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Cowes, United Kingdom
1 review
“dreadfull food and service”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Had dinner with 3 others on a quiet sunday evening.Service was terrible and the food was almost inedible.sent my main course back,the strangest overcooked turbot i have ever encountered.The staff responded by saying "nothing we can do about that"..proceeded to charge us for said main.PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.Very disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank scrummy39
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