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“Expensive for what you get.”

River Rat Cellar & Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Hamble
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $53
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I went to the river rat tonight and we had belly of pork which had over riding flavour of balsamic vinegar which was smoothered over the pork. My wife had the prawns which was good. My wife had the venison with chocolate and cherry sauce which was indistinguishable to normal gravy. I had a t bone steak rare with Diane sauce. The steak was cold on the plate with the Diane sauce so thin it disappeared. The chips looked cooked but were still hard in the middle. Very disappointing for £25. The manager took the criticism and offered a free pudding, coffee. We chose coffee and offered a free port as well. It still cost £100 for a below average meal. Would I go again? When there is a very good restaurant round the corner that is better and cheaper, no.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Ate at the River Rat in a party of 10 for a birthday celebration. Food was very nice and the wine good, albeit a bit pricey ( over £17 for the house wine). Nonetheless a very pleasant evening and we would recommend this restaurant without hesitation

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We often visit the Hamble by boat for lunch, but on this occasion we berthed overnight and ate at the River Rat for my husband's birthday. The staff are warm and friendly, the tables are well spaced and the food is excellent. We will return!

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2  Thank CrocksWestSussex
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great service, food and ambiance. We have eaten here several times and always enjoy it. The specials are usually worth trying.

Thank Cathrine M
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Lovely meal, good service, pleasant atmosphere. Hamble is a lovely little village & this was recommended to us as it was hubby's birthday, we weren't disappointed .....

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Thank FPLOCL
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