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The Royal Hotel Restaurant

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Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ, England (Formerly The Appuldurcombe Room)
+44 1983 852186
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for three nights at the hotel and ate here each evening. Tranquil dining room with attentive staff and excellent food. Nice combination of classic dishes to more modern cooking to suit all tastes. Looking forward to returning.

1 Thank primroseryeland
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

sham the restaurant looks very nice but the food was only just warm . and not worth what you have to pay for it , and to top it off ordered a coffee and yep only just warn ,

Thank davidjenkins2007
Chichester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From beginning to end our stay here was perfect . The hotel is beautiful and retains many original Georgian features but it is also tastefully stylish and delights with its contemporary twists.The furnishings and furniture are sumptuous and most comfortable. Our room was romantic with a wonderful sea view . We greatly appreciated being given this room no 14. The... More 

1 Thank mumsypops
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a beautiful setting. The food is consistently of a very high standard. And it is great value. The service is wonderful too. This was our second stay at the hotel & we had dinner & b'fast all 3 days - it was just as delicious this time around. The cheese soufflé & sticky toffee pud at real... More 

1 Thank Little_brown_cutie
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much choice , such good service and friendly advice on the food and wine available. Nothing was too much to make our breakfast and evening meals an enjoyable experience.

1 Thank keithepoole
United Kingdom
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited the restaurant in this hotel once before for a 60th birthday party and had an excellent meal at an astronomical price. On this occasion we had some discount vouchers for use in the off season. We still had an excellent meal served to the very highest standards and it wasn't quite so expensive. This hotel restaurant offers one... More 

1 Thank Difficultcove
Whiteley, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. £45 for a four course meal was spot on. Wine about £20 a bottle so not overpriced. Add in the amazing friendly attentive service and you have one top restaurant.

1 Thank spencerallen
Isle of Wight
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here while we stayed at the Royal. The food was wonderful and the service extremely good.

Thank MIke C
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always fabulous and the portion sizes are just right.Nothing is too much trouble and the service is great.

Thank Jenifer5
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have wines ,dined ,stayed and parties in what is now my absolute favourite hotel Believe me I have travelled the world and stayed in many wonderful hotels but this hotel is gloriously shabby chique and amazingly relaxing. The food is always divine and any event that I have attended is seemingly effortlessly well organised If you are looking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$50
Seafood, Contemporary, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ, England (Formerly The Appuldurcombe Room)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852186
The Royal Hotel has achieved 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 17 consecutive years and has appeared in every Michelin Good Food Guide since it's inception in 1911.

Lunch and afternoon tea are served daily in our beautiful, Colonial-style conservatory and terrace with its backdrop of rare, pink, climbing mountain geraniums.

Spend the evening in our glorious, award-winning restaurant and the menu created by our head chef Steven Harris, is sure to delight and surprise any seasoned gourmet.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?