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£8 - £40
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so glad we booked this place for our final meal in Ventnor as we saved the best for last. After a warm welcome we were offered a choice of table and delivered water for the table. This is a family business and it...really shows with much love invested in the business. The food was amazing, full on flavours and offering some different options. We only eat dessert if the other courses are good and were so glad we did as they were amazing. The addition of selling local art on the walls was a lovely touch, adding the icing on the cake. If you stay in Ventnor or nearby this is somewhere you should visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

We came to the Bistro just walking by but what a find! We loved it for the food, the ambience, the staff, the setting! When we come back to Ventnor (at some unknown date) we will certainly book for dinner!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Great little Bistro un afraid to go slightly ‘off grid’ with unusual flavour pairings. Great service and respectable prices. Now the Bistro Gravy……….. off the wall and so good.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

This little restaurant is a gem in Ventnor. Friendly and professional staff and a great chef. The food was also well prepared and very tasty. They also have an interesting wine list at reasonable prices. We loved the happy buzz in the room. Well done...guys.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

We dine here every Sunday lunch time if we can. The food is always excellent and with a varied menu, we always have a good choice. There is always the traditional Sunday roast on the menu, but several other choices are available. My steak this...Sunday was oustanding and cooked to perfection. The owners and staff are lovely people and we can highly recommend The Bistro - you'll never come out from here hungry!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

We visited The Bistro last year whilst on holiday and were so impressed we went again last week whilst on holiday for dinner. Once again an excellent menu and excellent dinner. The staff are always helpful and the little bistro has plenty of ambience. Would...definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

I dont normally write reviews but just had the most amazing meal here!!! Roast beef dinner-when I saw the size of the plate I thought I would never finish it all but was so tasty I polished off every bit and had to refrain from...licking the plate.. Other half had the baked salmon on a chowder again so tasty said was the best meal he had had in A LONG TIME and we are frequent diners of restaurants. Highly recommend if you are in the areaMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Came here after great reviews and we weren't disappointed. We both had the Specials, I had the Red Mullet and my wife the Lamb Rump, both delicious and well presented. There was a lovely buzz about the place and the service was excellent. You need...to book in advance as very popular.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

What a lovely wonderful find , a beautiful family feel restaurant , the food was exceptional, that good we bought the chef a drink to thank him

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Had the most wonderful meal, fresh fish for two of is, and meat for the others. Very informative and lively waiting staff, full of character. The owners (one is the chef) really friendly. Great ambience

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Our absolute go to restaurant for a proper Sunday lunch. Started with crab and smoked salmon ramekins - just delicious But the roast beef main was the stand out, accompanied by celeriac, carrots, asparagus, parsnips, cabbage, tender-stem broccoli, Yorkshire, roast potatoes and rich gravy -...just wow! Shared the pear and caramel cheese cake and toffee ice cream desert - again lovely Great service from a new member of staff Book, go and enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent food & very friendly staff. We had a very enjoyable evening here. I would recommend booking as it's not very big (which is part of the charm) & it fills up quickly.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Having not been able to dine out at The Bistro since March, it was so good to be able to again. As ever, the food was excellent, and plentiful, and the welcome warm, with friendly efficient service. The duck and the lamb dishes were wonderful....We made sure not to eat too much during the day so we had room for the strudel. It is so good to have this gem of a restaurant in Ventnor.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Absolutely fantastic, good food, great quality, very professional service, lovely staff,so welcoming, glad it's open again, thanks for making my birthday treat so special for me

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

Faultless...husband and wife team (Jane and Andy) make the best combination of culinary and frontbench house expertise. Never ever disappointed

Date of visit: August 2023
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sorry no dogs allowed, we have an open kitchen.
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Response from Miriam J | Reviewed this property |
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The Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5