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US$7 - US$34
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

We have visited The Reef many times and always had a good experience. They do great cocktails at reasonable prices and the service is friendly. They're perfectly positioned on Sandown seafront so have stunning views across the sea.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

We’re locals and visit fairly frequently. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, excellent food choices with GF, veggie and other dietary needs well catered for. Good gin selection, coffee could be a bit better but otherwise it’s a great place, with a great view. Stays open all winter...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

Went for some sandwiches at lunch. Lovely seating area and yummy food. Good value for money. Staff were friendly.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

After a great afternoon and meal we we accosted by a member of staffs sister who didn’t like the fact that we had spoken about rescue dogs. The member of staff had obviously listened to A private conversations and passed on her inaccurate opinion. This...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

Had a meeting like minded business people. Great food. Unfortunately staff eavesdropping, misinterpretation of conversation led to confrontation that wouldn't be resolved by staff.( related) After abuse and staff backing up relative, decided to leave without booking for following week. Really disappointed in what has...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Really nice modern restaurant with very nice decor friendly staff and the best pizza we have ever had! Thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

We visited out of season and the restaurant was still full of customers. The staff were friendly and inviting. I chose a pasta dish, the flavours were great, but the pasta overcooked (the only reason I marked it down). The pizza was amazingly good.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020

I have given this restaurant 5 stars for the staff more than anything. The food was nice, but the decor is a little tired. I had pizza, and I believe that the veggie burger was good, although a little over-seasoned. I don't know the name...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

I had fish'n'chips which was quick and well-presented. Actually it would have done handily for 2 people, but at least I didn't need to worry about any other food until breakfast. Good service, all items individually prepared. Clearly the place is popular as they turned...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

Had to book ahead during COVID as we did for everywhere. Finally somewhere that did Pizza for my fussy niece. Good food and drink whilst we watched the evening sun over the sea. Imagine an even more popular place (if possible) when COVID has gone...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Lisa C
6 December 2020|
Response from gmaciow |
No sorry, we only close two days a year Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Terry S
16 April 2017|
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Response from 293keithc | Reviewed this property |
yes along the seafront
15 October 2016|
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Response from EMZINA88 | Property representative |
Hello! Yes we do gluten free options. If you mention to a member of staff when you come in that you are gluten free, they will be able to tell you the gluten free options! Thank you for your enquiry Emma from The Reef
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    The Reef is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5