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River Rat Cellar & Kitchen

High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
+44 23 8045 7801
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not open as advertised and resulted in a wasted 1 and a half hours. On a Tuesday evening the website (recently updated) says open from 5pm. No answer to the telephone and we, foolishly, assume this is because it’s busy. Walk down to the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DoverSoleorTurbot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal at the River Rat last night with our party enjoying the varied menu, including escargots, lobster soup, watercress and pea soup, fillet steak, duck and plaice - and some good puds too. The River Rat has a huge gin selection...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hambler007
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a great recommendation from our accommodation host. Really great service and even better food / wine. We were a largest group and sometime its very difficult for everybody to be pleased - we didn't have one grumble. We will return. Thank you for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Early evening, seated in the wonderful illuminated garden inside a heated thatched yurt and eating wonderful food .. great hosts and a wonderful chef

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rod C
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a group of friends for a birthday, the food and drinks were delicious. When we first arrived and told we were sitting in the garden at first I thought it would be a bit chilly but when we were taken outside...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hoops1981
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We love the River Rat. Since moving to Hamble earlier this year Francey and Mike have made us and our little dog Winnie feel so welcome and at home. The food is fabulous (the cote de beouf is devine) and we've had so much enjoyment...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank naomiandsimon
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

After looking at the menu, reviews and photos I definitely expected more. On arrival, the staff were friendly-which of course is a given however the hut we sat in in the garden had slug slime on the seats and cobwebs everywhere. That was disappointing. When...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Chevellewhite1
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Lovely outside seating in the well kept garden - perfect for a summer evening. Great choice of gins and wines. Food well prepared and presented using many local ingredients. Service was attentive although one member of waiting staff has a slightly off the wall sense...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Table for 6. Entertaining 2 foreign guests after a tough day in the office! Excellent venue....ambience great....relaxed but professional. Food menu limited but everything looked and tasted excellent. Quality of food was first rate. Plenty of space to relax in outside. Service excellent. Would recommend...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank X5063WYdavidb
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Had an excellent meal on Saturday night. Lovely garden, good, attentive and friendly service, and very good food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank j0hnryan
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28 May 2017|
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Response from TracyF1243 | Reviewed this property |
I have limited mobility, there is steps but plenty of hand rails
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$53
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Hamble
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8045 7801
  • E-mail
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