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“Best Seafood in IOW.”

Smoking Lobster Ventnor
Ranked #8 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £13 - £20
Description: Smoking Lobster Ventnor is an award winning 2-Rosette restaurant located in the heart of Ventnor Bay, serving Asian-Fusion cuisine. Our restaurant overlooks the ocean, so every meal is paired with breath-taking sea views. We are famous on the Island for using fresh and local produce. Justin, our local fisherman delivers our lobsters & line caught sea bass, whilst we offer other exotic dishes with an Asian twist, alongside. We also offer the best cocktail menu on the Island with an Asian-Fusion twist.
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Description: Smoking Lobster Ventnor is an award winning 2-Rosette restaurant located in the heart of Ventnor Bay, serving Asian-Fusion cuisine. Our restaurant overlooks the ocean, so every meal is paired with breath-taking sea views. We are famous on the Island for using fresh and local produce. Justin, our local fisherman delivers our lobsters & line caught sea bass, whilst we offer other exotic dishes with an Asian twist, alongside. We also offer the best cocktail menu on the Island with an Asian-Fusion twist.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Life is short. Put simply.
You must eat lunch at the Smoking Lobster in Ventnor.

It is such a beautiful setting. Amazing Outlook. I love this place.

Top quality seafood.

Scollops. King Prawn Tempura. Tuna Cerviche. Half a Lobster. Few bottles of Rose. Heaven.

Great people. Coconut Espresso Martini to end.

We felt well looked after.

I would happily marry the chef or the waitress. It was that good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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5 - 9 of 767 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch overlooking the bay - we both had delicious food all expertly prepared - I tried the Lions Mane which was unusual but very good
Overall a perfect spot for lunch - book, go and enjoy!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

brilliant food, especially the mixed grill!!! definitely recommend going, service is really good aswell, everyone was lovely in there x

Date of visit: April 2024
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Giancarlo Giancovich, Owner at Smoking Lobster Ventnor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2024

So happy you loved it! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant right on the beach. The food was generally very good (my wife’s sea bass was cooked to perfection) but it was quite expensive - some of the portions were quite small so I’m not sure it represented good VFM. Service was friendly and attentive. The place is small; reservations are essential.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Giancarlo Giancovich, Owner at Smoking Lobster Ventnor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2024

Hi Geoff, thank you so much for your review! We're sorry you didn't feel like the portion sizes were VFM! Unfortunately, due to sourcing all ingredients locally and fresh, our prices have to match the effort of our fishermen and chefs behind the scenes. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 April 2024

What a little gem!! found this on Google and so glad we did.
Views were amazing, cocktails superb and the food was just delicious.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Giancarlo Giancovich, Owner at Smoking Lobster Ventnor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2024

Thank you so much Melanie! You are a gem!

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