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“Don't miss this of you love fish. ”

Smoking Lobster Ventnor
Ranked #9 of 58 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 via mobile

Wow, fabulous fish correctly cooked and served well. Full of flavour. Great cocktails. Small but enough of a choice for the wine list. Staff friendly and helpful. Great service.
Would love to have such a restaurant near me.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 28 April 2024

Probably the best restaurant on The Isle of Wight ! We had two seafood platters and some Albarino. The presentation of the food was fabulous, the taste was also fantastic. To get all the various elements of these platters all served at the correct temperature is in itself a challenge; but the perfectly seared scallops, the lightly chilled crab, hot Seabass, the tempura squid, grilled prawns along with other items were all served perfectly and it was great to enjoy. "Hats off" to Chef. Thank you. The service was perfect too with great explanations of exactly what was on the platter. The staff are all knowledgeable and charming as well.
This was our third visit to this Ventnor branch of Smoking Lobster and so far it scores 10 out of ten on every visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 April 2024

First visit to the Smoking Lobster in Ventnor & it won’t be the last. Went with my husband for lunch & it was wonderful. It was really quiet as we had a very early table but it started filling up quite quickly. Lovely vibe, very relaxed, very good & again, relaxed service & absolutely wonderful food. Lovely little surprise of a pecan tart for dessert - it was my birthday but we hadn’t ordered desserts, obviously we finished it though 😁.
Thank you all, we will be back.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024 via mobile

One of THE best places to eat in on the IoW and hands down the best place to eat in Ventnor.
Service and atmosphere fabulous, food fresh, original and so tasty! Cocktails original too. Just fabulous as always! Cannot recommend enough!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

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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1  Thank johnwO6640KY
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