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“good location disappointing food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Rex

The Rex
Ranked #17 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Rex in Ventnor has one of the best views in town, overlooking the famous Ventnor Bay headland. Serving Italian food, freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by resident Chef Ricardo including pizza, pasta, salads, pollo, steak, appetizers, calzone. The Rex has fast gained the reputation for the best homemade pizzas on the Isle of Wight and authentic Italian pastas with secret recipe sauces made entirely from fresh ingredients. Good value, relaxed style dining with friendly service and super views. Open 10am. Lunch 12-3pm. Dinner 6-9.30pm (later if booked in advance). Closes at midnight. Live music on Mondays and sometimes on other evenings.
Brighton
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“good location disappointing food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Some tables inside and all outside have great views. The proprietor is enthusiastic. The decor could be good with a little more focus. The food was uninspired and very disappointing.

  • Visited September 2012
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely ambience and great views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The food was delicious and the outside terrace was just lovely to sit out on. Great host. It was very good value and music in the evening was excellent. Worth a trip for lunch or dinner!

Visited August 2012
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely Location, Super Food, Excellent Presentation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

We dined at the Piano Bar after a long and tiring day. Pre dinner drinks were taken outside on the veranda overlooking the bay. Once we had chosen the food we were shown to our table. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable and the owner Abdel was polite and charming. We ordered main courses one a chicken dish was delightfully cooked and presented well with a good choice of vegetables. My guests Steak was cooked to her liking tender and accompanied by tender veg too. A choice of wine was given and we chose a glass with the meal. Due to the generous portions we decided to share a dessert, which was heavenly. All this was rounded off with a nightcap. We are regular visitors to Ventnor and will definitely dine here again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Give it a try”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

This place is great fun. the owner is working very hard to make it interesting. We didn't eat there but saw many others doing so and they seemed very happy. Fantastic place for an evening drink...

Visited July 2012
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

Quite a small restaurant but such friendly owners with brilliant views.

Not sure the steak is quite a good as it's made out but nevertheless it was very good.

Nice atmosphere with music and wide menu. Worth a go and we'd definitely go back again.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mrhappy26
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