As very regular visitors to wonderful, quirky Ventnor we have visited the Rex a few times in the past. Good but fairly pricey which often meant it was quite quiet. However a revised a la carte menu and the most excellent set menu of 3 courses for ONLY £12 during the winter months (excluding Christmas) means locals and visitors are in for a real treat. There is a choice of main course but we started with generous hot cauliflower soup with accompanying sun dried tomato bread. We both followed with beautiful and generous baked cod in a lemon sauce on a bed of creamy parsley mash, attractively garnished. Dessert was a super crème brulee. An absolute BARGAIN for fresh, quality cuisine and served on smart white china with a white linen napkin. Good coffee was accompanied by a simply delicious chunky almond biscuit freshly cooked by Kate, of the Undercliff Bakery who cooks there on Mondays and Tuesday and assists the chef on other evenings. Good selection of wine starting from £14. An unexpectedly great evening and we shall definitely be back. However this is not food for those in a rush so be prepared to make an evening of it. Lovely setting overlooking the green, natural coastline of Ventnor Bay.
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