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“What and amazing evening, everything just right”
Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #6 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £8 - £40
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: YOU BOOK WE COOK. At The Bistro during the end of winter going in to spring The Bistro is situated in the heart of Ventnor . A small, relaxed, contemporary restaurant run by the owners Andy and Jane. The artwork on the wall is for sale and all done by local artists. The Bistro has an open kitchen where you can hear, see and smell what Andy is cooking. European cuisine with a fusion of ingredients from our garden, our Island & the rest of the world. The menu changes frequently with an extensive wine list to compliment the food. . . The Bistro is open Wednesday to Saturday evenings, Saturday for brunch & Sunday lunch for our roast not forgetting our infamous Bistro gravy. 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX.
Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

We are so glad we booked this place for our final meal in Ventnor as we saved the best for last. After a warm welcome we were offered a choice of table and delivered water for the table.

This is a family business and it really shows with much love invested in the business. The food was amazing, full on flavours and offering some different options.

We only eat dessert if the other courses are good and were so glad we did as they were amazing.

The addition of selling local art on the walls was a lovely touch, adding the icing on the cake.

If you stay in Ventnor or nearby this is somewhere you should visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
1  Thank Babblingbates
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4 - 8 of 474 reviews

Reviewed 24 February 2024

We came to the Bistro just walking by but what a find! We loved it for the food, the ambience, the staff, the setting!
When we come back to Ventnor (at some unknown date) we will certainly book for dinner!

Date of visit: February 2024
1  Thank Kathryn E
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Great little Bistro un afraid to go slightly ‘off grid’ with unusual flavour pairings.

Great service and respectable prices.

Now the Bistro Gravy……….. off the wall and so good.

Date of visit: October 2023
2  Thank Alison P
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

This little restaurant is a gem in Ventnor.
Friendly and professional staff and a great chef.
The food was also well prepared and very tasty.
They also have an interesting wine list at reasonable prices.
We loved the happy buzz in the room.
Well done guys.

Date of visit: September 2023
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2  Thank finian29
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

We dine here every Sunday lunch time if we can. The food is always excellent and with a varied menu, we always have a good choice. There is always the traditional Sunday roast on the menu, but several other choices are available. My steak this Sunday was oustanding and cooked to perfection. The owners and staff are lovely people and we can highly recommend The Bistro - you'll never come out from here hungry!

Date of visit: October 2023
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3  Thank XKR-Rog
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