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“You must visit at least once during your stay in Ventnor”
Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #6 of 58 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four friends enjoyed a delicious meal.here. We started with the warm focaccia bread whilst waiting for our main course. Two of us had Tempura battered red mullet and two had the lamb. All very delicious and a bit different from what we’d have prepared at home. The staff were attentive but not obtrusive. A little on the pricey side but it was worth it. We all enjoyed our meal and can highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 May 2024 via mobile

Been nine years since we last visited Ventnor and very pleased to find that the quality of this restaurant has been maintained. All our courses were excellent, exciting flavours and quality produce. For mains I had pork fillet with chorizo, my wife had duck, great tastes and cannot fault the whole experience.

Date of visit: April 2024
1  Thank Baldyman58
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Reviewed 28 April 2024

What a lovely little restaurant this is. The food is exceptional - I had a pork dish from the specials board which was full of flavour and just lovely. My husband had a mackerel starter followed by a sea bass risotto - he thoroughly enjoyed both dishes.

The staff were friendly and efficient - they were very quick to assist without fuss when my husband managed to knock the table and tip a glass of wine all over me!!

I'd recommend The Bistro to anyone who enjoys good food.

Date of visit: April 2024
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1  Thank Mack51Kent
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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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