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“Perfect Meal & night out with friends.”
Review of The Reef

The Reef
Ranked #8 of 61 Restaurants in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$36
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

8 of went to the Reef for a friends birthday meal on a Sunday evening and had a beautifully served tasty meal which was great value for money. Certainly Not your average pub food. All served with great attention to detail especially their desserts which came complete with the Reef Logo sprinkled in chocolate on the plate. A lovely evening and atmosphere. Will be back again. Thank you

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1  Thank Leigh W
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Friendly atmosphere with amazing sea views, great service and good choice of food on the menu. homemade food which we all enjoyed with good portion sizes will visit again! also clean and child friendly.

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1  Thank michelle c
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Having eaten at the Reef numerous times I thought it was about time I wrote a review. The food is great, with very generous portions and a good choice - highly recommend the cajun chicken or the freshly-made pizzas. Also there's a good variety of specials to choose from too. Desserts - MALTESER CAKE! The only choice you should make: incredible.

And all of this at a good price.

Undoubtedly if the sun is shining everyone heads to the Reef for a drink (you have to try their cocktails). Right on the beach, it can get busy, therefore a full restaurant can mean a wait on food - but the food is freshly made and I am personally happy to wait that while longer during busy periods for it, that some don't seem willing to. Maybe they need to understand the food isn't batch cooked and slung in a microwave!

I have always found the staff friendly, helpful and attentive on our visits so I find some of the comments on here surprising.

All in all this is by far the best place to have a drink or eat in the area and I will continue to recommend this to family and friends.

1  Thank Iow kathryn B
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The table booked for 7 people was in a draughty, cramped space
The decor is rather bleak too.
We were waved to our table but not greeted or told that we needed to order food and drinks at the bar until we went up to ask.
The food was a long time coming.
The green beans were elderly and chewy.
We were told there were no mussels left to put in a seafood rissoto. Apparently there was not much else either. 5 prawns and a couple of small pieces of salmon in rice floating in sauce. Rissoto irice is supposed to have absorbed all the liquid.
The rest of the food and service was adequate but not outstanding.

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Thank Sheena A
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice food, reasonable choice on the menu, service OK, and a good sea view from the restaurant. Huge main course portions, e.g; 2 large pork loins, plus a pile of saute potatoes and a massive bowl of salad - I'm no lightweight, but half the amount, at half of the price (£12.95, I think it was?), would have suited me better!

Thank WiltshireJulie
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