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The Bistro

30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommend by a friend I can thoroughly recommend the Bistro for its excellent food and friendly staff team Our group enjoyed all their meals and well priced wine

Thank Vaughan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Bistro for my partners birthday and what a fantastic night it turned out to be. The food was the best we had both had in a long time, everything was cooked to perfection and the flavours had real depth. We will most...More

Thank T R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food (we both had fillet steak) cooked to perfection. Good range of cocktails and g+t with local gin and fever tree tonic. Friendly and engaging staff, great atmosphere and reasonable prices. They have a steak night on most Thursdays which seems to be a...More

Thank StuartRingwood
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A pleasant little restaurant, bright and cheerful with friendly staff. The food was excellent, large portions and tasty. Very busy on the night we were there. Recommend this place, not cheap by any means, but I thought it was good value for the meal offered..

Thank molly21
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday lunch: Beef was perfectly cooked and served with assorted veg's, roast potatoes, dark gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Generous portions that we topped off with a shared delicious home made banana based layered dessert...with a coffee, and a wine for under £35, it was...More

Thank WilliTheKid
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly with polite staff. The restaurant was modern and had a welcoming feel to it. Delicious food which was well presented. Will definitely eat here again next time I stay in Ventnor.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Clean, beautifully decorated, the walls covered in an eclectic mix of pictures, the welcome smiley and friendly, the loos spotless, a jug of cold water put on our table without having to ask for it and the food really delicious. We had the smoked haddock...More

Thank madamealfredcarriere
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a small restaurant, with about 24 covers. One Chef and two female servers. You were spoilt for choice on the starters and main course. We were a party of eight,and everyone in our party could not the food. The crab starter had a...More

Thank Stozzer1
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a wonderful place and the people are so, so lovely and oh their breakfast is to die for!!! Have been back many times and will go again. The evening food is varied and superb. The only difficulty is choosing one item. Go and...More

Thank micheleiow
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The bistro just invites you to try is as it looks so lovely from outside , and then when you get inside it has a lovely ambience and decor. The food was fantastic, service was great, and really friendly. All in all a great place...More

Thank Sophie T
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I believe they are closed on Sunday's, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 853334
  • E-mail
The Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Bistro - Serving, european cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day ecept Tuesdays & Sunday evenings for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.
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