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The Bistro

30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
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We came across the menu for this place in our airbnb apartment and decided to go here on our anniversary. It's a small restaurant which has a homely feel. We went on a Monday night, hadn't booked but luckily there was space for us. (I...More

Thank Grinch22
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to eat in Ventnor. A delightful small bistro style restaurant with an imaginative menu and an excellent culinary skilled chef. The staff were very pleasant, helpful and efficient. It was fully booked over the weekend, so booked on Monday which must...More

Thank alandelascelles
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came across this place by chance- a really nice place for lunch with well presented food, fresh ingredients and good service. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank meeky99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was superb - freshly home produced, great flavours, beautifully presented,cooked to perfection. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The chef even produced a different sauce specially as the one with the meal (mushroom) doesn't agree with my wife. BUT - because...More

Thank SHDC-Dancer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the bistro three times. Twice for Sunday lunch and once for breakfast. When we made the evening booking we had in mind to bring a friend who was staying on the island and treat her to the same level of good service...More

Thank Rickyysanne
Andy H, Owner at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This complaint is not worthy of a detailed response!!! We uphold the fact that there was nothing wrong with the lamb and your account of your experience is wholly exaggerated. You had a full refund on both lamb dishes and were asked to leave as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with freshly cooked food. The menu is kept small with a specials board. One guy does all the cooking and the front of house staff are lovely. would highly recommend. Quality and presentation are great.

Thank telmdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food at The Bistro is freshly made to order by Andy, and is presented beautifully. There is an excellent variety on the menu, from a light meal at lunchtime to a larger meal if wanted. The ingredients are top quality, and we have never...More

Thank 932HelenC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a wet August Sunday, we struggled to find much open in Ventnor. The Bistro came to the rescue. Despite having lunch bookings, and it's only wanting a coffee, they couldn't have been more welcoming. And the coffee was the best we've had on the...More

Thank derbynightshelter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a little gem. What a restaurant freindly staff great food you can watch the chef cook your food the presentation the quality is second to none. The wine is good quality The whole place is fantastic I can't praise the restaurant enough Thank...More

Thank Bignige53
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to have dinner. I visited with my Mum and we had a wonderful three course meal and bought a picture and some cards from the lovely art on display. As well as the restaurant, The Bistro doubles as a local art gallery...More

Thank ab13234
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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