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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have visited this bistro a number of times from the day of the ‘soft’ opening . No matter who is managing/ owning it, the service and food is always very good. Probably our favourite eatery in Ventnor

Thank exworldtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice evening meal here. The menu has some interesting choices with plenty of seafood. I had the catch of the day (plaice) and my son had the seared duck. Both were perfectly cooked. The staff were really friendly and helpful.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a sudden discovery on a Monday evening, when many restaurants on the IOW are closed and what a delight it was! Superb little bistro, fresh produce, excellent cooking, extremely generous serving sizes (perhaps a little too large, but that's the norm on the...More

Thank isg1997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unplanned anniversary lunch. Amazing food and service , menu outstanding. Had open sandwiches and sweet potato fries. Just wow . Can't wait to return.

Thank cozzyiow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give the Sunday lunch a punt, having had such a great evening wine tasting experience several weeks earlier. One of us had the Roast Beef the other the Nut Roast, both were absolutely delicious, the flavours and textures were faultless, the guest...More

Thank Marisa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our" go to" place in Ventnor when with a group of friends and wanting lunch. Service is friendly and professional, seating is two/ four/ or more if you book in advance. The menu is varied and interesting while there is a daily specials...More

Thank gillian4343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Soup, sandwich and chips, absolutely lovely, beautifully presented, soup was full of flavour. Perfect amount for lunch. Cannot wait to go back with family.

Thank SusieH75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our last day on the island based upon both previous reviews and recommendations. We were not disappointed. We both had hake as a main course which came with good vegetables and an excellent smoked haddock mashed potato. The sauce...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner and being vegetarian, are used to a fairly restricted choice, however, the chef kindly adapted one of the lunchtime menu options as a main. Good service and decent value for money. I would dine there again.

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicous dinner as a family of 4. They were very accomodating with our youngest having a starter for a main course. Not only was our dinner absolutely sublime,but the atmosphere and service was relaxed and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Thank lottiebsmith
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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