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The Bistro

30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
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  • 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 yesterday via mobile

A warm welcome and offered a great corner table - excellent complimentary bread followed by a delicious pave steak and succulent pork dish accompanied by a good french guest red Great service throughout - well done The Bistro and especially the chef!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ReviewInternational
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last week with my in-laws, and I can only say that was one of the best Sunday lunches I’ve had in a long time !, the pork was perfect as was my wife’s beef, the crumble dessert with cinnamon ice cream was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Z129MMjasonl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fried potatoes, onion, pancetta and egg and a vegetarian breakfast with tea. Both well presented, flavoursome and well cooked without excessive portions and grease. Clean surroundings and tasteful china. Very welcoming and attentive Service without being over bearing. Particularly liked the unsolicited delivery of a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sarahc537
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us had our Christmas get- together at The Bistro. The setting is cosy/ small restaurant/ cafe bistro with fresh decor and art work displayed on the walls. Our meal was very pleasant with the vegetarian members of the group being delighted with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gillian4343
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We went to a private 70th birthday party here on Saturday. The food requested was Greek and oh my goodness, it was fabulous. The starters, main and dessert was superb with everything in the Greek style and the baklava was to die for!!!! As always,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank micheleiow
Reviewed 5 December 2018

My husband and I just happened upon this restaurant tonight. What a fantastic place for a fantastic meal! We were warmly greeted by the lady(owner we think).She was friendly and seated us on a table by the window. We both had a delicious starter, mine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FranB1099
Reviewed 5 December 2018

we went with our friends we were lucky enough to be the first to try there new evening meal it was all excellent lovely owners and staff we will be back in the new year

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rammie1946
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Last night we visited the Bistro following recommendations from our friends who accompanied us. Well all I can say is it was amazing!! From the moment we entered we were looked after, the food was just out of this world with intense mouthwatering tastes, local...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkjGibbs
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Most of our table were really pleased with our choices. A little remark but hardly serious was that my duck was overly sweet or perhaps unusually had too much sauce. My friends enjoyed their pollock so good to see them using a sustainable fish. Would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnneF160
Reviewed 31 October 2018

we arrived for the early bird special lovely welcome very friendly owners and staff had a lovely 3 course meal each excellent food we will return

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rammie1946
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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$6 - US$27
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
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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