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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent evening of superb food cooked to perfection. Lovely staff and very clean and comfortable ambience.Congratulations to the excellent chef who made mouthwatering food with clever combinations of taste.

Thank carlin428
Ventnor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for helming to make our day so special. The bespoke gluten free,vegan menu you created was loved by everyone. We would definitely recommend you - the service was perfect, the atmosphere very welcoming and friendly and all the food divine. We will be visiting again

Thank nickie807
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a two course lunch with a special offer voucher from price is wight and we're very happy. Lovely choice for small menu. The fish and steak were cooked to perfection and fresh different flavours. Only slight criticism may be a little more potato with the steak dish , wish we had ordered chips as well. Friendly clean restaurant... More 

Thank teresaiow
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely service, SUPERB food, it really wants to make you come the next day for more; such is the delightful combination of well cooked ingredients! You know when you have been satisfied when you just want to keep returning.

Thank jimlado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food here is excellent full of flavour and imaginative it never disappoints. We are lucky to be locals.

Thank davmag79
Farnham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lovely ambience close to the esplanade... features local art. Excellent service led by Jane and the chef produces some wonders. Look out especially for steak night.

Thank BillNichols
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

What a lovely evening. Four if us went to the Bistro for New year. They were busy but were only doing one sitting per table and had staggered timings so that there was attention to those eating. We had a great meal -crab and salmon starters all local and sea bass and pork for mains and then fab indulgent puds.... More 

Thank Miriamj60
Ryde, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went for a family meal prior to christmas and what a lovely gastronomic experience it was. This restaurant has been tastefully decorated to reflect the owner's style and represents Ventnor very well. Our food had been pre chosen so was ready for us and it did not disappoint. We had chosen from the christmas menu and there was good variety.... More 

Thank Tricia C
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Another super meal at this great restaurant! Food was delicious and the portions extremely generous. Thank you Andy!

Thank Rachel W
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast the bistros own breakfast is really tasty with fabulous sausages amd the smoked salmon with scrambled egg was delicious. Excellant price for an excellant breakfast.

Thank Samantha A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Mediterranean, British, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?