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Modern contemporary seafood/ pan Asian restaurant serving great cocktails right in the heart of ventnor bay. We use only the freshest of ingredients using as much local produce as possible. Smoking lobsters fisherman catches sea bass from line and lobsters April-November so look out for Justin’s catch of the day!
All reviews lobster soft shell crab sea bass sushi tempura monkfish asian salad doughnuts surf and turf salt and pepper squid fries king prawns fresh fish burger pudding catch of the day cooked to perfection
Great place to eat. Fabulous fish expertly cooked and served. I had halibut which was fab. Wonderful views across the beach and bay. Although i have say everything also looked so good. Well done. Go visit but make sure you book.
Outstanding restaurant. We had the seafood platter and it was amazing. We were seated outside on an extremely hot day with an amazing view. The staff were very friendly and attentive, I am sure if this restaurant was twice the size it would be full,...as they were turning people away. Glad we booked first.More
If you’re on the Isle of Wight￼ you love food a trip to the Smoking Lobster either in Ventnor or in East Cowes is a must! In my opinion it’s the best food on the island! We visited the restaurant twice in our four day...stay on the island. The fish is cooked to perfection! The starters are extremely eclectic and well executed. The chocolate nemesis was unbelievable￼!! Top-class restaurant with fabulous service! Well done the Smoking lobster keep up the good work!More
Second visit and not disappointed. So pleased to see this lovely little gem survive and thrive! Unpretentious but with fab food with an Asian twist. Lobster was the flavour of the day on our table although I opted for two small light bites. Delicious! I...suppose my only suggestion would be to increase the ‘sides’ to make this more substantial as there was really only chips as a choice. That said, a thoroughly enjoyable meal!More
What more can I say? We were fortunate enough to get a last minute lunchtime booking.. wouldn’t normally do a big lunch, but the recommendation was persuasive & thank goodness I listened!
We were a party of 3, and as it was lunchtime, ‘just’ chose...all 7 starters and a couple of sides.. oh and a couple of bottles of blush..
Followed by a couple of desserts.
The tastes were phenomenal….
We’ll be back, and book sooner next time, to get an evening slot!
Thank you, from the bottom of our stomachs!More
Wow, the restaurant is very comfortable, the staff very attentive and knowledgable and the seafood is out of this world. My husband and I shared a seafood platter for 2. The artistic presentation, the flavours of the seafood was incredible. We will be back again...soon. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.More
Fresh and welcoming layout. Friendly welcome by staff. Food was excellent, a bit pricey but worth it. After some very average experiences on the island this was our last meal before leaving and has left a lasting impression. We'll head there again!
Recommended by island locals and mainland friends. Lovely fresh food, delicious flavours, and great service. Had the Sea Food platter for 2, lemongrass and kaffir panacotta, and banana parfait. This was enough for 2 to share. Make sure you book as we saw many people...being turned away as the restaurant was fully booked. Thanks to the staff. We’ll be back.More
Unfortunately, despite booking a bunch of restaurants two months before we travelled, I could only secure one evening here. Would happily block book this place every evening (and possibly lunch). Food amazing, tuna steak delicious, am salivating as I write this, staff great, recommendations really...good, Will definitely revisit and hopefully their other restaurant Drunken Lobster will be open. Annoyingly they all suffer from lack of staff.More