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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
10:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and went today for the first time. We were totally blown away with the quality of food. The staff were amazing. The menu is not large on but is changed regularly. The food is all freshly cooked beautifully presented. We had a main and dessert, both excellent quality.

Thank Flowerfairy27
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really taken with this lovely restaurant. Very accommodating, lovely ambience, superb food and very welcoming, attentive staff. Will definitely be visiting again - sooner rather than later!

Thank Jo V
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been here before although our friends use it regularily and invited us out one evening. So glad we went as the service was excellent and the food was to die for!!!! Doesn't look like much from the outside but boy are you in for a suprise when you eat here!!

Thank micheleiow
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Twelve people, Saturday evening in Ventnor, nothing booked, recipe for disaster? No way!!!! Jane, who runs front of house while partner Andy does the cooking (and bloody well too!) warned us we might have some delay between dishes due to 12 arriving at once and this was a real false alarm. Impeccable service from Jane and Alex, a well thought... More 

Thank petercChester
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small bistro packs a huge food punch, they continue to serve wonderful fresh produce with some food twists. Service always with a smile and the bistro atmosphere is always a warm friendly one.

Thank PercyJackson1966
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our annual Hospice volunteers meal at the Bistro and the food and service was faultless . Would definitely recommend

Thank deas0
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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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, European, British, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?