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River Rat Cellar & Kitchen

High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
+44 23 8045 7801
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The dressed Brixham crab is excellent and my only reason for 4 of 5 is that it is served with skinny fries rather than proper chips. It seems that the restaurant is succumbing to the craze of skinny fries being served everywhere in British restaurants...More

Thank ER_SVG
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wife ( who's been here once before) and I enjoyed a pleasant meal here on our anniversary. Garden is just great with two enclosed pergola-type seating areas and a few other tables outside. About 10 or so tables inside too . Alacarte menu plus a...More

Thank Clive W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice atmosphere,food good but overpriced.The service was a bit hit and miss.Would return if someone else was paying sums up my thoughts about this establishment.

Thank blfSouthampton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at River rat which is a sweet little place right in the centre of hamble village. The service was wonderful- very friendly, my only complaint was that neither mine or my friend's steak (both requested as medium-rare) came as they...More

Thank HLE84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been many times always good but last night was excellent, great atmosphere lovely outside dining, owners delightful, best lobster I've had for ages! My husbands Chateaubriand he said was excellent 👍

Thank legaleagle2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is quite quirky and very welcoming. The service was very good as was the food . We sat inside as the weather was not good enough to be outside, which was a shame as the table we had was not good , right...More

Thank Sandie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got taken here by friends for a surprise birthday treat - we were in one of the outside 'pods' and from the moment I sat down I knew it was going to be great! It rained but didn't bother us (sorry for the waiting staff!)...More

1  Thank Sashapooch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice, the wine selection was moderate. The steak was not so good, missed the needed doneness and looked like boiled instead of grilled.

Thank Denis R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The patio area is really nice & food delicious! Great gin menu too. Very enjoyable evening, would highly recommend!

Thank mruth29
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening - interesting Gin selection - good Tapas - good main courses. We sat outside - pleasant atmosphere - friendly staff

Thank Carey M
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Tracy F | Reviewed this property |
I have limited mobility, there is steps but plenty of hand rails
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Hamble
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8045 7801
  • E-mail
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