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30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England
+44 1983 853334
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened upon this lovely bistro and had a great lunch. I really enjoyed my open tuna sandwich! The desserts looked amazing. Was very jealous of my friend's ile flottante! Would love to go back for dinner or one of their wine tasting evenings, the very friendly owner was telling us about.

Thank Mand2014163
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were 3 friends with very different food tastes but this restaurant delivered on all levels . Not my first time so I knew whatever was selected it would be cooked beautifully and was not disappointed. 2 of us chose the chicken with asparagus off the main menu and it was perfect! Moist tender chicken in a cream sauce and... More 

Thank spangle2015
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was Devine and the service was even better, we would love to come again and surely will,and will recommend to all we know. Thank you so much.

Thank Jaqui S
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a warm welcome as soon as we stepped through the door. The decor is similar to New England in style, with comfortable and uncrowded seating. The menu and specials choices are kept fairly simple but this ensures that the food is all cooked to order - and tastes nothing but amazing (the portion sizes were also quite impressive)!... More 

Thank Sorrel D
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a nearby hotel and got the recommendation to got to The Bistro. The outside look is not spectacular but the food is! We had some very nice fish dishes accompanied by some nice wines. We thought the we got very good food for the money and definitely enjoyed the evening!

Thank M_Schramm_1965
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the bistro several times and love coming here! Warm friendly atmosphere and the food is always amazing, the crab gratin is a winner and my favourite the apricot and marzipan strudel! 5 stars all day long!

Thank Victoria P
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd have given this a 4* or more, but the meal was let down by one dish that was burnt (and really shouldn't have made it out to the table). Everything else about the meal was fantastic, with the desserts particularly good, and very pleasant service. I'd be happy to go back though - I suspect the dish (a special)... More 

Thank ScoobUK
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time we visited this restaurant and again we weren,t disappointed. The service was excellent and the food really good. It all appears to be home made and is extremely tasty.They also provide you with a jug of water without you having to ask for it. I would definitley recommend this restaurant.

Thank jane646464
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the Bistro serval times and on every occasion it stands out. These guys know how to put a menu together and helpful with choosing a good wine to go with meal. All at a reasonable price best place to eat in Ventnor.

Thank John C
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203 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly service in this lovely little restaurant just around the corner from our hotel. Had a really excellent meal. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Good value too. We were recommended a French wine from a small producer & it was very good. Recommended when in Ventnor.

Thank Bellini6

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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$27
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?