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River Rat Cellar & Kitchen

High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
+44 23 8045 7801
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a large group (12 or so) from work with me, and some of us were vegetarian. The meal was very good and the service too. Good value too.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us booked a table for a Saturday night at 7:30, and when we arrived, were seated upstairs at a nice round table - great for allowing all to speak to each other. We ordered drinks. 3 chose from the Gin Menu (see photo)...More

Thank Ajay98765
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Rat offers excellent food and wine to suit many a palet and the staff combined with the atmosphere make for an enjoyable evening.

Thank ChrisAnders2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location. Fabulous food and super friendly staff. We were moored in port Hamble and drunk brandy outside sheltered from thunder storm. A very memorable evening. Will be back very soon.. The man with the cabs !!

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

River Rats did our four person party proud. Started with a Gin aperitif from an extensive choice. Served with all accoutrements ... in long stem generously sized glasses it really was an excellent start. Rib eyed steak was extremely tasty and dessert was fine too...More

Thank Ivestayedhereagain
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Poor (cheap ?) ingredients prepared and cooked without care and detail. Chewy steaks, dull veg, unimaginative starters, sorry but it really was not up to scratch. Apart for that, lovely place, friendly staff, but ...

Thank breeze777
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

highly recommend ... food excellent, service exceptional, ambiance delightful .. what a find !! ... found by pure chance whilst visiting the lovely place of Hamble ... well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed !!

Thank oxpac
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A little gem of a place ... wow what can one say but fantastic food and service. Have eaten here many time and have never been disappointed. it is a most 🥂🌼

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in Southampton. Love this little gem. The pods in the garden are great and work better in the winter where you can get all cosy, just like private dining too. Great places for a group of friends or for a romantic meal....More

Thank 821vikkib
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We were house sitting in Hamble and we booked here for our anniversary. The friendly professional service was exceptional as was the food & wine! Highly recommended.

Thank awesome_oracle
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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