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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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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the restaurant. We'd been told it was good, but had not managed to get a reservation until now. We were not disappointed. The service was great and the staff very welcoming. The food was really tasty and the portions...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in August and had dinner in the garden, which was pleasant if you don't mind eating next to occasional smokers. The food was fine, but not exceptional. The table rocked, cutlery was removed and not replaced. I ordered a bottle of Côte de...More

Thank habanero367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to the River Rat is an occasional treat, as it isn't particularly wallet friendly, and we visited last night to thank a friend for some above and beyond assistance. We booked on the day, and were offered the terrace, or one of their...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over rated, over priced, terrible service, and the food presented looked nothing like the photos. We went midweek when it was quiet, we were only one of two bookings that evening, yet we were taken upstairs away from the main floor for some reason. When...More

Thank monday s
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I brought my husband and his parents here last weekend as we wanted to try somewhere new and the reviews on trip advisor were very good. The location is lovely and the staff is friendly but unfortunately that's where it ends. We had someone seat...More

Thank blancnma
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I've reviewed the Rat before but felt the need to do so again since the bar has been added. Absolutely great , service and drinks, the gins converted me from my usual bubbly!! Lovely selection of gins, beautifully presented, we all had them! The food...More

Thank Caz740
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Had a lovely dinner with friends here recently. The food was incredible and we loved the gin! The Owner and staff were so friendly and accommodating. We will be back soon!

Thank hlm2001
Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017

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.

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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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