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Hillside Restaurant

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151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
+44 1983 855310
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! When buying a house in IOW, we were told Ventnor is the foodie capital of the Isle and this place takes the crown. When it comes to fine dining it is much more contemporary than the Royal hotel (which is great in its own right). The menu consisted of 5 starters and and 5 mains, with great... More 

Thank Jencnotindc
Wootton Bridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful setting for this novel concept restaurant, as a vegetarian it was nice that my meal had as much attention lavished on it as the fish and meat. Great idea to combat the waste problem that most restaurants encounter and love that so much is local. Sit back relax and enjoy whatever the chef makes you.....

2 Thank Rita G
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Outstanding dinner with visitors from USA and Ireland, all much impressed by the fresh seafood, herbs straight from the garden, rich and tasty ginger cheesecake and good wine. Kir royale to start in the garden, and tea/coffee in the lounge, surrounded by interesting art and furniture. Everything was carefully thought out and hit the mark. Couldn't recommend it more highly... More 

1 Thank greyonatray
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We had a wonderful meal in relaxing and tranquil surroundings. The restaurant is intimate with just a few tables and looks out onto the gardens. The food was delicately prepared and delicious. A great place for a special intimate meal.

Thank Nicola S
Ryde, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

On an evening with diversions and hail scouring the roads as we entered Ventnor, Hillside beckoned like nothing else. Our host, Gert, umbrella at the ready, was there to guide us to a parking spot as we swung in the gateway. What a welcome! Once safely inside, as we had looked at the online menu and pre-ordered, there was every... More 

Thank jimmood
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Good quality food, especially the locally caught fish but all the food needs more seasoning. The rice pudding desert is extraordinarily different and wonderful - come from the danish owner's homeland! Excellent service and very friendly hosts

Thank charl_miles
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Best food we had in Ventnor. Produce from the garden and a good chef. Also great service so definitely worth a visit

1 Thank JCH11
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We visited this restaurant in March 2015 and were more than happy with our meal. As we were visiting my Sister who lives on the Isle of Wight she asked would we like to visit again. Looking forward to it we arrived and were shown to the conservatory for drinks. We ordered our food and the starter of Butternutsquash risotto... More 

4 Thank sillybillypenguin
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Whilst we have been here just once before writing an excellent review on that occasion, we were all totally disappointed with our meal tonight. The Butternut squash risotto ordered by two of our party was totally tasteless and for this reason, we asked that it was replaced. The replacement was not much better and was not finished by either of... More 

Thank Barbarawilliams1941
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

from the moment we arrived & the owner served us tea on the patio overlooking the wonderful gardens, the town & the sea there was nothing to dislike.The ambience, the food, the staff & the decor was brilliant ,it was even fun paying the bill!!

Thank graham p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
British, European
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 855310
Hillside Restaurant offers fine European dining with a Scandinavian twist, made of our own and local produce - freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently - giving a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts. Great vegetarian options. Hillside gives a warm welcome whether you are on your own or in a group. Dinner is served in the restaurant between 7pm and 8pm. Please feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy Hillside and the surroundings for a pre-dinner drink in our sitting room, conservatory or terrace. Hillside Restaurant has an extensive wine list carefully priced. Whether a couple or a larger group, it's a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal in a lovely setting with far reaching sea views. Booking is essential as the restaurant can get busy with locals.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?