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The Royal Hotel Restaurant

₹₹₹₹Seafood, , British
Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ, England
+44 1983 852186
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Contemporary, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every meal was a delight. Lots of variety and different tastes, beautifully served. Staff service wa first class.

1  Thank sthallon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All meals at the Royal were exceptional, from breakfasts thro' dinners. Waiting service was keen and personal and it was a pleasure to eat there.

1  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Husband and I really had a fab experience last evening at The Royal Hotel! The atmosphere, with the warm lights glowing outside, the service with a smile and the outstanding food! Andy especially liked his partridge mains. The goat’s cheese amuse bouche was so well...More

Thank OWollie
Reviewed 22 November 2017

My husband booked lunch for my birthday. The surroundings are elegant and the service friendly and discreet. The table set with crisp white linen and heavy handled cutlery. The soup was mediocre but the sourdough delicious and the seafood risotto was good, a little salt...More

Thank 10Wdaisy
RoyalHotel-IOW, Manager at The Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear10Wdaisy Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I would like to sincerely apologise that your lunch was not up to your expectations. We like to pride ourselves on our food and service and it is always disappointing when we we fall...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

We were staying at the hotel so we had dinner on two nights and it was a wonderful experience. The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful.

1  Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Booked for afternoon tea on the recommendation from family who have stayed here several times over the years. Lovely Victorian hotel with unique character and lovely grounds and views. Our tea was excellent, all so yummy fabulous cakes and pastries artfully baked and packed with...More

1  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Reviewing where was good to eat on the island The Royal popped up every time, and we booked a lunch table. With hill side Views of the Ventnor coastline we walked into a very Victorian fronted Hotel and it certainly looked up to its name...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The taste of the food is so fresh and amazing. I enjoyed the steak and triple fried chips. The staff are amazing and friendly.

1  Thank iPhoneGlance
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here on and off for over thirty years, the Royal is always our’ go to’ destination when we are looking for a good meal in lovely surroundings. We normally visit for lunch, enjoying both the casual conservatory dining and the more formal...More

Thank smiler52
RoyalHotel-IOW, Manager at The Royal Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for the Royal Hotel. I am very sorry that on this occasion you were not fully satisfied with your meal. I sincerely hope that you will return and give us the opportunity to restore your faith...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

My ageing parents had always wanted to visit The Royal, and so we did. Upon arrival we were greeted by the Maitre D (Remember them) who took us to comfortable seats in the bar for a pre dinner drink, and then returned to collect us...More

Thank Tony W
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30 August 2015|
Response from Dee T | Reviewed this property |
The dining room though elegant and formal, casual dress is allowed but no short's for men I believe,, But its a pleasure to dress smart, I believe respectful, as the staff are immaculately turned out also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 55
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ, England (Formerly The Appuldurcombe Room)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852186
  • E-mail
The Royal Hotel has achieved 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 17 consecutive years and has appeared in every Michelin Good Food Guide since it's inception in 1911. Lunch and afternoon tea are served daily in our beautiful, Colonial-style conservatory and terrace with its backdrop of rare, pink, climbing mountain geraniums. Spend the evening in our glorious, award-winning restaurant and the menu created by our head chef Steven Harris, is sure to delight and surprise any seasoned gourmet.
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