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 !!
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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
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.
We have passed by so many times but no more. We have eaten at the River Rat three times now. The menu is small with additional specials. This means the food is cooked to order. No hint of freezers and microwaves here. Fresh food cooked...More
Out with friends in the Hamble area - which is gorgeous! Came across this place and booked. The staff were lovely, the food good - but it is more of a special occasion as it is really too pricey. £50 per head for 2 courses...More
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
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
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