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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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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 30 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
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Four of us for a Christmas dinner. The food and service were excellent as usual. We’ll be back again soon!

Thank SteveeJn
Reviewed 18 December 2017

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

Thank GinoSussex_England
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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

Thank Chatterbox999
Reviewed 12 October 2017 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 3 October 2017

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 22 September 2017

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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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