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River Rat Cellar & Kitchen

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High Street, Hamble SO31 4HA, England
+44 23 8045 7801
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sevenoaks, Kent
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal during the Easter weekend - after being on the boat for a couple of days enjoying lovely spring weather some good food in lovely surroundings was called for...and the River Rat gave the best answer. Great food and wine in a beautifully lit (and heated) hut in the garden. The fairy lit flowers were a hit with our... More 

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Thank Hambler007
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salad and beer (Old Dick) were great. Everything else appeared to have been prepared with nothing more than bored competence. Portion control is best described as aggressive. £11.95 for 3 teeny weeny scallops is just greedy. It's a lovely spot and the host was friendly, but I won't bother again.

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Thank CarlTomlinson
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up before they opened, but they welcomed me in. Had a delicious steak and chips and a few beers, all were fantastic. Would fully recommend. Say hello to Daphenie the Labrador for me!

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Thank Sp33dyTraveller
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went mainly because of the wine menu , there was a brilliant choice . On arrival we were shown to our table in the garden , it was last august and an anniversary meal . I had a glass of champagne whilst looking at the menu and making choices . Our starters arrived before we had ordered the wine... More 

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Thank Kathryn F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, service & wine.. Very sophisticated little place. A little bit pricey, but the service and quality is reflected in this..

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Thank Tracy F
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Although the restaurant was fully booked on Valentine's day for dinner, the owner offered me to have a meal at the bar. Very kind ! Food (sole) was very good. I'll come back.

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Thank Pierre C
Winchester
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent wine list. Menu is quite sophisticated, so not the place for a quick bite. Service is good - owner operated.

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Thank Rebecca H
London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and ambience. Loved all the GM and Wham tunes played ALL night! Brilliant. Fantastic wine list. Seasonal menu - what's not to love?

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Thank Wan T
Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Good food, good service, lovely wines can all be had in a very nice sophisticated venue. Rather prices, but for Hamble it is only to be expected, though you leave feeling happy.

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Thank Roman S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

very nice meal with excellent service, very attentive with out being "in your face" all the time ! will be back again soon

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Thank clive G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 53
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?