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“So pleasant and relaxed”
Review of The Ale and Oyster

The Ale and Oyster
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 42 - US$ 140
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bar/ fine dining restaurant in the evening on Ventnor seafront overlooking the sun, sea and sand! Spectacular views coupled with quality dining, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A simple menu with reasonable choice. Prices are fair both for food and drinks. Pleasant service and nice surroundings with sea views. What's not to like?!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Like many restaurants in Ventnor, if you're visiting from London you'll be surprised to see £25 mains are pretty much the norm. But happy to report that we had no regrets dining here - the staff were lovely and very attentive, and our mains (trio of pork) were spectacular. I had the mushroom risotto to start which was pretty bland, but entirely serviceable - my wife had the scallops which were vastly superior, as you'd expect!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The food really is nothing short of perfection. The actual restaurant itself is eloquent and cleanly decorated. The hosts are friendly and accommodating.
If you have never tried an oyster, here is your chance. Honestly, they are amazing.
I really cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. Prices are not the cheapest but you really do have a one off experience of beautifully cooked food over looking the ocean with first class service.

1  Thank nickychargreaves
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Our son and his girlfriend had recommended this restaurant, having enjoyed a "superb dinner" here, so, upon visiting the IOW, we had to experience the A&O.
They weren't wrong. We had reserved a table 24 hours earlier and were greeted warmly and shown to a lovely window table, overlooking the sea.
Our waitress took the drinks order and Sean, one of the owners, took us through the menu, clarifying which was the catch of the day and providing useful information about various other dishes.
I felt more excited by this limited, well-constructed menu than I have any, for a long time.
We ordered ... and every dish and wine was superb. I can particularly recommend the crab linguine starter. I had a larger portion of the wild mushroom risotto starter, as a main course.
The waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. Every dish was superb.
The wine was well-kept and the recommendations suited the dishes.
Over about two hours, we had a hugely treatful experience and will make a beeline for the Ale and Oyster next time we visit the Island.

Thank Pam G
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend having dinner here. Very friendly and welcoming staff, they even book you a taxi home when you need one :D The food is cooked to perfection and is exquisitely delicious and you are given complimentary treats. The price is really reasonable too. A must go to place by anyone.

Thank HelsP27
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