“ Address: Esplanade / Ventnor / Isle of Wight PO38 1JP / UK „
I'm a bit confused by the other review of this place. I'm a regular visitor to this wine and coffee bar and I 've always found it to be first rate. I can only assume that this person must have been having a bad day when he visited. I thoroughly recomend it for its coffee, wine, service and mostly atmosphere
What a bad experience...
Went to this this bar last week and what it was suppose to be a nice dinner with my partner, it became a disaster.
There were about 4 people having dinner at the place, but even being pretty empty, the waitress could not be bothered to come e serve us at the table (she was reading a book at the counter!). So we went to the bar to order food and wine, and the chef (yes, the chef!) started to take the order. The waitress eventually took over and started "serving" us... she had NO CLUE of what wine we were ordering, and could not even read the labels of the wines! Unbelievable!
The food was good... but after that...
Again, after waiting for quite a long time, we had to go and ask for the bill (the waitress was havig a drink with her mate at the restaurant and the manager was "busy" carrying pints of milk).
Wine was a bit pricey and the costumer service was appalling.
Terrible place to go unless you are willing to train your catering skills!
Would not be surprised if they had asked us to clean the table after using it!
'The Met' is a wine and Tapas Bar located at Ventnor Esplanade on the Isle of Wight.
The building itself is modern, and the interior is clean and comfortable with toilet facilities.
There is on street parking outside the venue, but it can often be difficult to find a spot. If this is the case, there is a council run car-park around 100 metres along the road.
Strangely enough, there is no booking system in place at The Met - therefore it's simply a case of turning up and hoping to be seated. However, as the restaurant is fairly spacious, you're generally guaranteed a table.
The menu is fairly limited, and only displays the cold tapas items e.g 'mixed meats', olives and bread selections, however, there is a board near the bar which offeres a greater variety of warm foods.
The food itself isn't just limited to the traditional Spanish dishes - there is also a selection of world foods available, for example chinese spare ribs. Although not being in keeping with the theme of the venue, these added dishes can offer those of you who aren't tapas fans something a little different.
The quality of food is very good. I would recommend the spicy little red peppers stuffed with cheese, which are quite delicious. On my last visit I also had a tortilla baked with cheese and potato which was really nice.
Prices aren't too expensive for a place of this type - most of the smaller dishes are around the £3.95 mark, which isn't bad at all.
Staff are very friendly and on the whole quite well organized - although it did take a while to get noticed last time I was there.
I recommend the Met if you're a local, or just visiting the Island. It's a very nice place to eat with a relaxed atmosphere.