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The Pond Cafe

Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch, VENTNOR, PO38 1RG

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In the tranquil environs of Bonchurch, The Pond is the sister venue to The Hambrough (see entry). It's a simpler set-up as the café designation indicates, but not devoid of a certain romantic charm with its candles and intimate proportions. An outdoor terrace has been added for those balmier days. The menu has gone all Italian on us, with spuntino nibbles such as anchovies and balsamic onions heading up a listing of antipasti, primi and secondi. A risotto has to be the true test in such circumstances, and passes muster for texture, its fat grains incorporating zucchini, garlic and chilli. That might be followed by grilled bream with salsify, chard and hazelnuts in brown butter, or well-caramelised pork chop on cannellini beans with cavolo nero. Tiramisů lacks nothing in boozy richness, or there's lemon tart or a list of evocatively described Italian cheeses of sound credentials.

Further information

Tel: 01983 855666
& 856333
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Darren Beevers
Number of seats: 26
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Children welcome.
Children's portions.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.00
Sunday lunch: £20.00-£25.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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A3055 to Leeson Rd follow Bonchurch signs until village turn off
Nearest station: Shanklin

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