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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. It's a simpler set-up as the café designation indicates, with candles and intimate proportions adding a romantic charm, and there's an outdoor terrace for those balmier days. The menu offers a pleasing array of rustic Italian dishes and simple stone-baked pizza - anchovies, oregano and capers, anyone? Beef from the island provides the main component for a classic carpaccio served with shaved Parmesan and - more unusually - pickled and raw beetroot. Given the proximity to the briny all around, fish has to be a good bet, and here it is in the form of grilled plaice with salsa verde, lentils and sun-blushed tomatoes, or there could be roasted local pigeon with pancetta and cavolo nero. At the end, there's lemon tart with mascarpone sorbet, or pears poached in mulled wine, partnered with zabaglione and crunchy almonds.

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Tel: 01983 855666
& 856333
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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.

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

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