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Our local lobsters on the Japanese Robata Grill.   - Smoking Lobster Ventnor, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Smoking Lobster Ventnor

4.8
4.8
1713 Reviews
£26 to £40
Pan-Asian
Smoking Lobster Ventnor is an award winning 2-Rosette restaurant located in the heart of Ventnor Bay, serving Asian-Fusion cuisine.


Our restaurant overlooks the ocean, so every meal is paired with breath-taking sea views.

We are famous on the Island for using fresh and local produce. Our local fisherman, Justin, catches our lobsters & line caught sea bass fresh for our use, so our dishes include the freshest possible ingredients from your local shores.

The bar menu reflects the elegant dishes from the kitchen, with precise, bespoke cocktails all prepared using freshly pressed juices.

Family owned by the Giancovich's, with recipes influenced by their extensive travels around Asia, and by their childhood of growing up hunting, gathering, and spear-fishing for seafood.

We look forward to looking after you.

SLV

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Seafood, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–16:00
  • Phone number
    01983 855938
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Giancarlo Giancovich
  • Catering
    Outside catering available please inquire
  • Private party facilities
    Minimum spend required for exclusive hire
  • Area
    Ventnor
  • Cross Street
    Ventnor Esplanade, Isle of Wight
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of on street parking within 50 metres of the restaurant. As well as a car park either side.
  • Public Transit
    Ventnor bus station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Isle of Wight

    Most Booked

1,713 Reviews
  1. TMOH8

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of four had a wonderful meal here. It's not your cheapest option for good in Ventnor but its unique Asian inspired seafood is well prepared and. presented. The seafood platter to share was the highlight but all our food was very tasty. Cost approximately (£225 for four).

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time dining inside the restaurant, having previously enjoyed several meals at their outdoor tables last year during beautiful, sunny days. At that time, we hadn't noticed how loud it gets inside. It's great when a restaurant has a lively vibe and isn't too quiet, but there is no enjoyment in being in a place that's too noisy. For us, this place definitely falls into that category. It likely depends on how rowdy the other patrons are, and those who enjoy loud conversations may feel right at home. However, for us, it was overwhelming. It was difficult to have a conversation at our four-person table, and this element detracts from the experience of enjoying the delicious food that is undoubtedly served there. The service was decent and the staff was friendly, but we had to remind them to refill our water and follow up on a drink that one person ordered, which was ultimately forgotten. Additionally, despite serving lobster, they didn't provide lobster crackers or picks. Overall, we really enjoyed the food and will probably return, but more likely for lunch on a sunny day rather than for dinner.

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  3. MilesB

    Isle of Wight

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What’s not to like? This restaurant is a force to be reckoned with. The food is beyond incredible. Flavours delicate and presentation is amazing! The service is friendly and welcoming. This is our favourite restaurant on the Island. We will be back soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, ambience, service and venue. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and answered all our questions. I guess if you want the best you have to pay so I’m not moaning but just commenting that it is very expensive here. Would definitely come again but only for a VERY special occasion.

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  5. StewartC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Perfectly cooked and very tasty. Staff very efficient and friendly. Only gripe would be that tables are very close to each other and the wine is expensive.

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  6. John

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here twice during our stay and both times were very impressed with the food and staff. I am not the biggest fan of adding spice and flavours to fish, but the Smoking Lobster have a menu that is outstanding. The staff were attentive, knowledgable and helpful. If you are thinking of going, don’t waste your time thinking about it, make that booking.

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  7. Jonathan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheerful and pro-active service. Delicious super fresh seafood cooked to perfection- scallops and sea bass were dishes of the night . Don’t miss out on pudding especially the caramelised pecan and milk tart.

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  8. CarvenH

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    As a family, we are always happy to dine out regardless of price. However, we left the Smoking Lobster very disappointed. Every dish was extremely overpriced, the worst being the crispy pork gyoza’s, of which there were only 2 bite sized on the plate, with half a bread stick on top. This ‘small plate’ was £15. There is simply nothing about this plate which justifies its price. We left the restaurant a little hungry with a big hole in our pockets. Would not recommend or visit again.
    Smoking Lobster VentnorResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Carven, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the portion size and pricing of this dish. We value your input and will review your comments with our team to make improvements. We take a lot of pride in what we do. If you decide to visit us again, please reach out to us directly, and we will do our best to ensure a more positive experience. From Smoking Lobster Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are fabulous and welcoming,all 3 courses we both had were amazing,the cocktails were delicious,will most certainly be booking again.

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  10. JackieC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Loved the prawn starter and the seafood platter which we shared between two adults and a child. It isn’t cheap but drinks prices reasonable and very memorable food.

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Smoking Lobster Ventnor is rated 4.8 stars by 1713 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Smoking Lobster Ventnor

Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1JT

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ventnor Esplanade, Isle of Wight
  • Area
    Ventnor
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–16:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Seafood, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of on street parking within 50 metres of the restaurant. As well as a car park either side.
  • Public Transit
    Ventnor bus station
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Giancarlo Giancovich
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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