The Rex in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, is a modern and relaxed form of dining fine. No pretentions, just excellently prepared tasty food from the highest of culinary standards in our kitchens, served in a friendly style, with the best views of the headland of Ventnor Bay!
For 2016 we are pleased to welcome Chef Ricardo to The Rex for the season. He joins us from Belgium where he specialised in Italian cuisine, so brings with him popular favourites to compliment the views from Rex which Dickens once compared to the Italian coastline.
The Rex as it is today is an Art Deco styled building overlooking the sea from a prominent cliff location in Ventnor. It sits on the site which once held the Rex Cinema that many of the local community still remember fondly. Built in about 2003, the current Kingsview building of luxury appartments houses The Rex Restaurant with its unrivalled views over Ventnor Bay and miles of the IW coastline from its two tiered balcony. Originally styled as a piano bar with black shiny tables, rattan furniture and a creatively swirling bar, the Rex is fresh, whilst retaining a deco feel with rustic and coastal ambiance and is excellent in all weathers.
REX Bar - open 10am-midnight for Cocktails as well as Wines, Beer & Spirits, Coffees, Tea, Hot Chocolate
The REX Restaurant - This season 2016 we welcome Chef Ricardo from Belgium who specialises in Italian cuisine. We are open for Coffee (or other drinks) 10am-12.00pm, lunch 12-3pm and dinner 6-9.30pm as standard but Chef Ricardo is happy to serve up until 10pm if you are late arriving on the Island or just prefer to eat later - just let us know as soon as you are thinking of coming over to The Rex so we have some advance warning if possible (phone 01983 853355 or 07712891855) . Generally bookings are recommended to guarantee a table but not always essential unless you are a party larger than 8.
Special events throughout the year and bookings for private parties, conferences, functions, weddings or other large group gatherings are always welcomed. Please contact us to discuss.
Open 7 days 10am - midnight
Lunch 12 - 3pm
Siesta/closed for prep! 4-6pm
Dinner 6 - 9.30pm (last orders)
FREE PARKING after 6pm in The Grove Car Park!!!!
Map & Directions
From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin, at Whiteley Bank turn right for B3327 to Ventnor.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin, at Whiteley Bank turn right for B3327 to Ventnor.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Totland, A3055 to Freshwater, A3055 to Ventnor.
Public Transport Directions
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 01983 827000 (head office).
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|