Welcome to River Rat

GIN & TAPAS Bar × European restaurant

The River Rat Bar & Kitchen offers a unique evening experience in the picturesque village of Hamble.  

Taste our tapas menu, sample our specialist gins or relax with high quality food and fine wines in a relaxed and friendly setting.


Whether you are looking for a sociable dinner with friends (perhaps after messing about on the river) or to celebrate a special occasion, you'll find a warm welcome at the River Rat.

Within the understated exterior is a stylish tapas bar serving a selection of delicious small plates, wines by the glass, or bottle, and a wide choice of specialist gins. Upstairs you'll discover a contemporary bistro style restaurant, and the beautiful garden and popular heated ‘huts’ provide a year-round al-fresco dining experience. 

Offering modern British and European cuisine, our A La Carte menu is beautifully presented and prepared with care by our highly acclaimed head chef.



02380 457801



High Street, Hamble
SO31 4HA


opening Hours

Tue - Sat 5.30pm–11pm

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Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in Hamble, with our selection of delicious, home-made tapas dishes which are ideal for sharing. 

Sample our extensive menu of 29 speciality gins, each served with premium tonic mixers or choose from our high-quality wines by the glass, bottled beers, cocktails and soft-drinks.

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Contact us

To book a table please call us on 02380 457 801 or email

Please supply a contact number if making a booking by email.

Restaurant booking highly recommended.