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Quality Food in a Friendly Setting

Created WITH passion × SErved with love


Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Hamble, the River Rat Cellar & Kitchen invites you to enjoy our high quality food and fine wines in a relaxed and friendly setting.


The River Rat Cellar & Kitchen is a family run restaurant, aiming to bring the experience of fine dining and quality wines to Hamble. Whether you are looking for a special occasion or dinner with friends (perhaps after messing about on the river), you'll find a warm welcome at the River Rat.

Beyond the sleepy exterior is a contemporary bistro style restaurant, with a beautiful garden, offering wonderful al-fresco dining opportunities. Our popular heated huts offer a unique year-round garden 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 6pm–11pm

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We are proud to offer a wide selection of high quality red, white and sparkling wines, available by the bottle or glass.

We also offer a range of premium spirits, liquers and bottled beers.

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.

Booking highly recommended.