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Welcome to River Rat

GIN & WINE Bar × MODERN European restaurant

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

Tuck into our bar menu, sample our specialist gins or dine 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 modern 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 5.00pm–11pm

Events at the River Rat, Hamble

Celebrate at the River Rat in Hamble.

Book a table and join us at the River Rat for our special themed evenings or to celebrate your own special occasion.

Please contact us to discuss large group bookings, set menus or to arrange your own wine-tasting eventings, live music events or for other bespoke requirements.
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Bar Menu

For a relaxed evening, join us in the downstair bar to sample our small plates menu. On Tuesday - Thursday take advantage of our 3 for £14 offer.

Pairs perfectly with a glass of Rioja!

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Festive Menu

Between Thursday 29th November and Friday 21st December, book your Christmas Party at the River Rat and enjoy our delicious festive menu.

Just £28.95pp for 3 courses plus coffee and mince pies!

Booking essential.

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Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Escape the kitchen this year and join us for a delicious 6 course Christmas Day lunch.

Whether you prefer a traditional turkey or a classic fish dish, you can please everyone in your group with our Christmas menu.

Booking essential and pre-ordering required.

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Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in Hamble with our selection of delicious small dishes. Served in our stylish bar these tapas-style dishes are ideal for sharing or tuck in to our mid-week special offer bar-menu dishes.

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 info@riverrathamble.co.uk.

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

Restaurant booking highly recommended.