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Welcome to River Rat

GIN & WINE Bar × MODERN European restaurant


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


Whether you are looking for a relaxed brunch, a sociable lunch or celebration dinner, you'll find a warm welcome at the River Rat.

Within the understated exterior is a stylish modern bar serving a selection of bar nibbles, 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 lunch menu and A La Carte dinner menu is beautifully presented and prepared with care by our highly acclaimed head chef Craig, and his team.



02380 457801




High Street, Hamble
SO31 4HA


opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tues - Sat 6pm–11pm

Sunday 12pm–3pm

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.


Celebrate this festive season with us at the River Rat.

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

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in Hamble with one of our delicious small plates (Tuesday-Thursday only) or bar platters, ideal for sharing.

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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.