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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 5.00pm–11pm

Events at the River Rat, Hamble

Celebrate at the River Rat in Hamble.  

Book your table and join us at the River Rat for a number of exciting events throughout 2018. Or to celebrate your own special occasion, please contact us to discuss large group bookings, set menus or additional options such as wine tasting, music in the garden or your specific requirements for your perfect event.

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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 info@riverrathamble.co.uk.

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

Restaurant booking highly recommended.