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Food and restaurants in Isle of Wight

Top restaurants

Café
“At the end of a bustling pedestrianised street, amongst a variety of independent shops, ‘Coast’ sits conveniently on the edge of the High Street. The Restaurant and Bar is open from 9am till Midnight 7 days a week in the summer and is always busy with locals and visitors. The Restaurant has a very rustic look with exposed brickwork, mixed with quirky features. The recently expanded part of the restaurant features a traditional stone Pizza oven which is roaring day and night. The menu is often updated and contains predominantly locally sourced seasonal dishes, as well as the excellent aforementioned Pizzas. It’s a great place for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, with a great choice of dishes whatever the time of day. Because of it’s position on the high street, which is always busy in the summer, it’s a great spot for people watching whilst enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“Floor to ceiling windows and heated outdoor terrace put you in prime position to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the marina, Lymington, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. From breakfast to sandwiches, lunches and dinners – homemade cakes and pastries, fresh seafood, popular sharing platters and old favourites alongside an ever-changing specials menu.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great restaurant with fabulous views over the Solent, serving an array of Seafood dishes. Can we accessed by Sea or land. The Hut runs a pick up service from Yarmouth Ferry - it must be booked.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great views and food for a special occasion. Local to Somerton - 10 min drive/taxi”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Local Pub good food 5 minutes by car Address: Church Pl, Freshwater PO40 9BP Dogs welcome”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good for breakfast and lunch, morning coffee. Interesting and varied menu. They also sell their own sour-dough bread which is the best in Ventnor.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Nearest pub to Wight Cottage. Good beer, not bad food, great atmosphere. Lots of live music nights.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Formal dining - good food in a beautiful Old Mill - lovely outdoor seating on a warm evening”
  • 13 locals recommend

Cafes

Pub
“Smoking Lobster is a fantastic Restaurant on Ventnor Beach Seafront, Adam and GM have been serving fantastic food for many years at Tramazzinis in the town and opened Smoking Lobster a couple of years ago to add to the reputation they deserved. Fantastic Seafood and local produce served overlooking the beach”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“For something a bit more special, this place has a wonderful location and delicious seasonal food looking onto Appley beach. If it's warm enough, try asking for a table out on the balcony to make the most of the views. The restaurant is a leisurely (albeit 30 minute) walk along the beach from the cottage. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“Fantastic food and service. We recommend for fish dishes, catch of the day and great deserts.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely child friendly cafe with toys and highchairs. Beautiful shop windows give the cafe a light airy feeling which does excellent brunches. Visit at a weekend to hear live music.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Local art gallery with ever changing exhibitions. Focus is on local artists but also get national artists exhibiting too. Check out their site for current events. Cafe, comedy, music also here. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“A lovely restaurant in an ideal location on Gurnard seafront serving home cooked food and offering a take-away option. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are good reviews for food at this restaurant at the far end of the Esplanade.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Chessell Pottery has a lovely tea room and attached gift shop. It is possible to decorate pottery here, so of particular interest to arty children and adults.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“This is a really unusual bakery. Everything is made on sight and fresh and delicious. One great feature is the crew table where you can have a home to home breakfast with homemade bread and jams. They also offer fresh soup, pizza etc. The staff are sometimes a little grumpy which is annoying but worth it for the fresh food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A historic building located on Ryde’s seafront. Very unique and good value for money. Best coffee in town!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“It is quite unique. It has a collection of antique books, first editions etc but many items for the holiday maker at affordable prices.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“A newer cafe at the edge of town where you can grab a coffee before heading for a walk along the shore. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
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