Isle of Wight Eating Out Suggestions

The Isle of Wight has many great places eat out from country pubs to Michelin star restaurants. The public houses below are some of our eating out suggestions for you to consider.

The Taverners

Godshill, Isle of Wight

The Taverners Godshill Isle of Wight

An lovely country public house with excellent local food.

Website: www.thetavernersgodshill.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 840707

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Red Lion

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Redlion Public House Freshwater Isle of Wight

An lovely country public house with excellent local food.

Telephone: 01983 754925

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Blacksmiths Arms

Calbourne Road, Isle of Wight

Blacksmith Arms Isle of Wight

Country pub on the road between Carisbrooke and Freshwater.

Website: www.blacksmiths-arms.co.uk

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The Boathouse

Seaview, Isle of Wight

The Boat House between Ryde and St Helens

Quality dining in a pub environment, matched with superb ales and an extensive wine selection.

Website: www.theboathouseiow.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 810616

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Apple Farm Cafe

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Apple Farm Cafe Freshwater Isle of Wight

A wonderful cafe in a pretty garden where you will find good cakes and tea as well as a lunchtime and evening menu.

Website: www.aftonpark.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 755774

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High Down Inn

Freshwater / Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

High Down Inn Isle of Wight

An excellent public house / restaurant with great food made from local produce.

Website: www.highdowninn.com
Telephone: 01983 752450

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The Pointers Inn

Newchurch, Isle of Wight

The Boat House between Ryde and St Helens

Delicious food and very friendly people at a wonderful village pub and restaurant. Popular with locals and visitors to the Isle of Wight alike.

Website: pointerinn.com
Telephone: 01983 865202
Address: Pointers Inn, Newchurch, Isle of Wight. PO36 0NN

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Chocolate Island

Godshill, Isle of Wight

Chocolate Island Isle of Wight

Chocolate Island is a factory and a shop and a café, all in one. They make their own delicious chocolates and there is a delightful café courtyard where you can make those difficult decisions over real hot chocolate and cake.

Website: www.chocolate-island.co.uk
Address: Chocolate Island, Godshill, Isle of Wight. PO38 3HH

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Ganders Restaurant

St Helens, Isle of Wight

Chocolate Island Isle of Wight

Ganders has an à la Carte Menu which is varied and interesting and is in addition to the specials menu which includes meats from Island farms and locally caught fish. The specials have an emphasis on seasonal, local produce.

Website: www.ganders.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 872014
Address: Upper Green Road, St Helens, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1UQ

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Buddle Inn

Niton Underchurch, Isle of Wight

The Buddle Inn Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

A friendly and welcoming pub with a lovely garden overlooking the sea on the South Coast of the Isle of Wight. They strive to offer the very freshest produce from the Isle of Wight so everything is in season.

Website: www.buddleinn.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 730243
Address: Saint Catherine's Road Niton, Isle of Wight PO38 2NE

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The Little Gloster

Gurnard, Isle of Wight

The Buddle Inn Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

Widely recommended restaurant by the sea in Gurnard. Excellent food and wines as well as a relaxing garden in which to enjoy lunch on sunny days.

Website: www.thelittlegloster.com
Telephone: 01983 298776
Address: 31 Marsh Road, Isle of Wight, PO31 8JQ

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Bluebell Cafe

Wootton, Isle of Wight

The Buddle Inn Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

Cafe and Farm shop with great food served in attractive surroundings.

Very popular for lunches so book ahead to ensure your dining pleasure.

Website: Bluebells Cafe
Telephone: 01983 882885
Address: Briddlesford Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight. PO33 4RY

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New Inn

Shelfleet, Isle of Wight

The Buddle Inn Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

A excellent and atmospheric public house with a great range of local foods and locally caught fish.

Website: www.thenew-inn.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 531314
Address: The New Inn, Main Road, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight. PO30 4NS

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The Pond Cafe

Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

The Buddle Inn Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

The Pond Cafe offers excellent lunches and dinners in the pretty little village of Bonchurch near Ventnor.

Website: The Pond Cafe
Telephone: 01983 855666
Address: Bonchurch Village Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. PO38 1RG

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Burrs Restaurant

Newport, Isle of Wight

Burrs Restaurant Isle of Wight
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Run by chef proprietor Matt Burr, who opened the restaurant in 1997, Burr's is one of the oldest family-owned restaurants on the Island offering fresh home-cooked food and fantastic service. The à la carte menu includes delights like British fillet steak and Gressingham duck, while the specials board offers local fish and seafood. Burr's has revelled in its recent success winning several awards, the latest being for 'Best Bistro-Style Restaurant' from the Isle of Wight's Good Food Guide.

Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Burrs/
Address: 27A Lugley Street, Newport,  PO30 5HD
Telephone: 01983 825470

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China China

Cowes, Isle of Wight

China China Isle of Wight
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Located on The Parade in Cowes with superb Solent views China China offers an extensive A La Carte menu with a wide selection of enticing dishes including vegetarian options. A meal in our comfortable air-conditioned restaurant may begin with one of our enticingly light and tasty appetisers or soups; followed by our signature dish - Crispy Aromatic Duck as an intermediate. As for main course, various dishes of chicken, duck, beef, pork or seafood are all prepared and cooked to your satisfaction by our highly trained chefs.

Website: www.chinachinarestaurant.co.uk
Address: The Parade, Cowes, PO31 7QJ
Telephone: (01983) 200800

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The Beach Hut

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

The Beach Hut Isle of Wight
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Located in a unique location right on Forelands Beach, The Beach Hut is a hidden gem specialising in fresh seafood and homemade food. Offering cosy seating inside when the weather is a bit chilly and masses of outdoor seating overlooking the beach on sunny days, it’s the perfect place to sit listening to the waves and watch the sun go down. We have a varied menu covering breakfast, lunch and supper and we even offer the little ones an all inclusive, including a squash, lunch and an ice cream. Please note that we are cash only and not licensed, but happy for you to bring your own wine. We don't believe in corkage and we provide glasses, wine coolers and bottle openers.

Website: isleofwightbeachcafe.co.uk
Address: Foreland Beach, Forelands Field Rd, Bembridge, PO35 5TR
Telephone: 07832 127737

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Valentino's Restaurant

Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

Valentino's Restaurant Isle of Wight
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Valentino’s in Carisbrooke is an excellent and popular Italian restaurant which has been run by different generations of the Guerrini family for over 30 years. The mouth watering home cooked food is first class, with a varied a la carte menu consisting of both Italian and International dishes to suit both palette and purse. Specialities include traditional Italian fare, regional pasta dishes, locally caught fish and flambé dishes cooked at your table. A must for any visit to the Island but be sure to book to avoid disappointment.

Address: 93 Carisbrooke High Street, Newport, PO30 1NT
Telephone: 01983 522458

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Watch House Barn

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Watch House Barn Isle of Wight
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The Grazier family has run the Watch House Barn for over 10 years. We believe in quality of service and part of that commitment means that we are open all year round. Made by the talented hands of Barry, proprietor and resident chef de cuisine, the Watch House Barn stands for good wholesome home cooking. You have the choice from our range of French, Thai and traditional English cuisine to satisfy even the biggest appetite and our mouth watering food is enough to tempt even the most determined dieter to fall from grace.

Website: www.watchousebarn.co.uk
Address: Bath Road, Cowes, PO31 7RH
Telephone: 01983 293093

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Pencil Cottage Tea Garden

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Pencil Cottage Tea Garden Isle of Wight
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Pencil Cottage is a 17th Century thatched cottage nestled in the heart of Shanklin Old Village. Visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome when visiting the Tea Garden described by our customers as “an oasis of tranquillity” Our menu offers homemade fayre (including Light lunches, Sandwiches, Baked Potatoes & Salads) with everything made freshly to order from a wide range of local produce including fabulous locally caught crab. A visit to the garden would not be complete without sampling one of our speciality cream teas, made with freshly baked homemade scones, a generous helping of clotted cream and our own homemade jam with fresh strawberries on the side.

Website: www.pencilcottage.co.uk
Address: 2 Church Raod, Shanklin, PO37 6NU
Telephone: 07766 917190

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El Toro

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

El Toro Isle of Wight
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Right in the heart of Ventnor you'll find what is probably the only authentic Spanish tapas bar on the Island. Opened in December 2006, we guarantee you'll receive a warm welcome from Lorraine, Serafin, Alfonsa, Nell and Patxi, and having tried our delicious homemade food we're sure you'll be tempted to come again another day.

Website: www.eltorocontento.co.uk
Address: 2 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1ST
Telephone: 01983 857600

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Isle of Wight Lavender

Newport, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Lavender Isle of Wight
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Here at Isle of Wight Lavender we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality Lavender cultavars. We are National Collection holders for Lavendula with over 230 cultivars of Lavender grown on our own farm where the Lavender oil is distilled to produce our Lavender products. The farm is open to the public all year round and we would love you to visit have a look round and see the lavender being distilled in the distillation barn at the end of July. Enjoy the beautiful and fragrant surroundings of the lavender farm and visit the Old Dairy Tearoom with its famous lavender ice-cream and large range of homemade cakes.

Website: www.lavender.co.uk
Address: Staplehurst Grange, Staplers Road, Newport, PO30 2LU
Telephone: 01983 825 272

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Ocean Deck Inn

Sandown, Isle of Wight

Ocean Deck Inn Isle of Wight
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Situated on Sandown Esplanade, The Ocean Deck Inn, with uninterrupted views of Sandown beach, is a premier seafood restaurant with regular daily specials of freshly caught crab, lobster, sea bass and cod. Complimenting the seafood menu is a fabulous selection of traditional pub food on offer including a vegetarian menu, a monstrous mixed grill & steak menu, pasta, salads & lighter snacks. With extensive decking there is plenty of space for the family inside or outside.

Website: www.oceandecksandown.co.uk
Address: Sandown Esplanade, Sandown, Isle Of Wight. PO36 8AE
Telephone: 01983 403960

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Old Thatch Tea Shop

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Old Thatch Tea Shop Isle of Wight
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The Old Thatch Teashop is a Grade II listed (circa 1690) award winning teashop – “Best Teashop on the Isle of Wight” & “Best Teashop on the Solent”. We strive to offer you the most enjoyable time and our menu is varied with all our food being Homemade. We can offer you sumptuous Clotted Cream Teas, Victorian Teas, Tasty Lite Bites, Sandwiches, Homemade Traditional Fare & our mouth watering Homemade Cakes & Desserts all served in the most delightful way.

Website: www.oldthatchteashop.co.uk
Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin, PO37 6NU
Telephone: 01983 865 587

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Rex Piano Bar

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Rex Piano Bar Isle of Wight
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The Rex Piano Bar and Restaurant is part of the landmark Art Deco building called Kingsview. Standing in a prominent elevated position in the centre of Ventnor it enjoys spectacular views over Ventnor Bay and along the coast towards St Catherine's Point. The Rex Piano Bar and Restaurant is palatial and discerning and we aim to maintain the highest standards of service with a warm welcome always ensured. Our varied menu offers delicious classic meals perfectly cooked to order and using local produce whenever possible. Our menu is constantly changed and updated to meet the wishes of our customers and we cater, by special request, for all types of food intolerance such as celiac, diabetic and lactose free, phone us for any special requests.

Website: www.rexpianobar.co.uk
Address: Kingsview, 23 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SN
Telephone: 01983 853355

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Pendletons Restaurant

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Pendletons Isle of Wight
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Pendletons is a superb family run restaurant located in the idyllic old village of Shanklin. For over 10 years our restaurant has been offering good quality unpretentious food in a relaxed atmosphere combined with excellent service whether in our contemporary restaurant or secluded courtyard garden. We have a varied menu to suit all and our meals are always freshly cooked to order. Book now and enjoy good food, good wines and a good time!

Website: pendletons.org
Address: 85 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6NR
Telephone: 01983 868272

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Phileas Foggs

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Phileas Foggs Isle of Wight
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At Phileas Foggs we are proud of our award winning food and service. We believe in serving a great selection of food, using the best ingredients available and offering an informal relaxed dining experience. We have wonderfully varied menu and an impressive specials board that will have your taste buds tingling before the food even arrives.

Website: www.phileasfoggsrestaurant.co.uk
Address: 11 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ
Telephone: 01983 855 500

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Clifton Bistro

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Clifton Bistro Isle of Wight
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Situated adjacent to the Isle of Wight Coastal path and with stunning views the Bistro is open daily from breakfast time and is a very popular venue for residents, visitors and locals alike. The menu features a wide range of dishes including freshly prepared sandwiches, light snacks, delicious cream teas and tasty meals including fresh fish and local produce, a little persons’ menu is also available. Relax in an informal atmosphere and weather permitting dine in the landscaped garden and fully appreciate the stunning coastal location.

Website: www.thecliftonshanklin.co.uk
Address: 1 Queens Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AN
Telephone: 01983 863015

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The Essex

Godshill, Isle of Wight

The Essex Isle of Wight
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The Essex Godshill, Quality food, quality time, it’s as simple as that. Situated in the picturesque old Village of Godshill in the heart of the Isle of Wight. The new owner Teri Wood has over 20 years experience in the catering trade.The team at the Essex aim to provide great service and food of the highest quality with an emphasis on using local produce.

Website: www.theEssex.co
Address: High Street, Godshill, PO38 3HH
Telephone: 01983 840909

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Morgan's

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Morgan's Isle of Wight
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We offer a selection of mouth-watering dishes, sourcing ingredients locally from the best of Isle of Wight produce -including island fishermen and farmers - to ensure optimum freshness and quality. We are also fully licensed and carry an extensive range of fine wines and champagnes.

Website: www.morgansofshanklin.com
Address: 36/38 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864900

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Dimbola Museum

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Dimbola Museum Isle of Wight
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Dimbola Museum & Galleries was originally the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe. It is also home to the beautiful “Mad Hatter & Julia’s Tearoom” which are renowned for their high quality locally sourced food, tempting homemade cakes, delicious cream teas and traditional Sunday lunches!

Website: www.dimbola.co.uk
Address: Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, PO40 9QE
Telephone: 01983 756814

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Forresters Bistro

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Forresters Bistro Isle of Wight
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Why not enhance your visit to this beautiful island, escape to the historic town of Yarmouth & enjoy a lunch or dinner at Forresters Bistro. We open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm & for Dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm. Come in, relax & enjoy.

Website: www.forrestersbistro.com
Address: High Street, Yarmouth PO40 0PL
Telephone: 01983 761635

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The Folly Inn

East Cowes, Isle of Wight

The Folly Inn Isle of Wight
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The Folly Inn is an open plan, rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just up river from Cowes in Whippingham. We attract a large number of both yachtsman and motor boat people along with tourists and visitors to nearby Osborne House.

Website: The Folly Inn
Address: Folly, Folly Lane, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6NB
Telephone: 01983 297171

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The Crab Inn

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

The Crab Inn Isle of Wight
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A beautiful thatched pub in the heart of the old village of Shanklin. We have a large restaurant area and extensive menu including a wide range of vegetarian options and a healthy children’s menu. A friendly bar stocking a wide range of wines, ales, bitter and lager plus an extensive range of soft drinks. When the suns out enjoy our front garden and rear patio.

Website: The Crab Inn Shanklin
Address: High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6NS
Telephone: 01983 862363

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Hare & Hound

Arreton, Isle of Wight

Hare & Hound Isle of Wight
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A beautiful thatched pub on the top of Arreton Downs and overlooking Robin Hill Country Park. Very much family oriented with an extensive menu including a wide range of vegetarian options and a healthy children’s menu. A friendly bar stocking a wide range of wines, two cask ales, bitter and lager plus an extensive range of soft drinks. A fantastic out door seating area with stunning views and a children’s outdoor play area.

Website: Hare & Hound Isle of Wight
Address: Downednd Rd, Newport, Arreton PO30 2NU
Telephone: 01983 523446

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Sun Inn

Hulverstone, Isle of Wight

Sun Inn Isle of Wight
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The Sun Inn is a stunning 600 year old hostelry set in beautiful countryside near Brook Chine with a huge beer garden and outstanding sea views. We specialise and are dedicated to providing fresh local produce on our menu using Wight Aberdeen Angus beef grazed on National Trust land, free range rare breed pigs and lamb, Island cheese, bread made from IW flour, locally caught fish and Island beer. We are open seven days a week with food served from 12 noon to 9 pm all day, every day.

Website: Sun Inn Isle of Wight
Address: Main Road, Hulverstone, PO30 4EH
Telephone: 01983 741 124

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The White Lion

Arreton, Isle of Wight

Sun Inn Isle of Wight

The White Lion began life as a coaching inn and has been at the heart of the village of Arreton for well over 200 years.  Today the team of experienced chefs use local, fresh ingredients to create traditional home cooked dishes.  Shirley and John pride themselves on being family and pet friendly and table service is provided, to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Website: White Lion Isle of Wight
Address: The White Lion, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA
Telephone: 01983 528479

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