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Restaurants

For an Island filled with such impressive produce, it’s no surprise that the Isle of Wight is home to a selection of restaurants.

Serving up quality dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere all year round, there’s something to suit all tastes and occasions. Many Island restaurants pride themselves on the amount of local produce used within their menus, with the emphasis on cutting down on food miles from field to plate. Regularly changing specials boards allows them to showcase the freshest meats, vegetables and seafood at their finest.

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Tonino's
8-9 Shooters Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BE
Established in 1979 Tonino’s offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. Popular with the sailing community and locals alike set in the heart of Cowes. Large groups can be catered for and the…
Busy Bee Garden Centre, Brading Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QG
The restaurant at Busy Bee offers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere with seating for up to 180 and a patio with stunning views of Brading Downs which is ideal for al fresco dining in the summ…
The Hut, Colwell Chine Road, Colwell Bay Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9NP
The Hut is an easy-going beach restaurant that combines an unrivalled passion for simple yet delicious food, with a desire to create a relaxed but stylish environment for all to enjoy. Using l…
Ventnor Winter Gardens, Pier Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SZ
Housed in an iconic building, dating from 1936, The Ventnor Winter Gardens is a combination of theatre, meeting space, restaurant and bar for local residents and visitors to the town. The Wint…
Golden Dragon
28 Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7BH
You can’t go wrong at Golden Dragon in Cowes. Large portions, quick service and good prices, means this Chinese is about to become your favourite takeaway – if it isn’t already. Op…
Ganders Restaurant, Upper Green Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1UQ
Established in 1998, Ganders are a family-business aided by a small team of helpful staff. The restaurant is in an idyllic setting overlooking St Helens Green, 10 minutes walk from Bembridge H…
Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JP
Ventnor is one of the UK’s most famous seaside resorts, enjoying its own unique micro-climate. Enjoy the Mediterranean feel and soak up the sunshine on our pavement side patio, with uninterrup…
Cliff Path, St Boniface Cliff Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6ET
Perched atop the cliff at Shanklin, The Hideaway’s nautical interior and large garden boast some of the best sea views of any restaurant on the Island. The Hideaway’s idyllic setting is the pe…
151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1DR
The Hillside Restaurant offers a classic cuisine made of local produce freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently, giving a choice of 4 starters, 5 mains and 4 desserts. H…
17 The Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BN
The Brasserie is the restaurant within The Aqua on Shanklin seafront and is open to the public. It is situated on the ground floor and entered via reception. There are individual tables set wi…
14 High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1RZ
Fully Licensed Coffee House, Bistro & Wine Bar serving the exciting international cuisine of French, Greek and Mediterranean, Italian, Moroccan and Spanish/Basque. For chefs, Adam Fendyke …
Ryde Castle Hotel, Esplanade, Ryde, United Kingdom, PO33 1JA
The majestic Ryde Castle is a former Victorian manor ideally located on Ryde seafront overlooking the picturesque marina. The newly refurbished bedrooms are all en-suite with flat screen TV, t…
Island Harbour Marina, Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA
Visit The Breeze Restaurant and Bar at the picturesque Island Harbour Marina, where a very warm welcome awaits you. The Breeze has been extensively refurbished, adding a brand new separate fun…
The Globe
The Globe Sports Lounge and Kitchen, The Parade, Cowes, IOW, PO31 7QJ
A landmark on Cowes Parade, the previous Globe Hotel dated back to the 19th century is now The Globe Sports Lounge and Kitchen. This a place to enjoy real ale whilst playing pool and watching …
33 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5ET
Hewitt’s is a fresh and contemporary restaurant in the heart of Newport. There is plenty of parking outside or a near by car park opposite. In the kitchen is an experienced chef who trained an…
55 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2LG
Ada is a Mediterranean kitchen in the centre of Ryde offering a selection of the mediterranean region with a warm welcome. Mezze, tapas and Turkish food is on offer. Children’s menu and takeaw…
Scotchells Brook Lane, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 0JP
Island Airport Sandown has been established for 82 years and currently operates as a private airfield. On a nice, clear day, you can expect to see all manner of aircraft from Cessna types to V…
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20 High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1RZ
Cantina is a café, restaurant, bakery and kitchen in the heart of sunny Ventnor, one of the Isle of Wight’s best-known towns for eating out. Providing informal, friendly hospitality, you will …
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1 Eastcliff Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AA
The enchanting family-friendly Vernon Cottage in Shanklin Old Village is renowned for its fabulous homemade food – delicious meat, fish and vegetarian dishes using fresh, local seasonal produc…
Ryde Tandoori Restaurant
45 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2LF
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