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Food with a view

Food with a view

Food with a view 1200 800 The Editor

On the Island, you are never too far from a great view, be it out across the sea or over our rolling countryside, there is a perfect spot to relax with a bite to eat…

The views from the outside seating area at The Pearl Café look out over the rugged and unspoilt West Wight coastline, towards Hanover Point. On a clear day, you should spot Poole and Dorset too.
The Pearl Café

The Reef in Sandown is situated just a stone’s throw from Sandown Bay – recently crowned Beach of the Year thanks to BBC Countryfile Magazine. Here you can sit back and enjoy the varied menu which includes pasta, pizza, steaks and salads, as well as tasty cocktails (we recommend The Strawberry Cow) whilst looking out across the English Channel.
The Reef

The views from The Cow Bar & Restaurant at Tapnell Farm (especially from upstairs) are worth a visit alone. Couple that with dishes using the finest in local produce, fresh takes on home-cooked gastropub classics, and delicious steaks and burgers straight from the grill plus a great vegetarian and vegan range too.
The Cow Bar & Restaurant

The dramatic Portsmouth skyline provides a lovely backdrop for dinner at the Three Buoys. Beautiful during the day, it is even more mesmerising by night when the Spinnaker Tower lights up and the skyline twinkles. Try booking a spot on the balcony for the best view in the house.
Three Buoys

The Blacksmith’s has the best of both worlds with stunning countryside views melting into the Solent, over towards Fawley Power Station, Hurst Castle and beyond. Known for serving some of the best pub meals on the Island, the menu features a range of pub classics, home comforts and an amazing Sunday roast.
The Blacksmith’s

When sitting in the conservatory of The Waterfront at Totland Bay, you can be forgiven for thinking you have sailed into the novel Treasure Island, such is the castaway scenery around you. Enjoy the Mediterranean-inspired specials or tuck into a pub classic.
The Waterfront

For a view with a real difference, head to Island Bistro located in Sandown Airport. Here you can sit with a drink and a meal whilst watching the planes flying in and out. Maybe even have a go in one of the helicopter pleasure flights afterwards!
Island Bistro

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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