Although finding a great pub or café is a highlight of any holiday, sometimes all you want to do is grab some fish and chips and eat them on the beach, or sit down with an Indian takeaway in front of the TV. Here’s our guide to some of the top takeaways on the Island…
Can you even call it a seaside holiday if you’ve not had a portion of fish and chips? No, we don’t think so either. Thankfully, you are never too far from a tasty portion and The Jolly Fryer makes sure of that. A mobile fish and chip van, stopping in locations that tend not to have their own dedicated takeaway shop, including Chale, Niton, Godshill, Nettlestone and St Helens, serving up some of the tastiest chips around.
The Jolly Fryer
One of the most popular Chinese restaurants on the Island, Royal China is situated on the High Street in Sandown. An explosion of colour inside, the takeaway menu has all of the favourites you would expect as well as the renowned ‘sizzling’ dishes. If you collect it yourself, you get a free bottle of wine thrown in on orders over £55. Bonus.
If it’s pizza you are craving, Wightwood Pizza is definitely worth a visit. Zipping around the West Wight in a vintage Citröen van, they make dedicated stops in Yarmouth, Freshwater Bay, Grange Farm and others. Using local produce wherever possible, there are three regular flavours and a weekly special. Book ahead – they often sell out.
Who in the morning has ever fancied a full English but couldn’t muster the enthusiasm to cook one? Well, thankfully the cheery folk at Sails Café in Cowes who are renowned for their breakfasts are now offering them as a takeaway option too!
When only a curry will do, Masala Bay in Ventnor is the place to go. Offering all the classics you would expect, the stars of the show are the Nepalese dishes, which combine a range of ingredients, techniques and characteristics and, happily, are generally healthier than most other South Asian cuisines.