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Eating Out

Taste of the Wight makes finding the right place to eat or drink on the Isle of Wight as easy as possible, there’s no lack of choice, whatever the time of year you are visiting the Island.

Restaurants

Serving up quality dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere all year round, there’s something to suit all tastes and occasions.

Pubs & Bars

Whether you are in search of real ales or fine wines; looking for hearty traditional pub grub or more contemporary cuisine, the Isle of Wight has the perfect pub to suit your taste.

Cafes & Tearoom's

Cakes, biscuits, scones and afternoon teas are a highlight of any break. The Isle of Wight is packed full of independent cafes and tearooms, serving up homemade lunches and sweet treats.

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The Fighting Cocks, Hale Common, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AR
The Fighting Cocks is a popular, family oriented Isle of Wight pub offering an excellent range of food and drink for all ages. From a hearty breakfast to start your day, a light lunch or dinne…
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…
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High Street, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NN
Known for its amazing food, the award-winning Pointer Inn is situated in the pretty village of Newchurch. One of the oldest and most historic pubs on the Isle of Wight, The Pointer is known fo…
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Station Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0QT
For a truly unique experience, head to award-winning railway restaurant situated perfectly beside the beautiful Mill Copse. They provide first class service and a mouth-watering selection of h…
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The Sundial Café, 21 Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AT
This lovely little licensed café is set directly on the beach on Sandown and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The perfect place for a pit stop whilst out for a walk along the seafront o…
Rosemary Vineyard Ltd, Smallbrook Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BE
The Vineleaf Coffee Shop is based at Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest producers of English Wine. Covering 30 acres, Rosemary Vineyard is ideally placed to make the most of the mild Island…
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Niton Road, Rookley, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NZ
The Chequers Inn is a traditional rural pub situated in the heart of the Isle of Wight within the beautiful countryside of Rookley. Dating back to the 1800s, it still retains its flagstone flo…
Puckpool Sands, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR
The Dell Cafe has been family run since 1988 and prides itself on providing high quality fresh food and refreshment. Idyllically located on the beach front in Puckpool Park with panoramic view…
Puckpool Park, Seaview, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR
Former army barracks situated within Puckpool Park – which was once a Victorian Fortification Battery used to guard the Solent. The park is now a historic monument offering fantastic sea…
The Esplanade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8AE
The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant is set on the Esplanade in the traditional seaside town of Sandown. Boasting panoramic coastal views across the English Channel it is the perfect place to e…
15 Shooters Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BG
Set in the heart of Cowes, we serve locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting – all day, every day. You can drop in for breakfast or a cake with a morning cappucc…
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The Crab & Lobster Tap, Grove Road, Ventnor, PO38 1TH
Famed as the first ever real inn on the Isle of Wight, The Crab and Lobster Tap is a quirky little side street pub, with a big and welcoming atmosphere. Serving a traditional menu of pub class…
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…
The Esplanade, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5HB
Family owned and operated for 20 years, The Old Fort is situated in a prime sea front location in the village of Seaview, it offers stunning views across the solent, making it the perfect plac…
85 Pallance Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8LS
The Travellers Joy has been a CAMRA award-winning pub for many years. Its location is great for walkers or cyclists plus dogs are more than welcome. A traditional and cosy pub with an open fir…
The Three Bishops, Main Road, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4AH
The Three Bishops is a classic English country pub in the heart of historic Brighstone village, one of the most picturesque areas on the Isle of Wight and is a good place to stop on a country …
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61 High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SF
Nestled in the heart of Bembridge High Street, this quirky traditionally-styled building is reputed to have been serving pints since 1787. These days, Landlord Jay Chapman is continuing this f…
Hambrough Road, Ventnor Isle of Wight, PO38 1SQ
Sitting high above the fishing harbour in Ventnor, The Hambrough, offers excellent dining by the sea. The restaurant boasts magnificent views across Ventnor Bay and the English Channel. Breakf…
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