Eating Out on The Isle of Wight
There are some fantastic eateries on the Isle of Wight, below are a selection that we think you will really enjoy. We constantly update this selection as there are so many lovely places to try.
The Little Gloster – Gurnard
Serving high quality food with a Scandinavian influence, providing a high quality service within a relaxed atmosphere and offering panoramic views. Renowned for using fresh locally sourced produce, serving up great seafood and tasty meals.
The Taverners – Godshill
Perfect village pub serving fantastic locally sourced produce, as well as home baked bread and using vegetables and herbs from their own veggie patch. Offering wines and real ales including their very own Taverners Brew, they also produce mulled wines and liqueurs throughout the seasons.
The Boathouse Seafood Restaurant – Steephill Cove
A small rustic seafood restaurant that can only be accessed by foot. A real treasure of a place serving the most exquisite seafood – open May to Sept, booking essential.
Dan’s Kitchen – St Helens
A small local restaurant using as much delicious local produce as possible in their dishes that provide great service. Offering specials that are unique and very different that makes you just want to try them. The desserts are beautiful and reported favourite dishes most ordered are battered fish with triple-cooked chips, and locally smoked haddock with spinach and quails’ egg risotto.
The Blacksmith Arms – Newport
A traditional family pub with an extensive a la carte menu and daily specials board with locally caught fresh seafood to include crab, lobster, shellfish and fish await you. There is also a vegetarian menu and children’s menu. The wines are selected from around the world and keep a good selection of continental beers and real ales, which of course include our local Isle of Wight breweries.
The Folly – Whippingham
A great rustic pub on the edge of the River Medina with it’s own pontoon, The extensive menu is varied with a separate specials menu that changes daily. Ideal for sharing, the platters are great and the hearty venison, pheasant and vegetable casserole with horseradish and chive mash are very popular. Serving great wines and beers with lovely views, a place loved by locals and tourists, plus some evenings they have live music.
The Pond Café – Bonchurch
Bistro café serving local produce on both the light menu for lunch time and an Italian inspired a-la-carte menu for the evening. On offer are homemade breads and glorious cakes all the way through to stone-baked pizzas, pastas and other great Italian delights.
The White Horse – Whitwell
Beautiful food is served by using fresh, local produce. There are specials boards packed with tasty meals made from Island produce, a main menu offering something for everyone to signature grills and steaks as well as a selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options.
The Old Fort – Seaview
A traditional pub style menu offering classic fresh home cooked meals using local produce where possible. Specials boards line the bar offering great fish dishes, speciality meat and always a good vegetarian option. Famous for its curry night, every Wednesday during summer months, you can enjoy a variety of curries. Serving great food with lovely sea views.
The Crown Inn – Shorewell
All food is freshly made, the menus offer a wide selection of food for all tastes, including a vegetarian section. There are many favourites based on locally sourced lamb and beef, game in winter and fish in summer.’ The award winning specials board usually features ten dishes, which may include Sea Bass, Salmon, Roasted Duck Breast, plus many more tempting dishes. Real ales on offer are award winning.
The Dairyman’s Daughter – Arreton
The Dairyman’s Daughter sits at the heart of Arreton Barns and offers great local live music, fabulous real ales and a delicious menu of traditional home cooked dishes. The pub showcases local produce from the Arreton Valley and offers daily specials boards to choose from. The pub is popular with locals and tourists all year round and also on offer is a Gluten Free Menu.
The Baywatch Café – St Helens
A beachfront café/bistro at the water’s edge with stunning sea views, specialises in fresh local crab, lobster, plaice, sea bass and fresh mussels. A daily specials board is also available with a selection of steak, meat, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Early and late season opening times may vary depending on weather.
The Priory Bay Hotel – Seaview / St Helens
Fine dining with beautiful sea views, specialising in seafood, game and local woodland ingredients. With an extensive wine menu offering wines to compliment any dish, fantastic service is provided.
The Pointers Inn – Newchurch
Freshly prepared, the food is cooked to a very high standard and the pub has a reputation for quality and great service. Home grown ingredients provide the inspiration for chef’s specials, which change on a daily basis. There is a menu of comforting classics, plenty of light bites for lunches and snacks, and a ‘little pups’ menu for the children too. The Strawberry Pavlova is said to be a real favourite and so very well worth a try.
The George – Yarmouth
There is fine dining or brasserie on offer within the hotel offering a relaxed atmosphere, using where possible organic and local produce. Menus are seasonal and the food is contemporary brasserie style with a European influence. Fish features regularly on the menu, however there is something for everyone and the highlights include Island Tomatoes & Ragstone Goats Cheese Salad; followed by Char Grilled Rump of Lamb.
Olivos – Ryde & Newport
An Italian & Mediterranean menu awaits, offering coffees, teas, pastries, cakes and then from lunchtime the full menu is served. Fresh homemade pizzas are great, with a selection of pasta dishes as starters or mains, risotto, salads and much more. In the evenings it is a great place to have a meal and enjoy some lovely cocktails.
The Boathouse – Seaview
Serving local produce and fresh local fish this gastro-pub by the beach at Springvale/Puckpool offers something for everyone with a main menu and specials boards, also an extensive wine menu and real ales on offer to compliment the superb food served.
The Waterfront -Totland Bay
Specialising in seafood and Mediterranean Cuisine the menu includes homemade stone baked pizzas, pastas, locally caught fish, crab & lobster, daily specials and much more. Positioned in a perfect location on the waters’ edge, you can experience some of the finest sunsets in Europe.
The Chequers Inn – Rookley
Family friendly serving traditional pub food with a roast carvery available every day offering great meats. Local produce is used with all steaks and beef dishes produced using meat from the landlord’s own Angus herd. A main menu offers something for everyone and there are also daily specials boards.
The New Inn – Shalfleet
Serving fine traditional food that will appeal to everyone with seafood and fish dishes being it’s speciality. Local meats are served as well as a specials board offering mouth-watering choices and there are also 3 real ales and 11 different wines by the glass to choose from.
The Red Lion – Freshwater
An award winning traditional country pub, known for locally sourced meat and fish and vegetables from it’s own vegetable garden. Great home cooked meals served with the good choice of real ales and wines. Booking is essential as the pub is popular with locals and tourists.
The Spy Glass – Ventnor
The award winning Spyglass Inn sitting in possibly the most enviable position on Ventnor seafront. It boasts magnificent views over the English Channel and, with its unique character, is reminiscent of the days of smuggling.
The Spyglass has a good reputation for its food, serving lovely seafood chowders amongst many other great dishes. The pub is popular all year-round with locals and tourists, especially at the weekends when they often have live music. There is a main pub menu along with excellent specials board and of course Ventnor Bay lobsters and crabs to choose from.