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Where to eat and drink on the Isle of Wight

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities on the Isle of Wight? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.

With its bountiful local produce, served at award-winning restaurants, quirky cafés and country pubs, you will not struggle for places to eat on the Isle of Wight. Take a trip to seaside resort Ventnor and make sure to visit the brilliant bakery and restaurant Cantina, located on the high street. The offbeat menu, with its unconventional yet extremely tasty combinations, coupled with the extensive cocktail menu and freshly baked bread, makes stopping for a meal in Cantina a must.

Cafés on the Isle of Wight are a fairly common sight, especially in some of the main tourist destinations, ranging from traditional cosy tearooms to on-trend coffee shops. Try a dark chilli and milk hot chocolate at the family-run chocolatiers and café, The Chocolate Apothecary, in Ryde, or PO41 in Yarmouth is a great place to stop for an incredible coffee and a slice of cake.

There is a plethora of traditional pubs on the Isle of Wight serving a range of mouth-watering dishes. The Crab and Lobster Inn has been operating in the seaside village of Bembridge since 1870 and offers some of the best freshly caught seafood in the area. In the summer take a seat in their clifftop garden and admire the stunning views of Bembridge Ledge, whilst tucking into a delicious pub lunch. Whatever you are searching for, there are a wealth of cafés, pubs and restaurants on the Isle of Wight to suit any palette.


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  • Cantina

    Cantina

    Cantina is a café/restaurant in the heart of sunny Ventnor that offers a friendly and relaxed ambience, plus most importantly, delicious food. Cantina has its own bakery, serving fresh bread and a range of pastries, or you can sample something heartier in its café/restaurant. Open all-year-round, you can enjoy an all-day brunch, a selection of fine seafood dishes, delightful cocktails and a host of other main dishes from its ever-changing menu.

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  • Off the Rails

    Set in an old 19th century railway station, Off the Rails is a popular retro restaurant with a fantastic location and history. Serving hearty British classics, with a particularly intriguing twist, the award-winning restaurant is an Isle of Wight destination you definitely want to stop off at.

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  • Chocolcate Apothocary

    The Chocolate Apothecary

    This boutique shop is a true haven for all chocolate lovers. Run by family and friends, the cosy atmosphere and old-fashioned décor are just as enticing as the creative and spectacularly delicious chocolate treats on offer.

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  • The Crab and Lobster Inn

    The Crab and Lobster Inn is a characterful pub with a friendly local atmosphere, specialising in locally-sourced seafood. Head to the clifftop garden and enjoy a refreshing drink overlooking the stunning views of Bembridge Ledge.

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    The Duck

    With fantastic views of the Ryde Canoe Lake, wine and dine at The Duck for a truly unforgettable experience. The menu is comprised of the very best, in season local ingredients to deliver wholesome British dishes, served in a modern and stylish environment.

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