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Where to Eat & Drink on the Isle of Wight

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Explore the Isle of Wight’s finest eating and drinking establishments

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 local produce served at award-winning establishments, there are many places to eat on the Isle of Wight. Take a trip to Ventnor and visit the brilliant bakery and restaurant Cantina, located on the high street. The unconventional yet tasty menu, coupled with the extensive cocktail menu and freshly baked bread, make it a must-visit.

Cafés on the Isle of Wight are fairly common, especially in some of the main tourist destinations. These range 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. 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 dates back to 1870 and offers some of the finest fresh seafood in the area. In the summer, take a seat in their clifftop garden and admire the stunning views of Bembridge Ledge.

Whatever you are searching for, there are cafés, pubs and restaurants on the Isle of Wight to suit any palette.

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    Burrs Restaurant

    27-28 Lugley Street
    Isle of Wight
    PO30 5HD

    01983 825470

    Burrs Restaurant, a sophisticated and fine dining eatery, has continued to grow its reputation since its opening in 1997 as one of the island’s must-visit restaurants. Sit down and relax with a glass of wine as you catch up with loved ones over a mouth-watering culinary feast.  

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    Hewitt’s Restaurant

    33 Lugley Street
    Isle of Wight
    PO30 5ET

    01983 722723

    After a day of exploring the stunning surroundings of the Isle of Wight, there is no better place to unwind than Hewitt’s Restaurant. Enjoying a light and airy décor and a varied men with cosy and sophisticated dishes, you’re sure to feel right at home.  

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  • Farmgate Café

    No64 Ryde

    64 George St
    Isle of Wight
    PO33 2AJ

    01983 614071

    No64 Ryde enjoys a superb location in the seaside town of Ryde on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight. Whether you fancy cosying up with a cup of coffee or indulging in a sweet treat, Ryde’s favourite coffee shop is the place to be.  

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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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