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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