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Isle Of Wight Restaurants: Recommended By Locals!

There are many Isle of Wight restaurants to choose from, from typical British dishes to local seafood delights. Are you planning a visit and already want to see where the best places to eat and drink at Isle of Wight restaurants? You’ve come to the right post! As we have made a list of top places recommended by locals with a quick summary.

Isle of Wight Facts

Firstly, some short nice facts about the island before you visit;

  • There are red squirrels on the island that you can spot on your visit!
  • You can play with dinosaurs at the UK’s oldest theme park
  • A passport is not needed to travel here, but always good to carry ID regardless.
  • There is no motorway, so be prepared to drive on some beautiful country roads.
  • The Isle of Wight is ‘Britain’s Most Instagrammable Island’, reaching almost 900,000 images shared online out of all the UK islands.

Want to know more about the island? Check out our full Isle of Wight Facts post!

Top Voted Places To Eat At

The White Mouse

Location: Chale

Food Type: Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly and Vegan Options

Superb views, extensive menu and great service. Also has a brilliant outdoor play area for kids and is dog friendly.

The Horse & Groom

Location: Ningwood

Food Type: British, Vegetarian Friendly and Vegan Options

Fantastic meal and service every time. Lovely friendly staff, always made to feel very welcome.

The Pointer Inn

Location: Newchurch

Food Type: British, Pub and Vegetarian Friendly

Lovely to sit out in the garden or inside in the cosy pub. A great selection of traditional but high quality pub grub. Our favourite every time

The Crab and Lobster

Location: Bembridge

Food Type: Seafood and British

Love their sea food platter.

Vernon Cottage

Location: Shanklin

Food Type: Tea Room, Seafood and British

Great food, good portions and a friendly welcome

The Spyglass Inn

Location: Ventnor

Food Type: Quick Bites, British, Pub, Seafood and Vegetarian Friendly

Great food every time with the best atmosphere and THE best view!

The Bargeman’s Rest

Location: Newport

Food Type: British, Pub and Vegetarian Friendly

One of the best pub restaurants in Newport, with delicious large portions and a ship themed interior.

The Best Dressed Crab

Location: Bembridge Harbour.

Food Type: Healthy, Gluten Free Options and Seafood

Wait for the tide to be in, get out on deck in the sunshine with some delicious fresh crab salad with some crispy chips are hard to beat.

Off The Rails

Location: Yarmouth

Food Type: British, Vegetarian Friendly and Vegan Options

The perfect place for a bite to eat after a walk, hike or cycle in the area. Very friendly staff!

The Garlic Farm

Location: Newchurch

Food Type: British and Healthy

The best garlic ice cream at the garlic farm!

The Black Cat

Location: Shanklin

Food Type: Asian. Thai and Vegetarian Friendly

Top Voted Places To Drink At

The Waterfront

Location: Totland Bay

For gorgeous sea views, we can see why locals vote this place for a great place to enjoy a drink at.

The Old Fort

Location: Seaview

A cold fresh drink by the sea is great on a sunny weekend

Culver Haven Inn

Location: Sandown

Delicious drinks in a decent place.

The Hut

Location: Colwell Bay

Great place to watch the sun set with a drink and friends.

The Spyglass Inn

Location: Ventnor

Also on the top places to eat, again we see the Spyglass Inn as a local favourite for drinks too. The outstanding sea views definitely is a top favourite.

The Bonchurch Inn

Location: Ventnor

A great choice of drinks to combine with food, nice to stay for at least two drinks!

The Steamer Inn

Location: Shanklin

Great place for a drink at the end of the day.

Check out our other Isle of Wight posts here:

Isle Of Wight Facts: 15 Fun Things You Should Know (Written By A Local)

Top Things To Do In Ryde, Isle Of Wight

6 Must Do Walking Routes

Weekend staycation on the Isle Of Wight

The Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight

Top 24 Things To Do During Summer On The Isle of Wight

Red Squirrel Adventures: Where To Spot Them!

Walk The Wight: The Most Beautiful 42km Walk In The UK

Summary Isle Of Wight Restaurants

So as you can read, there are lots to choose from, which have all been recommended by locals based on where they live and what they love. The Isle of Wight has so much to offer and we hope when you visit, you can enjoy and experience some of these great restaurant choices too!

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    Katerina
    4th September 2021 at 2:55 pm

    What a beautiful place! I’d definitely love to visit soon – thanks for this helpful post!

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