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Top 10 Eateries on the Isle of Wight

26th January 2015 Published by

foodIt’s natural that while you’re staying with us at Whitecliff Bay, you will want to sometimes head out to sample the culinary delights of the island. You might be out on a daytrip in need of some lunch, or heading out for a special evening meal with friends. To help you along, we’ve compiled this list of great local eateries that come highly recommended by scores of positive online reviews.


Fine Nammet – Shanklin

Offers contemporary British cuisine, and loved by locals and tourists alike. It is open daily from 11am to 3pm and then 6pm to 11pm. It has received numerous awards, including “Food Hero” from Taste of the Wight, Gold Status from Les Routiers and many  more.

Lockslane Contemporary Bistro – Bembridge

A hidden gem in the village of Bembridge with imaginative appetizing food and a warm welcome on arrival , this delightful bistro opens from Wednesday to Sunday from 6.30pm, plus Sunday lunch.

dan-s-kitchenDan’s Kitchen – Lower Green Road, St. Helens

This lovely restaurant has more than two hundred 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor, with its fish dishes being especially praised. Open in the evening from Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch from Thursday to Saturday. A must for fish lovers.

Yarbridge Inn – Yarbridge, Sandown

This traditional pub is open all-year round, and is particularly complimented for its selection of great British cuisine and beers. Open for lunch and in the evenings, the menu offers succulent meat dishes, fresh seafood and much more.

Kevars – High Street, Ryde

Touted as the best café in Ryde (and even on the whole island), this place is noted for its cleanliness, good service, and its reliable, simple and easy-to-enjoy food. If you’re out for the day and need a snack/lunch stop off, or even a breakfast, then this is the place for you.

Pendletons – High Street, Shanklin

Offering a selection of European Cuisine, family-run Pendletons is open for lunch or dinner. They have a variety of menus, including 2- and 3-course fixed menus, and are praised for their efficient and friendly service, as well as good food.

Brawn’s of Cowes – Cowes

This French restaurant offers delicious seafood from a chef who has previously worked at the world-famous Fat Duck in Bray. Open for dinner on weekday evenings, and lunch/dinner at weekends, the restaurant also has a carefully selected wine list designed to beautifully accompany your food.

Fogg’s of Ventnor – High Street, Ventnor

Another charming choice offering evening meals with fixed-price, specials menus and even bespoke menus for special occasions and parties. Run by a renowned chef, Fogg’s promises top-quality cuisine at reasonable prices.

food-oneLily’s Coffee Shop – High Street, Seaview

Another great choice for breakfast or lunch, Lily’s is the perfect spot to stop after a long walk on the beach. Its coffee has been described as “lush,” and is also praised for its tasty food, good décor and friendly atmosphere.

Mojac’s Restaurant – Shooters Hill, Cowes

Open all week for dinners, and mid-week for lunches, this fine restaurant is a wonderful choice for adults on holiday who want a nice, quiet and kid-free evening meal (no under 10s after 7pm). The restaurant offers British/European favourites, as well as a good number of gluten-free options for those who need it.

So there you have it – a world of choice, and all within easy striking distance of Whitecliff Bay. Browse our website for our upcoming offers, and book your stay with us now. Bon appétit!


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