Freshwater Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Freshwater

November 23, 2017 Joeann Galban

Discover the best restaurant in Freshwater, United Kingdom (UK) including Red Lion, The Vine Inn, Captain's Cabin, Fatimas, Dandelion Cafe, Rainbow Fish Bar, The Hut, Warren Farm Shop & Tea Garden, Butterflies of Yarmouth, The Piano Cafe
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1. Red Lion

Church Place | Freshwater, Freshwater PO40 9BP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$55 - HK$439 +44 1983 754925
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 678 reviews

Red Lion

A traditional country pub with flag stone floors and log fire, serving locally sourced food . The pub has its own garden which produces fresh vegetables and herbs all year round. Four real ales are available as well as an extensive wine list.

Reviewed By Bellagz

My partner and I had a fantastic lunch at this superb picturesque pub in Freshwater , I had the lamb shoulder shepherds pie which was amazing and my other half had the pork belly , also fantastic, the staff are lovely and attentive, very friendly and the pub has a real cosy comfortable feel ....it’s a must on any visit to Freshwater.

2. The Vine Inn

Avenue Road, Freshwater PO40 9UP, England Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Steakhouse, Soups, British, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$220 +44 7748 123987
Excellent
31%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 213 reviews

The Vine Inn

Reviewed By nickrashtead - Ashtead

We've stopped here over the last 10 years and the drink and food has always been good and at a fair price. It is a locals pub so do expect quizzes and the occasional local with a penetrating voice but it doesn't detract too much as the area is large enough for all. The menu isn't hugely extensive but there is something for everyone and kids meals and always some specials. The portions are generous and tasty.

3. Captain's Cabin

Colwell Chine Road | Colwell Bay, Freshwater PO40 9NP, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 7768 448277
Excellent
50%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Captain's Cabin

Reviewed By Vintagemalt - Southampton, United Kingdom

Captains Cabin has everything you would want from a beach cafe and more!
Great tea & coffee, very good menu, friendly efficient staff and perfect views of Colwell Bay. We visited 4 times during our recent weeks holiday with our four grandchildren, on each occasion the food was freshly prepared, the service excellent and the prices very reasonable. Highly recommended!

4. Fatimas

45 School Green Road, Freshwater PO40 9AS, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +44 1983 755121
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Fatimas

Reviewed By Roger S - Gloucester, United Kingdom

We visited twice during this holiday, the decor is a little different however the service was very good, the food was extremely good and then to top it all the cost was very agreeable. The only point is you have to take your own alcohol if you drink but there is no corkage charge, all in all a very good value resturant to visit.

5. Dandelion Cafe

Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RA, England Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch +44 1983 753854
Excellent
39%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
12%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 173 reviews

Dandelion Cafe

Reviewed By Marie S - Canterbury, United Kingdom

I was pleasantly surprised by the dandelion cafe.
The service was really quick, despite it being busy. The views across the bay are amazing. The food presentation is excellent. The only fault I can think of is that they have the horrible little sachets of condiments. Bottles or dishes would be much more in keeping with the rest of the beautiful presentation of table cloths etc.
I will definitely go again.

6. Rainbow Fish Bar

1-2 Cliff Hall Buildings Avenue Road | Avenue Road, Freshwater PO40 9UR, England Takeout Seafood, Fast Food, British Lunch, Dinner +44 1983 752257
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Rainbow Fish Bar

Fish and chip shop.

Reviewed By MikeR827 - Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

The service was friendly and efficient.
The fish was cooked well and very tasty. The chips were greasy and a little disappointing, with an average portion size. The curry sauce tasted nice, but was only warm.
Based on the other reviews we clearly did not get them at their best.

7. The Hut

Colwell Chine Road | Colwell Bay, Freshwater PO40 9NP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$86 - HK$275 +44 1983 898637
Excellent
56%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 704 reviews

The Hut

Welcome to The Hut, Colwell Bay. Launched in May 2013, The Hut is a quintessentially English 'beach hut' style restaurant that combines an unrivalled passion for high quality, seasonal food with a desire to create a relaxed but stylish environment for all to enjoy.  Combining culinary classics with innovative ideas, The Hut will offer a more exciting approach to beach side dining on the Isle of Wight. Using locally sourced produce wherever possible, The Hut will strive to offer the freshest seasonal food on the island at reasonable prices. Open throughout the day during the summer season, The Hut will offer a variety of settings to satisfy all - from casual mid morning coffee through to ambient, candle lit dinners on the deck in the evening.

Reviewed By Chriscampion2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

My husband and I had lunch here, it's a beautiful spot overlooking the Solent, very trendy place with lovely staff, we were going out for family meal that night so asked if it was ok to have 6 oysters and a couple of starters and we were highly delighted with our choices! The oysters were plump and juicy, I had marinated octopus salad n hubby had crab tian, all high class quality! Highly recommend

8. Warren Farm Shop & Tea Garden

Alum Bay New Road | Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JB, England (Formerly Warren Farm) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards British, Cafe Lunch +44 1983 753200
Excellent
69%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Warren Farm Shop & Tea Garden

After operating Farmhouse Cream Teas from our home for sixteen years at Warren Farm, we have now moved a short distance across the farmyard to a converted barn, where we have opened a farm shop. There is a coffee shop with refreshments, hot & cold drinks and homemade & local produce, amd we will still be serving our famous cresm teas! Opening times will be Thursday to Sunday and daily during school holidays and Tuesday to Sunday during school holidays. We look forward to welcoming you to Warren Farm.

Reviewed By Lesley A - London, United Kingdom

Saw the sign for the tearoom when visiting the needles. Short walk on easy to follow path. Really peaceful setting. They have made a real effort to create a pleasant place for tea and cake - miniature table and seats for the little ones and cover for inclement weather. Watch out for the dwarf bad tempered goat - think it was Liam.

9. Butterflies of Yarmouth

1 Wheatsheaf Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0PF, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1983 761640
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Butterflies of Yarmouth

Reviewed By Flamingoparrot - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

We had coffee and cake on our holiday visit to Yarmouth at Butterflies cafe.
I chose caramel and coffee cake and was assured by the lady serving me was definitely GLUTEN FREE, and it was labelled as gluten free too.
However less than an hour later I was dealing with all the awful symptoms of eating gluten. This cake made me so ill for many hours, being so sick I have hurt my ribs.
It is so unacceptable that places that serve food and offer gluten free products, but which are actually not as coeliacs rely on honesty.
How gluten reacts in a coeliac is so painful and so unnecessary.
I know cross contamination happens but bring coeliac is hard enough but you have to put your faith in cafes and restaurants.

10. The Piano Cafe

The Piano Cafe Gate Lane | Isle of Wight, Freshwater PO40 9PY, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$196 +44 1983 472874
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 284 reviews

The Piano Cafe

The Piano Cafe and Mezze at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. Serving quality coffee, specialty tea, home made cakes, artisan mezze boards and wine/beer. We have an outside Seating area at the front which is great for dog walkers, or just watching the world go by. Live music is often played on the evenings we are open. Opening times are seasonal, please call or check our website for more info.

Reviewed By mikew2010 - Freshwater, United Kingdom

Interesting building with history (check out the menu) , decent but not huge selection of appetising food and good selection of teas and coffee. Would have scored higher if only they could learn to use hot milk for the coffee.Staff were very pleasant though.

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