Isle of Wight Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Isle of Wight

September 22, 2017 Malia Yoakum

The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to enjoy some peace, quiet and natural beauty. Except perhaps in the summer, when the Isle of Wight Festival draws visitors from all over the world. In 1970, the Festival was the largest rock-music event ever held. It was called Britain's Woodstock and featured Jimi Hendrix and The Who. (Not so much peace or quiet that week.) The island is also known for its world-famous sailing and lovely resorts, where people have been vacationing since Victorian times.
Things to do in Isle of Wight

1. Mojac's Restaurant and Bar

10A Shooters Hill | Isle of Wight, Cowes PO31 7BG, England Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +44 1983 281118
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 500 reviews

Mojac's Restaurant and Bar

Mojac's is open 5 evenings a week for dinner (Tues-Sat) and will open for lunch for parties of 8 or more with 24 hours' notice. We do not cater for children and do not allow under 10's after 7pm. Mojac's Restaurant and Bar aims to provide all customers with a friendly environment in which they can enjoy a cocktail, one of our many gins, just a nibble or dessert or a meal from our regularly changed menu offering excellent quality fresh produce and always complimented by our efficient friendly service. Our menu features many gluten free dishes and we are happy to help with other special dietary needs.

Reviewed By gil3736 - cowes

Great welcome. All of the meals presented and tasted fantastic. Service outstanding. Belly pork main and Quails egg starter all perfectly cooked. Well done.

2. Burr's Restaurant

Lugley Street, Newport PO30 5HD, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$385 +44 1983 825470
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 478 reviews

Burr's Restaurant

Alacarte restaurant in Newport offering a selection of local fish and seafood and great steaks. An upmarket restaurant with an emphasis on customer service and attention to detail with crisp linen table cloths and napkins.

Reviewed By bebe350 - Barnham, United Kingdom

We read the reviews and we chose Burr’s for a family anniversary last week.
This delightful small restaurant needs no further accolades from me. It is the tops.
The service is attentive, friendly and efficient but not intrusive with an excellent Maitre D in charge.
We chose the steaks and the rack of lamb from the comprehensive menu, all delicious and cooked to perfection.
It was an occasion to remember. We shall certainly return.

3. Pendletons

85 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6NR, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1983 868727
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 822 reviews

Pendletons

Reviewed By 94588863 - Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom

'Twas a night before Christmas so the rain came down in sheets, nippers sailing in their prams up and down adjoining streets, Shanklin was dark, nothing in a manger, Kings delayed in Orient, no angels hollering Hark, perhaps only Ventnor could be stranger.
Santa came to see us with an item in his pocket, one festive reservation garnished with rocket, Steve had a cancellation, of that here was no doubt, we took him on with open arms from flooded rooftop one did shout.
Subtle greeting and Proscecco set the tone for Crimbo perfection, Steve in a suit and matching boozy flute put me loosely in mind of One Direction, brother Sam one man to forget me not remember, another clan member showed us to a table, next to his Mother named Sue some pictures of stuff gas central heating and an internet cable.
Quizzes for much later were doodled onto paper.
My wife opted seafood whilst I settled for the duck, cocktail and pate being rather precise, appetizing tasty well seasoned well nice, posh bottle bubbles chilled to the flow, non tacky crackers cost him four quid a throw, trinkets adorning something useful for a change, not purchased down the market diamond geezer or "The Range"
Succulent festive gobbling beast thick slices ah, the best, generally speaking us horny fellas preffering a breast, gravy not in globule form no lumps no bumps to boot, Brussels past that bullet stage red cabbage laced with fruit, sausages in overcoats cranberry conserve in cranberry boats, many other vegetables placing palettes to the test, vegetable on table six, the somewhat shady questionable guest.
A noisy man behind us simply didn't cease blaspheming, one more heathen bleater from Messiah Lord and eternal keeper who fails to grasp the meaning.
'Twas Christmas Day in Pendletons, pudding was steaming hot, the first man to refuse the thing was marched outside, and shot. Several vats of paraffin brandy, sixpences bright copper kettles and canes made of candy, dragged to our table billowing flames, Masterchef and The Hunger Games, John and Greg would indeed bow their cranium to a pud full of nickel shrapnel spare change and titanium, titillated with alcohol grease, every paying punter was deserving of a piece.
Next stuff to tackle being a lorry load of cheese, with grapes of Roth apples sticks celery to please, Cheddar Brie Stilton a thing resembling Torte, accompanied by butter puff's Red Leicester and a port, Southampton I believe, which isn't far away!
Home made hand made woman made chocolates, shortbread indigestion, booking.com would avoid repeat congestion, thanking you to all concerned, nothing ventured nothing burned, raising a glass to all things en croute, especially Steve, who rocked a suit !!

4. Bellamy's Bistro

71 High Street | Isle of Wight, Sandown PO36 8AD, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$934 +44 1983 403288
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 607 reviews

Bellamy's Bistro

We are a popular 'Bistro'. We open from 10:00 in the morning, closing at 2.30, we re-open for the evening at 5.30 last orders at 8.30 in the evening, during the summer. Our opening times vary with the seasons. We are small and friendly, having the capacity for 32 covers. Our food is cooked in our own kitchen by 2 very good chefs. We use fresh ingredients and locally produced Beef, Lamb and free-range eggs from a local farm. Lobster and Crab from local fishermen. We try our best to deliver great food, attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, and an enjoyable dining, experience all at good value. Last orders 15 mins before closing time. However, there is no rush for evening diners to leave the the Bistro we will happily continue to serve drinks and desserts to diners already with us.

Reviewed By Julie w - Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

Had a nice meal here the other day. Food very good,( cold day , and it was cold in restaurant! ,( but i think it had been closed for a while) but food was hot , nicely decorated and had nice sayings on the walls.Friendly staff

5. Yarbridge Inn

Yarbridge | near Brading, Sandown PO36 0AA, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$228 +44 1983 405585
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 967 reviews

Yarbridge Inn

We our a cosy little Pub/Restaurant that serves good wholesome traditional pub grub. Local produce is key to our cooking and use it where ever possible. We cater for all kinds of dietary requirements so just ask one of our friendly members of staff who will advise on our options. Although it says in our description 'Vegan options' we do not offer as many choices as the heading would lead you to believe. It is something I have tried to change but in vain. We do our best to cater for all so if you are Vegan please say when booking and we can discuss with you our options or create something for you if given enough time. We do love your furry four legged friends but when booking it is important to mention it to us so we can seat you accordingly. Unfortunately we are very small so our toilets do not have baby change facilities and it would also be tricky to get a wheelchair in them. Apart from the toilets we are great for wheelchair access with tarmac car pack and no steps to negotiate on entering if sat in our top restaurant. Jane, Richard, Becky and the team look forward to serving you soon.

Reviewed By RhinoKellie - Oxford, United Kingdom

We dropped in today for a Sunday roast as a table of four. The meal was absolutely faultless. We had 3 roast beef and a lamb burger. The horseradish was perhaps a little too strong but other than that a perfect meal!

6. Lockslane Contemporary Bistro

9 Foreland Road, Bembridge PO35 5XN, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol British, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$228 +44 1983 875233
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 250 reviews

Lockslane Contemporary Bistro

Lockslane is an intimate restaurant right in the heart of Bembridge. We source our ingredients from the shops right here in our village and across the Island: vegetables from The Farm Shop, and fresh fish from Captain Stan and Island Foods for meat from Isle of Wight farms. We are intentionally small, concentrating our efforts on providing attentive service and a dynamic menu.We are open from 6.30 In the evening and take last table Reservations at 9pm, though you are welcome to stay as long as you want thereafter. Due to our size, we only allow children over the age of 12.

Reviewed By Michael C

A superb bistro-style restaurant. The food is well-prepared and well-presented. Portions are ample. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient.

7. Tramezzini

14 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ, England Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$78 - HK$275 +44 1983 855510
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 329 reviews

Tramezzini

Mediterranean inspired homemade food and local produce , cooked to the highest level in a stunning little Mediterranean bistro . Breakfast , lunch and dinner all cooked with a twist and the best the island has to offer

Reviewed By AAdolph - London, United Kingdom

We had a delicious meal here, especially the pigeon starter with hazel nuts and the crispest pastry you can imagine. The service was excellent and very friendly, to the extent that we were invited to join in playing charades with the proprietor, Bethan, and her guests, who were enjoying an early Christmas dinner in Victoria dress - we arrived as strangers and left as friends - thank you for an exceptional evening out!

8. The Bistro

30 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SX, England Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$228 +44 1983 853334
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

The Bistro

The Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Bistro - Serving, european cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day ecept Tuesdays & Sunday evenings for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.

Reviewed By MummaFish48 - Southampton, United Kingdom

We had a short stay in Ventnor out of season. We found The Bistro and looked at reviews and booked. There were 6 of us and the food and service was outstanding. The decor is fresh and pleasant, restaurant is clean and food fabulous. We had a mixture of Fish and Steak dishes, all cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Good wine list. If you are Ventnor, definitely don't miss an opportunity of a meal here!

9. Stotesburys Fish And Chips

43 St. James Street | Isle of Wight, Newport PO30 1LG, England Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1983 522316
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 340 reviews

Stotesburys Fish And Chips

Reviewed By Steven H

After a very long day trip, there was only one thing for it... Fish and Chips...
Now I have friends in this industry, so I feel qualified comment.
This place was absolutely Superb... Possibly the Best Fish and Chips I’ve ever had???
Everything cooked fresh, and a really pleasant welcome to boot.
Simply can’t recommend enough... Wish it was our local. And our local is really good!

10. Wonky Cafe

Sandhills Holiday Park | Peacock Hill, Bembridge PO35 5QB, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Waitstaff Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1983 872689
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Wonky Cafe

Traditional beach café serving all day breakfast plus a range of hot and cold meals and snacks. Freshly ground coffee. Open daily 9am to 5pm throughout the holiday season (March to October), with extended hours in high summer. Please note that the cafe is only accessible on foot from the coastal path so may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Customers should also be aware that there are no public toilets on the beach or in the cafe.

Reviewed By Nic H

Stunning position on the bay with lovely walks. It is a fairly basic cafe, serving well priced but very average quality food. Poor quality sausages, frozen greasy hash browns, badly cooked scrambled eggs, over cooked mushrooms. Shame really, but clearly we are in the minority. With careful selection, it is good for snacks, children's' meals, and simple food.
No toilet facilities.
On balance, recommended for setting and value.

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