Where to Eat in Bembridge: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 4, 2017 Milan Banda

Bembridge is a village and civil parish located on the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight. It had a population of 3,848 according to the 2001 census of the United Kingdom, leading to claims by residents that Bembridge is the largest village in England. Bembridge is home to many of the Island's wealthiest residents. The population had reduced to 3,688 at the 2011 Census.

1. The Crab & Lobster Inn

32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1983 872244
Excellent
36%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 1 reviews

The Crab & Lobster Inn

Reviewed By KelvinSalter - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Came for a late lunch/early dinner today Wednesday, was very impressed.
A lovely welcome by the staff as soon as we arrived, a very warm welcome indeed.
A nice selection of Ales, although I was having a soft drink today which was fine as they had a nice range of bottled non-alcoholic beverages that could satisfy an array of palettes.
Me and my partner both ordered food, I had a cold seafood platter for one, which consisted of mussels, prawns, smoked salmon and fresh local crab, served with side salad and a nice couple of chunks of granary bread. All tasted nice and fresh and I couldn’t fault it in any way, fantastic.
My partner had moules mariniere and we shared some triple cooked chips. She was very happy with her mussels and the chips are nice and crisp, just how I like them.
We were originally just going to have savouries, but we spied the dessert menu which drawed us in with it’s tempting array of sweet delights.
Salted Caramel Panna Cotta and a Raspberry Syllabub was ordered without hesitation. What can I say, so glad we ordered desserts, these were some of the best desserts we have had in a long time. Very well made, presented and packed full of flavour.
Will have to come back again soon, overall a great experience, we left feeling very satisfied.

2. Lu Shan

Sherbourne Street, Bembridge PO35 5RZ, England Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$24 - HK$1,099 +44 1983 875559
Excellent
58%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

Lu Shan

The finest Chinese Restaurant on the Isle of Wight

Reviewed By John S

Popped in for an early evening meal with family. Lucky we did get in early as the place was full within a short space of time. I could see why it was full as the food was very tasty and plentiful. The service was also quick and very friendly. Recommended but I would advise to book or get in early.

3. Propeller Inn Pub

Sandown Road, Bembridge PO35 5PW, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1983 873611
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

Propeller Inn Pub

Reviewed By White-family - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

We finally made it to the Propellor today for lunch after hearing recommendations about the food. And we did find the food very good indeed, very tasty fish cakes starter plus salmon and king prawns in a lemon sauce main, samphire and crushed potatoes, my other half had a posh burger, homemade coleslaw, salad and chips which he pronounced first class. Too full for pud but homemade selection looked good. The young owners are personable, efficient and friendly, and the pub was busy for a Thursday lunchtime in February. Interesting location with the comings and goings on the adjacent airfield. Recommended.

4. Lifeboat View

Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1983 875568
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Lifeboat View

Situated on Bembridge beach, the Lifeboat View Cafe boasts spectacular views, serving fresh local crab & lobster daily. Open 7 days a week starting the 18th of March, 10 until four. Join us on the 18th of March for a free cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to celebrate our first day of the season!

Reviewed By Linda S - Brighton, United Kingdom

For the last 4 years we have eaten at the Lifeboat Cafe on my birthday. It just seems to get better every time. We love seafood so treat ourselves to the seafood platter which is the best we've eaten anywhere in the world! I do suggest you you make sure to book in advance as all the seafood is fresh from the day's catch. Sometimes the fishermen have had a bad day so nothing available. One day I was alone and there was no dressed crab so ordered baked potato and crabmeat which was brilliant...so much gorgeous filling!

5. Fox's Restaurant

11 High Street, Bembridge PO35 5SD, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +44 1983 872626
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Fox's Restaurant

Reviewed By dan2017123 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

My partner and I visited this restaurant as we were staying up the road in a hotel where the food wasn't very good at all, so we tried here as it was Local. We are very lucky ,whereby we are fortunate to have eaten in some very nice restaurants and hotels . Im often disappointed when eating out as I love my food but my lemon sole was so fresh , cooked to perfection and really well seasoned , in fact it was some of the best fish I've ever eaten.Not an overly fussy place ,just fresh ,very well cooked food , which I loved . I would definitely visit again if we were ever in the area.thank you for a very good meal .

6. 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

7. The Pilot Boat Inn

Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$173 +44 1983 872077
Excellent
41%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 252 reviews

The Pilot Boat Inn

The Pilot Boat Inn looks like a boat! The pub is on the edge of Bembridge Harbour and is popular with sailors, cyclists, walkers, families and locals. Everyone is very welcome. The Pilot Boat Inn is open every day throughout the year for food, drink and accommodation. The pub has five ensuite bedrooms for bed and breakfast. Close to the harbour and Beaches, and within walking distance of the village shops, the pub is an ideal location from which to explore Bembridge or the Isle of Wight.

Reviewed By Zoe H

We purchase an online voucher via the Price is Wight and it was £10 for a 2 course meal for one person . We’ve passed this pub many times but never been in and was really looking forward to visiting !!
It is a very unique and quirky pub and was also very clean !!!
I had phoned to book a table for 2 in advance , this was no problem, once we walked in the service we received from the 2 young members of staff working was excellent, the young lady ( Holly ?? ) was lovely and friendly.
My hubby had a pork Sunday lunch and I had the nut roast , the meals were clearly home made and delicious !! , we both had the chocolate brownie for desert which again was delicious
We will most definitely be returning when we revisit the IOW .
I was a little confused as there was an offer on there blackboard stating that a Sunday 2 course meal was £8.95 per person ( which was less than the voucher we bought )
Either way I’m not bothered as we both thoroughly enjoyed our food and all credit to the staff ( especially Holly ) , we will return soon

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. The Beach Hut Beachside Bar and Seafood Kitchen

Forelands Beach | Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England (Formerly The Beach Hut) Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wine and Beer, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Drinks HK$24 - HK$714 +44 1983 874270
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

The Beach Hut Beachside Bar and Seafood Kitchen

The Beach Hut Beachside Bar and Seafood kitchen is a fresh seafood, cocktail & wine kind of place. Quirky. Outdoor. Seasonal. On the beach. Reached down a few wooden stairs. A tiny hut serving seafood platters, cocktails & wines from 12o/c. This is the spot for fresh seafood platters on a sunny day. Chilled rose. Relaxed. Open on dry days. Do call to check. We dont do tea and cake, afternoon teas, burgers, chips, chicken nuggets and no fancy coffees. Dont arrive in a hurry. Enjoy the view, seafood, cocktails & wine. Cards accepted. Casual dress. Blankets/sunscreen provided. CAMPING LOO! Baby changing and baby food heating facilities. Kids welcome with a small kids menu and a few toys to play with. Food is cooked to order from a kisok, so expect a wait. Local IW crab and lobster (if the fishermen can get out and we haven't sold out). Most of our menu is Gluten free. We are not posh, our furniture doesn't match. But we are friendly and relaxed. Bring kids, dogs and a jumper! X

Reviewed By Pch2502

Sitting outside overlooking the sea on a sunny day, armed with a bottle of rosé and eating fresh seafood! What more can you want? Engaging and friendly owners; dog and family friendly; tranquil and relaxed. Be aware, however, that toilet facilities are basic.

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