Food & Drink

Considered a true foodie paradise, the Isle of Wight invites you to indulge in exquisite fine dining, tasty pub grub, delicious afternoon tea, fish & chips by the sea, modern bistro creations, farm kitchen cooking, hearty roast dinners and local produce aplenty. Whatever you choose, your tastebuds are sure to be tantalised and your mouth will water at the memory for years to come. Below, are just a few of our favourite eateries from around the island:-

Murrays Seafood Restaurant, Cowes: The best and freshest local and regional ingredients are sourced to compile the ever-changing menus. Choose from the set price lunch and dinner menus of the catch of the day board.

Off The Rails, Yarmouth: This award-winning restaurant and former train station provides a variety of stylish dishes to suit all, including vegan, gluten free or dairy free. Dogs are also welcome and there’s even an extensive dog menu!

Off The Rails Yarmouth

The Taverners, Godshill: Popular with locals and tourists alike, this country pub buys its meats from island farmers, the fish comes from local waters and in season local vegetables are used too. Bread and pastries are baked daily and cheese is sourced locally too. The garden has a toddlers play area as well as a herb garden, vegetable patch and fruit trees.

Garlic Farm Restaurant, Newchurch: Providing a cosy atmosphere as well as views across the valley, enjoy the gourmet dishes that have a good hint of garlic and use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

The Coast Bar & Dining Room, Cowes: Whether you opt to drop in for breakfast or a morning cake and coffee, enjoy a hearty lunch or three course dinner, you’ll enjoy locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

Coast Bar

Lady Scarlett’s Tea Parlour, Ventnor: This vintage tea room has a 1940s theme with period music playing, a loo kitted out as an Anderson shelter and shelves groaning with bric-a-brac. All food is cooked to order and includes homemade cakes and treats, gluten free options, light bites, milkshakes, indulgent desserts and more.

Michelangelo, Ryde: Head here for authentic Italian food including pasta, pizza, seafood as well as vegetarian dishes and homemade desserts.

The Bargemen’s Rest, Newport: A family-run pub overlooking the River Medina which offers home cooked food from an extensive menu. There’s also a great selection of real ales, many from local breweries.

Prego, Cowes: The menu features a wide selection of hand stretched pizzas and freshly cooked pastas, all using authentic Italian ingredients along with fresh Isle of Wight produce.

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