Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Steephill Cove

Boathouse

Arrive early enough, and you'll see Steephill Cove's fishers (Jimmy and Mark) landing your lunch – the sanded wooden tables here are just steps from the sea. It makes a spellbinding spot to sip chilled wine, sample …
Seafood in Ryde & Eastern Isle of Wight

Floating Cafe & Shop

Welcome to an idyllic spot to munch your lunch. At this bijou cafe tacked on to a pontoon, the day's crab and lobster harvest is turned into supremely tasty sandwiches, salads and soups. Best eaten at one of the tab…
Pub Food in Ventnor & Southern Isle of Wight

Spyglass Inn

When a beachfront pub is this bedecked with pirate paraphernalia, ships' lanterns and lifebelts, you tend to be wary of the meals. No need. The seafood platters and salads here are superb, especially the grilled, ga…
Cafe in Steephill Cove

Crab Shed

Lobster pots and fishing boats line the slipway outside a shack that's a riot of sea-smoothed spas, cork floats and faded buoys. Irresistible treats include meaty crab salads, mackerel ciabatta and crumbly crab past…
Pub Food in Ryde & Eastern Isle of Wight

Pilot Boat

It's a good sign when customers can just sit down and play the pub's piano and guitars – a convivial atmosphere that's enhanced by a log-burner, ships' flags and quality homemade grub (think local crab salad and big…
Cafe in Ryde & Eastern Isle of Wight

Black Sheep

Chilled tunes on the music system, piles of newspapers and a palm-dotted terrace draw the locals to this laid-back Ryde venue – as do the regular live music sessions and a menu that spans homemade burgers, steaming …
Bistro in Ventnor & Southern Isle of Wight

Ale & Oyster

Modern takes on Isle of Wight produce include wild mushroom and smoked garlic risotto, crab mornay, and hazelnut-dusted pan-seared scallops. Best enjoyed on the terrace set right beside Ventnor's esplanade.