There are plenty of places to eat and drink here on the Isle of Wight with many featuring a sea view – below is a list compiled by isleofwight.com of some of the best.
Many people do a lot of research before booking a holiday and you can almost guarantee that one of the things they will look into is the different places you can eat near the accommodation they’re considering. Thankfully, due to the size of the Isle of Wight, when you’re staying anywhere on the island, you will be able to visit all of the incredibly eating establishments that you’ve seen and you won’t be limited by your location.
Because the Isle of Wight is an island, many come here specifically for the stunning sandy beaches and often, when looking for places to eat, people will be searching for restaurants with a sea view. With 57 miles of coastline, it isn’t difficult to find places to eat where you can sit back and appreciate the picturesque view, however, you may be slightly spoilt for choice. So, to help anyone looking for the best Isle of Wight restaurants that are situated on the seafront, here is a list of places we would recommend.
The Hut at Colwell Bay
This is an easy-going beach restaurant with unrivalled views. The owners of The Hut have a passion for simple yet delicious food and they pride themselves on using locally produced and sourced ingredients. Whilst the dining experience you get here may be informal, it is still unforgettable, whether you go for lunch or dinner.
The Waterfront at Totland Bay
If you want to watch the sunset as you eat, then you should consider The Waterfront restaurant. They specialise in seafood and Mediterranean cuisine and you can guarantee that their standard menu and daily specials will make it hard to decide what to have. Whether you sit inside by the wall of windows or you sit on the terrace, you can enjoy the amazing views.
The Breeze at Island Harbour Marina
Whilst this restaurant won’t give you a traditional sea view, if you’re looking for somewhere picturesque, it is worthwhile considering. You will find The Breeze on the banks of the River Medina and when sitting on their raised open-air seating platform you will have beautiful views of the marina. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options here too.
The Ocean Deck at Sandown Bay
Set on the Esplanade in the traditional seaside town of Sandown, at this restaurant you are guaranteed brilliant sea views. The Ocean Deck is perfect for both lunch and dinner, or even just a drink, and you will always receive a warm welcome from the staff. With traditional food made using the freshest ingredients, it is a great option for the whole family.
The Best Dressed Crab at Bembridge Harbour
This is another restaurant that isn’t at the seaside, but it had to make the list because it is actually situated on the water. The Best Dressed Crab is a floating cafe and it serves the freshest shellfish straight from the boat. You may want to consider heading here for lunch on a sunny day to take in the views of the harbour.
The Crab Shed at Steephill Cove
When searching for somewhere else to have fresh seafood, this is another brilliant option. The Crab Shed serves the fish that is caught every morning in the waters right in front of the restaurant. They are only open at lunchtime though, so if you’d like to go, why not plan your day around it? There are lots of amazing things to do and see within the local area.
Eating out on the Isle of Wight
It goes without saying that when choosing to eat at any of the Isle of Wight restaurants mentioned above, not only will you get a delicious meal and receive exemplary service, but you will also get a beautiful picturesque sea view, or harbour view, too. No matter what type of food you fancy, there is something for every palette, so why not travel around the island and try multiple different restaurants mentioned above.
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