We've listed some of the best places to eat both in Shanklin town and around the places of interest on the island. Booking of these restaurants during June to September is recomended, they are popular and the island is very busy. Numbers correspond to the map in the information pack in guest bedrooms.
The Village Inn offers a full range of beers, largers, wines & spirits plus lunchtime & evening meals in the heart of Shanklins' Old Village. Set in a beauiful stone and thatched roof building it offers some of the best food in the area.
A cosy stone built pub & restaurant overlooking the end of Shanklin Chine and bay. It’s within a few minutes’ walk where you often see red squirrels in the woodland park. A genuine old world pub atmosphere with excellent food and tucked well away from the hustle and bustle.
A first class restaurant in the heart of the old village. If good food and wine are on your list for your visit then this restaurant is a must. Re-opened in 2002 its top notch menu continues to attract many a celebrity.
This is a Thai restaurant located in the old village. This is a licenced restaurant serving both traditional Thai food and those with a modern twist including vegetarian options.
5. The Cottage
Serving a wide menu including a Sunday carvery using local produce including IoW beef, pork and turkey with a choice of fresh veg. Also available are succulent burgers, steaks, BBQ spare ribs or try something in the fish range from calamari, tiger prawns to Moules, crab cakes ,sea bass and salmon fillets.
Italian cuisine. Experience the atmosphere of old Tuscany at Pavarotti's right here in the heart of Shanklin's Old Village. Serving traditional Italian food, with a great selection of wines and beer.
This unique thatched pub situated on the beach at the foot of Shanklin Chine dates back to 1817. It is the ideal place to relax on the sea front and sample the varied menu and try the range of good real ale.
This cafe offers good home cooked food at excellent prices. Generally open for breakfasts and afternoon meals. Check opening times on their Facebook page as they are rarely open in the evenings.
9. Corner Grill
This Grill House is new to Shanklins restaurant scene but is already proving to be very popular. This modern venue has been put to good use with an interesting menu and a pleasing selection of fish and meat. The restaurant should satisfy those who have been asking for a seafood restaurant – but the vegetarians might have a longer wait.
Morgans pride themselves in using the finest quality produce, sourced mainly from the Island, and alongside the extensive menu is a daily specials board which includes fresh local seafood dishes. Morgans serve the finest home-made cuisine, including Italian food.
The House of Spice is our closest restarant and serves a variety of Indian cuisine. Located in Shanklins the main through road, the High Street, it's only one minutes walk from The Richmond. Food is served until quite late and is popular with our guests.
12. Dragon Pearl
Dragon Pearl Chinese restaurant based on the road to Lake but still in easy walking distance. Whether you are a regular customer or have never visited a Chinese restaurant before you'll enjoy a visit here. You can catch a glimpse of what is on offer throughout their website.
13. The Waterfront
This Bistro and Bar is situated in a superb location right on the seafront on Shanklin’s Esplanade, with panoramic sea views and just a stone’s throw from the sandy beach. This is a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu.
14. The Steamer
The terrace at The Steamer Inn affords panoramic views across Sandown Bay to the English Channel. Situated right on Shanklin Esplanade, it’s a lovely spot to enjoy some of the Isle of Wight's best fresh seafood from the specials board or perhaps while away a relaxing afternoon. Enjoy an extensive wine list and fine selection of real ales and beers.
Below we've added a list of good eateries we found around the island. We've linked to their web page when possible, so take a look and see if any are near to your planned trip out.
This is reputed to be one of the oldest pubs in England, we think it is one of the best on the island. You my eat in or out and choose from an excellect menu of large or lite bite meals. Booking reccomended for indoor eating.
This most people’s idea of an traditional English county pub. This is a 200 year old stage coach staging inn, open seven day a week offering food from noon to 9pm. The Wight Lion offers traditional fayre with daily specials and theme nights.
Smugglers Haven is a tea room and diner that serves good home cooking that you can eat in or out. Outside offers open views over the sea and woodland between Shanklin and Ventnor. Located on a popular walk it offers an excellent resting point.
76 Leeson Road, VENTNOR, PO38 1QD Contact Tel: 01983 852992
The Garlic Farm's renowned shop and restaurant make for a unique and memorable visit. Learn about the history and origins of the farm in the Heritage centre. Taste the amazing range of garlic inspired products in the Taste Experience and enjoy exceptional gourmet food in the restaurant before picking up a few garlic goodies from the farm shop.
Whether you vitis for a beer or a bite to eat, you’ll always leave The Pointer with a smile on your face. Winner of numerous awards for fabulously fresh ales, and gained a great following through our deliciously different approach to pub food. Both in door and outdoor dinning is available.
Set next next to a trout filled stream and adjacent to thached cottages and village church this is everyones idea of a beautiful English village pub. Eat in or out and offering a good menu and ales. Best to ring and book in spring & summer.