Eating Out

Purple Mango - Shanklin


An excellent Indian Restaurant with beautiful interior and delicious food.

One of the most flamboyantly designed restaurants on the Isle of Wight  and mouth watering Indian food served by a helpful and friendly staff.

A good choice of Indian Cuisine is available including some delicious vegitarian options. The restaurant attracts a range of visitors from the devoted curry enthusiasts to those just looking for a refined and atmosperic restaurant.

Contact Information

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Fisherman's Cottage Public House - Shanklin

Seaside Public House where you can enjoy good food & drink with views of the sea

The Fisherman's Cottage Pub is right at the end of the Shanklin promenade and near the Shanklin Chine. Here the beach is a little quieter and you can sit in relative peace with great sea views. A good range of food is on offer and includes good sea food which is popular with Islanders.

The quality of the food was first rate and the chili prawn starter looked and tasted superb.

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Highdown Inn - Freshwater & Alum Bay

Highdown Inn - Freshwater & Alum Bay

An amazing pub which you will recommend to everyone

A delightful place to have lunch or dinner on the West side of the Isle of Wight and only a small detour when walking along the Tennyson Downs or around Freshwater and Alum Bay. The Highdown still draws a crowd due to an excellent reputation for it's food and because it combines an authentically friendly atmosphere and charming traditional public house feel. The menu of specials is chalked up on the wall and offers innovative and mouth watering dishes which take full advantage of local produce and fish.

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The Met - Ventnor

map_ventnorExcellent food tapas style food


With a beach front position overlooking the sea, a good range of wines, an extensive menu of good food and a smart look & feel, the Pintxo Playa is a lovely place to stop for lunch.

A meze of humus, olives (assortment recommended) seafood dishes and roasted vegetables all accompanied by a interesting selection of breads was extremely satisfying and reasonably priced. The wine list makes for a pleasant read and the ones served by the glass are well chosen.

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Lugleys - Newport

newport, isle of wightStylish fine dining restaurant with great food for those with an appetite

LugleysLugleys is a hotel and restaurant in the centre of Newport and offers friendly atmosphere and a comfortable and stylish dining room.

The food is some of the best in Newport and appeals to a wide variety of diners. The starters are large and very well prepared and main courses vary from hearty fish dishes and risottos to even heartier meat dishes. All are prepared with elegant arrangement and are visually stunning.

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The White Horse - Whitwell

map_whitwellA warm and welcoming public house with historic charm.

Specialising in traditional pub fare this village pub is a friendly and welcoming place to enjoy the pie of the day or a plate of fish and chips. That said, The White House is well able to cope with more exotic tastes and also serves up Thai green curry, a tasty vegetarian lasagne or something to suit almost every whim.

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Cask & Taverners - Godshill

Excellent food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere

Specialising in local game, fish and the more traditional dishes the Cask & Taverners in Godshill offers something deliciously different. A large board shows what is in season around the year and the specials allow you to eat the freshest local foods.

A variety of tempting dishes waft past to other tables as you make your difficult choices from the menu but a good selection of wines, ales and ciders help lubricate the brain in preparation.

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Pointer Inn - Newchurch

Pointer Inn Newchurch

Good pub food and enormous portions

A favourite among locals for lunches and dinner with a large variety of pub food and seasonal fish and meat dishes. The intimate and friendly restaurant is decorated with an enormous collection of brass and traditional objects which make one pause to think how they are all maintained to such a high degree of brilliance.

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The New Inn - Shalfleet

The New Inn Shalfleet Isle of Wight

Traditional pub with good seafood.

This pub is one of the oldest on the Isle of Wight and dates back to 1743. The interior remains traditional and the open fire and exposed beams add to the warm atmosphere. Despite a fairly isolated location you will usually find it bustling with punters who are pondering the choices on the specials board.

The food is well prepared and includes has a large selection of fish and seafood as well as traditional favourites. The whole crab is excellent (although tricky for the uninitiated) and the fillet of salmon with puy lentils & minted yoghurt dressing would satisfy the highest standards.  Ingredients always seem to be soured locally wherever possible and the dishes on the specials board often features the names of farmers & producers.

The New Inn is easy to find at Shalfleet between Yarmouth and Newport. If you have a chance I recommend a visit across the road to have a look at the fine old church.

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