5 Great Places to Eat on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Isle of Wight is a lovely place to spend a long weekend ~ we've been going there regularly with friends and family over the past year.

Discovering new places on the island is always fun, especially when it involves food! Here are a few gems we've come across along the way ~ be sure to book as they can get very busy...


5 Great Places to Eat on the Isle of Wight

The Waterfront Cafe
Totland Bay

This hidden restaurant and bar is right on the water's edge and has a fabulous view out over the Solent. Both times we've been here we've been blessed with a gorgeous sunset. Be sure to ask for a table in the window.

The food is an eclectic Mediterranean style, plenty of seafood and delicious veggie options. We especially enjoyed the vegetarian mezze starter for two (see below). The menu is seasonal so there's always something new to try.




 



The Piano Cafe
Freshwater

This boutique cafe is just a short walk from where we stay in Freshwater Bay. It's the perfect place to spend a warm evening with friends, listening to live music.

The dinner menu is limited to sharing platters (meat, fish or veggie) and a couple of dishes on the specials board, but it's all beautifully presented, tasty and great with a glass or two of wine!







Wightwood Pizza
Freshwater Bay

Catch this vintage Citro├źn H van, serving delicious woodfired pizza, in various places all over the island. It comes to Freshwater Bay most Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

We've yet to try to food, but it certainly looks great and the concept of grabbing a slice and heading down to the beach with it definitely appeals!






Well Bread Bakery
Cowes

If you like big portions, this artisan bakery & cafe is the place to be. Ginormous scones, brownies and hot cross buns are definitely the order of the day here. To give you an idea, we shared the scone below between four of us!

The atmosphere is super informal ~ seating is communal on old wooden pews, you self-serve and pay for what you eat.

There's a great selection of breads and you can also grab some breakfast here.





The Garden Cafe
Freshwater

Another super place to head for sunset and pizza! The food is Italian-style ~ they have a large woodfire oven, so the pizzas have that nice authentic crispiness to them.

Choose to sit inside or out on the deck on warmer evenings.



Have you been to the Isle of Wight in recent times? Any foodie recommendations to add to the above? Please share in the comments below!

Claire

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