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Family eating out at an Island restaurant © IW Tourism

Eating out in Shanklin

Restaurants, inns, pubs and cafés in and around Shanklin.

Black Cat Restaurant – High Street, Shanklin

Old Village restaurant with a characterful old world atmosphere specialising in Thai cuisine. Good value set menus, extensive wine list, and well-stocked bar with a variety of soft drinks and coffee. Car park nearby.

Open Monday to Saturday, 6–10pm

Children welcomeVegetarian menu

Tel: 01983 863761
Postcode: PO37 6NR
Map: Street view

Crab Inn – High Street, Shanklin Old Village

Savour the atmosphere of Shanklin's old coaching inn, which dates from the 1820s. Situated at the top of the famous chine, this beautiful thatched pub is one of the most photographed in Britain. Its pretty exterior is echoed in the contemporary décor inside. Families are made especially welcome.

The inn is close to two popular long-distance Island walking trails — the Coastal Path and the Worsley Trail — which makes it an ideal refreshment stop for walkers. There is a full menu available from bar snacks to succulent steaks, and a children's menu. Car park nearby.

Children welcomeDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 862363
Postcode: PO37 6NS
Map: Street view

Fishermans Cottage – Esplanade, Shanklin

Beautifully situated right on the beach, this thatched cottage was built in 1817 by Shanklin's first operator of covered bathing machines. Inside the low-beamed bar, the pub's history is described in the pictures that line its historic walls. The simple menu includes sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes, battered cod and jumbo sausages. Vegetarian options.

Restaurant open daily from March to October

Children welcomeVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 863882
Postcode: PO37 6BW
Map: Google Earth

King Harry's Bar – 6 Church Road, Shanklin Old Village

Thatched restaurant situated in the heart of picturesque Shanklin Old Village. Full à la carte menu specialising in steaks and grills. Lovely enclosed garden overlooking Chine Hollow. Open seven days a week in summer. Parties catered for in the banqueting hall. Children welcome, although we regret that under-fives are not permitted in the evening restaurant.

Open 7 days a week from noon until late

Children welcomeParking availableVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 863119
Postcode: PO37 6NU
Map: Street view

Steamer Inn – Esplanade, Shanklin

In a prime position on Shanklin seafront, the Steamer Inn has a delightful nautical atmosphere taking you back to the days when paddle steamers called at Shanklin's old Victorian pier. Spacious bars offer friendly service, panoramic sea views, excellent food, drink and live evening entertainment most nights.

Open 7 days a week from 10.30pm–11pm. Food served midday–9.30pm

Children welcomeVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 862641
Postcode: PO37 6BS
Map: Street view