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Family eating out at an Island restaurant © IW Tourism

Eating out in Ventnor

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

Bonchurch Inn – Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch

17th century coaching inn with cobbled courtyard, located in a picturesque Island village where Charles Dickens wrote parts of David Copperfield. Italian specialities feature heavily on the menu, including costata di bue, anatra all'inglese and spaghetti Bolognese. More traditional dishes are also on the menu, such as ploughman's lunches, grilled fillet steak, fresh crab, breaded plaice, and chicken Kiev.

Food served 11am–2pm and 6.30–9pm (7–8.30pm Sundays)

Children welcomeCar parkingDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingPet friendly

Tel: 01938 852611
Postcode: PO38 1NU

Buddle Inn – St Catherine's Road, Niton

Enjoy the relaxed, unhurried atmosphere of this cliff-top pub, one of the Island's oldest hostelries. Popular with walkers and characterised by stone flags, oak beams and a broad fireplace. Once the haunt of smugglers, with a bit of imagination it is possible to picture wreckers concealing their booty here on dark stormy nights. Wide selection of food includes home-cooked pies and quiches, and curry and ham, as well as other pub favourites, grills, and seafood specialities.

Open 7 days a week

Children welcomeCar parkingDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 730243
Postcode: PO38 2NE

Chequers Inn – Niton Road, Rookley

Award-winning pub at the heart of the Island's countryside. Glorious views and wonderful walks nearby. Comprehensive menu, vegetarian dishes, weekday lunchtime carvery and traditional Sunday roasts. Large garden and children's adventure playground.

Open 7 days a week

Children welcomeCar parkingDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 840314
Postcode: PO38 3NZ

Four Seasons Inn – Clarence Road, Wroxall

A former historic coaching inn, the Four Seasons is set in the picturesque Appuldurcombe Valley, where you will find some of the Island's most scenic walks. If you are out and about exploring the Island's beautiful countryside, you will find this an ideal lunch stop, or a delightful venue for a relaxing evening meal. Excellent à la carte menu, cooked to order. Bar snacks are always available in the lounge bar and gardens. You will always be made to feel welcome. Vegetarian options.

Food served midday–9pm every day

Children welcomeCar parkingVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 854701
Postcode: PO38 3BY

Spyglass Inn – Esplanade, Ventnor

The huge collection of seafaring memorabilia fascinates visitors to this popular 19th century pub, which is located at the western end of Ventnor Esplanade. An extensive terrace overlooking the sea is ideal for summer drinks and meals. Seafood is the speciality, including crabs, lobsters and fish caught locally in Ventnor Bay. Live music is provided most evenings with country, folk or jazz.

Open 10.30am–11pm every day. Food served midday–9.30pm

Children welcomeCar parkingVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 855338
Postcode: PO31 1JX

The Griffin – High Street, Godshill

Situated in the heart of Godshill, this award-winning family pub offers something for all the family. Children's menu, daily specials, over 40 different fine cognacs, and wines from 18 different countries. Complete with beer garden where you can relax and enjoy your meal.

Children welcomeCar parkingDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 840039
Postcode: PO38 3JD

Willow Tree Tea Gardens and Restaurant – High Street, Godshill

Set in the pretty village of Godshill, relax in the award-winning unique renaissance water gardens and enjoy home-made soups and hot light lunches. Specialities include Ventnor Bay crab, lobster and the now-famous Willow Tree pavlova apple pie. There is a selection of sandwiches, baguettes and cream teas. Free parking 100 yards away.

Children welcomeDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 840663
Postcode: PO38 3HZ