Eat & Drink in Ventnor 

Feeling peckish? Then you’ve come to the right place. Ventnor is the gourmet capital of the Island with many bars, cafés, restaurants and tea rooms, so the hungry visitor is spoilt for choice. The tantalising options range from fabulous fry-ups to global fusion cuisine.

Ventnor started out as a small fishing village in the 19th century, and the fruits of the sea are just as important today. The area is famed for the crab and lobster, caught right here in Ventnor Bay, and served up in every type of dish you can think of, from risotto to pasties. Inevitably, the best fish and chips on the Island can be found right here in Ventnor.

Many of our top restaurants have been awarded AA Rosettes for outstanding food. They use island-grown produce, such as the world-famous local tomatoes and tender asparagus (plucked from the fields in the morning, served up on a plate in the evening). There are also delicious Isle of Wight cheeses, including Gallybagger (an unpasteurised cheddar) and Isle of Wight Soft (a brie-like cheese that will one day take over the world).

Eating and drinking in Ventnor is a culinary experience that everyone should experience. It’s hard to beat a fantastic meal overlooking the rolling sea, as the sky turns from turquoise to orange to crimson to inky black. Accompanied by a glass of something special, with someone you love… life doesn’t really get much better than this.

Besty & Spinky

Pop down to 'Besty and Spinky's' and enjoy one of our legendary all day breakfasts. We also offer a range of hearty meals and light snacks alongside specially selected wines, Italian coffees, cakes and ice creams.

The Bistro

The Bistro, situated in Ventnor town just yards from the cascade gardens and the sea front, is a small, family friendly restaurant with a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere that is both warm and welcoming yet sophisticated.

New China House

New China House is a fully licensed restaurant, serving quality oriental food. 
We use only the finest seasonal and local produce, traditionally prepared and cooked using authentic techniques.

Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is a refined, elegant historic jewel and has been a destination for the discerning traveller for more than 180 years.

The Spyglass Inn

The world-famous, award-winning Spyglass Inn sits at the western end of Ventnor Esplanade on the Isle of Wight, in a most enviable position overlooking the English Channel. 


The Tea House

The Tea House is home to all things tea and vintage!

We are an arts cafe with a difference serving homemade dishes and Isle of Wight produce.


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