Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a special occasion or the traditional family Sunday lunch – we all enjoy a good restaurant meal and the Isle of Wight offers a wealth of good quality venues. Pubs, hotels and restaurants used to be very different classes of establishment, but these days it’s sometimes hard to know which is which.
Take The Yachtsman; once primarily a hotel, this popular venue still has five-star accommodation for guests, but is perhaps better known as a location for an intimate meal. The Leconfield in Ventnor welcomes non-residents to dine on AA rosette standard cuisine and unwind in comfort while enjoying a spectacular sea view. For a truly waterside dining experience The Hut at Colwell Bay and The Waterfront at Totland Bay both reside by the water’s edge.
All year round there are restaurants serving up quality food. Most high streets have a number of such places – and in some towns they will be spoilt for choice. Cowes has a range of different dining styles, and especially in the summer there are often temporary or pop-up restaurants. For something more refined, look out for the sea facing New Holmwood; or enjoy a good meal overlooking the busy waterway from the huge picture windows of Lugleys of Cowes.