The Island has loads of great places to eat in or order take-away.
This is just a small list of some of the many excellent Ventnor Restaurants.

Ve = vegan options available, V = vegetarian options available. See also Vegan Food page.


(5 Minutes walk from Petit Tor)

Ventnor Restaurants, The Boathouse Restaurant, near Petit Tor Self-catering

Boathouse Restaurant


Steephill Cove, Ventnor PO38 1UG


Overlooks Steephill Cove, one table is hut virtually on the beach.
Lunchtimes only – 30 covers, very popular so booking required.
Open May to September

Ventnor Restaurants, Cove Coffee, Petit Tor Self-catering

Cove Coffee Shop

Steephill Cove PO38 1UG

Sells cakes, coffee, teas, hot chocolate, local ice-cream, sweet treats, sandwiches and stylish seasidy gifts and homeware.

Open May to October 10am-5.30pm (can be subject to weather)

Ventnor Restaurants, Plantation Room Cafe, Petit Tor self-catering cottage

The Plantation Room Cafe

01983 855397

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Steephill Road, Ventnor PO38 1UL

Wonderful place to sit and chill with balcony and terrace overlooking the stunning sub-tropical gardens and cosy sofas and library inside to relax in.

Open daily from 10am all year round.

Ventnor Restaurants, Edulis Restaurant, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Petit Tor

Edulis Restaurant

01983 855397

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Steephill Road, Ventnor PO38 1UL

Chef uses vegetables, herbs, salads and fruits grown in the gardens along with local ingredients and prepare it in front of you.


(15 Minutes walk or 5 minutes drive from Petit Tor)

Ventnor Restaurants, The Spyglass Inn, Petit Tor self-catering cottage

The Spyglass Inn

01983 855181

Esplanade Ventnor PO38 1JX

‘Good grub, great beer and a fantastic atmosphere’ – we love this pub, it overlooks the sea and welcomes our large mainly vegan family and dog. Most nights they have live music ranging from wonderful folk, jazz and skiffle to popular tunes piano accompaniment.
Fresh local ingredients and wide range of dishes – we specially love their beer and chips!


Ventnor Restaurants, Ale and Oyster, Ventnor

The Smoking Lobster

01983 855938


Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JT

The Smoking Lobster looks out to sea and our guests love it! The food and service is excellent and apparently they do wonderful vegan dishes too.

Opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 11pm, Sundays 10am to 5pm.


Smoking Lobster was every bit as good as i’d been told, a real treat but essential to book a couple of weeks in advance for a Saturday night slot, or go for lunch it’s the same menu.


Petit Tor guest

Ventnor Restaurants, Ale and Oyster, Ventnor

The Ale & Oyster

01983 857025


Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JX

The Ale & Oyster Restaurant & Bar looks out over Ventnor Beach and serves coffees, lunches and dinners.
Michelin listed 2018. Like many Ventnor restaurants they use local ingredients wherever possible and bake their own bread. Cooking to order they accommodate any dietary preferences.

Open Wed – Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am – 10:30pm (last food orders 9pm)


Ventnor Restaurants, Bistro

The Bistro

01983 853334

30 Pier St, Ventnor PO38 1SX

Small, family friendly restaurant

10am to 2.30pm, then 6pm to 9pm Closed Tuesdays, Sunday evening & Monday morning


Ventnor Restaurants, Besty and Spynkys, near Petit Tor Holiday cottage

Besty and Spinkys

01983 857444

Ocean Blue Quay, Eastern Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JR

Seaside cafe, breakfasts, chips etc

Open 8.30am-8pm

Ventnor Restaurants, The Met

The Met Wine Bar

01983 855441

Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JP

Starters/lite bites, Pastas, pizzas, salads and mains


(15 Minutes walk from Petit Tor)

Ventnor Restaurants, The Rex Restaurant near Petit Tor holiday cottage

The Rex Restaurant

01983 853355

Kingsview, 23 Church Street PO38 1SN

Open 7 days 10am – midnight, Coffee 10am-12.00pm, Lunch 12 – 3pm, Siesta/closed for prep! 4-6pm, Dinner 6 – 9.30pm (last orders)

Ventnor Restaurants, Tommo's Cafe and Pizza House, Ventnor, Petit Tor holiday cottage, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

K & D kitchen

01983 854050

28 High St, Ventnor PO38 1RZ


Cafe on the High Street – new this summer 2019, and already has good Google reviews. 

Opening hours – Monday to Wednesday 9am – 3pm, Thursday to Saturday 9am – 3pm then 5pm – 9pm

Ventnor Restaurants, The Chippy - near Petit Tor Self-catering

The Chippy

01983 852581

25 High St, Ventnor PO38 1RZ

Traditional chip shop menu in the centre of town. Good chips, apparently local potatoes.

Open 5 pm – 7 pm

Cantina, Ventnor Restaurants


01983 855988

Cantina, 20 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ


Cantina has an all day brunch and a main menu plus an extensive cocktail menu. They bake their own breads and pastries both savoury and sweet and they supply many of the other cafes and Ventnor restaurants. We wander into Ventnor most Saturdays to buy one of their sourdoughs for breakfast.

Closed Monday. Open Tues 7.30am – 3.30pm, Wed to Sat 7.30am – 10pm. Sun 7.30am – 4.30pm



Ventnor Restaurants, Tramezzine, Petit Tor self-catering


01983 855510


14 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ

‘Licensed coffee house, bistro & wine bar selling exciting mediterranean cuisine with the best local produce.’ Extensive range of foods sold here and although they mainly sell classic mediterranean dishes they are also part of Vegan Friendly Ventnor so will accommodate vegetarians and vegans. Adam and his team laid on a fabulous 21st birthday 3-course dinner for our twins and most of the guests were vegan.

Open Mon-Sat 8am-3pm, Tues to Sat 6pm-Late (last food orders 9pm), Sunday closed.


Ventnor Restaurants, The Tea House, Ventnor - near Petit Tor Self-catering

The Tea House, Ventnor

01983 856478

40 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ


This is an arts cafe who specialise in teas with soft drinks, beers and wines, homemade cakes and a huge variety of imaginative breakfasts and light bites.

Open daily 8am-6pm
Wednesday nights from February 7.30pm – 11pm  Nachos and Board Games

The tea house on Ventnor high street does fantastic coffee , they’ll even sell you the beans. I had Sunday brunch there, it was a perfect place to sit with the papers over a coffee.


Petit Tor guest

Ventnor Restaurants, The Kitchen@London House, Ventnor

The Kitchen@London House

01983 638856

40 High Street, Ventnor  PO38 1RZ

Artisan Cafe serving British and European foods including artisan bread sandwiches, baguettes, focaccia, panini with various fillings and cater for vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requirements. Homemade pastries and cakes, teas, coffees and cold drinks.

Open Mon to Sat 9.30am – 5pm

Ventnor Restaurants, Crave at The Ventorian

Crave Ice Cream

01983 472143

The Ventnorian, Ventnor PO38 1PE

Home-made ice-cream, new flavours every day, plus vegan, dairy free, gluten free (with rice flour cones), dogs welcome and are given mini ice-cream cones – we’ve tried the vegan mint choc, water melon, Ferrero Rocher, black cherry to name but a few (next time they make gin and tonic slushy I’ll be there!). You’re encouraged to try before you buy!! You must try it!

Closed Tuesdays. Wed to Mon 9.30am-6pm

Ventnor Restaurants, Masala Bay, Petit Tor

Masala Bay

01983 854600


9-11 Pier St, Ventnor PO38 1ST

Extensive contemporary Indian menu, new tapas menu and a range of English items. Eat in or take away or nibble tapas at the bar. One of the two Ventnor restaurants serving Indian food.

Open all week 12 – 2.30pm and 5pm – 11pm

Ventnor Restaurants, Red Chilli, Petit Tor

Red Chilli

01983 857185 or 01983 856889


27 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ

Traditional Indian favourites alongside new chef’s specials, one of the the two Ventnor restaurants serving a broad range of Indian and some English food.

Mon to Sat 5pm to 11pm, Sun 4pm to 10pm


Ventnor Restaurants, New China House, Petit Tor

New China House

01983 852288

7 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SW

Extensive traditionally prepared Chinese menu with a good range of vegetable and bean curd dishes as well as the usual meat dishes.