Eat and Drink
Tempt your taste buds with some excellent food and drink at Yarmouth and West Wight’s cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Here we feature some of the local area highlights and suggest additional sources of information to help you have the best dining out experiences during your stay in Yarmouth and West Wight.
Chessell Pottery Café
Chessel Pottery Café is located in beautiful West Wight and easily accessed from the many surrounding local footpaths and bike trails, making it the perfect stop off for a delicious breakfast, light lunch or Chessell Cream Tea.
No1 Coffee Shop
No1 Coffee Shop is a family owned and run coffee shop in the heart of Yarmouth. Tucked away in Wheatsheaf Lane, they offer a made-to-order menu and delicious handmade cakes .
On the Rocks
Also well known locally is On the Rocks, an exciting restaurant in the heart of Yarmouth and the Island’s only specialist Black Rock Grill experience. On the Rocks has fine food, wines and a varied menu to suit most tastes.
Off The Rails
Off The Rails is a five minute stroll from the harbour at Yarmouth’s former train station and overlooking the beauty of the Yarmouth Marshes and Mill Copse. Off The Rails caters to all dietary requirements and is the perfect pitstop for walkers, cyclists and all visitors to the Island.
Salty’s Bar & Restaurant
Salty’s Bar & Restaurant is close to The Quay in Yarmouth and has a coastal vibe. They offer great food, wine and service and have a reputation for the very best of local fish and shellfish served in a fun lively atmosphere.
The Bugle Coaching Inn
The Bugle Coaching Inn is in the centre of Yarmouth and has a great pub atmosphere with excellent food and real ales.
The Cow Bar & Restaurant can be found at the Tapnell Farm family attraction. The Cow champions home-grown and locally sourced produce and is renowned for its delicious award-winning burgers. They also have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan choices.
The George Hotel
The George Hotel is a 17th century townhouse enjoying a spectacular location nestling on the water’s edge between Yarmouth Castle and The Pier. The Conservatory Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant with stunning Solent views and an iconic water’s edge garden. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Non-residents welcome.
The Gossips Café
Occupying an enviable location at the entrance to Yarmouth Pier, The Gossips Café offers everything from breakfast to hot and cold lunches, fresh filled sandwiches and fresh baked baguettes, paninis, wraps, jacket potatoes, stone baked pizza, salads, fresh local crab specialities and kids meals, with special boards offering daily specials.
Nearby in West Wight and not to be missed is The Hut restaurant, right on the beach at Colwell Bay. Booking early in the season is a must as The Hut is extremely popular and gets booked up quickly. The restaurant has a reputation for delivering simple yet delicious food, in a relaxed, beach-front location with stunning views.
The Piano Café
The Piano Café and Mezze Bar in Freshwater is affectionately named after its historic past, when it was once owned by Queen Victoria’s piano tuner and supplier. The Piano Café serves delicious coffee, mouth-watering breakfasts and lunches, as well as mezze-style food on Friday and Saturday evenings (season depending). They have live music as well as events throughout the year.
The Red Lion
The Red Lion is a traditional country pub in a quiet location in Freshwater, not far from Yarmouth. Ideal for traditional ales, a glass of wine or a meal. For those visiting Yarmouth by boat, take your tender from Yarmouth harbour up the river and stroll two minutes to the Red Lion.
Once moored up in Yarmouth, you don’t even have to let your pride and joy out of sight if you choose to dine at The Terrace overlooking the harbour. This excellent restaurant has just been added to the prestigious Michelin Guide for Britain and Ireland and is a great place to experience Yarmouth’s famed sunsets with a drink in hand!
The Wheatsheaf Inn
The Wheatsheaf Inn offers a unique, quirky and informal every-day bar and dining experience. Their bar and tap room has a variety of craft beers and they even have a beer tasting room. Alternatively, enjoy something more substantial for lunch or dinner in the restaurant, with their hand-picked wine list.