Mediterranean cuisine is the food from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. Although this region spans a wide variety of cultures, the historical connections of the region, as well as the impact of the Mediterranean Sea on the region's climate and economy, have led to there being many common elements in the foods.
The Mediterranean can be crudely divided into three culinary regions: North African (especially Morocco), eastern Mediterranean (Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey), and southern European (Italy, France, Spain). Wine and herbs are central to Southern European cuisine, while spices intricately and boldly flavor North African foods.
Address: Ada Mediterranean Kitchen, 55 Union Street, Ryde Isle of Wight, PO332LG
The Lakeside Park Hotel Bar and Brasserie have been designed to reflect the natural tones and relaxing mood of the beautiful Isle of Wight.
Overlooking the lake, The Brasserie benefits from an open environment with contemporary decor providing a unique space in which to enjoy a relaxed dining experience for around 100 guests.
Al Fresco dining on the outside elevated decks is a delight during the summer months. Rise to Breakfast with the papers and enjoy the morning sun!
Open to non residents
Address: Lakeside Park Hotel, High Street, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, PO33 4LJ
Welcome to the Blacksheep Bar and Club Lounge. A stylish café bar that oozes unique personality with a lively and vibrant atmosphere; vintage décor with a contemporary twist and a cracking team of staff to help make your stay with us an enjoyable one.
Located in the heart of Ryde, The Blacksheep is the perfect venue, for any occasion, whether you are out for a drink catching up with family and friends, enjoy a delicious light bite, lunch or dinner or want to listen to superb live music or dance the night away to our resident weekend DJs. Even if you are looking for a venue for an exclusive party, The Blacksheep Club Lounge is really the perfect place.
By day the coolest café bar offering fresh coffee, fruit infused teas, wines, beers, hard shakes, milkshakes, smoothies and a traditional menu of freshly prepared delicious dishes for light bites, lunch or dinner.
We also have a range of delicious party menus, including canapes, buffet, sit-down dinners, party platters or finger food; available whether for exclusive parties downstairs or a get-together upstairs.
By night, ramp that up a bit more; enjoy killer cocktails and the best music and fun around!
Address: Black Sheep Bar, 53 Union Street, Ryde, PO33 2LF
Named after one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance.
The restaurant is located at the west end of Ryde seafront, close to shops and amenities,
and within walking distance from the pier, ferry & hovercraft terminals, rail and bus station, taxi rank
and Ryde harbour.
Authentic Italian food as prepared by genuine Italian chefs can be enjoyed at
Michelangelo Northern Italian restaurant, with specialties such as pasta, veal,
chicken, fish, seafood, as well as vegetarian dishes and homemade desserts.
The restaurateurs come from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, well known for its culinary art.
The restaurant is favoured with glorious sea views over the Solent channel, has an attractive
rustic decor and is intimately candlelit at night, seating 40 people inside, with 12 extra seats outside
in the summer, ideal for eating al fresco. View a 360° tour
Address: Michelangelo, 30 St Thomas, Ryde, PO33 2DL
Overlooking Ryde Esplanade and Harbour with views across the Solent, this majestic building is claimed to have been commissioned by Henry VIII to defend the Spithead, Southampton Water and the Solent from the invasion by the Spanish Armada during his daughter's reign.
During World War I the building was used as a wartime hospital and during World War II it was an Army HQ.
Rumours say there is a friendly spirit, although playful moving of objects and some sightings is all we can offer with any certainty.
Offering a delicious a la carte menu as well as an extensive wine list, this delightful candle-lit experience can only be topped by the stunning sea views.
Serving both pre and after dinner drinks as well as less formal dining.
Address: Ryde Castle, Esplanade, Ryde Isle of Wight, PO33 1JA
Our Head Chef and Proprietor Charlie Bartlett began his career training at The Poussin Restaurant, Brockenhurst, where he ignited his passion for elegant dining. After finishing his training, he moved to the Seaview Hotel developing a natural flair and quickly defining his distinctive style, resulting in spending the next 10 years as Head Chef and achieving two AA Rosettes.
Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on the idyllic Isle of Wight - Welcome to your new home-from-home, The Duck. Uncomplicated, honest yet exceptional food served in an elegant relaxed atmosphere. Ever changing menu's inspired by local Isle of Wight produce through the micro-seasons, from coast to country. Situated in front of the canoe lake in Ryde, we have stunning views of the golden beaches of Ryde and the Solent. View a 360° tour
Address: The Duck Restaurant, Appley Rise, Ryde Isle of Wight, PO331LE
The Ryde Tandoori offers Indian cuisine to tempt any appetite. Traditional dishes prepared from the finest ingredients and cooked to order. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal in our comfortable restaurant or take away to enjoy in your home. Telephone orders welcome.
Open 7 days a week: 12 noon - 2:30, 6pm to 12 midnight
This family run business was the first Indian Cuisine Restaurant to be established on the Isle of Wight.
The Ali family moved to the Island in 1962 and created their first restaurant originally known as ‘The Taj Mahal’, just around the corner from here in Cross Street.
The restaurant remained in the same location until 1992 when an opportunity to move closer into the main town arose. The move was decided and the family moved the restaurant to Union Street, where it happily remains today. With the change of premises came a change of name and the ‘Ryde Tandoori’ was born.
Address: Ryde Tandoori, 45 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO332LF
French Franks is a local business with a passion for great food and coffee on the go, find us in the town centre of Newport and Ryde and outside the Red Jet terminal in Cowes.
Handy for your morning Illy coffee or breakfast, crew lunch packs made to order – drop in or pre-order for collection during busy events.
Address: French Franks Cowes Ryde, 2 St Thomas Square, Ryde Isle of Wight, P0332LS
Established in 1998 we are a family business aided by our small team of helpful staff. The restaurant is in an idyllic setting overlooking St Helens Green, 10 minutes walk from Bembridge Harbour and St Helens Duver.
We are open for evening meals Tuesday through to Saturday as well as lunch time for our ever popular, traditional Sunday Roasts. Now by popular demand we are open for week day lunches by prior reservation.
Our à la Carte Menu is varied and interesting and is in addition to the specials menu which includes meats from Island farms and locally caught fish. Our specials have an emphasis on seasonal, local produce and are competitively priced.
Address: Ganders Restaurant, Upper Green Rd, St Helens, Ryde Isle of Wight, PO33 1UQ
Hong Kong Express in Ryde offers a both a fully licensed Chinese Restaurant and a convenient café bistro.
The Ryde Hong Kong Express is situated on the Esplanade, right on the seafront, making it a great place to meet with friends or even host a party or other occasion.
This restaurant offers a full English café menu in addition to our popular eat-in and Chinese takeaway menus. We look forward to welcoming you.
Address: Hong Kong Express, 3 Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO332DY
Three Buoys restaurant is a local family run business that overlooks the beautiful bay of Appley. Our aim is to deliver elegant food with big flavours, complimented by our carefully selected wine list. Whether you want to relax on our balcony with a cocktail in hand or have an intimate meal looking over the Solent, Three Buoys is the place for you.
Address: Three Buoys Restaurant, Appley Lane, Gosport Hants, PO331ND