Isle Of Wight Restaurants On A Budget
There are a number of incredible places to eat on the Isle of Wight and when visiting, holidaymakers will usually visit lots of different eateries throughout the duration of their trip. From quirky cafes and tea rooms to traditional British pubs, no matter whether you’re heading out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will always have a brilliant selection of different eating establishments to choose from.
As you may expect, restaurants here on the Island will differ in numerous ways, one of which being the cost of their food and thankfully, as well as a selection of fine dining restaurants, there are also lots of budget-friendly options too. In fact, some of the more rustic Isle of Wight restaurants are the most popular and they offer a menu full of high-quality dishes. If you’re visiting the Island soon and you’re wondering which Isle of Wight restaurants you should go to if you’re on a bit of a budget, below are some brilliant options.
Popular chain restaurants
Like any other high street in the UK, you can expect to find a number of popular chain restaurants on the Island. Places such as Prezzo, Slug & Lettuce, Wetherspoons, Beefeater and Pizza Hut are all known for their affordable prices and many also have ongoing offers that are worthwhile taking advantage of during your holiday.
Of course, there are also a number of fast-food restaurants and takeaways on the Island too, many of which are incredibly affordable. However, if you’re wanting to try something slightly different and eat at local independent restaurants instead, take a look at some of the following Isle of Wight restaurants.
The Cow at Tapnell Farm
If you love burgers then you absolutely have to visit The Cow. Located near Yarmouth and Freshwater on Tapnell Farm, this restaurant is in a converted Swiss barn and it is renowned for its delicious award-winning burgers. The Cow prides itself on using home-grown and locally sourced produce, but their food prices are still brilliant, ranging from around £10 – £20 a meal.
Morgan’s Restaurant in Shanklin
This is one of the most popular restaurants on the South Coast of the Isle of Wight and it has a huge menu that is versatile enough to meet the needs of all visitors. As well as this menu, Morgan’s have a daily special board which includes fresh local seafood dishes. The majority of their adult’s main courses are around £15, but they’re perfect for families as their children’s main courses are all £7.95 with a selection of desserts that are all £3.95.
The Waterfront at Totland Bay
Specialising in seafood and Mediterranean cuisine The Waterfront is an Isle of Wight restaurant with incredible sea views and it is known for being one of the best places to watch the sunset. All of their menus have a range of family favourites which are reasonably priced, averaging at around £6.50 for lunch and £13.50 for dinner, they do have a very affordable kid’s menu too.
Tonino’s Italian Restaurant in Cowes
Since opening back in 1979, this Isle of Wight Restaurant has been very popular with the sailing community and it is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere. As you may expect, Tonion’s has a traditional Italian menu and their prices are very similar to those of big chain Italian restaurants. Both their pasta and pizza dishes look and sound delicious and they won’t break the bank, they also have a huge dining room and are happy to accept big group bookings.
The Bandstand Cafe & Restaurant in Sandown
This glass box cafe and restaurant is situated in one of the best positions overlooking Sandown Bay and with full height windows, it boasts impressive views. The Bandstand serves brunch, lunch and dinner, all of which is reasonably priced, and they offer a selection of seasonally varied dishes. You can expect to pay £10 – £15 for their evening main course dishes.
Eating at the best budget-friendly Isle of Wight restaurants
If you have booked self-catering accommodation, you can trust that you won’t go hungry during your stay on the Island and there really are so many different eateries to choose from. Hopefully, the budget-friendly Isle of Wight restaurants mentioned above will be beneficial if you’re not wanting to spend a fortune on your meals and the money you save can be used to enjoy a number of different Isle of Wight attractions instead.
Whenever you’re visiting the Isle of Wight, be sure to browse through the rest of our website before your trip. You can rely on us to tell you everything you need to know about the Island and if you’ve never been to the Isle of Wight before, be sure to check out our visitor guides, they will come in really handy.