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All 64 Shanklin Restaurants

The Waterfront Inn

19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
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Ranked #6 of 64 Restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, British, Brasserie, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features local steaks and seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. Why not come and unwind with us - enjoy a leisurely fixed-price meal or just a long cool cocktail in our bar or outside on our sun terrace - all giving panoramic sea views from Shanklin across Sandown bay towards the white cliffs of Culver Down. We offer live music most weekends and also during the week in the summer season.
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English first
Shanklin, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My mum and I decided to visit here on a tuesday evening, altho it was relatively quiet, just 4 other couples in at 6pm the food was delicious. i had a build your own burger - which was obviously home made, and he had 4 toppings, chips and a side salad, and it beat him... The burger was huge, and... More

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surrey, england
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On my first visit here, two years ago, it seemed like they went out of their way to be helpful with the food (vegetarian). On next two visits it was rather indifferent...I walked out once after being ignored for fifteen minutes by the waiting staff. Another time I was served inedible soggy chips (the seagulls enjoyed them). However, what it... More

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Shanklin, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My son and I decided to visit here on a tuesday evening, altho it was relatively quiet, just 4 other couples in at 6pm the food was delicious. My son had a build your own burger - which was obviously home made, and he had 4 toppings, chips and a side salad, and it beat him... The burger was huge,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We ate here for lunch, the location was great, right on the seafront at Shanklin. We even had the weather to sit outside in October!! We had a basic lunch, and a few pints. The whole lunch was lovely, ok price but plenty of food. Would return and recommend.

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Surrey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thankfully the very helpful staff managed to seat us without a reservation as it was packed inside and out. I really enjoyed my food which was tasty and plentiful. waiter service was a little slow but, as I mentioned, they were really busy. Great location.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ate here twice over the week and had nice meals on both occasions. Enjoyed eating outside accross from the beach. The food is well presented and eats well but the service while friendly was very dissapointing.

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Oxford
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We ate here two nights in a row whilst staying in Shanklin as we very much enjoyed the delicious food in a welcoming setting. We would particularly recommend the mussels and he fishermans pie.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

i have stayed in this hotel several times now and found it a very relaxing comfortable experience the staff are all very friendly, They cant do enough for you . The food is excellent and plentiful , and the rooms very well set out and clean . i would recommend the water front to any one i know especially the... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Food was delicious and so reasonably priced. The service was excellent, very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Great view from our table out to sea and really relaxing even with a 5 year old and 5 month baby. So glad we checked trip advisor before getting dinner elsewhere as it would have been a shame missing a meal here.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Fantastic place! We visited on our first evening on the Isle of Wight for dinner and had a fabulous meal. The view overlooking the sea is lovely for a dinner. The seafood platter for two is a seafood lovers delight and the portions are big! The service was also fantastic, very helpful young waitress and waiter.

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Additional Information about The Waterfront Inn

Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 863023
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
Cuisine: French, British, Brasserie, Fish & Chips

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