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The Waterfront Inn

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19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I made a booking for my wife's birthday for 6 August.the table was booked 2 weeks earlier as a surprise.it was put on computer by a mixed race girl in her late teens,we booked a table inside by a window.we turned up at the restaurant only to be told by a guy called Rupert I think ,that "you don't have... More 

2 Thank darrengturner
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my wife are on honeymoon and we popped in for lunch while touring the island. The food was lovely and the staff too we are going to come back in the evening for dinner. Thank you all

Thank Neil J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fab restaurant – try the Thai mussels, they are delicious. Service great and family friendly. Wonderful location right on the promenade.

Thank CandyTMW
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting great friendly staff ,great food,heaters everywhere so really warm outside.clean and modern

Thank Denise L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner. 2 adults and 4 children. The service by the young waiting staff really was excellent. Such lovely young adults. The food was good but the service made this restaurant outstanding. Thank you!

1 Thank Georgie P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very relaxing lunch at the waterfront, efficient service and the biggest fish I have ever been served, only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is i don't think turmeric should be in the fish batter

1 Thank tim j
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for a meal on a Sunday evening. It's a great location on the seafront. There's a nice terraced area outside and it's bright and clean inside. The staff were really happy and friendly. We ordered 3 different vegetarian dishes which were all very nice and well priced. Will definitely be going back.

1 Thank Jon B
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully placed establishment with a brilliant outside area overlooking the sea, on a good summer day you feel as if you are a million miles from England! We enjoyed a very well priced brunch here and my daughter had the most amazing strawberry milkshake of which I was very jealous. Shall return just to try that milkshake!!!!

1 Thank PaulT73
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I Visit Shanklin quite often and have passed the Waterfront many times but had never been in there until last night. We were out with another couple of friends and decided to give it a try. The place was very busy but the staff found us a table, and we ordered some drinks and food and listened to the live... More 

1 Thank Terence W
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just what you want if you fancy 'pub grub' at the seaside. Very good portion sizes with a wide array of choices so no one should struggle to find something that they like. The pork belly that they serve was particularly nice but nothing can beat Fish and Chips by the sea.

Thank Mikey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Bar, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Pub
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863023
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 succulent steaks and local seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. Why not come and unwind with us - enjoy a leisurely 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 every weekend.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?