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Driftwood Beach Bar n Grill

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Culver Parade, Sandown, England
+44 1983 404004
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really lovely meal here on Sunday with my parents, husband, 3 year old and 15 month old. It was a lovely day, a band was setting up on one side of the deck so we sat on the other to hear it but not so it was too loud for the kids. My husband had the Mega grill... More 

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Thank Tidyh
coleshill
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had hired bikes and cycled past.. decided to stop off for a pint.. which turned into 3.. and some food.. we had great seats outside and the live band that turned up created a great atmosphere! The food was well priced and tasty and the staff were friendly and efficient. Would definitely go again if we are on the... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first thing to say is that this place is fantastic if you want to chill out by the sea with a drink on a nice day. Inside looking out over the beach or on the terrace. I got the impression this business is very seasonal so as per the other reviews the experience can be variable. We had dinner... More 

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Thank PaulAylesbury
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't eat here, there are plenty more cafes and restaurants within 100m of this bar and any of them would be 100 times better than this. Terrible service, nearly an hour wait for a salad, which was less than a handful worth of food, no customer service when we complained and asked for a refund and the entire area is... More 

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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't book a table & turned up with a party of 8. They moved tables around to make a table of the right size. You place orders at the bar & pay up front. It was a really nice place themed to surf & seaside. There was a really decent choice of menu options & the staff were really... More 

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Thank baze187
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch and we were not disappointed. It was a beautiful day which I am sure helped however even though the staff were rushed of their feet the food only took 30 minutes to come out and was great. The staff were friendly even though it was extremely busy. Recommend to couples & family's.

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Thank Aaron C
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shocking disgrace of a place! The owner Steve swore throughout whilst attempting to cook the most vilest of breakfasts. I really felt for the staff he was screaming at, no one should be sworn at yet alone customers with young children having to hear it. When our breakfast finally arrived after 40minutes having been so tenderly prepared with... More 

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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Spent the evening sitting with a beach view while having dinner. Easy to park and not very busy. Lovely views of the sea. Food was really good. Atmosphere was great, nice and relaxing.

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Thank Moira S
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

After just coming off of the Ferry and in search for our B&B we got rather hungry so went in search of a place to eat breakfast. This was so ideal as it is right next to the beach and parking spaces. Went in, friendly and welcoming staff, great atmosphere and quirky decorations. Outdoor seating was available. Cocktails were made... More 

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Thank Natasha C
Desborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great position on the beach. Good variety of cocktails, calamari and plates of olives were lovely afternoon picks whilst enjoying the setting. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit, but don't rush, just enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culver Parade, Sandown, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 404004

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