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The Waterfront Inn

19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the island for a long weekend,we went to the waterfront for their tapas night with friends.what a lovely evening,food was great,service excellent,nice Spanish live music.Thanks to Sharon.

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very friendly and good restaurant and bar doing all the food you could wish for , on Sundays it's a Sunday roast with 3 meats and help your self to veg and roast potatoes, it's wonderful looking out at the sea relaxing with a glass...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good selection of tapas and drinks served by friendly and knowledgeable staff with pleasant background music throughout the evening. Excellent event organised and managed well. Many thanks to Manageress Sharon.

1  Thank Ydnamjane
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not been here for ages and fancied a cooked brekkie while looking out over a rather impressively choppy sea on a glorious sunny day. Secured a window table, staff were immediately checking what they could do for us and kept up a great level of...More

Thank Happyislandlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the waterfront on New Year’s Day while visiting the island. Welcomed and found a table despite being very busy and a few large parties in the restaurant . Food arrived in good time very tasty and very filling no room for a pudding ....More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant dinner here. Jess looked after us wonderfully. Would really recommend it. Crispy fries on request. Beef and ale pie, a big serving that was filling with a little pastry rather than vice versa. Pork belly was to die for with a...More

1  Thank Sue1665
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Friend and I had a long, leisurely early evening dinner to catch up with each other before Christmas. We were greeted by a very pleasant young Man, Jack, who showed us to our table in the pleasant, contemporary furnished dining room, which was beautifully...More

1  Thank Joy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great sea views from the terrace, pleasant staff. I only had a drink as I was staying next door and wanted to wait until the bar was a bit quiter to eat. Staff are nice, food looked nice. Its quite a modern looking place and...More

1  Thank Inncomunicado V
Reviewed 29 November 2017

A two night break on Shanklin seafront brought us to this brilliant Pub / Restaurant where we had lunch one day and evening meal the next. We both chose the Specials board lunch and I am chuffed that we did.... Scotch egg & Piccalilli followed...More

Thank garynclare
Lee M, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review we are so glad you enjoyed your time spent at the waterfront and looking forward to seeing you again hope you enjoyed the scotch eggs on the boat home

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed here on a overnighter. Great atmosphere here even in November. Rooms are clean and spacious and are good value for money. Free WiFi ,with a decent signal. Had a nice sea view. Accommodating staff .

Thank Pete F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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