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The Salix Beach Cafe

| Small Hope Beach, Shanklin PO37 6BQ, England
+44 7772 056204
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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| Small Hope Beach, Shanklin PO37 6BQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salix is the best beachside place to eat in Shanklin. The food is fantastic and the staff are so helpful and friendly. I never go anywhere else now. The Salix is positioned on Hope Beach. The sea views are wonderful too. In the summer months,...More

Thank claireclark999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on recommendation. Managed to grab a table after waiting for someone to go. Ordered the breakfast - waited ages for it to be served which was a downer. We were at the point of asking for our money back then the food finally...More

Thank malibulover2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say about this hidden treasure, myself and family have been holidaying on the island for 40 years plus I can honestly say that the food is amazing and staff always happy to help. (Thanks for my Gin sample)😜

Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, lovely views and even better company! As a dog walker it's rare to find a dog friendly place such as this that caters for everyone. The owners are amazing people with great good and drink it's a winner all year round.

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at this friendly beach cafe which serves excellent food and drink in a superb setting. The service was great, the coffee and tea great... we had some sandwiches, a bacon-and-egg bap and a generous portion of sweet potato fries, and...More

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this delightful cafe, two Sundays running and we cannot fault the excellent service from the owner. She went out of the way to make us comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. We will be back week after next to sample yet...More

Thank Ilnat2015
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We were on small hope beach and ordered food from this lovely cafe. It was so fresh and presented in a bag with little side salad bag of crisps and fork and napkin included. The cake was homemade and delicious and cup of tea just...More

Thank teresaiow
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We popped down early on a Monday morning. I had the full breakfast. The food was really nice just a couple of small things that stop it being five star, ie margarine on the toast not butter, but that’s a personal preference. Over all was...More

Thank bv1980
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Lovely views, wonderful coffee and good food. All served by friendly smiling staff and right on the beach

Thank ShirleyG4
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A warm welcome awaited us. Perfect setting, delicious food,good value. Was well worth a visit. Thank you from the Peglers of Stroud.

Thank Jo P
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28 March 2018|
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Response from TheSalix | Property representative |
We’ve made pancakes before when asked but it’s impossible to put everything on the menu. As our food is made to order, please ask and we will do our best! Mari, owner. X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Small Hope Beach, Shanklin PO37 6BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 7772 056204
The Salix Cafe is situated right on the beach at the end of a row of picturesque beach huts with spectacular views of Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs, awarded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sit and watch the ships go by with spectacular views from inside, through the large bright patio doors & warmed by the cosy wood burner or outside on several large sun decked areas with fleecy blankets available. This is the perfect place to relax & watch the children making sandcastle or stop for a well deserved drink after your scenic walk around The Bay. You can even check-in on your internet friends with the free WiFi connection while having a glass of delicious wine from the wine list or supping a local ale. The Salix Cafe is pleased to offer: • Delicious simple freshly cooked food • Top quality local Island Roasted Coffee and Carisbrooke Tea (all available to take away) Soya & Skinny milk if preferred. • Marshfields clotted cream ice cream • Licensed premises • Disabled access and WC with baby changing facilities • Dogs welcome, free doggy treat.
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