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The Waterfront Inn

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19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with friends Friday 19th May, had a fantastic meal for a great price, staff helpful and friendly, choice of food was excellent and we all enjoyed what we chose, also enjoyed the live m u sic playing, it was not too loud and we could hold a conversation with ease. For our friends the best bit was that they... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. Clean and good decor. Friendly, helpful staff. Be prepared to wait a little for the food, but its worth it, delicious. Average prices. Live music some evenings.

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Thank 538sallyd
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a holiday on the Isle of Wight, and spent 2 pleasant afternoons in The Waterfront Inn. Perfect location on Shanklins sea front, very good food and on Sunday live music. Would recommend it.

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a lovely meal that was a generous portion size, well cooked and tasty. The menu offers a good range of choices including several vegetarian options. The staff were really pleasant and it is dog friendly too. Forgot to mention the splendid real ale. Give it a try!

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Thank JoLiFo
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like The Waterfront it has a good bar plus Happy Hour in the week plus at Weekends it has live Music. If you are a local you can become a Member where if you buy drink or Food you get Loyalty points

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Thank Keith B
Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a little sceptical as I had looked at some of the latest reviews on trip adviser and also we are self confessed food snobs! But we was very very pleasantly surprised it has a great ambience and great view, very stylish. We sat outside on the terrace which had heated lamps so even though it was a dull evening... More 

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1 Thank Hannah H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in with family, only three of us and ordered scampi and chips type meals...burnt on the outside and undercooked on the inside...sent it back with no improvement...I would not eat here again.

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Wroxall, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stopped by here several times for a coffee or light bite, sometimes with my three not very well behaved dogs. Always great service, great coffee and fab food.

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Thank Marie S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked along the seafront and stopped at the waterfront for breakfast overlooking the sea on a lovely sunny morning tried the traditional breakfast and it was lovely.

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Thank Trevor H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, fantastic entertainment sat outside listening to a very talented young lady sing, kept warm by the patio heaters and a lovely blanket keeping us warm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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
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 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?