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The Pond Cafe

Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch PO38 1RG, England
+44 1983 857666
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (15 reviews)
“rarebit” (3 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (5 reviews)
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Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch PO38 1RG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable evening in a beautiful location. The food was excellent and the service attentive and very informative about the food and it's preparation. Thoroughly recommend this venue.

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I stopped for a light lunch with my mother recently at this small cafe opposite the pond at lower Bonchurch. We shired a sandwich made with local crab and beautiful bread and wild Isle of Wight mushrooms on toast. The food was excellent and reasonably...More

1  Thank Alison L
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely lunch with a beautiful setting, overlooking the pond in quaint Bonchurch. The owner was both charming and accommodating. White rarebit, crab linguini and sweets were all superb. Really worth a visit. We will definitely be back, the next time we're back on the...More

1  Thank Simon U
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Best soup i have ever tasted and the welsh rarebit was exceptional ! The staff were very friendly and professionals.

2  Thank c0pelandfamily
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been housebound for two months with a broken ankle, so, as it was a beautiful day, we decided to have a drive out and ended up at this delightful little restaurant for lunch. I had previously looked at their website, so I knew...More

3  Thank uniquelyme
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped off to have a little lunch and found this amazing restaurant. Such a lovely spot. The food and the service was amazing. Cannot wait to go back again. Staff were really friendly and attentive. Very reasonable priced.

3  Thank Michele L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wonderful food, locally sourced. Service was excellent. Lovely quiet setting too. Everything we had was excellent and freshly prepared. Great attention to detail.

4  Thank DaleIW
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in twice during our week in Bonchurch, and we were delighted by the food and service both times. Phil and staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and to acquaint us with the offerings. Spiced parsnip soup had a beautifully...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the Pond Cafe for lunch with my husband for the first time and wasn't disappointed. They have a mouthwatering selection on the menu and i wanted to try it all. I had the fish pie and my husband had the beef stroganoff and when...More

4  Thank Aggiebobo
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Popped into the cafe for a light lunch and came away disappointed. The people served ahead of us had to send their soup back because it was cold so, when ordering one portion of soup as part of our order, we expressed the hope that...More

Thank jwy26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch PO38 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 857666
  • E-mail
The Pond Cafe is situated in the beautiful village of Bonchurch, Isle of Wight. With it's outside terrace overlooking the picturesque duck pond it is the perfect place to while away the hours. The menu consists of all day light dishes with home made breads, salads and platters. An evening menu will be launched on 27th August 2016.