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The Beach Shack

Steephill Cove | Ventnor, PO38 1UG, England
+44 1983 854507
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (38 reviews)
“crab soup” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Steephill Cove | Ventnor, PO38 1UG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Astonishingly excellent and spankingly fresh food in a quirky and friendly atmosphere in THE most beautiful setting! What's not to like...? Specifically; son and I tend to go for the prawn salads, which are amazing. Husband favours their soups, which are scrummy. We sit there...More

Thank Caroline1651
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this beach hut by accident and so pleased we did!! Absolutely lovely location. Wonderful views. Great atmosphere. Had coffee and cake both lovely. And very friendly staff. Definitely recommend

Thank DwayneAndAlma
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We have been coming every year since they opened. Can't beat the view (whatever the weather!). Friendly and welcoming with amazing food (particularly the bacon sandwiches!) Also, happy to adapt and explain gf/wf options availble on the menu. Very popular pit stop on the coastal...More

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little cafe, right on the waters edge. Outside seating. Lots of seafood on menu, we had two lovely soups. chicken and crab . The sea was quite rough and every so often a wave did splash into the cafe, but that made it even...More

Thank pinkfairy85
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and wow sandwiches were immense - filling deep. Despite the weather which made the outlook fabulous it was quite busy but sufficient tables. Will we go back - definitely. Will have to go if only to experience the crab sandwich which was...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This really is an idyllic spot and the cafe is excellent. It's a steep walk down to Steephill Cove but well worth it. It's another world! The Beach Shack has a perfect setting right on the beach with the waves lapping at your feet. Had...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We stumbled upon this place twice & were so glad we did. Really decent coffee, fabulous egg mayonnaise sandwich and right on the beach with a glorious view. They are well set up for rain, and have a good sized covered area, and an uncovered...More

Thank Hels22
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this brilliant place by accident. Just had a coffee and a lovely carrot cake, will return for lunch next time I'm over. The owner Andy is a friendly knowledgable and affable man. Fantastic location to watch the tide ebb and flow. Well...More

Thank StuartRingwood
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We visited The Beech Shack cafe just before closing. Although this was case the 2 guys that served us were welcoming and still allowed us and another family in for refreshments and snacks. The staff were extremely friendly and pleasant, the views amazing. Perfect setting,...More

Thank 08Rama
Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a location but I can't help thinking its an opportunity missed. If you find Steephill Cove you are there for a very specific reason, and because you've found it through some difficult walkways. SO why not reward people with the opportunity to buy a...More

1  Thank Simon D
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30 July 2016|
Response from Bernadette M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is first-come, first- served. It is a pleasant wait by the sea if no tables are immediately available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steephill Cove | Ventnor, PO38 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 854507
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