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The Beach Shack

Steephill Cove | Steephill Cove, Ventnor PO38 1UG, England
+44 1983 854507
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab soup” (18 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
“club sandwich” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Steephill Cove | Steephill Cove, Ventnor PO38 1UG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit of a captive audience with the stunning views and hungry family - we all had a really fabulous lunch of crab, ham or egg mayo sarnies. The cakes are also great, homemade and thecteam running the place working like clockwork! We had a...More

Thank SW20Foodie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We popped in here for a late lunch. Nestled betwixt the sea and cliffs Steephill Cove is a lovely place to visit. The service at Beach Shack was first class. Attentive without being over bearing. Our order was prepared freshly, and promptly served. The icing...More

Thank Philip I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a drink and I wanted to say how impressed I was by the service and quality of presentation of tea. This may seem strange to read but the tea was served in a warmed china mug and clean water and tea...More

Thank jonathancrosser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Isle of Wight for many years and always ensure that we visit The Beach Shack each time we visit Ventnor. The café is in quite a secluded spot and not accessible by car, but the walk down (and back...More

Thank r_smith640
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute gem! Picture perfect cove - check, local crab dishes - check, tables overlooking the cove - check. A lovely little beach cafe overlooking this picture perfect cove. Food was delicious. Note that you can't get to the cove by car, you need to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting something totally different based on the rave reviews found below. This was ok but no more. Firstly- it’s a beautiful setting and the staff were polite enough. We had to wait 45 minutes for food which seemed excessive for a 15/16 table...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing service. Food sublime, great value for money. Friendly caring staff. Magnificent views. Thoroughly spoilt and well worth the visit.

Thank sotonbelle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well it’s great to go on holiday in the UK especially when you come across a place like this. mushroom soup was freshly prepared so was the crab soup, crab salad was just wonderful, overlooking the sea, dog friendly. With lots of glue ten free...More

Thank Berkshire45
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We were on the IoW for a day out and had planned to visit the Boathouse at Steephill Cove but when we got there, it was closed! So, we walked a little further and ate in the Beach Shack instead. Well, what a pleasure! Nice...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Steephill Cove is a real find - a delightful step back in time to days when children can run in and out of the sea all day in perfectr safety while the adults eat, drink and snooze. And the Beach Shack is perfect - unpretentious,...More

Thank Simon E
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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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steephill Cove | Steephill Cove, Ventnor PO38 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 854507
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