Where to eat

At Colwell Bay – you can find a variety of places to eat and drink.  Most of the beachside cafe/restaurants only operate during the tourist season (usually Easter – September).  Please check with individual operators before heading out!

Eat & Drink at Colwell Bay

Captain’s Cabin – is a beach side cafe located at the bottom of Colwell Chine on the right hand side.  It serves breakfast, hot lunches, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.

LongBeach Bar
Longbeach Bar is located above the Captain’s Cabin at the bottom of Colwell Chine.  It has limited opening hours in the summer season.  The bar has fantastic views across the Solent. Open to residents and non-residents of Longbeach. Also provides bar food during certain times of the day. Great authentic space invaders arcade game as well (20p ago!).

The Hut Beach Restaurant
Open during the Summer Season and popular with holiday makers and celebrities ‘The Hut‘ opened in 2013. You can view their menus online. If you want to book a table you’ll need to do so several months in advance. For reservations contact reservations@thehutcolwell.co.uk or call 01983 898 637

Cafe & Restaurants within Totland Bay

Enjoy a walk on the sea wall to the neighbouring Totland Bay and you can enjoy eating at:

The Bay Cafe

The Bay Café is situated at the shore side of Totland Pier, you can eat inside or on a table on Totland Pier. The menu isn’t extensive but is of excellent quality. View their menu online. They ask that all reservations are made online.

Waterfront Restaurant

Sited further along Totland Bay, The Waterfront specialises in seafood and mediterranean cuisine including pastas, locally caught fish, crab & lobster, (when available) and traditional Sunday roasts. View their menu. To make a reservation call 01983 756969 or email info@waterfrontiow.com.


Fish and Chips
The nearest Fish and Chips takeaways are ‘Rainbows’ (01983 752257) within Freshwater village and ‘Totties’ across at Totland call: 01983 756581. Unfortunately, neither deliver.

Indian Takeaway
Jaffran Indian Restaurant in Freshwater, 01983 755121. Menu available on their website. (Restaurant & Takeaway with delivery).

Chinese Takeaways

Pubs, Restaurants Across the Isle of Wight

Looking to venture out and pick a restaurant across the Isle of Wight? Tripadvisor Restaurant Reviews on the Isle of Wight might assist in your selection as could Matt and Cat’s Eating Out Guide on the Isle of Wight.