A bit of a hidden gem, tucked away down a few stairs to the beach you'll find The Beach Hut overlooking a stunning Forelands beach, the famous Bembridge Ledge and Culver Downs.
The Beach Hut is a little al fresco seasonal seafood cafe right on Forelands beach in Bembridge. All our seating is outside. We are quirky, rustic and exposed to the sun, sea, wind and waves! We offer fabulous food and fabulous views. Our food is Mediterranean in influence with lots of seafood and local produce when in season. Our specialty is IW crab and seafood specials but we also have some rather lovely vegi dishes and a rather stonking afternoon tea. We also cater for Gluten Free customers. We are a dog friendly cafe based on a dog friendly beach.
Started in March 2012 by Emma and Jon Guy, The Beach Hut has built a bit of a reputation as a fab foodie spot. (Emma won the 2011 Isle of Wight Masterchef competition cooking Mottistone Manor fillet steak in her secret recipe mushroom sauce... IW steaks will be on this years BBQ menu) and over the past couple of years The Beach Hut has generated a lovely loyal following of Beach Hut friends, reviews and write ups in National and local press including The Girls Guide to the Isle of Wight. Emma has recently been awarded the title of Food Hero by Taste of The Wight.
The Beach Hut opens March - October... although if the weather isn't great we do close. So we recommend you give us a call to check. If it's hot and sunny we'll be busy so please call to make a reservation for lunch and to check for any weather updates.
Our opening days and times are subject to change if the weather isn't on our side, so we do recommend you give us a call to make a reservation if you are heading out to us. Our voicemail and facebook page are always up to date.
Don't worry if it's a bit chilly or overcast. The beach is still the perfect place to be. However all our seating is outside seating (we sit around 60 people) and offer a few umbrellas and blankets if it's a bit chilly.
Reservations are a must on a hot and sunny day, usually we are full for lunch on a sunny Sunday in July by 11am... so do drop us a text asap and we'll pop your name in the diary.
Our nearest proper loo is a the RNLI lifeboat station car park a 2min drive away or 10 mins walk along the beach, however we do have a little camping loo and toiletries for you to use.
We are not licensed, but are happy for you to bring your own wine to sip with your food. We don't believe in a corkage charge. We provide glasses, wine coolers and bottle openers.
The food at The Beach Hut Bembridge is unique, our cafe is quirky and our style relaxed. We don't offer a breakfast. We concentrate on lunch are our kitchen space is limited. Our lunches are designed to be light and fresh with salads, sharing platters and seafood favorites with a twist. We try to have as much seafood and IW crab as we can (sometimes this isn't possible as we are in the hands of the fishermen and the weather). But we do try to offer seafood alternatives such as crevettes, smoked salmon and garlic prawns! We are always trying something new. Our menus change quite frequently.
All our food is designed for sharing and enjoying whilst overlooking the sea. We try to make our customers welcome and get to know them and their tastes. You are our guests and we welcome you and your families.
Come for lunch. Come for afternoon tea. Come for a birthday. Come for the views. Sit and enjoy a sharing platter over a glass of wine. Come for supper. Whatever the occasion we look forward to seeing you. To make a reservation for lunch call us on 07832 127737.
(Sorry we don't take reservations for afternoon tea, nor, due to our size, can we accommodate large groups, 5 is the maximum).
A little seafood cafe
Based on Seaview High Street, the next village along from Bembridge, we have for 2015 a little licenced cafe seating 22 called LPs of Seaview. Lunch is served 12 - 3pm and early evening drinks and tapas from 5pm - 9pm. April we open weekends, May onwards we'll open a little more often. Check out our facebook page or simply give us a call on 07851 268369. We also hire this venue for private use and for Beach Hut seafood suppers. VISIT US
The Beach Hut has just won Best of the Best at the Wight Good Food Guide. MORE >
Taste of the Wight
Find us as a food hero in the Taste of the Wight. We will be cooking at food shows.
Private catering to small parties up to 40 people.
We can provide, cocktails, canapes, fabulous food, staff, glass hire and drinks.
We also offer home food deliveries of our fab food. Call us on 07832 127737 for info and menus.
New Food Lovers Cookery Course for Jan and Feb. Residential and non residential.
New awards for Red Funnel 2014. Vote for us! We have been entered into 'best eaterie with a sea view'.
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