Our menu reflects the abundance of quality produce harvested from the Isle of Wight’s bountiful coast and countryside. From light lunches to celebratory feasts, The Royal specialises in memorable meals, cooked with flair by our accomplished chefs, and accompanied by perfectly matched wines and impeccable service.
“The owner takes food seriously; 98% of guests eat in every evening. Our Sunday lunch went well beyond the usual roast (excellent), with choices such as pan-fried sea bass with fennel risotto and asparagus. In summer you can eat out on the terrace, where afternoon tea is another attraction.” - The Telegraph 2017Find out more
Lunch and Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in either our stylish Brasserie, Colonial-style conservatory, or the relaxed setting of the Hambrough Bar. In warmer weather, guests may also enjoy dining outside in the hotel’s south-facing garden or Geranium Terrace.Find out more
Ventnor’s delightfully balmy climate lends itself to languorous meals outside, and we are happy to serve pre-dinner drinks on our geranium-festooned verandah.
Our kitchen staff are equally happy to make up gourmet picnics to order, should you wish to venture further afield, at lofty heights of the Riviera Terrace overlooking Ventnor Bay.
The Royal Hotel has achieved 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 18 consecutive years and has appeared in every Michelin Good Food Guide since it's inception.
Head chef Steven Harris and his team excel in creating superb food that delights the senses, and ensures that dining at The Royal will be a highlight of your stay with us. Once patronised by Queen Victoria whenever she visited the area, our restaurant has been awarded two rosettes from the Automobile Association for eighteen consecutive years, and has featured in the fabled Michelin Guide ever since its first publication.
“Set within an elegant hotel is this fittingly grand dining room hung with portraits and chandeliers. Good value light lunches are followed by more sophisticated dinners where old favourites are offered alongside more modern dishes.” - MICHELIN guide inspectors 2017