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The Royal Hotel

Belgrave Road, VENTNOR, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JJ

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The Royal is a handsome slice of Regency grandeur amid sub-tropical gardens on the Isle of Wight's southeastern coast, a spot that unblushingly styles itself 'the Madeira of England'. Inside, is a classic English tableau fully loaded with fancy plasterwork ceilings, crystal chandeliers, parquet floors and decorative ironwork. The Appuldurcombe Restaurant is an elegant grande dame too, with its swagged drapes and oil paintings, and the kitchen rises to the occasion with panache, delivering food that belongs firmly in the 21st century. The island's own Gallybagger cheese opens proceedings in a soaring souffl?, together with caramelised cauliflower pur?e, while main course teams poached and roasted chicken breast with crispy wings, baked onion, pur?e and florets of broccoli and chicken sauce. Fish is always a good bet here, perhaps brill fillet with hand-dived scallops, vanilla pur?e, foraged sea herbs and pickled raisins, while desserts aim to cosset with the likes of baked almond ricotta cheesecake with rhubarb, and ginger baked Alaska with rhubarb consomm? and comp?te.

Further information

Tel: 01983 852186
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Dates closed: 2 wks Jan or 2 wks Dec
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Steven Harris
Number of seats: 140
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 3 yrs.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £24.00-£30.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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On A3055 (coast road) into Ventnor. Follow one-way system, left at lights into Church St. At top of hill left into Belgrave Rd, hotel on right
Nearest station: Shanklin

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