Locations don’t come much more idyllic than the setting at Shanklin’s Waterfront Inn, which sits right on the Esplanade with panoramic sea views and just a stone’s throw from the golden sands of the multi-award-winning beach.
The Waterfront combines a guest house with a bistro and bar that’s become a popular haunt for locals.
The appeal goes much further than just the stunning location though – the venue also offers a great homely menu featuring local steaks and seafood as well as all the usual favourites.
When it comes to the seafood, it couldn’t be fresher, as owner Rupert Burstow sources it direct from his next door neighbour – who happens to be a fisherman in Bonchurch. So not surprisingly, the Waterfront menu always has crab and lobster, along with seabass, sole and trout.
Regulars at the Waterfront also love the friendly and upbeat atmosphere – especially at the venue’s live music weekends. The bar and bistro are also popular for Christmas parties, which run right through December and into January with a competitively-priced three course menu with a glass of Prosecco for £21.95, and a Christmas Day menu at £55. These tend to get booked fast – so you’ll need to call early!
The Waterfront, Esplanade, Shanklin, IW
Tel: 01983 863023