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Top store recommendations from locals

Food
“Lovely cafe and shop. You don't even need to like garlic, but if you do, you'll love all the wonderful produce on offer.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“Smoking Lobster is a fantastic Restaurant on Ventnor Beach Seafront, Adam and GM have been serving fantastic food for many years at Tramazzinis in the town and opened Smoking Lobster a couple of years ago to add to the reputation they deserved. Fantastic Seafood and local produce served overlooking the beach”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Hardly a superstore but you can buy all the basics here. Open 0700 till 2200 Monday to Saturday but only from 1030 to 1630 on Sundays. Check their website for holiday opening hours.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you're travelling by ferry from Southampton to East Cowes Waitrose is close to the ferry terminal if you need to stock up. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“For something a bit more special, this place has a wonderful location and delicious seasonal food looking onto Appley beach. If it's warm enough, try asking for a table out on the balcony to make the most of the views. The restaurant is a leisurely (albeit 30 minute) walk along the beach from the cottage. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“The town centre offers a rich variety of shops and facilities including a launderette 100 yds away in New Street.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“In the town centre a few mins drive up the hill, there is a Co-op and also a Tesco Express for essentials. You can normally park right outside or opposite. If you want to walk allow 15 mins. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Fantastic food and service. We recommend for fish dishes, catch of the day and great deserts.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A grocery store nearby with local produce and the longest hours of any Cowes grocer. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Convenience Store
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ 36/38 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6JY, England +44 1983 864900 Warm atmosphere, lovely meals, exquisite flavours, definitely one of the best! Do not forget to book! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“At the end of the esplanade known for its tasty breakfasts and great café food. Run by our lovely friends. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Amazing produce from farm shop and the Bluebell Cafe: one of the Island's best”
  • 6 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“It has almost everything you could possibly need and more. It stocks all local produce.”
  • 6 locals recommend