With an open kitchen and a setting right beside the Solent there’s a sophisticated feel to the Hillside Bistro. Diners can sit back and watch the chefs at work as they whip up the dishes using ingredients and produce from across the island, and those who can peel their eyes away from the action can admire the work of local artists that adorns the walls.
The bistro has a quirky feel that makes it stand apart from other restaurants on the Wight, and it’s open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Let the staff know when you make your booking if you have any particular requirements as they’ll be happy to cater for gluten-free diners and vegetarians with plenty of notice.
You’ll be presented with freshly baked bread to keep hunger at bay while you choose from the varied menu, and make sure you have a look at the specials as they change regularly and include imaginative favourites. The menu leans towards fish and meat dishes, and the fish nights are always popular so make sure you book well in advance if you want to go along for one. This restaurant only welcomes diners of 12 years and over, so it’s a popular choice for romantic meals for two.