Ryde is an English seaside town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, with a population of 23,999 at the 2011 Census. It lies on the north-east coast. The town grew in size as a seaside resort after the villages of Upper Ryde and Lower Ryde were merged in the 19th century. The influence of this era is still strongly visible in the town's central and seafront architecture.
Things to do in Ryde
5 based on 478 reviews
Alacarte restaurant in Newport offering a selection of local fish and seafood and great steaks. An upmarket restaurant with an emphasis on customer service and attention to detail with crisp linen table cloths and napkins.
We read the reviews and we chose Burr’s for a family anniversary last week.
This delightful small restaurant needs no further accolades from me. It is the tops.
The service is attentive, friendly and efficient but not intrusive with an excellent Maitre D in charge.
We chose the steaks and the rack of lamb from the comprehensive menu, all delicious and cooked to perfection.
It was an occasion to remember. We shall certainly return.
4.5 based on 822 reviews
'Twas a night before Christmas so the rain came down in sheets, nippers sailing in their prams up and down adjoining streets, Shanklin was dark, nothing in a manger, Kings delayed in Orient, no angels hollering Hark, perhaps only Ventnor could be stranger.
Santa came to see us with an item in his pocket, one festive reservation garnished with rocket, Steve had a cancellation, of that here was no doubt, we took him on with open arms from flooded rooftop one did shout.
Subtle greeting and Proscecco set the tone for Crimbo perfection, Steve in a suit and matching boozy flute put me loosely in mind of One Direction, brother Sam one man to forget me not remember, another clan member showed us to a table, next to his Mother named Sue some pictures of stuff gas central heating and an internet cable.
Quizzes for much later were doodled onto paper.
My wife opted seafood whilst I settled for the duck, cocktail and pate being rather precise, appetizing tasty well seasoned well nice, posh bottle bubbles chilled to the flow, non tacky crackers cost him four quid a throw, trinkets adorning something useful for a change, not purchased down the market diamond geezer or "The Range"
Succulent festive gobbling beast thick slices ah, the best, generally speaking us horny fellas preffering a breast, gravy not in globule form no lumps no bumps to boot, Brussels past that bullet stage red cabbage laced with fruit, sausages in overcoats cranberry conserve in cranberry boats, many other vegetables placing palettes to the test, vegetable on table six, the somewhat shady questionable guest.
A noisy man behind us simply didn't cease blaspheming, one more heathen bleater from Messiah Lord and eternal keeper who fails to grasp the meaning.
'Twas Christmas Day in Pendletons, pudding was steaming hot, the first man to refuse the thing was marched outside, and shot. Several vats of paraffin brandy, sixpences bright copper kettles and canes made of candy, dragged to our table billowing flames, Masterchef and The Hunger Games, John and Greg would indeed bow their cranium to a pud full of nickel shrapnel spare change and titanium, titillated with alcohol grease, every paying punter was deserving of a piece.
Next stuff to tackle being a lorry load of cheese, with grapes of Roth apples sticks celery to please, Cheddar Brie Stilton a thing resembling Torte, accompanied by butter puff's Red Leicester and a port, Southampton I believe, which isn't far away!
Home made hand made woman made chocolates, shortbread indigestion, booking.com would avoid repeat congestion, thanking you to all concerned, nothing ventured nothing burned, raising a glass to all things en croute, especially Steve, who rocked a suit !!
4.5 based on 270 reviews
Service was friendly and attentive; we really felt the staff cared about their business and therefore about our experience, which makes a big difference. Good helpings, tasty food and a nice atmosphere. This was our first visit to The Alamo, and we will go back.
4.5 based on 411 reviews
First time visit to this quaint little pub. Food was amazing, old school style hospitality, maybe could do with modernising a little to attract the younger age bracket. Waitresses were lovely. It was nice to have your order taken rather than going to the bar. Only thing to let this place down was staff members having “dramas” in the restaurant and not behind closed doors, which made for an awkward atmosphere. It would have been 5 stars if it wasn’t for the dramatic staff issues.
4.5 based on 607 reviews
We are a popular 'Bistro'. We open from 10:00 in the morning, closing at 2.30, we re-open for the evening at 5.30 last orders at 8.30 in the evening, during the summer. Our opening times vary with the seasons. We are small and friendly, having the capacity for 32 covers. Our food is cooked in our own kitchen by 2 very good chefs. We use fresh ingredients and locally produced Beef, Lamb and free-range eggs from a local farm. Lobster and Crab from local fishermen. We try our best to deliver great food, attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, and an enjoyable dining, experience all at good value. Last orders 15 mins before closing time. However, there is no rush for evening diners to leave the the Bistro we will happily continue to serve drinks and desserts to diners already with us.
Had a nice meal here the other day. Food very good,( cold day , and it was cold in restaurant! ,( but i think it had been closed for a while) but food was hot , nicely decorated and had nice sayings on the walls.Friendly staff
4.5 based on 308 reviews
Chocolate Apothecary is a chocolate/patisserie shop where everything is hand made on our premises. The historic shop is riddled with character features and one is always greeted with a warm smile. The eclectic choice of music is enjoyed by all generations. Atmosphere est parfait! Our chocolates are made fresh every day and are simply divine. Treats available range from Pistachio Dark Chocolate Baked Cheesecake, Florentines, Austrian Coffee and Walnut Cake, Mums Recipe Carrot Cake (To die for) to drinking chocolates, specialty coffees and herbal tea infusions. Located on Ryde's Sea Front, opposite the pier.
We found this little cafe whilst on a short visit to Ryde. Very welcoming staff with nothing too much trouble, a good choice of chocolate drinks with a choice of coffee's and tea's. Plus a marvelous choice of home made chocolates which would be no...MoreThank you so much for your kind remarks, we are so pleased that you found us, also that you enjoyed your visit. Please call again should you be back this way. Kind regards Sue, Dave and the team
4.5 based on 967 reviews
We our a cosy little Pub/Restaurant that serves good wholesome traditional pub grub. Local produce is key to our cooking and use it where ever possible. We cater for all kinds of dietary requirements so just ask one of our friendly members of staff who will advise on our options. Although it says in our description 'Vegan options' we do not offer as many choices as the heading would lead you to believe. It is something I have tried to change but in vain. We do our best to cater for all so if you are Vegan please say when booking and we can discuss with you our options or create something for you if given enough time. We do love your furry four legged friends but when booking it is important to mention it to us so we can seat you accordingly. Unfortunately we are very small so our toilets do not have baby change facilities and it would also be tricky to get a wheelchair in them. Apart from the toilets we are great for wheelchair access with tarmac car pack and no steps to negotiate on entering if sat in our top restaurant. Jane, Richard, Becky and the team look forward to serving you soon.
We dropped in today for a Sunday roast as a table of four. The meal was absolutely faultless. We had 3 roast beef and a lamb burger. The horseradish was perhaps a little too strong but other than that a perfect meal!
5 based on 329 reviews
Mediterranean inspired homemade food and local produce , cooked to the highest level in a stunning little Mediterranean bistro . Breakfast , lunch and dinner all cooked with a twist and the best the island has to offer
We had a delicious meal here, especially the pigeon starter with hazel nuts and the crispest pastry you can imagine. The service was excellent and very friendly, to the extent that we were invited to join in playing charades with the proprietor, Bethan, and her guests, who were enjoying an early Christmas dinner in Victoria dress - we arrived as strangers and left as friends - thank you for an exceptional evening out!
4.5 based on 203 reviews
The Bistro has an open kitchen - See, Hear and Smell what's going on. In the heart of Ventnor you'll find The Bistro - Serving, european cuisine, only a few yards from the sea - 30 Pier Street, PO38 1SX. Relaxed, contemporary, cosy, arty bistro - local and own ingredients freshly prepared. Menu 5 choices per course. The Bistro is open every day ecept Tuesdays & Sunday evenings for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. 24 Covers. Super wine list.Easy Parking.
We had a short stay in Ventnor out of season. We found The Bistro and looked at reviews and booked. There were 6 of us and the food and service was outstanding. The decor is fresh and pleasant, restaurant is clean and food fabulous. We had a mixture of Fish and Steak dishes, all cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Good wine list. If you are Ventnor, definitely don't miss an opportunity of a meal here!
4.5 based on 135 reviews
Recently, my wife told me she had been out with a friend who didn't like coffee. I just looked at her, wondering if I had misheard her. She assured me it was true, but, after years of marriage I know what a joker she is!
If it WAS true, then that person had never crossed the threshold of French Frank's in Ryde.
I was already a fan of the branch in Newport, but this was the first time I had been to their cafe in Ryde. All I can say is that they are just as good as their compatriots.
Their filter coffee enhanced with cream was excellent, and knocked spots off the brews served in other - unnamed- chain coffee stores. The food was tasty and a large choice was on offer,
They are certainly streets ahead of their rivals, so get there early as they are very popular!
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