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Ganders Restaurant

We are a family run restaurant situated overlooking St Helens green, minutes from Bembridge Harbour and The Duver. We offer an interesting and varied a la carte menu, daily specials, home made desserts, lunch time deli menu and roasts on Sunday, all made using fresh local ingredients where possible.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
British, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Had a gorgeous meal here on my birthday, there was a large group having a Christmas do but we still received perfectly cooked food and service. I had the steak and ale pie and it was excellent, there are bottled beers to enjoy in this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rooombiter
Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to know you enjoyed your meal alongside the hustle and bustle of a Christmas party. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Ganders is without doubt my favourite Island restaurant. From the very attentive service, to the excellent cuisine cooked to perfection by Ian the chef/owner it is an experience not to be missed. This visit we were joined by family from the mainland who were to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rogerc700
Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you for your kind review, glad that your family enjoyed their visit! 😀

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

A warm welcome started our dining experience at Ganders. All four chose different starters all of us were chuffed with our choices. My main course was a prawn salad I asked if the prawns came peeled as this could affect my choice ...chef was asked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you😃 always happy to oblige!

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Not been here for a while and it is still a terrific place for a relaxed evening out with stylish non pretentious service. From the quick ice cold lager on arrival to the “to die for” strawberry Pavlova to finish, it was a sumptuous experience...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Small cosy restaurant capa it for approximately 50to 60 customers. Staff very friendly, especially the gentleman waiter. Sorry, didn't get a name. Food very tasty and well presented. All in all this our favourite restaurant for all the years we have visited the island.

Date of visit: August 2018
Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you :) have let Gentleman Joe know!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Crab fish cakes tasted of curry, potatoes and fat ... neither my partner nor I could discern ANY slight taste of crab. Main course veg arrived steaming straight out of the microwave... over cooked and tasted of nothing much apart from water... and curry (spices...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Firstly, I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. With regard to your crab cakes, our usual supplier is at present out of action, so we are having to use an alternative instead of our usual hand-picked crab meat....More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Have eaten here several times over the last few months and have never been disappointed, whichever dishes I have. Food is imaginative, beautifully cooked and served by lovely staff. You won't be disappointed, I'm sure - and that's why I keep going back and can...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback! All duly noted and passed on to our hard working team :)

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting and scrummy. Calves liver fantastic. Sea bass very meaty. Pork belly tasty. Steak pie original. Veggies lovely. Starters and puds great. Very friendly and efficient service. Recommend you book. No service charge and grateful when we added a gratuity. We will be returning.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Iain C, Owner at Ganders Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Fantastic food and the waitresses were very warm and welcoming to us all. My wife, three daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our whole evening. Absolutely recommended !!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nicklV2355EZ
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A little gem ! Great food, excellent quality and fabulous service ! We will return when next in the Isle of Wight. The Pavlova was to die for !

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Michelle C
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