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The Original Picnic Box


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Cafe, British, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Walking along the coastal path we were in need of refreshment at Shanklin so popped in to the Picnic Box, Friendly greeting, we had a couple of Jacket Potato`s nicely cooked and a decent size, other meals we could see being served looked just as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The food was very nice, and the service was excellent. The were very attentive to the children listened to them while ordering and making sure that they get everything they wanted. Reasonably priced as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Craig R
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Made two visits to this cafe by the sea and enjoyed both. Food fresh and tasty, staff friendly with nothing too much trouble. They cater for every taste, lovely place. A big thank you to the staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank margwest
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks to All at the original picnic box for our lovely meals , my lovely crab sandwich was well worth waiting for on my return from last years holiday. 👍

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank NigelT376
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Tap water: staff happily filled up my water bottle, and offered to hold onto it while I used the loo (really great and friendly!). Everything else: In a group of four of us, we all had lunch food (two sandwiches, a baguette and beans on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank TapWater_Reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a lovely café right on Shanklin seafront, the food was nice and was all prepared fresh so there was a little wait. My children liked the little lunch bags they offer for children. We didn't find it too expensive given its location.

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Happypandauk
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Stopped for a cup of tea but landed up with a cream tea and it was great. The scones were large ,fruity and warm and the cream was plentiful and moreish. A tea pot for your tea what a bonus. The lady who served us...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank stevestapes
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The staff were moaning the whole time, sort of waiting for us to leave, the cookies tasted stale and the ladies toilets were shut but open to staff which means if you’re a lady you have to go to the male toilets.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Liked the look of the place whilst strolling down Shanklin seafront. Wide range of sandwiches, baguettes etc and plated meals. Small seating area outside to watch the sea and activities on the beach. My sausage and bacon baguette was excellent and the coffee very nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank paradise_alley
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The picnic box is a lovely place to be, not only are the friend lovely and friendly the quality of food you get and their price is amazing. Everything is freshly made and delicious. My son was a little restless and they supply a fantastic...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Sapphire H
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