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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £24
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, British, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

Delicious food and wine at this super friendly restaurant. Sea bass was excellent, service first-rate and the red wine fantastic. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Smashing Food. Cosy friendly atmosphere. We came for the day to Ventnor (live on the island in Seaview). Happened upon this great little gem on the High St. Dita welcomed us, and we took a table for 2. Water and drinks served quickly and our...brunches soon after. Happy to swap a poached egg for a Mushroom for me. He had the Crab Rarebit on Sourdough. I had the smoked salmon. Both delicious. You know that "I could eat that again, right this minute 😋 " felling as soon as you empty your plate . We left full and happy. Great place. Highly recommend to book, or if you see a table free, just go in.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love eating here - Dita is always friendly and welcoming, food is delicious and good coffee. My favourite is the vegetarian breakfast but Shaksuka is also great!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

I visit Dita at her Cantina restaurant for both brunch and evening meals. My partner, friends, and I love the friendly atmosphere, delicious cocktails and fresh food! We/I will continue to recommend and return to anyone staying in or passing through Ventnor.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

A must have for your itinerary! Love Cantina - I first came here with my partner in October and had such a warm welcome and delicious food that I knew I just had to come back on my next visit. I’ve only been here for...a few days and visited Cantina twice! First visit I just had to have the banana bread breakfast (I love how a dessert has been described as breakfast - right up my street 😂). Today I went for the full English (which would normally be something I’d steer away from as too greasy) and it too was delicious, high quality produce - with delicious beans and sourdough bread. The food is amazing, but it’s the lovely staff and overall ambience of the venue that really make it. I also got lots of advice regarding running/walking routes - always great to get helpful, local knowledge. Wasn’t eavesdropping, but I did hear the couple next to me ask what was in their Bloody Mary as it was like nothing they had ever tasted before and it was amazing. She explained how it’s her favourite drink and she experimented to find the perfect recipe! Everything here is made with love! I’ve seen lots of places close in Ventnor - Cantina, please never close! And… with just 2 members of staff and the place runs like clockwork!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Open till 2pm this lovely cantina serves delicious food that can be whatever you want it to be. Breakfast, brunch, elevenses, lunch. It’s not about muffins and pastries but hot nutritious imaginative dishes with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The cafe is filled with...warmth and the welcome second to none. Can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

We were not sure from the outside but when we went in we where welcomed like old friends. Great atmosphere (70's /80s disco) and friendly host. As for the food, brilliant. We had the vegan breakfast and Shakshuka. Both beyond expectation. Definitely recommend and will...be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Superb quality brunch - great ingredients, excellently cooked and friendly service. Good quality, well-made coffee too. And good value for what you get. Had the vegetarian breakfast and Spanish eggs, both delicious. Our second visit and we look forward to going back again. Worth booking...at the weekend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

Went for dinner with friends. We had fabulous food and cocktails. The service was superb - so friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the food. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be returning on our next visit to The Isle of Wight.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant, this was our second visit, the host creates an amazing atmosphere and is so friendly. The food is incredible and they were very accommodating with allergies (nut and shellfish). I will be back!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is small but the welcome and service by Dita the owner was exceptional creating a lovely atmosphere. The dinner was first class, my fish stew was very tasty and my wife said her sea bass was one of the best she has ever...had. Luckily we still had room for desserts and the blackberry and apple pie I had was great and my wife enjoyed her Rasberry and Limoncello Frangipane Tart. Highly recommend this restaurant but you need to book in advance as very popular.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Lovely brilliant place with great decor, a welcoming and attentive host and great music. We had the crab rarebit and poached egg with feta, chilli mayo, avocado and tomatoes with a side of bacon that they didn’t even charge me for. The non alcoholic Bloody...Mary was out of this world and probably the best I’ll ever taste. Will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Lovely food, great for veggies, great service- very attentive. Would return in a heartbeat! Loved the Swedish hash, smoothies, coffee and unusual international cuisine.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

So glad to have enjoyed another first class meal at Cantina recently. Warmly greeted by Dita. All food and wine was exceptional - Dita explained the food we chose with enthusiasm and the flavours were superb. A great evening. Cantina has a 100% recommendation from...us but be sure to book in advance it's such a busy little restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

How to describe Cantina? Small. Friendly. Great atmosphere. Amazing, stunning, perfect, succulent, moreish food. Breakfast at Cantina is not a meal, it's an experience. The Swedish Hash, has such a range of flavours that every mouthful is different. The Bubble & Squeak special with bacon...and kale is finished with lemon & garlic oils that pulled the flavour together perfectly. Someone certainly knows their flavours. Do go to Cantona. You really should book, it's a small place, and you don't want to be miss out.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5