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The Reef

48 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
+44 1983 403219
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
48 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week with my family for lunch . Shame they do not provide a table ordering service at lunchtime as it was not clear that we needed to order at the bar and given the large number in the party this was a bit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank coughandcath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sort out this restaurant after a recomndation from our waitress at our hotel at dinner the previous evening. Such a lovely find, friendly, smiling staff. Lovely food and drink and reasonably priced. We are sure to return in our next visit to the island.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Suzy2261
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into this place on Christmas Eve, it looked like it was 3/4 full. They managed to give me a table next to the door which every time it opened was blustery cold hence the reason I had to sit with my jacket on, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Madedog M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With its position overlooking the Sea, the Reef is always going to be a popular choice, and on a fine day it’s a very nice place to be if only for a Beer. I had Lunch there and I chose the Moules Mariniere. The dish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maxcaddy
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We have just been for a Christmas Lunch with our walking club to the Reef. It was the first time I've been there and was quite surprised by how nice it was. The restaurant was nicely decorated and was not overdone. The food was very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fbstard
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We chose to eat at the Reef as there were a few people in there and it was warm and had a view of the sea. There is a decent menu both of us opted for a starter/ light bite. The portion size was perfect...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RosieT10
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We ate at The Reef more than any other restaurant during our stay in Sandown. The staff were always friendly, and the food was tasty (obviously!). Even when it got a little nippy at night it was pleasant sitting outside under the heaters.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DavidP13915
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

A large group of us (12) had lunch here and it was ok. The portion sizes are huge, nearly all struggled to get through their lunches! The Club sandwich is enormous as is the steak sandwich...All the food was well cooked, one little thing the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GaryMichelle65
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

The reefs a good place for lunch and dinner for tourists but when your a local and after going there a handful of times it gets boring. Time to change the menu I think and up the game on the cocktails and drinks at the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A7733IGdavida
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely excellent food, all fresh ingredients highly recommended. Proposed in here and got a yes so can't be bad.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James A
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Terry S
16 April 2017|
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Response from 293keithc | Reviewed this property |
yes along the seafront
15 October 2016|
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Response from EMZINA88 | Property representative |
Hello! Yes we do gluten free options. If you mention to a member of staff when you come in that you are gluten free, they will be able to tell you the gluten free options! Thank you for your enquiry Emma from The Reef
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AE, England (Formerly THe Reef)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 403219
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