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The Reef

48 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
+44 1983 403219
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (56 reviews)
“malteser cake” (12 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
48 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Easy atmosphere, excellent food and first class service. Attached to five star accommodation run by imaginative and friendly people.

1  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We were staying in The Reef Apartments at the end of October and visited the restaurant below on our last evening. Very nice restaurant with a sea view. Very nice outside area which was very popular during the day and would be great in the...More

1  Thank domakicapops
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

The reef is always popular, feels up to date with an air of sophistication. Food is different but works some strange combinations but as said lovely. Staff friendly and professional, if visiting be sure to drop by.

1  Thank Bondgirl008
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

One of the best meals I have had for a very long time. Excellent service very friendly staff and very good value for the money. If you have room the malteser cake is to die for.

2  Thank SuperKevbatch
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We had a table booked for 7.30. Starters arrived about an hour later. Main course at 9.20. The food was only very average and certainly not worth the wait. With 6 of us drinking wine and 1 of our party drinking beer, he found it...More

1  Thank Lyn G
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I've visited the reef several times over the summer, each time the food and service has declined in quality. The first visit with my boyfriend was excellent, the time after was ok. However I visited in August with some friends for a birthday lunch and...More

Thank islandgirl818
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

The tone of the place is sort of casual pub dining, so I didn't have high hopes when I ordered the Cajun roast salmon with prawns. But boy was I wrong (and happily so). The salmon was superb, and the prawns spot on. Cooked prawns...More

Thank serabee
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We had a lovely meal here. My partner really enjoyed the crab salad starter and the seafood pasta. I enjoyed the sole goujons to start and then had a very nice Cajun chicken breast. Everything was well served and the portions were plentiful. The service...More

1  Thank ArgentineTango
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visit the Reef a lot as we live locally and we usually have a very nice meal. There is a lot of choice on the menu from various pasta dishes to meat, fish and so much more. We enjoy the food however a lot...More

1  Thank CuisineQueens
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Had 2 excellent dinners on 11/12th Oct 15 - Service was excellent - food also excellent - very friendly staff - I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good quality meal at reasonable cost.

2  Thank colinbowers33
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Terry S
16 April 2017|
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Response from Keith C | 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$7 - US$33
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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