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The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant

The Esplanade, Sandown, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
+44 1983 403960
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cheese fondue” (5 reviews)
“sea bream” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30 Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Esplanade, Sandown, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
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Reviewed today

Eat here on a Saturday night Food was good although portion size of Whitebait starter far too big. However service was very mixed - ranging from very attentive to ignoring my question as to why our pudding (basically ice cream!) were taking so long to...More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So quite, the owners very, very kind, a wonderful position in front of the sea and very fine food. You can taste a beer in peace, or eat a plate of vegetables and cheese enjoying the beach in your eyes. You can also taste wonderful...More

Thank Caterina F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came for dinner and we ordered the seafood platter for 2. The praws were very small and flavorless, the lobster was super overcooked and chewy. Quantity of food was ok but not worth the price.

Thank Geeta N
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious meat and vegetables, excellent Yorkshire puddings, tasty stuffing and very reasonable prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I eat here and had the fish and chips on the outside deck. Nice fish, crispy batter and good if frozen chips. No table service on the outside deck and we had to help ourselves to cutlery and condiments. Just above average...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was looking for a quick bite to eat for an early supper and nipped in here with our little boy in tow. Expected your usual sticky tables and below average food but was really surprised. The staff were extremely accommodating and the food was excellent...More

Thank Lindajselvey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat at the Ocean Deck as it was recommended by our hotel, they gave us a 10% discount card, it was a short walk from our hotel and it allowed dogs both on the decking outside and inside the front conservatory. If you sit...More

Thank Berkshire45
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip around the IOW in early July we ended up in Sandown and looked for a bite to eat. Great to find this place and they also allowed well behaved dogs into the conservatory. The lunch we had was very good and so...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on monday 9th July on our last night in Sandown. The food was excellent. My partner had sea bream which he said was perfectly cooked, and i had the lobster thermidor. It was fantastic! Perfectly cooked fresh lobster and an amazing sauce...More

Thank phredgoodhead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really ill after having a meal here, so ilI I was nearly sent to hospital . After days ‘CAMPYLOBACTER ‘ was confirmed by tests by my Dr . I had an aggressive form of food poisoning. Now placed in the hands of the...More

1  Thank 484lynn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Sandown, Sandown PO36 8AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 403960
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The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant is set on Sandown Bay. Boasting panoramic coastal views across the Channel it is the perfect place to eat, drink and relax. The Ocean Deck focuses on good, unpretentious, traditional food, using the freshest ingredients, sourced as close to home as possible. Whether you choose a three-course meal, a sandwich, an ice-cold beer or a bottle of wine to enjoy out on the decking, a friendly welcome will always greet you at this family run, chic-nautical themed bar and restaurant.
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