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£2 - £24
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service in a very well, located cafe. The chips were the best I’ve had for ages! I would definitely rather here again if back in Sandown.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a break from a charity ultramarathon run around the island, paid £44 for a meal then asked to fill water bottles up but manager refused citing “excessive water consumption”. Ridiculous. Next door ice cream shop kindly helped us out

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have being past this place so many times over the years today we tried it and wow it was good value and tasty food with very friendly staff We will be visiting here again soon

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a cold wet Monday we entered the Cafe ,we were given a warm & friendly reception by Paul, had a wonderful fish & chips linch a generous portion..& Paul found time to chat with us.The cafe was busy but the service was excellent.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely a must visit! Staff efficient. Had tuna ciabatta which tasted fresh and warm, the side salad was as fresh as you could get it. Chunky chips very tasty. The price is one you just do not see on the island. Its very expensive here...for every day meals, The beach are producing tasty fresh meals without the expensive price tag. Great place for families on a tight budget, thankyou!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

First time visited, made to feel very welcome, had the soup and a desert, cream of vegetable and rhubarb crumble and 2 mugs of tea. My food was of an excellent quality. The cafe was spotlessly clean, waiter was very pleasant, other people in cafe...having lunch which I noticed was very well presented and the return of empty plates showed the good quality. Would highly recommend a visit if only for a hot drink and a toasted tea cake. Lovely sea view as a bonus.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Excellent food excellent service excellent cafe. Excellent staff. Great atmosphere. Yummy desserts, homemade. The crumble is the best on the island as is the pie. The meals are very good value.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

came here for breakfast it was absolutely gorgeous staff was lovely would 100% recommend coming here definitely coming back

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Great little gem by the sea - went in for coffee but stayed for lunch - friendly, swift service and really great food - had the crab cakes which were beautifully presented and delicious - wife had a ciabatta melt which she loved - deffo...going backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Four of us called in for lunch and we were all really impressed with the friendliness of the staff, the speed of service and the delicious food! Portions were very generous and the prices very reasonable. The place was spotlessly clean as well. I would...thoroughly recommend it if you are in the area! Fabulous!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

A lovely cafe offering a wide range of food and drinks - they catered for our party of 8 with ease with some wanting sandwiches, some just chips, some cake and one just wanting a beer! Very clean, the food was delicious (especially the home...made cakes) and the staff very patient and lovely. Will be back next time we come to Sandown!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Stopped here for a coffee and cake, ladies were very welcoming. I had a danish pastry and it was like it had just come out of the oven. It was fluffy and light! Definitely worth stopping.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Great lunch spot with a view of the beach and the pier. The service was friendly and prompt and there was a very wide range of dishes, from snacks through to full meals.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

3 of us went here for breakfast, 1 had not decided so said take the other orders and come back in 5minutes, 30 minutes later someone finally came back, by this time the others had recieved their orders and already nearly finished, appauling service. When...someone is not ready you return in 5-10mins not half an hour! I would understand a little more if you were rushed off your feet, but you were not.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Have been visiting this establishment for several times a year for 9 years. They have always provided excellent food, service and ambiance. A must visit!!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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No but ontheir specials board there is regularly the most awesome homemade steak and kidney pie which i cannot resist.
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THE BEACH CAFE, Sandown - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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The Beach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5