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Highdown Inn

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
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Highdown Lane, Totland Bay PO39 0HY, England
+44 1983 752450
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here 5 of us for a lunchtime meal. Food superb and large portions . Staff good . Prices I think a bit on the high side . Might visit again but would probably go somewhere a bit cheaper. Give it a try

Thank andyrye
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove past a few times while on holiday in Totland Bay and were enticed by the menu board boasting seafood. We all had different meals, crab & avocado, burger, faggots, stew&dumplings, lamb roast. Wow! Amazing home cooked food, delicious. £107 for 3 starters, 5 mains, and 4 puds. Would definitely be back if we holiday here again.

Thank NelliePhant
Totland Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Highdown on a number of occasions, on each occasion the service, food and drink has been superb the food portions being large!! The atmosphere in the Highdown is also very welcoming and very cosy and it's well worth a visit.

Thank Keith B
Freshwater, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to take our neighbour out for a midweek lunch and chose the Highdown as it is local to us, we all had different meals. One ham egg and chips one cheese burger chips and coleslaw one salmon & prawns in a dill sauce with pots & veg. We all enjoyed our meals, the staff were friendly and helpful,... More 

Thank brengray
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Best belly pork ever! A surprisingly wide choice. Great value and good service. Would highly recommend!

Thank DevonGeebee
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for late lunch on our walk back from The Needles to Freshwater Bay. The place had been transformed from the pub we had expected, now to be a restaurant. The Sunday lunch being served around us looked great! However the menu was very limited for vegetarian choices, also if you wanted a simple meal this was hard... More 

Thank Chraeh
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Had heard good things about the Highdown - and eventually got round to trying it. But a disappointment. The pub felt and smelt a bit tired - but just a pub so gave it a chance. Had a fish platter for lunch - but very average. I could have gone and got the ingredients from the supermarket as that it... More 

Thank Adam18Y
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Enjoyed a lovely Saturday lunch. Good quality food and excellent portion size. Locally sourced fish and meat provided plenty of choice. Vegetarian options looked interesting and varied. The dog was welcome, always a bonus.

Thank Griersons
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Good varied menu, lots of fish dishes and three choices of roast meat and lovely fresh veg and yummy puds. Atmosphere was lovely and staff excellent - a lovely afternoon

Thank Samantha M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had visited this place before and had good food. It had been decorated since our last visit. The menu was extensive. My father had roast beef and said it was the best he had ever had. Good portions well cooked food and lovely ambience. The waitress was very very efficient and friendly.

Thank alison s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highdown Lane, Totland Bay PO39 0HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Totland Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 752450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?