We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A good place to eat”

The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 54 Restaurants in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A good place to eat”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Friendly young staff who were eager to serve you. The fish and chips were of good quality and the view of the ocean is terrific.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank 99Art
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

370 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    194
    91
    54
    17
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food and good access”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had two meals here during our stay of 4 days and everything was presented, cooked and tasted great. It is very good quality and very reasonably priced. This also has great access for people with diabilities as there is a ramp to access the premises.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Leesa F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“local residents”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

since this restaurant has had new owners and a new chef the food is superb, as locals we would certainly advice tourists best place to eat with excellent service and cold beer really enjoyed the food of sea bream and husband had the sirloin steak, well done to the new owners and chef x

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Tracey111111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Romatic spot by the beach.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

After the long walk from Newport, it was lovely to relax by the beach, in the warm afternoon sun. Lovely cold beer and excellent service topped off the relaxing surroundings. I look forward to trying the food as the menu looked to die for.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JuliePacker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Change of Ownership”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We have visited the Ocean Deck many times. It has always been one of the best pubs/restaurants in the area. We didn't know it had changed ownership recently, until we entered. The pub seems to have been stripped of all of its nautical charm. New tables and chairs have been provided on the lower floor, but ALL of the old furniture seems to have been squeezed up onto the upper floor. It wasn't ever so busy when we went there, but we could easily have shared a conversation with the six tables around us. Seeming just milimetres apart.

We went for coffee and a dessert - having eaten elsewhere earlier. My husband ordered the fruit crumble and asked if he could have extra custard. We were charged an extra pound for the custard. When the dessert was served, it came with a really tiny jug of custard that was only half filled. When I went back to the bar to say they had forgotten the extra custard - I was assured that that was an extra portion!!! Really?

There was only one barman and one waitress on duty. The poor girl was run-ragged. Not getting much help form the barman.

It has changed and unfortunately not for the better. We won't be rushing back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank noeleen832
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hayley S, Owner at The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Hi there, thank you for your review.

I am sorry that you feel the Ocean Deck has been stripped of its nautical charm. We have kept a very chic beach theme, as pictured on our website, and although we understand everyone has very different tastes when it comes to decor, we are thrilled the majority of our customers much prefer what we have done.

When we took over the Ocean Deck in March, we inherited the bar and conservatory tables, which are also located in the same place they were previously. I am sorry this is no longer to your liking.

The custard should have been a sufficient enough portion that were was no need to ask for another. I am sorry about this and thanks to your comments this is something we have rectified.

In these early stages we are still trying to perfect our staffing levels. Our fantastic hard working team do a fabulous job, and did highlight how unexpectedly busy they were that day. We have now put something in place to ensure our team are fully supported should this happen again.

Thank you once again, all the best.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant also viewed

Sandown, Isle of Wight
Sandown, Isle of Wight
 
Sandown, Isle of Wight
Sandown, Isle of Wight
 

Been to The Ocean Deck Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing