Food fresh from the sea
Simply a question of taste...
With 67 miles of coastline, it's no wonder the Isle of Wight offers some of the finest and freshest seafood in the south. Wild bass, Dover sole, crab, lobster and prawns are just some of the varieties that can be purchased and cooked just a few hours after being landed by the local fishermen - you really can taste the difference!
Captain Stan's Bembridge Fish Store
Captain Stan's Bembridge Fish Store is situatated at 5 Bembridge High Street, Bembridge and from here, between 9 - 4.30 Monday to Saturday, Mike sells the freshest bream, red mullet, Dover sole, wild bass, brill, turbot, John Dorey, plaice, crab and lobster and in the summer; prawns and mackerel too.
The taste of fresh local fish caught just a few hours before cooking should not be missed and its no wonder the Island's chefs pay regular visits to Captain Stan's Fish Store! tel. 01983 875572
Blakes of Ventnor Beach
Crab fisherman Geoff Blake offers a range of fresh fish and quality crabs. Landed daily, they are sold from a traditional family-run shack on Ventnor beach. Crab-meat is available and lobsters in the summer. Take along ice and cool bag if you want to carry it home. tel. 01983 852176
Seagrove Crab & Lobster Co
A small family business in Seagrove Bay run by Mark Smith which offers local fresh fish, crab and lobster. Available from the Farmers Markets at Newport and Ryde. tel. 01983 612306 to check availability.
The Best Dressed Crab in Town!
A small, family run business in Bembridge offering the finest quality freshly cooked crab and lobster direct from the local fishing boat. Prawns and whelks available when in season. Dinner party platters from The Best Dressed Crab in Town are a sensation! tel. 01983 840210.