At the Waterfront, you can enjoy the magical location of Totland Bay in the west of the Isle of Wight. Experience some of the finest sunsets in Europe over a drink, or freshly prepared delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
The building itself was built as the original church for Totland in 1869. It housed the church for the next six years. Then a new church was built on the opposite side of the road, which opened in 1875.
The building was then removed from it’s position on Church Hill and re-erected on the beach in this location in approximately 1880 and opened as a reading room and library. This was very popular with the local residents and early tourists, including day visitors who landed at Totland Pier by paddlesteamer from Bournemouth. The paddlesteamer service continued until the mid sixties.
In the early 1950‘s the building was converted into accommodation as part of the Totland Bay Hotel. It would have been very advanced for it’s day as all rooms had an en suite bathroom.
The Totland Bay Hotel was closed in 1972 and was demolished in 1979. The Waterfront had fallen into disrepair and was saved from being demolished. It opened as a cafe/restaurant in 1984 some 100 years after it was first rebuilt on the beach.
The building was closed again in late 1992 because of the sea defence works which were carried out in 1993. It re-opened and as a pub restaurant in 1994.
It is now home to The Mediterranean Kitchen Restaurant (Open April 2014) and The Sunset Bar.
Specialising in seafood and Mediterranean Cuisine their mouthwatering menu includes homemade stone baked pizzas, pastas, locally caught fish, crab & lobster, daily specials and much more.