Cantina Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Cantina

Open from 7.30am to 10pm, every day, all year round, Cantina offers great food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food is British, with strong Continental influences.

With just 22 seats, Cantina fills up pretty damn quick, making booking a good idea, even for breakfast. However, the team will always try to fit you in.

About Cantina

Cantina

Cantina

Cantina is a café restaurant, bakery and kitchen in the heart of sunny Ventnor, one of the Isle of Wight’s best-known towns for eating out.

Cantina provides informal, friendly hospitality. You will find our door open any time of the day, all year.

The Bakery

Bread plays a very important part in our menu. Cantina has its own bakery, where bread and pastries, sweet and savoury, are baked daily.

Pizza

The secret is our pizzas are made by hand from slow-rising sourdough. Some of our customers have pronounced them “the best pizzas on the Island”.

 
Cantina

Menus

These are examples of our regularly changing menus. We always have special dishes and cocktails on offer, so stop by and have a look at our blackboard.

You will always find vegetarian and gluten-free options available. We are happy to cater for other dietary needs or preferences if you let us know.

Breakfast

All Day Breakfast

  • Toast & butter 2.50
  • Porridge, brown butter, cinnamon sugar 3

    with bacon or butter roasted apples 3.50

  • Sourdough toast with marmalade, honey, jam, peanut butter, Nutella, Biskoff or Marmite 3.50
  • 2 eggs & soldiers 3.50
  • Frankfurters, ketchup, mustard, pretzel 4
  • Cheddar & French onion toastie, tomato jam, 5
  • Avocado, tomato, poached egg, sriracha mayo, toast 5
  • Slow cooked beans with roasted peppers, smoked paprika, spinach & egg on sourdough 5
  • Shakshuka 5
  • Bacon, lettuce & tomato on white 6
  • Buckwheat pancakes, roast banana, bacon, maple syrup 6
  • Slow cooked ham beans, fried egg, toast 6
  • Smoked haddock welsh rarebit, poached egg 6
  • Roast pepper, tomatoes, olives, beans, halloumi, egg, toast 6.50
  • Sausages, bacon, black & white pudding, tomato, beans, egg, toast 7.50

Lunch

From noon

  • Roasted olives 2.50
  • Smoked garlic butter bread 3.50
  • Lettuce, ricotta salata, walnuts, preserved lemon buttermilk dressing 3.50
  • Cream of white asparagus soup 5
  • Jersey royals, hazelnut butter, smoked raclette 6
  • Goat’s cheese crème brulee, digestives, tomato jam 6
  • Buckwheat waffle, roast vegetables, pumpkin seed pesto 10
  • Mussels, harissa, spring onions, cream 6/10
  • Lamb ragu puttanesca, hand cut pasta 11
  • Crabmeat, red wine tomato sauce, linguini 12.50

    Pizza

  • Roast tomatoes, wild oregano, buffalo mozzarella 5 / 9
  • Mushrooms, shallots, gorgonzola 5.50 / 10
  • Red onions, coppa, taleggio 5.50 / 10
  • Spinach, nduja, mozzarella 6 / 11
  • Pepperoni, rocket, pecorino 6 / 11

Dinner

Aperitifs

  • Vermouth 4
  • Lambrusco 5
  • Vodka Gimlet 6
  • Cornish Pastis 6
  • Red Snapper 7

    Small plates

  • Roasted olives 2.50
  • Smoked garlic butter bread 3.50
  • Lettuce, ricotta salata, walnuts, preserved lemon buttermilk dressing 3.50
  • Cream of white asparagus soup 5
  • Jersey royals, hazelnut butter, smoked raclette 6
  • Goat’s cheese crème brulee, digestives, tomato jam 6
  • Semi dried IOW tomatoes, whipped feta, croutons, black olive vinaigrette 7
  • Charcuterie, bread, pickles 10

    Plates & bowls

  • Buckwheat waffle, roast vegetables, pumpkin seed pesto 10
  • Mussels, harissa, spring onions, cream 6/10
  • Lamb ragu puttanesca, hand cut pasta 11
  • Truffled potato pie, red onion soubise, roasted roots 11.50
  • Crabmeat, red wine tomato sauce, linguini 12.50
  • Confit duck leg, bubble & squeak, spring greens 12.50
  • Seafood chowder, peas, potato, bacon & chorizo 14
  • White asparagus, new potatoes; black forest ham or smoked salmon or sauce Polonaise 14

    Pizza

  • Roast tomatoes, wild oregano, buffalo mozzarella 5 / 9
  • Mushrooms, shallots, gorgonzola 5.50 / 10
  • Red onions, coppa, taleggio 5.50 / 10
  • Spinach, nduja, mozzarella 6 / 11
  • Pepperoni, rocket, pecorino 6 / 11

Afters

Afters

  • White chocolate fondant 6
  • Coconut tapioca pudding 6
  • Vanilla custard & cream semifreddo 6

  • Selection of cheeses, honey, digestives 7.50
  • With glass of Marsala 9

  • Cantine Pellegrino Marsala Superiore 3
  • Kracher Auslese Cuvee 4.50
  • Allesverloren Port 2009 4.50

  • Affogato classic 4.50
  • Liqueur coffee 6
  • Gluehwein 6

  • Almond Brother: Olmeca, amaretto, apricot, orgeat & maple syrup 8
  • Chocolate Sazerac: Absinthe, Maker’s Mark, crème de cacao & Peychauds bitters 8

Drinks

This is only a small selection of the drinks we have available

Our menu is always being developed - look at our specials board for the latest drinks.

Cocktails

  • The Bittenbender (Cacao nibs - infused Campari, Maker’s Mark, raspberries, lime & Prosecco) 9
  • Earl Grey MarTeaNi (Earl Grey - infused Plymouth gin, lemon, gomme & egg white) 7
  • Pisco Sour (Pisco ABA, lime, egg white, gomme, angostura & orange flower water) 8
  • Benton’s Old Fashioned (Bacon fat washed Maker’s Mark, maple syrup & Angostura) 8
  • Mexi-jito (Chilli - infused Olmeca Reposado, mint leaves, lemon, agave & Chegsworth apple) 9
  • Martica (Hine Rare, Carpano Antica Formula, East London Demerara, Maraschino & Angostura) 12
  • Marmalade Sour (Cachaca, Cantina’s own marmalade, lemon, bitters & egg white) 8
  • Italian Colada (Galliano Vanilla, Vecchia Romagna, Havana Club, coconut, cream, pineapple) 9

Mocktails

  • Chegsworth Mojito (lime, demerara, mint & Chegsworth Valley pear juice) 4
  • Tropical Clement (fresh orange, lime, passion fruit, grenadine & bitter lemon) 4
  • Arreton Mary (IoW tomato juice, lemon, herbs & spices) 4
  • Canadian Apple (Chegsworth Valley apple juice, lemon & maple syrup) 4
  • We also serve a range of hand crafted coolers & milk shakes!

Spirits & Liqueurs

  • Inga Amaretto 4.50
  • Cornish Pastis 6.00
  • Stellacello Pompelmo 7.50
  • Chase Rhubarb 6
  • Chambord 4.50
  • St Germain Elderflower 4.50
  • Frangelico 4
  • Carpano Antica Formula 5
  • Vermouth del Professore 4
  • Vermouth di Torino 4
  • Cocchi Americano 5
  • Suze 4.50
  • Lillet Blanc 4
  • Aperol 3
  • Allesverloren Port 2009 Vintage 3.50
  • Bepi Tosolino Artigianale Agricola Grappa 7.50
  • La Fee Absinthe 4.50
  • Berneroy VSOP Calvados 6
  • Janneau VSOP Armagnac Armagnac 6.50
  • Hine rare VSOP 7.50
  • Maker’s Mark 5
  • Rittenhouse Straight Rye 5.50
  • Bruichladdich Laddie 8.50
  • Chivas Regal 18 years 10.50
  • Suntory Hibiki 17 years 14
  • Monte Alban Mezcal 5.50
  • Don Agustin Reposado 7
  • IOW Distillery’s Rock Sea Vodka 5.50
  • Wyborowa Blue Label 3
  • Portobello Road 5
  • Jinzu Gin 5.50
  • IoW Distillery’s Mermaid Gin 6.00
  • Saffron Gin 6
  • East London Demerara 7
  • Matusalem Grand Reserva 15 years 6.50
  • El Dorado 12 years 7.50
  • Ron Zacapa 7.50
  • All spirits & liqueurs are served as a 50ml measure, however if you would prefer a 25ml measure please request a single when ordering your drink.

Wines, beers & ciders

  • Macabeo, Bodegas Barsao, Campo de Borja, Spain 175ml 3.75
  • Merlot, Emiliana Vineyards, Central Valley, Chile 175ml 3.75
  • Tempranillo Rosado - Vacceos, Agricola Castellana, Rueda, Spain 175ml 3.75
  • Prosecco 100ml 4
  • Pilsner Urquell 330ml 3.50
  • Meantime London Lager 330ml 3.50
  • Brooklyn Lager 355ml 4
  • Erdinger Weissbier 500ml 4.50
  • Goddards “Inspiration” IoW Bitter 500ml 4.50
  • New Forest Cider 330ml 3.75
  • Pinot Gris, Villa Wolf, JL Wolf, Pfalz, Germany 75cl 21
  • Viognier, Domaine Gayda, Languedoc, France 75cl 24
  • Grüner Veltliner “Fuchs”, Sighardt Donabaum, Spitz, Austria 75cl 30
  • Gelber Muskateller & Sauvignon Blanc “Löss”, Pollerhof, Röschitz, Austria 75cl 40
  • Chardonnay, Fromm, Martinsborough, New Zealand 75cl 46
  • Syrah, Mourvedre & Viognier, The Wolftrap, South Africa 75cl 20
  • Malbec sin Sulfito, Bodega Cecchin, Mendoza, Argentina 75cl 25
  • Chianti Superiore DOCG, Ruffino, Tuscany, Italy 1litre 32
  • Roter Küvee (Zweigelt, and more), Groszer Wein, Südburgenland, Austria 1litre 34
  • St. Emilion Grand Cru, Vieux Chateau des Combes, Bordeaux, France 75cl 40

Enjoy our breakfast with Square Mile coffee,

Waterloo teas and a selection of our

hand-plucked infusion teas.

Opening Times

Cantina

We are open all day, every day.

Monday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Tuesday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Wednesday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Thursday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Contact Us

Cantina

Contact us to book your table.