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 apple 4
  • Sourdough toast with marmalade, honey, jam,
  • peanut butter, Nutella, Biskoff or Marmite 3.50
  • 2 eggs & soldiers 3.50
  • Toasted banana bread, roast banana, ice cream 5
  • Avocado, tomato, poached egg, sriracha mayo, toast 5
  • Slow cooked beans with wild mushrooms & egg on sourdough 6
  • Shakshuka 6
  • Frankfurters, ketchup, mustard, pretzel 6
  • Bacon, lettuce & tomato on white 6
  • Slow cooked ham beans, fried duck egg, toast 7
  • Roast pepper, tomatoes, olives, beans, tahini, halloumi, egg, toast 7
  • Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, sunflower bread 7.50
  • Sausages, bacon, black & white pudding, tomato, beans, egg, toast 8
  • Chicken & egg. And waffle. And harissa chilli butter 8.50

Lunch

From noon

  • Olives 2.50
  • Garlic bread 3.50
  • Potato and porcini soup 5
  • Pea and ham soup 5
  • Buckwheat pan cakes, smoked salmon, crème fraiche 6
  • Kaesekrainer, potato salad 8.50
  • Spaetzle, leeks, red onions, cream, emmental 10
  • Mussels, onions, Riesling, parsley, pumpernickel 6/10
  • Bavarian meat loaf, fried egg, sautéed potatoes 10
  • Paprika beef goulash, buttered noodles 12

    Pizza

  • Roast tomatoes, mozzarella 5 / 9
  • Smoked bacon, onions, crème fraiche 5.50 / 10
  • Apple, pear, gorgonzola, crème fraiche, walnut tahini 6 / 11
  • Wild mushrooms, spinach, taleggio 6 / 11
  • Pepperoni, roast peppers, provolone 7 / 12

Dinner

Aperitifs

  • Vermouth 4 Cornish pastis 6 Aperol spritz 7 Applejack highball 7

    Small plates

  • Olives 2.50
  • Garlic bread 3.50
  • Lettuce, sweet lemon buttermilk dressing 3.50
  • Potato and porcini soup 5
  • Pea and ham soup 5
  • Truffled, smoked & mature raclette, sourdough toast 6
  • Buckwheat pan cakes, smoked salmon, crème fraiche 6
  • A plate of charcuterie 7.50/12.50

    Plates & bowls

  • Spaetzle, leeks, red onions, cream, emmental 10
  • Mussels, onions, Riesling, parsley, pumpernickel 6/10
  • Paprika beef goulash, buttered noodles 12
  • Confit duck leg, curly kale, potatoes 13
  • Seafood stew, potato, bacon & chou croute 14
  • Cheese fondue for 2, bread, potatoes, pickles 24
  • Assorted vegetables 6

    Pizza

  • Roast tomatoes, mozzarella 5 / 9
  • Smoked bacon, onions, crème fraiche 5.50 / 10
  • Apple, pear, gorgonzola, crème fraiche, walnut tahini 6 / 11
  • Wild mushrooms, spinach, taleggio 6 / 11
  • Pepperoni, roast peppers, provolone 7 / 1

Afters

Afters

  • Kaiserschmarrn, marillen sauce 6
  • Red fruits, vanilla ice, cream 6
  • Bitter chocolate fondant, white chocolate sauce,
  • burnt orange 6

  • Goat’s cheese crème brulee, digestives, tomato jam 6

    • With glass of Marsala 8.50
  • Cantine Pellegrino Marsala Superiore 3
  • Edelbauer Beerenauslese 2014 4.50
  • Allesverloren Port 2009 4.50
  • Affogato classic 4.50
  • Liqueur coffee 6
  • Gluehwein 6

3 Amigos

  • Olmeca Altos, Don Julio Reposado, Monte Alban Mezcal, Square Mile Espresso & Kahlua £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.