Cantina Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Cantina

Open 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 all year around.

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.

Cocktails

We know about cocktails and we know we’ll have something in our extensive bar to please you.

 
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.

All Day Brunch

  • Sourdough toast & butter 3
  • Honey, jam, marmalade, peanut butter, Nutella, Biskoff or Marmite 1.50
  • Porridge, brown butter, cinnamon sugar 3
  • 2 eggs & soldiers 3.50
  • Granola, homemade yoghurt, blueberry compote 6
  • Porridge, goat’s cheese, pear, walnut 6
  • Avocado, tomato, feta, chilli, poached egg on sourdough toast 7.50
  • French toast, poached figs, hazelnuts 7.50
  • Okonomiyaki cheese omelette 7.50
  • Roast pepper, tomatoes, olives, beans, tahini, halloumi, egg, toast 7.50
  • Sausages, bacon, black & white pudding, tomato, beans, egg, toast 8.50

Main menu

Italy

  • Bicicletta 7 Boulevadier 7 Aperol Spritz 7
  • Breads & olive oil 3
  • Olives 3.50
  • Smoked haddock baccala on polenta 4
  • Duck croquettes, salsa rosso 5

  • Tomatoes Caprese 7
  • Burrata, fig, Parma ham 8
  • Salumi, gardinera 8
  • Mussels, pancetta, tomato 6/12

  • Linguini, lemon, parsley, garlic, pan grattato 10
  • Trofie, porcini, leeks, cream 12
  • Spaghetti, charred peppers, peas, nduja 12
  • Beef & pork ragu, hand cut pasta 13
  • Lasagne 13
  • Macaroni, crab, chilli, fonduta 15

  • Roasted peaches, amaretti, whipped ricotta 7
  • Tiramisu 7
  • Burnt goat’s cheese, baked pear, tomato jam 7

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 at these times.

Monday Closed

Tuesday 7:30 am – 3:30 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 – 4:30 pm

Contact Us

Cantina

Contact us to book your table.