Cantina Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Cantina

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions Cantina has changed to become a bar and bottle shop, open Thursday to Sunday from 5pm till 10pm.

Come in, browse our unique selection of wines, buy one to take with you or choose to drink it at Cantina for a small corkage fee of £6. Alternatively enjoy a couple of cocktails from our by now classic range or a chilled beer. A small selection of snacks is available.

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. We’re currently not running as a café, but as a bar and bottle shop.

The Bakery

Bread plays a very important part in our menu. Cantina has its own bakery in Ventnor. On Saturdays Cantina opens at noon to sell bresd and baked goods - see below for how to order.

Cantina

Menus

These are examples of our regularly changing menus: note that because of COVID-19 we’re not currently offering dining-in as an option.

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 4
  • Toasted banana bread, ice cream, salted butterscotch sauce 5
  • Egg sando 5
  • Richmond sausage sandwich, gochujang ketchup 6
  • Bacon, lettuce & tomato on white 6.50
  • Soup of the day 6
  • Soup of the day with Frankfurter 7.50
  • Slow cooked cheesy beans, toast 7.50
  • Eggs in purgatory, bread 8
  • Fried eggs & ham on toast, crispy chilli oil 8
  • ‘Farmer’s breakfast’ Potatoes, onions, bacon, egg, pickle 8
  • Spiced scrambled tofu akuri, tomato, sourdough toast 8
  • Roast pepper, tomatoes, olives, beans, hummus, halloumi, egg, toast 8
  • Sausages, bacon, black & white pudding, tomato, beans, egg, toast 8.50
  • Avocado, tomato, feta, chilli, poached egg on sourdough toast 9
  • Bubble & squeak, smoked salmon, onsen egg 9

  • Goat’s cheese crème brulee, tomato jam 7
  • Chocolate fudge brownie 3
  • Spiced carrot cake 3.50
  • Orange & almond cake (GF) 4

Dinner from 6pm

Aperitifs

  • House Negroni 7 Aperol Spritz 7 IOW G&T 7 Dorset Mule 7

    Small plates

  • Olives 3.50
  • Garlic bread 3.50
  • Lettuce, green goddess dressing, feta 5
  • Hummus, tomatoes & onions, bread 6
  • Salt baked beetroot, walnuts, blue cheese, poppyseeds 6
  • Plate of charcuterie, pickles, bread 12

    Plates & bowls

  • Trofie pasta, green beans, potatoes, cashew basil pesto 10
  • Mussels, white wine, garlic & cream 7/12
  • Beef ragu with Chianti, papardelle 13
  • Spicy crab meat mac‘n cheese 15
  • Confit duck leg, bubble & squeak, autumn greens 15
  • Seafood stew, chorizo, smoked bacon, potatoes, peas 15

    Pizza

  • Margherita 9
  • Roast onion soubise, capers, lardo 12
  • IOW Mushrooms, tahini, pangrattato 12
  • Pepperoni, rocket, provolone 12

    Afters

  • Red berries, Swedish glace 7
  • Warm chocolate brownie, nuts & seeds, ice cream, butterscotch sauce 7
  • Goats’ cheese crème brulee, 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.

Thursday - Sunday

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bread shop every Saturday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday - Wednesday

Closed

Contact Us

Cantina

We are not taking bookings for dining in at the moment. On Saturdays Cantina opens at noon, offering a selection of breads, quiches, sausage rolls and other baked goods.

You can pre-order breads by mailing your order to info@cantinaventnor.co.uk or by leaving a message or sending a text on 07944 920603.