Artisan Bar & Kitchen

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£25 and under
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From the creative team behind the Inns of Distinction group comes Artisan, a new bar and dining experience for the Isle of Wight.

Situated in the heart of Union Street in Ryde in the stunning site previously graced by Joe Daflo's.

Artisan is a relaxed but elegant dining and drinking space serving a wide range of craft and European beers alongside a unique selection of wines and full range of spirits.

Our fabulously decadent cocktail and gin lounge will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings upstairs where you'll find a selection of 100 gins with many tonics and botanicals.

Quality food is also central to Artisan. Sharing platters, small plates and authentic Italian dishes are created from the best produce the Isle of Wight has to offer.
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Loved the live music

8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, quite buzzy and staff are friendly. I’ve only really marked it down because they didn’t have chicken goujons left on the kids menu (early doors Sat night!) and no burgers on the kids menu which I thought was strange considering all the food looked like it was made to order in the kitchen.

1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived at 10:15 for a reservation made, doors were closed and inside all packed up. Told by a member of staff that other members of staff had not turned up and as a result the place was not yet open. Told could be at least half an hour.
Did not go back.

1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

We would recommend the Jaz night because the trio are very good. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the decor is attractive to look at. The location of the bar is central to Ryde. The biggest let down is the food. It was not hot, the portions were small and it was very bland and really lacked any wow factor. Disappointed.

1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say. Lovely food. Service great. Fantastic CAPRINIA

New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice modern retro decor with great friendly staff, we had lovely wine, shared bread, and ate various dishes from the menu, none of which disappointed. Afterwards we went upstairs to the cocktail lounge which really let the place down with a watery aperol spritz and a warm champagne cocktail, such a shame.

1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a great meal here recently. I hadn't realised that it was part of the Inns of Distinction group on the island and of I had I would have come sooner. The food is as good as any of their other restaurants but in a more informal setting.
The vodka marinated salmon on chickpea fritters was delicious and I now wish to learn to make it myself. My partner and I both had the pork belly which was delicious and cooked very well and was nearly the size of two portions of pork belly in other restaurants.
The venue is ideal for a date / date night meal.

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff, friendly and extremely helpful

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very enjoyable evening. Very friendly staff, good service and a lively atmosphere, without drowning out all chance of conversation. The singer was excellent. The ham hock starter was tasty and enough for the two of us to share. The lamb shank was very tender and full of flavour. The only disappointment was the seafood pasta – very well realised, but tiny, even though it was meant to be a main course.

1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I wasn't impressed with the food, I had seafood pasta (gf option) but barely had any seafood in and it was mainly pasta with a tomato sauce. The staff were friendly but it was busy and only one lady doing drinks, taking food orders and serving the food, could do with more staff on a Saturday afternoon.

1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault Artisan. Easy booking process, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff. Varied menu, good quality food and decent sized portions. Restaurant is unusual, airy and quirky. Great cocktail bar upstairs. Had a wonderful evening. Very impressed.

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lamb shank was dry and over cooked, rib eye steak was tough and had no rib eye!

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food not so good as the last time, which was early March, also live music not so good. He didn’t engage with the crowd as well!

1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I went here with my wife. I ordered a medium steak with a coke, I was given a hot chocolate and a steak dripping blood that was probably not even rare. We also had to ask the waiter for a knife and fork after the food was put on the table as none had been provided and none of the staff had noticed. I am not very fussy with these kind of things but the steak was barely cooked and not even close to medium, when I pointed it out to the waiter it was met with a shrug of the shoulders.

We had high hopes going in but our experience this night was terrible from start to end. The barely cooked steak cost £21, which is much pricier than some of the excellent restaurants nearby. Needless to say we will not be returning.

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere loved cocktail too!!!! Thank you

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was lovely! If I would say anything negative it would be that the sandwich / cake ratio on the afternoon tea could be better. Not enough savoury and too much cake. But everyone is different so..........
My mum had the pan fried sea bass and she said it was one of the best meals she has ever eaten!

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, much better than I was hoping for, I will return

Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Average food. Gave a wooden coffee stirrer and a straw as a drink stirrer, we had to ask for cutlery and condiments. Staff were polite but let down by management. Food was bland and served on small plates meaning it was crammed. No web site and no menu on display led us to ask if they have opened too soon. Not great but not cheap either. A pity Ryde needs another decent restaurant.