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The Bandstand, Sandown, Isle of Wight

The Bandstand

3.8
3.8
34 Reviews
£25 and under
International
  • Great for scenic views
  • Great for brunch
  • Neighbourhood gem
Welcome to The Bandstand!
A UNIQUE SEASIDE DINING EXPERIENCE
We're delighted to introduce you to The Bandstand Restaurant, the award winning and only 360-degree panoramic view restaurant overlooking the stunning Sandown Bay
It has been lovingly restored to retain the bandstand's vintage charm and architectural features, and created a unique glass upper seating area to give you a dining experience that's truly unique. Full height windows slide back in the warm summer months, giving you a direct connection with the coastline.
We look forward to seeing you.

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2 people

19:00


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Wed–Sun 09:00–11:00 Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30–14:30 Dinner Fri, Sat 17:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    01983 406875
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  • Isle of Wight

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Ambience

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Value

  • Isle of Wight

    Good for groups

  • Isle of Wight

    Healthy

  • Isle of Wight

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Isle of Wight

    Good for special occasions

  • Isle of Wight

    Lively

  • Isle of Wight

    Most Booked

34 Reviews
  1. Mandy

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice friendly staff! Lovely food and fantastic cocktails! Wonderful views over looking Sandown bay.

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    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location, excellent service, my husband got something entirely different from what he ordered, and my risotto served on cold plates was still lukewarm after two attempts. Overall a memorable experience for the wrong reasons. The owner was there but didn’t show any interest in our comments to the waitress, and ignored us on the way out
    The BandstandResponded on 28 June 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to review us, and to acknowledge the excellent service you received during your visit. With regards to your husband being served something different to his order, there were plenty of opportunities to highlight this - when the waitress read back your order, when your plate was served, and during the mid-meal check back, we would have been pleased to address this. As for the risotto, you weren't at the table when the dish was served, this is why it wasn't initially piping hot when you came to eat. However, we had the kitchen cook you another portion, which was steaming when served to the table. You seemed to be pleased with the dish as you recommended it to the next table who were deciding what to order! The owner isn't always able to personally greet guests.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch. Great food, fab team and atmosphere.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, very nice staff and great food. very reasonably priced

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food really good, service & ambience very good, location excellent

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  6. Simon123

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant great location, brilliant views, superb food and fantastic staff. We had family dinner and it was perfect couldn’t fault.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t often write reviews but we had a fantastic meal next to an enormous window overlooking the beach. The food was delicious - we can see it’s run by the same people as Off The Rails which never disappoints - and the coffee was just what we needed as we went for breakfast. We are both gluten free but could still enjoy the Full English Showstopper. I’d highly recommend and look forward to having dinner there one day.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was poor. Little crab in the crab gnocchi and no chilli in the vegetarian chilli. Disappointing.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The view was better than the food , staff friendly, the food wasn’t value for money . Expensive for what it was . we eat a lot around the island and it wasn’t on worth the bill. The restaurant is clean , staff friendly and views are amazing . The food let it down

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  10. Xaroline

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food has mixed reviews from the family. Crab gnocchi was nice, burger was good. smoked mackerel toast average cheesy pasta was not at all cheesy and the crab and prawn ciabatta or panini was served a stale brown roll

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FAQs

The Bandstand is rated 3.8 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Bandstand

39 Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8AT

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Additional information

  • Area
    Sandown
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Wed–Sun 09:00–11:00 Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30–14:30 Dinner Fri, Sat 17:30–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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