We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Old Fort

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
+44 1983 612363
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 245: English reviews
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place for lunch, overlooking the sea. Friendly and efficient service. Reasonable menu selection. Well presented and tasty food, delivered in good time despite being busy. Enjoyed it and well worth a visit for a relaxing lunch.

Thank TimTHF
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is lovely and welcoming. They love your doggies too and give them biscuits and water. Not a great big menu but good quality food and some lovely specials. It is literally 6 foot away from the sea so lovely views whilst having dinner. We had the plaice and chips and chicken burger which were both cooked lovely. Will... More 

Thank Julie B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable lunch here, indoor and outdoor seating, friendly staff and a good selection of drinks. We had the scampi & crab cakes, good size portions. The crab cakes were delicious and full of flavour, none over powering the crab. Would recommend.

Thank marguerita23
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited on a very busy Friday night, We had booked a table which is recommended. The bar staff and land lord/land lady are very welcoming and catered for our needs by having high chair all set up in advance and they really made all three of us including our 1 year old very welcome. I had the curry burger which... More 

Thank Gavin T
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the Old Fort as a family for many years and we've always been fans of the place. I have to say that changes to the menus and staffing over the last year/18 months have enhanced the place further and have made it a 'must' every time we visit the island. The addition of 'Jay' (I think... More 

Thank PolPerks
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just passing and popped in for a snack yesterday. made very welcome by the friendly lady who served us. fantastic bembridge bay crab sandwich and a cold beer. lovely views out to sea. special price for islanders until the end of March. definitely worth a visit!!

Thank lesleyb55299
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Old Fort has changed to varying its menu more often and has started themed evenings. A great idea and the cooking has become more adventurous. Highly recommended.

Thank J C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have been to The Old Fort for lunch many times now - we always make a purpose of driving over to Seaview. We are never disapponted the staff are friendly and welcoming. Dogs are welcome too and the food is good quality, reasonably priced and the views sublime. It's warm, comfortable and we feel quite at home. What's more... More 

Thank fi0nab23
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Once again another amazing 'Italian night'. We love it here at any time but the Italian night takes it to another level! Looking forward to the next one..

Thank Brian J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We always go out for a burger and a pint when it's one of our mates' birthday (we also all play in a band, Workshy. Shameless plug I know!) We've been here 3 times so far, and always come away feeling stuffed! There is always a couple of specials on, and this last time, it was the 'bandit' 😉It was... More 

Thank Rob J

Travellers who viewed The Old Fort also viewed

Seaview, Isle of Wight
Seaview, Isle of Wight
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Ryde, Isle of Wight

Been to The Old Fort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Seaview
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 612363

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Old Fort and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Islamabad, Pakistan
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Old Fort staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?