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Hungry Bear


The Hungry Bear is located on the High Street in the historic town of Brading. The Rectory Mansion is Said to be one of the oldest buildings on the island and was once home to the quirky & forever popular  "Wax Works" museum 

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The Set Up

Stuart Downes Aka "The Bear" is at the helm of his fantastic restaurant Serving Feel Good Food! 


Stuart Trained at the fine dining restaurant  The Pond Cafe (Bonchurch), Where he was taught traditionally by two fiery Scottish chefs Davey & Taylor – if you get chance ask the Bear about the story with Gordon Ramsey!

Stuart uses high end techniques to create his own tasty wholesome food that won’t leave you feeling Hungry.  

Stuart transforms the well known classics with a modern twist, presenting dishes which will keep the whole family happy.

Our menu at the Hungry Bear can change daily, offering something different for every visit and most of our dishes can be adapted for gluten and dairy free. We welcome veggie bears and often provide choices for them off menu, vegan can also be catered for with notice. 

The Hungry Bear is a top choice for Celebrations, we are more than happy for you to bring a Cake or decorations and we do not charge for this. 

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