Stuart – aka The Bear – Dayna, Alfie and Hafthor welcome you to

The Hungry Bear


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Virtual Tour of the Restaurant 


The Hungry Bear is family run restaurant on Brading High Street. Expect inspiring seasonal menus created with local produce; dishes that are of a healthily portion size.

The Hungry Bear is run by Chef owner Stuart Downes and his partner Dayna, both dedicated to creating a memorable experience to be enjoyed with family & friends.

The couple value delivery tantalising food and attentive service. 

Enjoy a meal in the beautiful restaurant surrounded by tropical plants and crystals or opt to soak up the atmosphere of the historic court yard. 




Hungry Bear is currently serving Dinner 5.00-22.00 - Seven Nights a Week Monday - Saturday

Sunday- Roasts are served across sittings 12.00 pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm  and we have now added a new evening sitting at 8.15pm serving a full dinner menu

Lunch is also currently served 12.00 - 3.00 (Friday and Saturdays)



You can make a booking online on our website, message us on social media, call the restaurant  01983-472684 or text 07562928101


















The Hungry Bear restaurant was founded in 2017 and has grown from strength to strength proving extremely popular with locals and visitors alike.

Stuart the Hungry Bear himself, has been a chef for over 20 years and trained originally in fine dinning.


The Hungry Bear is perfect place for all occasions such as to celebrate a birthday or simply pop in for a drink. Everyone is welcome at the Hungry Bear! 

At the Bear we will be celebrating by "Welcoming Back Summer" with Live Music every weekend from June 21st until September, serving fantastic food and offering a tempting array of drinks. Music will be in the courtyard offering plenty of opportunity to enjoy a meal and the music.


The much loved island celebrity Mr Derek Sandy is booked for three nights over the summer, these events are due to be extremely popular so please in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Front of House Team Member About the Hun

Hungry Bear
Sunday Roasts 

Sundays are all about the Hungry Bear Roast, there isn't much doubt that the Bears Roast is one of the BEST on the Island. I think this is because of the wonderful flavour of the food particularly the meats and also the good quality of the portion size.

We cater for Gluten Free, Cubs and Veggie Bears.


Hungry Bear offers his signature sharing roast platters for you and the family to enjoy as well as individually plated roasts. The Hungry Bear menu also includes a selection of Nanna Bears homemade Puddings. 

On Sundays Roasts are served on Sittings at 12.00pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm  and 6.15pm. There is also a later evening sitting at 8.15pm offering a full evening menu on a Sunday. .


If you would like to make a reservation using our online booking system please book in for one of these time.
















Take Away Option -

Collect a Sunday Roast Platter Hot From us from 12.00pm- 4.00pm every Sunday 

Pictured - Heat & Eat Home Delivered Roast 


How to order...

Orders Section of the website, Facebook Messenger, Text or Call 07562928101, email – hello@hungrybear.online or the landline during opening hours – 01983-472684 

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Our Story

The Bear Family


The concept for The Hungry Bear was originally conceived in 2017 – by Stuart with the support of his partner Dayna ­– as a travelling kitchen, bringing restaurant-standard food to pop-up events around the island.

When the chance for a residency at the old Isle of Wight Lavender Farm came up, the Bear family took it; with many more bears coming down the long windy line to eat the Hungry Bear’s food (the first of a now large and loyal following).


In September 2018, a new opportunity arose at Fakenham Farm; and, following a quick refurb, The Hungry Bear in its current form was born.

The Bear settled into their new home and simultaneously started their own family; Hafthor was born on the 16th December 2018 at 30 weeks, and is now a happy, healthy, bouncing baby boy.

Summer 2019 was the rise of the evenings as the Bears began to pick up  trade from visitors and islanders alike; who were keen to try out the Bears evening menus, which were a great success. 

The Hungry Bear proved extremely popular for Christmas parties in 2019 & 2020 (tables of up to six) selling out every weekend.


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Venue Information

  • See Policy Page for how we are operating post  lockdown 

  • Hungry Bear is Dog Friendly 

  • Card payments accepted as well as cash

  • Free Wifi is available for our customers

  • There is parking less than a 2 minute walk, please bring change for the parking machine

  • Veggie Bear & Vegan Bears Catered For, simply ask for the vegetarian or vegan menu when booking

  • Bear cub friendly, with highchairs 

  • Fully Licenced 

  • Working to Reduce our Waste and Use of Plastics 

  • Supporting our Local Community with Brading Residents Association (BRAG) 

  • 24 Hour Customers Service Via Facebook 



Contact Information