The Bear Family - Stuart, Dayna, Alfie & Hafthor Warmly Welcome you to our Family Run Restaurant 


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 Comfort Food Which will Make you Feel Full and Happy


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 a Core Menu which will keep the Whole Family Happy

The Specials Board is really Where Stuart Steps into his element creating a Daily Changing featuring local produce particularly Seafood.  

Hungry Bear Prawn Cocktail 




Dayna aka "Mumma Bear" of the House Rallies the Front of House Team, to deliver Top Quality Service which leave you feeling taken care of and special.

Expect Food that is wholesome yet exciting, simple meals that are executed to extremely high standard. Old favourites reinvigorated with a modern twist. Expect dishes that are of a healthily portion size (no one ever leaves Hungry!)