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

The Hungry Bear


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Virtual Tour of the Restaurant 



We are very excited to announce that the Hungry Bear will reopen for Indoor Dining from Friday 21st May as well as having our beautiful historic courtyard for when the weather is bright! 


Evening Service 5.30-9.30 - Wednesday-Saturday 

Lunch 12.00 - 3.00 (Friday and Saturdays)

Sunday Lunch is served across sittings 12.00, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15  


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




Hungry Bear is family run restaurant in the historic town of Brading. Stuart the Hungry Bear himself, has been a chef for over 20 years and trained originally in fine dinning.


The Bear uses the elements of fine dinning to create wholesome dishes which are of a healthy portion size. 

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


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! 

During the Lock Downs the Bears have kept busy serving community meals and offering a takeaway menu which included  Sunday Roasts. 

Now looking to the future, Summer is fast approaching and the Hungry Bear plans to have a good time after a dark year (with the pandemic), bringing light and laughter back into our lives the Bear 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. 

The full schedule of summer entertainment will be published shortly, fingers crossed all be well we look forward to welcoming back a summer of fun. 

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 or individually plated roasts. The Hungry Bear menu also includes a selection of Nanna Bears homemade Puddings. 

You can now book to dine alfresco in our historic courtyard to enjoy a Sunday Lunch. Sittings at 12.00pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm  and 6.15pm We are also taking booking for indoor dining, serve out roasts all year round.


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














Pictured - Sunday Roast In-House Sharing Platter

Take Away Option -

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

Customers can also have a Heat & Eat Sunday Roasts Platters delivered

All deliveries between 10.30am-3.30pm (you will be given a two hour delivery slot the Saturday Night before, so you can plan your walk/exercise freely), once the platter arrives it can be stored in the fridge until your ready to eat. To prepare simply pop into the oven for 15-10 minutes, the platter comes with a guide.

Pictured - Heat & Eat Home Delivered Roast 


How to order...

Orders Section of the website, Facebook Messenger, Text or Call 07562928101, email – 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.

The year 2020 was an unprecedented globally; during the lock down periods the Bears did not not shut up shop, rather innovated and persevered to develop new systems of operation to deliver an island wide weekly Sunday Roast "Heat & Eat" Platter on a large scale.


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Venue Information

  • See Policy Page for how we are operating post during lockdown 

  • Hungry Bear is Dog Friendly 

  • Yes, we take card payments as well as cash

  • Free Wifi is available for our customers

  • There is parking less than a 2 minute walk

  • Veggie Bear & Vegan Bear Catered For

  • 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