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Stuart – aka The Bear – Dayna, Alfie and Hafthor welcome you to our family run restaurant 

The Hungry Bear


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Virtual Tour of the Restaurant 

Hungry Bear Restaurant 
Brading High Street
Isle of Wight 

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The Hungry Bear a family run restaurant based on Brading High Street. Stuart Downes Aka "The Bear" is at the helm, providing clear direction to his team of chefs, while his partner Dayna aka "Mumma Bear" Rallies the Front of House Team. 

The couple value delivering mega tasty food and attentive service. 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!) 























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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.

This is because of the wonderful flavour of the food particularly the meats and the hearty portion size.

Hungry Bear caters for Gluten Free, Cubs and Veggie Bears.


Hungry Bear offers his signature sharing roast platters for you and all the family to enjoy as well as our individually plated roasts.

The Hungry Bear menu also includes a selection of Nanna Bears homemade Puddings. 

On Sundays Roasts are currently served on Sittings at 12.00pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm 
















Take Away Option 

Collect a Sunday Roast Platter Hot or ready to "heat & eat at home"

From the Hungry Bear 12.00pm- 4.00pm every Sunday or a Wednesday Evening (Mid Week Roast Night)

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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

  • Hungry Bear is Dog Friendly 

  • Free Wifi is available for our customers

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

  • Hungry Bears Cater for Veggie Bears, simply ask for the vegetarian 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) 


Contact Information