Stuart – aka The Bear – Dayna, Alfie and Hafthor welcome you to
The Hungry Bear
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 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 vale delivery tantalising food and attentive service.
Enjoy a meal in the beautiful restaurant surrounded by tropical plants and crystal or opt to soak up the atmosphere of the historic court yard.
Hungry Bear is currently serving Dinner 5.30-9.30 - Wednesday-Saturday (extended hours during school holidays).
Lunch 12.00 - 3.00 (Friday and Saturdays)
Sunday Lunch is served across sittings 12.00 pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm
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!
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.
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.
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 – or the landline during opening hours – 01983-472684
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.
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
Working to Reduce our Waste and Use of Plastics
Supporting our Local Community with Brading Residents Association (BRAG)
24 Hour Customers Service Via FacebookMessenger