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

The Hungry Bear


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Virtual Tour of the Restaurant 


Hungry Bear is currently operating as a takeaway through local hot delivery, 4 mile radius (on a Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evening), Offering a Hot Collection and also a Heat & Eat Service (Which can be delivered Island Wide). 

Sunday are all about the 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.






The Sunday Roast Platter starts at 25.00 for two Bears Sharing (Child Portions are 5.00 per child)  and  always includes three delicious meats: Beef, Chicken & Pork, Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Veg (Normally Carrot, Broccoli &  Cabbage), Jumbo Pigs in Blankets, Homemade Stuffing Balls and Fantastic Gravy.

We serve our Sunday Roast via two methods: we do a Hot Collection between 12.00pm & 2.00pm Every Sunday and Also run an extremely popular Heat & Eat Service which delivers Sunday Roasts Across the Whole Island.

 Heat & Eat Sunday Roasts is delivered 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.

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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The Hungry Bear is incredibly lucky to have his new home at a very historic building the Rectory Mansion, situated on Brading High Street. Its been three years in the making but it feels like we have finally arrived at a home that fits with the quality of the food that we produce & service we provide.

The Rectory Mansion is an eye-catching unique building, said to have been once owned by Henry VIII and was the home of the quirky Wax Works museum. 

The restaurant has a beautifully fitted semi open kitchen and the front of house is a mixture of traditional and modern style. We love our beautiful wooden bar, the original beams and exposed brick work throughout the dinning room. 

We have always had crystals as a feature of the restaurant at our new home we have introduced another frequency... Plants! We worked with a local business (Summer Lillys of Newport) to supply and install our collection.  Each plant has an induvial name and is tendered to with loving care, to create the indoor out door dinning experience of #BearsGoneWild 

Due to the Pandemic Hungry Bear are not accepting reservations at this current time

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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 Working with Brading Residents Asscociation (BRAG) 

  • 24 Hour Customers Service Via Facebook Messanger

Contact Information 

46-48 Brading High Street, Isle of Wight, PO360DQ 

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