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Keats Kitchen, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Keats Kitchen, Shanklin, Isle of Wight


Keats Kitchen which is inspired by the poet John Keats, is a unique place offering not only lovely homemade food but also a place to come and relax over coffee, read literature or just enjoy a glass of local wine with friends. As Keats was a keen traveller, we have decided to take on board our knowledge of Polish and Swiss cuisines, in addition to more traditional fayre in our menus.

David and Ewa believe in the little things which make people happy. Having worked for quality restauranteurs such as Sir Terrence Conran and Paul Heathcote and having broadened their horizons by working in Switzerland, the emphasis is on exceptional food and service in a home from home experience. We use the beautiful produce that is to be found on the Island and make a number of cakes, chutneys, pies and rolls which can be taken away.

It is for this reason that we have devised a menu with homemade ingredients, local produce and comfort style cooking in mind. We can offer a hearty breakfast or leisurely lunch or a decadent afternoon tea. For those wanting to try something different, we also intend to offer Swiss style rosti and Polish ravioli (pierogi) to name just a few options. The restaurant will also feature themed evenings and events and we will be welcoming some well known chefs and other guests (see News for more details). Among the other attractions, we will have selected days for “Kids at Keats” as well as welcoming cyclists, artists, walkers and other groups as we hope to create an informal environment for everyone.


Sample Dinner Menu

Sample Pre Theatre Dinner Menu

Drinks Menu


2017 Events Calendar

Italian Night, Thursday 9th March, 6pm-9pm

A three course Italian inspired menu & matching Italian wines £35 per person.


Wine quiz night with Wessex Wines, Thursday 6th April, Quiz starts 7pm

Enjoy this fun night of wine & sharing platters, £25pp


All about Crab, Thursday 11th May, 6pm-9pm

Individually priced menu featuring crab dishes


All about vegetables! Friday 16th June, 6pm-9pm

Menu based around new season vegetables from Living Larder, with guest speaker Will –owner from Living Larder – chatting about his produce at 7pm


Wimbledon Nights, Wednesday 29th June – Sunday 16th July

Summer Menu featuring English wines & local produce, individually priced


French Night, Friday 8th September, £35pp with matching wines

A three course French  menu & matching French wines £35 per person.


Gourmet Night, Wednesday 11th Oct (date tbc)


Polish Night, Friday 3rd Nov, 6pm-9pm

A three course Polish menu, £25 per person.


Swiss Fondue Night, 14th Dec, 6pm-8.30pm

Swiss Fondue evening featuring the very best cheese fondue. Three course dinner for £27.50 per person. Book fast as this event is likely to sell out!


Christmas Evenings at Keats – most Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in December, 6pm-8.30pm

Christmas dinners including roast turkey. Menu is priced at £27.50 for 3 courses to include a glass of bubbly on arrival. Bookings essential.


Christmas Day Lunch, Monday 25th December, Two sittings at 12pm & 3pm

Four courses incl. a glass of bubbly & a glass of Port with your cheeses £59.50 pp.


New Year’s Eve at Keats Cottage, Sunday 31st December, 6pm-midnight

Four course gourmet menu, live music incl. a glass of bubbly on arrival £49.50 pp.



To book a place at any of the above events, please call 01983 639 661




Keats Cottage 76 High Street Shanklin Isle of Wight PO37 6NJ



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