26 top Isle of Man restaurants and cafes in Port Erin and the South

If you are looking for good places to eat in the Isle of Man when you are South, we have put together a list of top restaurants and cafes in Port Erin, Port St Mary, Castletown and Ballasalla

We love eating out in the Isle of Man, and the South is great for families with many being dog-friendly places to eat too

Our list is in order of proximity to the holiday cottages, from flip-flop (or no-shoe) distance to a good 1.5 hour power stomp away!  


Favourite Isle of Man Restaurants in the South 

A short wander: 

1. The Bay Hotel

For a gorgeous Sunday Lunch or a casual family meal with a cosy log fire, right on the beach, The Bay Hotel  is moments from Seaside Cottages  

2. Versa  

In an exciting new location, "The little green door" on Station Road close to Mantons Cards and The Health Food Shop,  Versa– Couldn’t be closer to Palm Villa, and we are extremely excited about this!   

3. Foraging Vintners

Featuring a new pop-up "Holy Smokes!"  BBQ, burgers, BBQ platters, all the sides and walk-ins available. Foraging Vintners  is a firm fave for a drink too!  

4. Breagle Glen

Mouth-watering Indian Cuisine for lunch and dinner in a beautiful setting in Port Erin. Breagle Glen is open each day.  

5. The Station Port Erin

Traditional pub food in a setting combining charm and comfort, The Station is always busy, and is right opposite... the station!  

6. Port Erin Chippy and Diner

We can’t miss this for the best sit-in fish and chips, Port Erin Chippy  is in lovely nautical surroundings and open all day from lunchtime. 


A brisk walk:

7. The Fishery

Atmospheric, fun, great service and fab food. The Fishery also hosts really imaginative workshops 

8. Bradda Glen

For a fabulous lunch, evening meal, something lighter or a beautiful carvery, Bradda Glen has an incredible view over the bay that shouldn't be missed.

9. The Shore

A place to unwind with a warm genuine welcome, happy locals, and delicious food, The Shore is always busy on the gorgeous Gansey promenade

10. Port St Mary Golf Pavillion

Light leisurely lunches, breakfast on a Friday and Saturday, open some evenings, and a Sunday carvery, Port St Mary Golf Pavillion is nestled between the coast and the greens of Port St Mary Golf Course 

11. Andreas Italian Restaurant Port St Mary

Homemade arancini, the Sicilian way, absolute bliss, what more can we say! Andreas is a popular place with the locals in Port St Mary village 


A rewarding ramble:

12. Secret Pizza Castletown

An absolutely brilliant night out, combining incredible pizzas, great cocktails, live music, dancing, and a party atmosphere… every single weekend! Its hard to keep us away from The Secret Pizza

13. Leonardos Castletown

With an incredible view of Castle Rushen, where the warmth of the Mediterranean is reflected in the delicious food at Leonardos

14. The Garrison

Imaginative sharing plates and some old favourites that we are delighted are back on the menu at The Garrison  

15. Tuscany Restaurant

For a restaurant specialising in providing care and attention, and customer service, this is Tuscan cuisine using delicious local ingredients whenever possible. 

16. The Abbey

A very special restaurant set in the beautiful grounds of Rushen Abbey, with unique and interesting tastes, The Abbey has a warm comfortable ambience 



Top Isle of Man Cafes in the South

Flip flop distance

17. Whistlestop Coffee Shop

Located at Port Erin railway station, with a choice of sitting in a bright ambient coffee shop, the original Victorian waiting room with a roaring fire, or the beautiful railway platform when the sun is out. At The Whistlestop Cafe , the afternoon tea is a must! 

18. Café Red

One of the most welcoming families when we set up our holiday cottages, showing us just what community was all about, Cafe Red is a family owned and run coffee shop and meeting place with fabulous coffee, a scrumptious breakfast plus lunches and cakes always served with a smile. (Thank-you by the way Cafe Red for looking after us!) 

19. Café Delicious

Summer season opening, or whenever people are around! Cafe Delicious is family-run serving coffees ice cream, and whatever kind of sandwich you would like! (And we've put in some rather strange combinations during renovations, with them never batting an eye-lid!) 


A gentle 20 minute stroll

20. Cornerhouse Coffee

In Port St Mary, Cornerhouse Coffee, is usually open every day and is great for quiche (a must!), sausage rolls, sandwiches, Ross Bakery bread and fab coffee.  

21. The Sugarloaf Café

Spacious, comfortable and community focused, serving sandwiches, soups, cakes and coffee. Hint- try the brownies at Sugarloaf - No argument! 


A family hike out 

22. The Sound Café 

At the most southerly part of the Island with spectacular views out to the Calf of Man and with floor to ceiling glass frontage, this spacious Cafe at the Sound allows you to enjoy the views no matter what the weather. Open every day and fantastic deals, and read more here about a trip to the The Calf of Man

23. Bowling Green Café

In Castletown, the Bowling Green Cafe  is a tea-room in a beautiful bowling green setting where all food other than bread is home made on the premises, cooked from scratch, using local products whenever possible. Including homemade cakes and scones ,afternoon teas,hot breakfast baps, plus Sunday roast dinners 

24. Mustang Sallys American Diner

An authentic American diner with traditional 1950's style décor. From burgers to waffles, and hotdogs to milkshakes, salivating at the thought! Family friendly and fun! 

25. Bay Green

Fresh local ingredients for seasonal dishes in the gorgeous surroundings of Castletown Golf Links . Lovely salads or home bakes with Noa coffee, it's a place to sit, wind down, and enjoy.   

26. Café Bar 26 

At Derbyhaven, close to the airport, Cafe Bar 26 is family-run serving brunch, bakes, bubbles and bites. A great spot, with the favourites being smashed avadaco sourdough and a full breakfast stack! A cosy fireplace too and and under new management.   

27. Silverdale Café

Set in the beautiful Silverdale Glen, Ballasalla, serving teas, coffees, ice creams, cakes and light lunches overlooking the gorgeous lake.



Let me know in the comments where else in the South are your favourites?


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To the beach in Port ErinBoth cottages are fully self catering, sleep 6 each with 3 bedrooms in each cottage, close to Port Erin beach and are dog friendly holiday cottages .

We can cater for a group of up-to 12 in both cottages and they are located close near to one another.   

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