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 our holiday cottages, from flip-flop (or no-shoe) distance to a good couple of hours 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, spectacular food, 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. Breagle Glen

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


4. 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! 


5. Byron's and Gusto Pizza Port Erin

With an open sunny roof terrace, large indoor restaurant and great cocktails, this is the perfect spot  to watch the sunset with friends and take in the Port Erin atmosphere after a day on the beach. There is also a games room with table football, pool, jukebox, pinball..... such a fantastic addition! 

6. Foraging Vintners 

Enjoy eating with a view at our favourite wine bar with Smoky Sams


A brisk walk:


7. 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.

8. 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. 

9. The Boathouse Port St Mary

A beautiful coastal fish restaurant which boasts an entire Gluten Free menu at The Boathouse. A glorious walk from Seaside Cottages.    


10. 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:

11. Kizuna Japanese restaurant, Castletown

A new authentic Japanese restaurant. Sit at the counter and watch the chef prepare incredible food. Booking is necessary at Kizuna 

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. Noa Bakehouse at the Cosy Nook pop-up

For the summer season, enjoy your Noa coffee, pastries and lunches on the beach along with Foraging Vintners. 

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, and fab coffee.   

21. Roots by the Sea

Spacious, comfortable and community focused, serving bagels, soups, cakes and coffee. Hint- try the brownies at Roots - 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. 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.   


25. 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. 


26. Silverdale Café

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



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If you would like to experience these great eating establishments over a few days, stay with us in Port Erin near the beach or Castletown next to the castle and harbour! Contact us here now for availability.

Our dog friendly Isle of Man holiday cottages sleep six 


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For bookings, click here for our Isle of Man holiday cottages  but please contact us with any questions or specific requests here : Port Erin Self Catering accommodation

To the beach in Port ErinAll of our cottages are fully self catering, sleep six (eight in Castleview) each with three bedrooms in each cottage and are dog friendly holiday cottages .

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

See www.seasidecottages.im for further details. 

Let me know in the comments which your favourite eateries in the South are. 


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Comment by Paula Primrose

What about Port Erin chippy?! Always good!
Falcons Nest used to be good too although haven’t been for a while. Think it is dog friendly too.

Paula Primrose
Comment by Seasidecottages

Oh yes Port Erin Chippy is definitely a fave of ours too! On the headland or the beach, yum. Best chippy on the Island !!