Situated at the heart of Ventnor Botanic Garden, edulis restaurant serves super fresh cuisine made from locally sourced produce and unusual, interesting ingredients grown in the gardens. The word edulis means edible in Latin.
Refurbished last year, edulis is a light and airy space which offers an elegant yet relaxed dining experience. Stone crests that were once part of the Royal National Hospital which formerly occupied the site, adorn the walls along with a large mural of an Echium flower spike, one of VBG’s most impressive specimens.
Large picture windows offer views of the Mediterranean garden and fountain. On sunny days, the doors are thrown open and alfresco dining is encouraged with a large patio area and plenty of picnic tables. Flanked by towering purple and blues Echiums, grape vines and other aromatic plants; dining at edulis feels like you have been transported to the Mediterranean.
edulis serves a range of cuisine from light snacks to hearty lunches and posh dinners. The menu changes daily and VBG’s Head Chef showcases local and homegrown produce. A menu highlight includes the super fresh salad. Each morning, VBG’s gardeners bring in growing trays of salad leaves. These are then carefully selected and cut to order. Salad leaves are on the diner’s plate having been growing just moments before.
In the summer, edulis is open on selected evenings and special events such as Jazz Café. Check www.botanic.co.uk for more details.
edulis is open daily throughout the summer months. Entry is free and there is ample, free parking. Admission fees only apply if entering the Garden. With easy access from the car park for both wheelchairs and pushchairs, edulis is an easy and convenient option and all ages are welcome.
To make a reservation please contact (01983) 855397 or café@botanic.co.uk
- Disabled persons toilet
- Wheelchair user accessible
Children & Infants
- Children's menu - Children friendly options.
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Highchair(s) available
Parking & Transport
- Free parking
- On site parking
- Outdoor eating area
- Special diets catered for - Also vegan, gluten free and dairy free options.
- Take away food
- Vegetarians catered for
- American Express accepted
- Delta accepted
- Maestro Accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
- Open all year round
- Open on bank holidays
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
Map & Directions
|Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* 10am to 5pm in peak season (April to September).
Extended opening hours on selected evenings.