Forum Café

The panoramic views overlooking Sandown Bay provide a relaxed and delightful setting for the Forum Café. The Romans were famous for their love of fine food and feasting and would have appreciated this view every day.

Once you’ve seen our Roman mosaics, ancient ruins and enjoyed the beautiful countryside, head to the café where you’ll be tempted by homemade cakes, speciality teas and coffee, locally produced cider and ales and a range of freshly filled baguettes and sandwiches. A daily specials board of hearty favourites and children’s options including a Wicked Roman lunch bag are also available.

The café can be hired for private functions and is popular for wedding and birthday celebrations. The relaxed style and atmosphere in the Forum Café provides the ideal setting to take it easy and enjoy local food and friendly, efficient service. All profits from the café contribute towards the continued conservation and care of the site and museum.

Mosaic Coaster Making Activity & Child’s Lunch Box for only £4.95 head to the Price is Wight website for the offer.

Christmas at the Villa

Christmas Lunches and parties available from the 11th November to 21st December. Booking essential.

Christmas Menu


Homemade Soup (V) served with crusty sun dried tomato bread.

Chicken Liver Pate, with caramelised onion chutney and Melba toast.

Melon Cocktail (V) served with a honey and mint dressing.


Roast Turkey served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms (V) with stilton, walnut and red onion crumb. Served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Cheese and Lentil Wedge (V) served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


Christmas Pudding served with brandy sauce.

Chocolate Brownie (GF) served with whipped cream and strawberries.

Lemon Posset served with home-made shortbread.

After lunch drinks

Tea or Coffee served with home-made mince pie.


3 Courses £16.50 per person

3 Courses plus after lunch drink £18.00 per person

Served between 12noon and 2pm. From the 11th November until 21st December.

Booking is essential.

We have a private function room available for hire in the day and evening parties are also welcome please phone for availability and prices.

For more information or to book a table please call: 01983 406223

(V) vegetarian  (GF) gluten free

Opening times

Cafe open 10am-4pm everyday. Last food orders are at 3pm