Situated at the heart of Ventnor Botanic Garden, edulis restaurant serves super fresh cuisine made from locally sourced produce and unusual and interesting ingredients grown in the gardens at VBG. The word edulis means edible in Latin.
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.
edulis 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 take place. Check www.botanic.co.uk for more details.
edulis is open daily throughout the summer months. Entry to the restaurant is free and there is ample, free parking.
Admission fees only apply if entering the Garden. edulis is an easy and convenient option and all ages are welcome. While you are here enjoying the lovingly prepared food, why not take a look around our gardens. Click HERE for full information.
N.B THIS IS A SAMPLE MENU. Our menu changes according to the fresh, local ingredients we have that week.
10am to 5pm in peak season (April to September)
Extended opening hours on selected evenings.
- Free, onsite parking
- All major credit cards accepted
- Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options
- Take away options
- Outdoor seating available
- Free wifi
- Children friendly options
- Highchairs available
- Wheelchair and pushchair accessible
- Wheelchairs available
- Disabled toilet facilities