The interior is homely while supplying a modern and stylish twist. The brightly coloured walls are juxtaposed with the rustic wooden furnishings - keeping the atmosphere fresh and airy whilst holding onto the authentic core aspects.
The restaurant serves a host of excellent cuisine, offering several menus boasting a range of dishes that are sure to capture your curiosity. The West Country crab cakes in coriander breadcrumbs, with a red pepper and chilli dipping sauce and a dressed salad garnish will most definitely leave you wanting more. The array of platters provides some worthy alternatives - ideal for sharing with a friend or partner. The house sharing board supplies a whole host of succulent ingredients - shredded duck, hoi sin spring rolls and tempura battered king prawns are included amongst an array of breads and dips. Move onto one of the steaks, burgers, classic English dishes or chef specials - each cooked fresh and to order. Perhaps the farm-assured chicken and bacon rigatoni will take your fancy, which comes with Paris brown mushrooms, wild mushrooms, white wine sauce and a herb crunch topping. Alternatively try the surf and turf steak - prime British steak topped with tail-on tempura-battered king prawns and watercress, served with chips, tomato, mushroom and onion rings. If you still have room, the sticky dark chocolate and walnut brownie with mint chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce is an extravagant ending - as you will no doubt agree - to an incredible dining affair.
With an outside seating area, children's play area and picturesque features, The Crab does its utmost to keep its customers happy. Situated in close proximity to the beach, and 100 yards from the historic Shanklin Chine, there is simply no better way to spend a day than dining out at the wonderful Crab, followed by a leisurely stroll admiring the beautiful surroundings.