restaurant in ryde
Mediterranean Ryde Restaurant
We are a restaurant in the centre of Ryde offering a selection of food from the Mediterranean region with a warm welcome.
Ada is the Turkish word for Island, and in our restaurant you will find the perfect blend of Turkish hospitality, Mediterranean style food, and locally sourced Isle of Wight ingredients.
We also put on a variety of special meals for Christmas, Valentine, Mothers and Fathers Days.
Turkish & Mediterranean Food
Why you should try our amazing food menu
Mediterranean cuisine is the food from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. Although this region spans a wide variety of cultures, the historical connections of the region, as well as the impact of the Mediterranean Sea on the region’s climate and economy, have led to there being many common elements in the foods.
The Mediterranean can be crudely divided into three culinary regions: North African (especially Morocco), eastern Mediterranean (Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey), and southern European (Italy, France, Spain). Wine and herbs are central to Southern European cuisine, while spices intricately and boldly flavour North African foods.
The land’s bounty, nurtured by the gentle climate, is reflected in the primary role vegetables play in dishes throughout the region. Onions, garlic, and tomatoes, surrounded by olive oil, begin many dishes. Eggplants abound, as do squashes, peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers, artichokes, okra, and various greens and lettuces. Legumes too are ubiquitous: lentils, chickpeas, fava beans in Egypt, green beans in France, white kidney beans in Tuscany. Fresh herbs include rosemary, basil, cilantro, parsley, mint, dill, fennel, and oregano.
For the best dining experience on you holiday on the Isle of Wight, ADA Mediterranean Kitchen is known as one of the best restaurants to eat in Ryde. Located on Union St, our restaurant combines flavours from the Mediterranean, Türkiye and combines spices creating a romantic dining destination or family event like no other in Ryde.
What Makes Our Ryde Restaurant Unique?
ADA is not just a restaurant, it’s a bar with beers, ciders, spirits and even coffee. Our drinks menu makes evening meals experiences so much better, featuring a selection of wines, ports, champagnes, beers, ciders, and spirits. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a lover of craft beers (not on tap), ADA has something to satisfy every visitor.
Though the Mediterranean is increasingly fished-out and polluted, seafood remains at the core of the cooking heritage. All manner of shellfish erupt magnificently from soups, stews, and pastas. Anchovies, fresh and cured, are widely eaten, as are various white-fleshed fish like sole, flounder, and grouper. Other fish served in the region include swordfish, monkfish, eel, cuttlefish, squid, and octopus. Smaller animals, like lamb, goats, sheep, pork, rabbit, and fowl, provide most of the meat. Sheep and goats give forth dairy for rich yogurts and cheeses – feta. Beef, however, is rare in Mediterranean cuisine, for the land cannot support large herds.