Matt and Cat’s Dining Club organises occasional events at venues we like across the Island. When we do, you’ll find details and a link to buy tickets right here on this page.


Next event: The Gift to Nature Gala Dinner, Newclose

Saturday 27 January 2016, from 7pm

Join Matt and Cat to celebrate the relaunch of island countryside charity Gift to Nature, and raise money to support the Island’s beautiful local countryside.


  • Saturday 27 February 2016
  • 7pm til late
  • Newclose Pavilion, Blackwater Road, Newport, IW, PO30 3BE
  • Tickets: £50 or £450 for a table of ten, including wine.
  • Tables are arranged in banquet seating so prepare to make friends!

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Enjoy a fabulous three course dinner created by one of the Isle of Wight’s most celebrated chefs, Alan Staley. Alan has a wealth of experience, as executive chef at Ventnor’s Royal Hotel – where he achieved two AA Rosettes over 15 consecutive years – and the Seaview Hotel, before establishing his own business in the resort of Sandown. Alan will be featuring Wight Marque food.

If you would like the vegetarian option or have any allergies or dietary requests please let us know as soon as possible and before Thursday 18th February. Allergy notice: dishes may contain wheat, eggs, nuts, fish and other allergens. Please make us aware of any allergies prior to the event.


Welcome drink on arrival


The Green Barn goat’s cheese, roasted Living Larder beetroot and pickled vegetable salad


Slow roast Brownrigg Pork shoulder, creamed potatoes with Briddlesford butter, purple sprouting broccoli, Rosemary vineyard cider sauce


Roasted winter vegetables, Isle of Wight blue cheese crumble


Treacle tart with Calbourne clotted cream



  • 7pm    Complimentary drink on arrival
  • 7.30pm     Speeches
  • 7.45pm     Dinner
  • 9.45pm     Auction
  • 10.45pm     Music from local band Second Time Around



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