• Linda Hall on The Codfather, Ryde EsplanadeNot fit for seagull consumption never mind human... ours went in the bin...god knows what you're frying chips in .. tasted wrong ..and the fish was dry and too small for £4.60 question? Have you ever seen black/greyish cod?..I certainly haven't. .. codfather you should be shut down... ripped off for 13pounds
  • Maxine Haddleton on New Inn, ShalfleetCalled in yesterday on return from Tennyson Doen walk and what a disappointment. Restaurant was dead and beer garden was neglected and deserted. Ordered small crab cakes (anticipating orange & rhubarb posset) and regular beer battered fish and chips . After well over half an hour actually got regular crab cakes (2 drowning in dill sauce!) and small fish and chips (the "chef had read the order wrong"!!!) The fish was passable, the chips were frozen and the new potatoes and salad with the crab cakes were very nice however the crab cakes themselves quite frankly we're inedible. Deep fried...
  • Gurdeep on SWAD, SandownMatt and Cat, your review is still so relevant 9 years later. We walked past SWAD during the day and decided to try it out, much like you, expecting Tapas ( as we had done at Roti in Edinburgh) Upon arrival we were informed the food would take an hour and then our chosen starter/Tandoori roti were not available. Disappointed to say the least. Can't comment on the food yet as we are still waiting.
  • Paul Heathcote on Wonky CafeBest beach on the island in my (possibly biased) opinion - been coming here for years and it remains like a secret club to those in the know. Plenty of room combined with the fact that it's a bit hidden away means there is always plenty of room for everyone. Quick update - noticed yesterday there are now some porta-loo type toilets just along the beach which seemed pretty clean and useable.....
  • Paul Heathcote on Crave, VentnorWith the sad demise of Warren Farm we'd been looking for a new family holiday tradition, and now I think we've found it! A typical August day of gales and torrential rain saw us looking for something to get us out, so we took a drive to Ventnor solely because of Matt and Cat's recommendation - what a find! Youngest daughter went for mint aero (chocolate and mint swirls), eldest daughter went for a scoop of toasted marshmallow and another of crunchie, whilst I went for two of my five a day with a scoop of juicy mango and another...
  • Alan on Chequers Inn, Rookleyservice 2/5? its help yourselves! bit harsh?!
  • Stu on Mess Canteen, CowesWe had a disappointing meal today; the menu was sparse and lacking any sophistication. Chicken tacos were really underwhelming and didn't match the description on the board. Reuben sandwiches and cocktails were enjoyable enough. If this was a first visit (it wasn't; we had a great meal there last year), we wouldn't return - fingers crossed it was simply an off day.
  • Matt Wells on Off the Rails, YarmouthJust had a fabulous lunch for 7 people at Off The Rails. The 'Railway Reuben' sandwich is the finest version of an American classic that I've ever encountered. Apparently the secret is in the length of time they slow roast the brisket - 20 hours! Absolutely delicious. We all left happy and full.
  • David on The Old Fort, SeaviewAlso the old Fort is open all year round, to be food critics you need to have taste from looking at your visits to other venues it shows you don't have it! Get real a chip shop gets 3 stars and the Fort get 3, Mickey Mouse
  • David on The Old Fort, SeaviewHow could you score the location 4 out of 5 where do you want to be Barbados? Local!
  • Peter Walters on God’s Providence House, NewportTried to get lunch. Front lady could give NO indication of likely timing. Having paid for time defined parking. We took our money elsewhere. Simply not customer oriented.
  • Kate on The Old Fort, SeaviewLove this place - crab sandwiches are standout and all through the winter the Sunday Roast takes a lot of beating! Our favourite Sunday haunt..
  • Matt and Cat on Ozze’s Plaice, NewportHi Amanda, thanks for your comment. Cat had cod, which is more often skinless we've found when eating out at chippies. But to be sure you could ask the crew at Ozze's if they will cook it without skin if that's how you prefer it, and they might be happy to oblige. Matt eats haddock and reports that the skin is very much edible. Kind regards, M&C
  • Matt and Cat on Wonky CafeIndeed! We did say "and a couple of rather apologetic mushrooms", but don't let that put you off. M&C
  • Sue on Wonky Cafe3 tiddly mushroom halves?!
  • Martin Gibson on Ozze’s Plaice, NewportOur fav. fish and chip shops on the Island. And we have now re calibrated our order size! Great value, keep it up!
  • Ian on The Hungry Caterpillar, Medina Garden Centre, WoottonWent there on Saturday 24th June 2017 , very poor customer service ,asked for two milky coffees and was told we can't do them , when I suggested heating the milk in microwave some 2feet from where lady was standing I was told "we are not allowed". Top it off we had to settle for normal coffee at the price of a latte, the plastics spoons had been reused and still had tea/ coffee stains on them and next to our table was a microwave that child food could be heated up , so why couldn't milk be heated up...
  • Brian on Ozze’s Plaice, NewportCouldn't agree more. The lunchtime cod and chips is also a huge meal, certainly enough for two, and has become my once a fortnight treat (any more often and I think even my waistline would complain!). For your basic fish and chips, Ozze's is something a bit special.
  • Amanda Stiles on Ozze’s Plaice, NewportSounds worth a visit, but before I venture "up Pan" can you tell me if the fish is skinless, please? I'm not a fan of fish skin! Thanks!
  • Matt and Cat on Island Bakery, NewportWe understand Island Bakers did used to make the Island traditional doughnuts - indeed one was displayed at the Kitchen Cabinet recording at Northwood House, and Jay Rayner ate it. But we've never actually seen any on sale.
  • patrick on Island Bakery, Newportoh - just saw one of the flashing slide-show pictures showing the jam inside of the doughnut 🙁
  • patrick on Island Bakery, NewportGreat review, am always looking out for superb soup venues - sadly, not all maintain a consistent quality! Unless I missed a reference could not tell if their doughnuts are Isle of Wight ones, or ordinary with jam...
  • Jim Sawyer on Prego, East CowesFantastic food. The staff are friendly and polite. If you are in East Cowed then pay a visit. It is not a very expensive place to eat. I am going again this weekend it will be my 4th visit and definitely not my last.
  • Matt and Cat on Larder and Pie House, SandownHi Mick, the Larder and Pie Shop is closed and Sandown Station now has the Gaslight Cafe. We can't say whether or not they sell jellied eels! All the best, M&C
  • Mick friggieri on Larder and Pie House, SandownI can't see a mention of stewed eels, do you do them?
  • Derek and Louise on Pendletons, ShanklinOur experience almost identical to Matt and Cat's. We had just arrived from London and it was a Friday night and had already been turned away from 2 eateries. Food was delicious, service superb and we only had to wait 30 minutes. I can still taste the mustard mash now and we would happily have paid more for the quality of the meal. Just about to book again now.
  • Scott martin on Suggest a venueHi, I would highly recommend you to try Golden Sands, Ventnor. We have been their on several occasions and out of all the places to eat along ventnor seafront we have eaten at, Golden sands is by far our favourite. They have a delicious full English breakfast but our favourite meal is their fish and chips. Please do a review as they thoroughly deserve it.
  • Andrew Whittington on Stotesbury’s, NewportI was born and breed in Newport and as a teenager in the 1970s was always in Stotesburys, I remember the two old anties in the shop a lovely pair of ladys, very into there church if ii remember right and the fish and chips were the best on the Island
  • Jenny on Suggest a venueWe highly recommend trying the Bandstand in Sandown. The food, staff and atmosphere are all fantastic, it's one of our favourite places to eat.
  • pat on Miga Chinese Takeaway, Woottonthe best takeaway we have had and we have been to all the chinese locally