Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide

Since 2005 the Island’s best-known food reviewers have scrutinised local dining. From street food and pub grub to the grandest hotel restaurants, we always have an opinion. Enjoy our rants and raves – add your own comments, and dispute our conclusions.


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Thompson’s, Newport

Reviews Nov 26, 2023 1

2015 seems like such a long time ago. Yet that was the year chef Robert Thompson opened his eponymous restaurant in Newport, converting a run-down former flower-shop by the bus station into what immediately became, and remains, one of... Read more

The Wheatsheaf, Newport

Reviews Nov 9, 2023 0

The Wheatsheaf in Newport’s Sts Thomas Square is in an enviable position. In the... Read more

The Birdham, Bembridge

Reviews Oct 22, 2023 2

Not that long ago we wrote about how Original Phil’s Diner had reopened under... Read more

Tonino’s, Cowes

Reviews Oct 18, 2023 0

Every town has one. No, not an idiot – they are apocryphally the preserve... Read more

Charter Lounge, Newport

Reviews Oct 16, 2023 0

Charter Lounge is the latest in a series of businesses that have launched in... Read more