Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • brian peters on Cappuccino’s Burger Van, Dodnor Industrial Estate, NewportGot to be the best burgers on the isle of wight never been disappointed and you don't need sauce to improve the taste beautiful on their own
  • Tracy Mikich on Cycling Gourmand electric bike adventureGreat review and what a way to see our fab Island 🙂
  • Roy on Tollgate Cafe, BembridgeI live on the mainland and have used the tollgate cafe quite a lot over the last ten to twelve years when I bring my boat up onto the beech or into the marina at bembridge. Always found the food good and hospitality pleasent. The cafe is always clean. and quite offten busy. I'm Hoping to get back there today 7 September 2019
  • patrick on Blacksmith’s, CarisbrookeGlad you have been, and found it satisfactory!
  • Roselyn on Django’s, NewportAn absolutely lovely venue with the chef being as friendly as the food he cooks, and the amazing Poppy Dee singing Jazz, if you're fortunate enough to catch her there!
  • Shorwell local on Crown Inn, ShorwellTotally agree with Matt & Cat, the place has a lot going for it but they're missing the mark. They big themselves up but just can't live up to expectations consistently. How can reviews vary so much, something is wrong and I fear it comes from the Managers who can't take criticism and turn it into 5 stars. I find it strange so many people have taken offence at Matt & Cats review, are these friends of the managers!
  • Kathleen Carabine on Django’s, NewportThe varied, talented, friendly musicians add another ‘string to its bow ‘. As well as the wonderful food and fragrant roses. Could go 2/3 week and totally different talent and something new . Very impressed !
  • GJ on Crown Inn, ShorwellMy wife and I, daughter and her husband, two grandsons and dogs had lunch at The Crown today and our experience was entirely different to your review: 1. Drinks were served promptly and the beer was in good heart. My son in law is a fan of Timothy Taylor bitter and often finds it has not been kept well. Not so at the Crown. 2. Three of us had goat curry and none found it too hot, including my wife who does not like fierce curry. 3. We also had enjoyable deserts and the boys enjoyed their children’s meals. 4....
  • Stuart and Kathryn on Three Buoys, AppleyHaving made our annual return to the island, I felt the need to update on last year’s review. We have had a fabulous meal at the Three Buoys this year – the food as inventive and high quality as ever, and now with portion sizes that leave you well fed. I can’t speak highly enough of the Moroccan lamb starter, Asian duck salad main course and basil pannacotta pudding. The staff were, as ever, delightful. There were six in our party and no-one had a bad word to say about anything.
  • Stuart and Kathryn on Three Buoys, AppleyHaving made our annual return to the island, I felt the need to update on last year's review. We have had a fabulous meal at the Three Buoys this year - the food as inventive and high quality as ever, and now with portion sizes that leave you well fed. I can't speak highly enough of the Moroccan lamb starter, Asian duck salad main course and basil pannacotta pudding. The staff were, as ever, delightful. There were six in our party and no-one had a bad word to say about anything.
  • Katy on Crown Inn, ShorwellCompletely agree, went there in May and it was not great, everything was a bit overcooked abd oversalted, dry burger, dry chips etc the menu looked lush but didnt deliver on freshness. It honestly all felt a bit reheated! Wonded what the AA team actually ate, perhaps there are some really good dishes, just don't order the burger... or the chorizo fries
  • Andy Robbins on The Star Inn, WroxallI always find it slightly nauseating to see dishes containing liquor. I’m a midwife. Liquor is amniotic fluid. I’ll drink liqueurs all day. I’ve only tasted liquor once (don’t ask).
  • patrick on Prezzo, NewportYou were lucky to have got there on one of their better days. I was there on a day with robotic service and food the tasted like cardboard...
  • Gemma Caudle on Prezzo, NewportWe've had the same problem with redeeming vouchers, it seems the fine print is a little too fine. At least you had more luck with the service than us, the three times I've been there the staff have been rude
  • Adrian Flitcroft on Crave, VentnorActually, it's the only way they can find the time to make enough ice-cream to keep up with demand: (It's also why they are now shut on Tuesdays).
  • Daryl Thorne on Cruising on a Ventura AdventureWill be going on a Cruise on Ventura Next Year August 2020 with my partner its our first ever cruise! 🙂
  • patrick on The Hungry Bear, St HelensThanks for clarifiying 🙂
  • patrick on Suggest a venueAnd looking forward to a full review of this Monkton Street venue, now it is back in its original format of Madeira, after a break of nine months or so...!
  • Matt and Cat on The Star Inn, WroxallWe're with you on the curd. However we actually have discovered that menu spelling is far from a useful indicator of food quality. As well as the obvious fact that some great chefs are not native English speakers, there's one dyslexic chef we know whose menus are a shocking mess, but if he publishes a new one we'd cross the Solent to try it.
  • Gregory Tuck on The Star Inn, WroxallWe'll give it a try. It might inspire confidence if the "fish board" contained fewer primary school spelling mistakes. We agree that the board was misleading, and are very sceptical about lemon curd "complimenting" (sic) seared scallops.
  • Liz on The Bistro, VentnorHaving been planning to go for ages, I eventually dined at The Bistro for the first time last week with a girlfriend. And no, I'm not stalking you. Your review of the risotto really piqued my interest and that is exactly what I had - on its own, without the lamb, no fuss. Proceeded by the asparagus. This is absolutely my favourite time of the year for food! The service was lovely and my friend bought a picture straight off the wall as a reminder of various happy visits to the Island.
  • HOLMES on The Bistro, VentnorThe Bistro is one of the jewels in the island's food crown. Exceptional service and food, served in a delightful space.
  • Matt on The Boathouse, Steephill CoveI find this review very negative from the outset. I feel you are trying to be too clever. Review the food and ambience and forget about the rain soaked staircase!
  • Moët chander on Taste of India, East CowesWe went for quick meal before our ferry service Ordered food told they run out panner then we ordered what we like. Dish plates were badly stained the guy who told me later on that he is owner started arguing instead of getting them changed over. He was very rude and not even served us nicely
  • Jessica on Pulse Vegan Restaurant, VentnorI have seen out the back when trying to find a member of staff and it is below standard. Everything is out of a cardboard carton and stated as fresh. I wasnt surprised it didnt get a mention on the 2 page Isle of wight Vegan spread in the Taste the wight 2019 book. This place takes Vegan food back to a time when it was viewed as bland, there is nothing exciting about the food, unimagenitive and other vegan food options on the island are coming through with leaps and bounds. The shop is half painted streaky with 1...
  • john smith on SWAD, Sandownas the song goes...TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW....2019
  • jane Bremner on Archive: Mess Canteen, CowesNo longer exists
  • Mike E on Archive: Mess Canteen, CowesShame it sunk. We loved The Mess. Great breakfasts/brunch and a fun place.
  • Liz and Mike on Joe’s Bar, NitonEven though we only live in St Lawrence, it has taken us until this week to actually get to Joe's instead of just hearing about it. And everything you reported was true. Except the service which was warm, friendly and prompt from the get-go. It's a great combination of a real pub serving real ale with authentic pizza (you don't see artichoke pizza on many menus) and the most delicious wild garlic and cream cheese soup (sorry if you are reading this in November). So plenty of reasons to keep going back. We shall.
  • Ann Ward on Bellamy’sI don't know why but my first was visit last Sunday, I had roast lamb for lunch and it was delicious,. Excellent service and very friendly atmosphere. I shall return in the very near future!!