• chris duffy on Jade Garden, East CowesIan a resident of east cowes and it's a fast growing little town . I be shocked that in a few yrs people will love to live here .
  • Matt and Cat on Shed, BembridgeAn insightful theory - sounds credible to us.
  • patrick on Shed, BembridgePerhaps the clue to the name lies in the title of "shared blanchbait"....? A circumflex (or tô [roof]) as the Welsh would have it) indicates the lengthening of a vowel, after all - with "shed" becoming "shared"....?
  • patrick on Crave, VentnorStill as epic as ever, but rather disappointed it now shuts as six, so unable to serve as a "dessert parlour" after having a meal in one of the local eateries. No doubt due to economic realities, but a shame nonetheless...
  • Ross Davidson on Suggest a venuePlease try the tea room at Isle of Wight Lavender, Staplers, near Newport. I just had a ham and cheese ploughman's ("The Veteran Ploughman's") which was wonderful; proper thick ham, plenty of bread, cheese and butter, and lovely fresh salad and apples.
  • patrick on Olivo, NewportI was pleased to see that chairs have finally been put in the alcove facing Pyle Street where the staff take their cigarette break - so they no longer need to sit on the nastily-stained concrete step whilst pufffing away. Makes me a tiny bit more inclined to consider the possibiility of dining here...
  • Alex on Delish IndianBig fan of Mrs Balls! Lovely stuff 🙂
  • Steve Davis on The White Lion, ArretonWent there for a prestigious booked 60th wedding anniversary with friends party of 8. Service was okish, quality of food very average with poor presentation just a chunk of white bread on the side of a very average fish pie. We ordered desserts only to be told the chef had run out of gas so could not have creme brulee (obviously no grill or salamander) none of our party will return
  • Sarah on Deep Blue, SouthseaVery disappointed with our visit was go excited las refurbishment looked wonderful. We went Thursday around 5.45pm and the restaurant wasn’t busy Ordered burger for daughter and fish n chips this took 30mins my chips etc was cold so sent back only to wait another 20mins by this time totally fed up ! Will not be visiting again !
  • Mr T on Gurt Cook Off 2017Fresh article, talent and produce <3
  • Matt and Cat on Suggest a venueHi Patrick, thanks for your suggestion. No, it isn't a search malfunction - we haven't been to Red Chilli yet. We went back when it was Chutney Express and had a nice meal. We'll add it to the list! M&C
  • patrick on Suggest a venueAny views on Tacolicious Mexican restaurant in Ventnor (ex Phileas Fogg) The menu outside looked a little scruffy, but I think it would be worth a try, as the IW is not brimming with this kind of food at present...
  • patrick on Suggest a venueI don't know if it's a malfunction of the search function, but there seems to be nothing on the Red Chilli (aka Chutneys, Eastern Eye) in Ventnor? Well worth going many miles to sample the food, a cut abobe similar venues outside the culinary capital...
  • John on Deep Blue, SouthseaShame you have to buy food to get an alcoholic drink. Went there with partner for stroll on sunny day thought we would stop and have a drink and watch the sea, but o our surprise the waitress took my order for drinks then asked about food I said I didn't want food so she replied if you don't. Have food you can't have a drink. Well I can understand that if I'm taking up valuable seating space but it was empty and I'm sure it will stay empty if that's the way they treat people. Well deep blue I...
  • Matt and Cat on Newport Street Food MarketHi Rob, thanks for your comment. We agree that Newport would benefit from the food market being centrally located but the harbour is the focus of regeneration and so that's where the council wants it to be. Only this week someone suggested to us that there could be an undercover pop-up market in the old BHS. It would certainly be an all-weather attraction and make use of that big empty space up the top of town. Wherever it is, we're delighted that the Island is getting with the street food thang via the good work of the Real I Love...
  • felicity damaris on Suggest a venuetry chatters cafe in ryde baptist church, george street . the quiche and soups are very good.(home made )
  • New Inn owners on New Inn, ShalfleetWe stumbled across your comment whilst we were checking to see if Matt and Cat had updated the review that they posted of our pub (a week after we had taken over as the new owners in February) of the previous owner's food and management. We did make contact to say that this had occurred but received no reply, but that's an aside. You don't say what time you visited on the 7th August so we can't comment on whether or not we were 'dead' or 'deserted', we were very busy this summer though during peak meal times and all...
  • Rob on Newport Street Food MarketMy visit to the Street Food Market was an enjoyable experience, however, the noise of the generator did affect my enjoyment somewhat, I didn't see the need for the generator with the electric sockets nearby! I understand why you made your comment " Perhaps the market could take advantage of the existing shelter under the flyover" evidently you are not aware of the fact that the harbour basin for want of a better description is an acoustic hell hole and sounds made can be a nuisance to nearby residents and therefore interfere with their enjoyment. It's good to see new...
  • patrick on Newport Street Food MarketYes, wouldn't Quay Street itself be a great location for things like this, were it not for the all-pervasive needs of the internal combustion engine...?
  • Jason on Newport Street Food MarketI used to live in the flat opposite your lead image. Newport Harbour is an opportunity waiting to happen - there's the Quay Arts, The Bargeman's and the flats on the 'wrong' side and nothing happening on the East Side. It could literally change the face of Newport if they get it right - Quay St would come to life again!
  • Matt and Cat on Masala Bay, VentnorIt may well have been International Plastics; it was long-closed by the time we first went to Ventnor. Anyone know for sure? M&C
  • patrick on Dell Cafe, SeaviewThe view is indeed splendid - providing we overlook the disastrous new cladding on the café itself...
  • patrick on Masala Bay, VentnorBrilliant pen-picture of the town! But wasn't it International Plastics rather than Interational Stores?
  • M on Suggest a venueIt is probably time to revisit The Old Village Inn in Bembridge, it has been a while since you last visited and they have a pizza oven and their homemade pizzas are awesome. This along with the full menu makes it a great destination. Just ensure you check that the oven is being fired up on the evening of your visit.
  • Amanda Flute on The Sloop Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery, Wootton BridgeCan report as of 21 August - still the same if not worse ! Two families have now complained rather loudly about waiting one and a half hours in which time they have received a refund and pizzas are still waiting to be cooked. This has culminated in the Chef walking out and now all food apart from carvery is off! Farcical to say the least - thank goodness have only come in for a drink!!!!
  • Docking on Sloop Inn, WoottonWe went to the sloop 17 Aug2017 at 12 15 pm with 2 friends 3 had fish and chips 1 the carvery the batter was hard and could barely find the fish,the veg was cold the chips just about ok.The roast potatoes were probably yesterday's warmed up the steak n ale pie very small portion,the restaurant very quiet from last time in April,standard has dropped won't be back this is the first time I have ever complained about a meal
  • 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.....