Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • 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!!
  • Matt and Cat on Pendletons, Shanklin🙂 New review coming shortly!
  • L Jones on The Sun Inn at HulverstoneCreative menu, friendly and attentive staff. I ate my lunch in the garden in the sun shine enjoying the stunning view! - what a find as I drove the back road after visiting The Needles.
  • L Jones on The Cottage, Shanklin‘Chefs’ hats off to Alex (Chef) for an amazing seasonal menu selection on 18/4/19! Absolutely delicious and creative along with artistic presentation. I would highly recommend.
  • Neil Walker on Tony’s, RydeMy findings are similar to Matt and Cat's. Cooked to order, large cod is generally excellent, but your chips are liable to be precooked and left in the keep-warm receptacle, so the likelihood is that they will not be as good as the fish, unless, that is, you are lucky enough to arrive when a fresh lot of chips comes out of the fryer. If the keep-warm receptacle is getting low, then all the "bits" will have sunk to to bottom and that's what you'll largely get as your portion of chips. This is common to many fish and chip...
  • Lee Canderton on Valentino’s, CarisbrookeIs that the reason? We've been every year for the last six or so and love it but did lament the passing of the oh so tempting sweet trolley. It's not quite so tempting revolving in the see through chiller... but just as delicious.
  • L Jones on Pendletons, ShanklinSince you were last there, Matt and Cat, Pendletons has had a make over and has a new Chef (Ashley for the last 4 years). I visited last night ... Outstanding, food, wine, service and ambience in this sophisticated restaurant in old Shanklin. I would highly recommend!
  • L Jones on The Old Fort, SeaviewI am visiting the isle and it was a delicious first lunch! A limited menu but something for all. Friendly service (tip; order at the bar). No view unfortunately due to fog 🙁
  • L Jones on Ventnor Haven FisheryExcellent! Super fresh crab - caught this morning, delicious chips - cooked there n then ... we’ll worth the slightly pricey moulah 🙂 I am visiting the isle so I really rate the ‘national dish’
  • Amanda on Sundial Cafe, SandownThere chips are to die for! Worth a quick afternoon snack stop off for these alone.
  • Matt and Cat on A Weekend in SouthseaHi Patrick, thanks as ever for your comments - keep 'em coming! We've been to Capers many times and agree that it's a good brunchy sort of venue.
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  • Matt and Cat on The Hungry Bear, St HelensNo. That was in Butterfly World - different place.