Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • Matt and Cat on Suggest a venueHere, and here.
  • patrick on Suggest a venueDoesn't sound like a resounding thumbs up! Unless you are standing with equal rigour against "comment inflation" as you have been against "star inflation"...?
  • patrick on Woodman’s Arms, WoottonHelpful review - I wonder if the great apostrophe conundrum will ever be resolved..... or is it all part of the "charm" of the place...?
  • Matt and Cat on Suggest a venueGood tip, thanks Patrick! We've had a cake and cuppa there and found it satisfactory - might pop back some time.
  • Connor whitehead on Suggest a venueOabourne house cafe and restaurant
  • patrick on Suggest a venueBartletts Green Farm Tea Room (not tea-rooms as proclaimed on the sign unless you count the kitchen and wc) has become a popular and much--to-be-recommended venue. Whilst the vast green walls of Busy Bee loom at one corner, and the A3055 buzzes on another corner, it remains an oasis with ducks and a pond. Leaf tea served in pots, and excellent cakes, the welcome is warm - the intial offhand approach of younger staff has now abated with growing confidence. Great cakes and food - whilst no soup was on offer when I visited, very tasty garlic mushrooms on brioche...
  • patrick on Caffe Isola, NewportGlad the venue was to your satisfaction. The soup, whist not equal to the glories of the ertwhile Beavis cafe, is nonetheless very accptable.
  • Dianne on The Vine Inn, St HelensGreat food and great atmosphere lovely place Sunday roast a must
  • John Gutheil on No 64, RydeI fully agree 64' deserves 5 out of 5 all round and I agree with the comment "the lack of toilet smell if it was in side"-besides it adds to the adventure................. it's a mystery loo!!
  • Melek on Sushi Supper at Cantina, VentnorThank you, Leah!
  • Jim Howard on Off the Rails, YarmouthWe used to live on the island and ' off the rails' was recommended by friends we were visiting. Stunning setting, wonderful view, excellent staff, the best scones we had ever tasted. Superb.
  • Joe & Sara on Sushi Supper at Cantina, VentnorWe had a fantastic evening; a taste explosion in every mouthful, and we get to relive it all here!
  • patrick on Suggest a venueI would think it's now possible to put the "late unpleasantness" to one side as the estwhile Blacksmith's Arms (now "Blacksmiths") is under new ownership. As an offshoot of the exceptional Pointer Inn at Newchurch satisfaction is, if not guaranteed, certainly extremely likely! Smartened up, but keeping old quirky corners, it has to be up there with the Island's best, in its new re-invigorated form.... Tacolicious, on the other hand, has folded, by all accounts...
  • Graeme Egerton on Can we do it? Yes, vegan!I think you're being quite harsh to vegans. They have to see numerous posts on social media where people are sharing pictures of their "Full English Breakfast" or saying they're in McDonald's etc. They don't moan about people "banging on about being meat eaters". Yet someone mentions they're having a vegan meal and people like you lose their shit. Maybe there's some tongue in cheek I'm missing but it's such a common thing to say, I have my doubts. I expected better from you two.
  • Matt and Cat on Suggest a venueTurns out we popped in there today! Great work! M&C https://twitter.com/MattandCat/status/962738607701266433
  • Jay Smith-Dowse on Suggest a venueWe would like you to come and visit our new restaurant in Yarmouth, La Cucina in Foresters Hall. Mediterranean food and hopefully you will think excellent service. only opened late last year and is already busier than any of the predecessors in the same place. manic actually. M&C say: Done.
  • Matt and Cat on God’s Providence House, NewportWe love the Northbank Hotel - an institution indeed. Read what we said back in 2011.
  • Maxine on God’s Providence House, NewportSounds worth a visit! Northbank Hotel for Winter Sunday Lunch is our favourite Island institution 🙂
  • Roger & Sue Sharman on The Old Fort, SeaviewWe love The Old Fort, both for a pint when we are out for a walk and the meals (usually in the evening). Lovely food and management/staff. Missing it at the moment as closed until March for interior work. Our friends from mainland loved it November 5th when fireworks added to ambience. One of our favourite places on the island. Marks 11/10.
  • Dave S. on Beefeater, NewportI've eaten at Beefeater a few times now and always found it good. The staff are always friendly and efficient and my steak has always been cooked exactly how I asked. I think you've judged it a little harshly to be honest. It's a chain restaurant with staff who work hard and probably only get minimum wage. I know you don't like chain restaurants and that shows but it is what it is. It's certainly a vast improvement over its days as a Table Table.
  • Joe on Seabreeze, East CowesWell what wonderful food and great service went in there today and it was brilliant hot fresh and very tasty food
  • Graham Wheeler on Beefeater, NewportYesterday we had a very poor meal at the beefeater Newport, shortage of stock, the beef burger was under cooked and had to go back, the battered cod was so over cooked it was almost impossible to cut, one meal had been under a heat lamp for an extended period and had dried up, we weren't warned about the 45 min wait which having a 2 year old with us would have been helpful, no form of compensation was offered so please please don't waste your time and money here there are so many places on the Island which offer...
  • helenhants on Taverners, GodshillChristmas pudding cheesecake last night. Really really good. Surprisingly not too sweet and accompanied by a citrus salad. Perfect pud as usual , thank you guys. Main was also delicious, had turkey and all the trimmings this time.
  • Mart on Blue Door Cafe, NewportHaving been intrigued enough by the Bunny Chow to sample it, I can attest that it is in actual fact a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. Very tasty & VERY filling!
  • patrick on No 64, RydeAnd a good place to learn about the finer points of opera with one or two of those who bring dogs...
  • patrick on Blue Door Cafe, NewportIntrigued by the "bunny chow" - must pop in and ask them what this is...
  • patrick on Newport Street Food MarketSo pleased to learn that Salty Willys is a regular fixture at this market. Stumbled across them at Adgestone Vineyard today, and sampled their superb moqueca. Look forward to catching up with them in Newport one of these fine days...
  • Mr Barry Murphy on No 64, RydeAneta is Czech and bakes too. Nanaimo is by Mikaela who is Canadian. Both are very helpful and efficient as waiting staff. Number 64 has excellent coffee, ground from the bean. It is dog-friendly.
  • patrick on No 64, RydeThat's a relief - I wondered if you were not counting it as being on the IW as it's part of a pier.....
  • Sue on Deep Blue, SouthseaVisited today with my daughter placed our order , waited absolutely ages and when queried the delay it turned out the waitress had not even planed the order for us and was told would need to wait another 25mins on top of the hour we’d already waited. Waitress sadly did not even seem genuine in her apology , could be language barrier or embarrassed. With meter parking to hang around even further was not an option. Very very disappointed, leastbthey xould have offered was return visit for my daughter and s friend free of charge