Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • 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 contest 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
  • D on Shed, BembridgeApparently the name comes from the fact they have a load of storage sheds out the back and the circumflex looks a bit like a shed roof - according to someone I know who used to work there. So definately nothing exotic! Hahaha
  • Matt and Cat on No 64, RydeCheck out our ratings guide, Anna. We're not marking this place down, we really like it too!
  • Anna Bannana on No 64, RydeI’m shocked your marks out of 5 were so low! If I saw it getting 3/5 I probably wouldn’t go. I love this little cafe, it’s an absolute haven! The food is amazing and it’s such a cozy welcoming atmosphere! I don’t mind the toilet being outside - saves having a waft of lav when people go in and out. No64 is an absolute gem, delicious fair trade coffee and delicious fare, what more could one wish for from a cafe?
  • Matt and Cat on No 64, RydeHi Patrick, thanks for your comment. You are right, of course - Gossips slipped our minds! M&C
  • patrick on No 64, RydeAgree with everything in the review - good-sized portions are the order of the day here! Mind you, having a No 64 in both Ryde and Shanklin (no connection that we know of) could be slightly confusing? I also wondered why there was no mention of Gossips in Yarmouth, for a "surround-sound" sea view...?
  • patrick on Suggest a venueWas there tonight and it was very good - well worth a trip, I'd say!
  • patrick on Newport Street Food MarketI note the market has indeed now moved under the dual carriageway bridge! interesting too that the "great and the good" in local life are making a point of being seen there..... much as happens at similar ventures on the larger island to the north...
  • felicity damaris on Suggest a venuehad a great sandwich on wednesday at the lime tree cafe, high street, shanklin. it was hummus and oak smoked sun dried toms in a ciabatta with side salad and crisps.
  • patrick on Suggest a venueNot on that first visit, M&C but have done since - out of this world, certainly!
  • patrick on Suggest a venueThanks Juan - I feel reassured, and will try it out soon!
  • Juan Bruno on Suggest a venueDon't be disappointed by the menu outside. Read reviews on Facebook (@tacoliciousIOW). Authentic Mexican food cooked by a Mexican born Chef. Relaxed atmosphere in a somewhat takeawayish setting. 🙂
  • 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 !
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  • 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