Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • Peter Hillary on The Reef, SandownMyself&my wife where looking for a great restaurant & was advised by lots of the locals in Sandown ,go to the reef,we did twice on our holiday ,wife had the roasted salmon & I had 10 ounce steak with mushrooms cooked to perfection,amazing quality of food&presentation,staff are excellent& very professional at there jobs ,staff recommended beer to go with an excellent meal ,we will be back ,I recommend the reef to everyone who likes great food at excellent cost & really nice staff who are a credit to this restaurant,Thank you from Peter & Katrina from Blackburn Lancashire (geordie)
  • Linda on Long John Eater, RydeWhen we come over we eat all our evening meals there. Lovely food. Excellent value.
  • Mo on Ozze’s Plaice, NewportAll these reviews ,,, pity the business doesn’t give the same commitment . The place is never open when their web site so to speak, says they are . No discipline here ,seems to be make the money then shut the shop and go spend it lolol
  • Jonathan on Craft Vegan PizzaAs a visiting vegan i was absolutely impressed with the selection of amazing pizzas and kebabs and craft beers. Ive been in Ryde 2 days and have been to Craft Vegan twice. All food looks like a piece of art and tastes delicious, including the seitan meatless kebab meat and chicken and salami which would have any meat eater converted is simply delicious. I know because my 2 friends who I went with are avid meateaters! Portions are large and dressed with lovely salad and the chips are simply the best! 5 Stars!
  • MJ on The Freshwater Coffee HousePopped in here to pick up some guten free cake. So appreciate it when eateries signpost or make an effort to help those of us cursed with this particular limitation. Was completely charmed by the lovely ambience and service that is clearly appreciated as it was full mid afternoon. Left with GF coffee Victoria sponge with vegan cream which was very nice. We will definitely be prioritising a trip back to indulge further.
  • MJ on The best coffee on the Isle of Wight?Had a lovely coffee pit stop here while mooching about quaint Yarmouth. Service was excellent & we left with a bag of the excellent coffee to enjoy for the rest of the trip.
  • MJ on The Hut, ColwellDespite a grey and cool day we had a glorious brunch in a gorgeous setting. Towards noon the roof was rolled back and we were bathed in light. Food, service & setting were a real joy.
  • MJ on Cinnamon, ShanklinAfraid we wouldn’t recommend. Unfortunately we did get the onion bag and the greasy slick in every dish, and the aloo gobi cauliflower was rock hard instead of unctuous. A real shame.
  • Debbie on The Hut, ColwellThe Hut has definitely improved since these comments. We come to the Island most years for a week and book the Hut for at least 4/5 meals whether lunch or dinner. There are always so many delicious dishes to choose from and they are beautifully presented and tasty. We have always found the staff fun and attentive. The portions clearly have improved - the veal escalope filled my plate and was big enough for 2! Great place in the best location you’ll find!!
  • Rafael on King Lud, Ryde EsplanadeHi Suzanna , is Rafael , I worked for you for a little while , can you tell me when I started and finished , I was the cook for the Roadside Inn , I hope you a guys are well
  • Sophie James on Suggest a venueHave you tried Milk It on Sandown seafront ? They do amazing ice cream trays !
  • patrick on Suggest a venueHave you tried Pickle and Dill in Union Street, Ryde - the website looks amazing...! Matt and Cat respond: we have, and we really like it! We get our regular order of Cantina bread there now.
  • Emma on The Koffee Bar, RydeI eat at the Koffee bar and the soups are definitely homemade.
  • Adlebags on Seapot, VentnorOmg we just went here today and it was insane. Right up there with best spots on the island. Strongly recommend a revisit guys. So good
  • Sandra Rowe on Lifeboat Inn, East CowesWe find it very sad you are now lacking on starters . White bait is now a huge main course it’s too much . Bring back tasty starters , squid , Whitebait etc , we love eating Tapas style , we live a few yards away but have to visit the Folly for wonderful selections and FILLET steak with peppercorn sauce . Could never complain of Life Boat staff . Brilliant , food needs to be more exciting .
  • Geoffrey Brown on Ganders, St HelensWe're regular visitors from the mainland and love this little family run restraunt. As Matt and Cat say, it gently pushes the boundaries. Haddock chouder, any of the fish courses and orange caramelised cheesecake get 10 out of 10 for me.
  • graham pearce on Archive review: Hong Kong Express, FreshwaterClosed down now
  • Paul on Gurnard PressBest pizza ever !
  • CathBoo on Shed, BembridgeI think this is now Framptons. We had an EXCELLENT meal there last night. Jerk mushroom burger for the hubby and a vegan affair on Turkish flatbread for me with amazing wedges. Although kids are welcome the menu wasn't particularly child friendly (even for my adventurous but vegetarian eaters), but they happily whipped up a couple of off-menu bowls of pasta with delicious marinara sauce for the littlies. Best meal I've had in ages.
  • Elliott on Suggest a venueHi, my wife and I like a Chinese and recently we have found one that is consistently brilliant and superb value for money.....Kosing in Lake. Please try the Thai curries
  • Madeleine Reeder on The Bandstand, Sandown! think the Bandstand fabulous all year round . Beautiful sea views and excellent food and service . What more could you want ?
  • karen dilk on Chipmunks, Monkton St, Rydethanku jenna x
  • patrick on Steep Hill Tea Room, LincolnBunty's could be worth a look on your next visit...?
  • Kenny on Ristorante Michelangelo, Ryde: TakeawayWe have just had our supper delivered by MichelAngelo . It was delivered by a delightful Italian lady . Dressed in PPE . The food was beautifully hot and very tasty . Thankyou for bringing a bit of normal life to not normal times . Made our weekend. 🙂
  • Matt and Cat on Briddlesford Farm DairyHi Olivia, you'll need to contact the farm shop to find out if they will send you some cheese. All the best, M&C
  • Olivia Blair on Briddlesford Farm DairyCan I buy four halloumi in Buckinghamshire? If not, can I buy it online?
  • Joy fuller on Briddlesford Farm DairyHi there, I am interested in buying some of your Haloumi style cheese. I live in Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire and wondered where I can purchase it from. Hope you are all well. Kind regards, Joy Fuller
  • Matt and Cat on Archive: The Hungry Bear, St HelensHi Sam, Thanks for your comment. We contacted the Hungry Bear via their Facebook page when we ordered our Sunday roast. Stay safe, M&C
  • Sam on Archive: The Hungry Bear, St HelensHow do you order and do they deliver anywhere or just certain areas of the island
  • Mike on Something Yummy ‘Yummy Box’Thanks. Stay well and hopefully eating out again b4 too long.