Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • 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.
  • Matt and Cat on Briddlesford Farm DairyTry this: http://bfy.tw/N6ZV
  • Matt and Cat on The Hungry Bear, St HelensNo. That was in Butterfly World - different place.
  • patrick on The Hungry Bear, St HelensWas this the "Hungry Caterpillar" when off Staplers...?
  • Alison Richards on Briddlesford Farm DairyWhere can I buy this? I can’t seem to find any link and cannot source any stockist. THANK YOU
  • patrick on A Weekend in SouthseaCapers (Marmion Road) is nice too, if you're after a "brunchy" sort of lunch...
  • Tray Mikich on Omakase Supper at Stripped, VentnorLooks like some banquet! Delicious.
  • Helen Vrba on Bizzy Wok, RydeWe love Bizzy Wok and use it occasionally for takeaway as no longer use the nearer one as they only take cash now! Bizzy Wok is excellent value and the food is lovely.
  • Jenna on Chipmunks, Monkton St, RydeThis review is a load of rubbish, definitely an inaccurate judgement of this great business! Just scroll down for ALL the other very good and truthful reviews. They always do a great job and are very friendly x
  • AP on Baywatch on the BeachThe service is just so bad! Comically bad! Sometimes I feel it’s like a scene from fawlty towers! Like so bad that it almost adds to the charm. But not quite. If you don’t like people then don’t open a restaurant. Such a shame as the view and history of the place is so great. It just needs some warmth and the odd smile.
  • Foye on Pulse Vegan Restaurant, VentnorSpotting the café last summer I was excited to see a vegan café, what a disappointment it was . The café is very small, it was filled with the smell of fried oil and the food was pretty disgusting, cheap brown bread and tinned beans with waxy cheese dumped on the top and a" Hippy sounding" salad which was just chunks of red pepper and tasteless humus. Im not sure if being a vegan these days equates to being a crystal gazing hippy. Dreadful, the irony was the vegan cookbooks on a book shelf clearly never been opened. I would...
  • Katy on The Hungry Bear, St HelensAbsolutely love this venue and while the main menu is tasty and satisfying it's the puddings that really hit you in the comfort food zone. The bread and butter pudding may be the best in existence!
  • Vivien on The Hungry Bear, St HelensI love mushrooms but not with the green stuff strange idea I expect That’s spinach not to every ones liking and I expect you can ask for It without. The breakfast looks much the same as everyone’s does good price
  • Daisy on Pulse Vegan Restaurant, VentnorI am a vegan and live in Ventnor. I was so excited when the news of a vegan eaterie was announced and on my door step. I ate there once with my daughter, we had the breakfast. On a separate occasion My son and his partner had an evening meal. We have none of us .returned. I think Matt and Cat have really been too kind. To be the only such establishment of its kind in a popular town and in a prim e position. What a missed opportunity. Very, very disappointing.
  • patrick on Pulse Vegan Restaurant, VentnorVery useful public service performed by this review - I had been considering going here, but certainly will not do so after reading this! At least it has achieved one more star than MacDonalds, which at least serves tea at tea-time, unlike most tea-shops in our delightful capital town...
  • patrick on The Cheese Society, LincolnTempted by the vivid word-pictures of Lincoln on this site, finally got round to visiting. This place is still going strong, and thriving - but unforunately, the opening hours were not ideal for anyone visiting over New Year weekend and Holiday. Maybe another time....!