Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
  • 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 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 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.
  • Matt and Cat on Something Yummy ‘Yummy Box’Hi Mike, Thanks for your comment. We've enjoyed Something Yummy food a couple of times and it really is... something yummy! As for the app, yes, we have both downloaded it onto our phones. It goes about its business, while we go about ours - nothing much else to report! We hope it helps everyone stay safe, M&C
  • Mike E on Something Yummy ‘Yummy Box’We are only three miles from Yarmouth but across the water near Lym. But regular readers! We wish we had this over here. Sounds wonderful. Hmmm. Off piste question if I may? Are you both on the new I of W NHS app pilot scheme? Any reaction or feedback? Stay well! Mike
  • patrick on A visit to Godshill Orchards apricot orchardThankyou, M& C....
  • patrick on Ristorante Michelangelo, Ryde: TakeawayThankyou for a very useful review...
  • Matt and Cat on A visit to Godshill Orchards apricot orchardDifferent vineyard, not far off though.
  • patrick on A visit to Godshill Orchards apricot orchardInteresting - so part of Adgestone Vineyard is now given over to apricots...?
  • Natascha Nelson on Craft Vegan PizzaAbsolutely love their pizzas! Five Saturdays in a row now. So happy to have good quality vegan pizza with a range of toppings. Char is lovely and so accommodating. Really friendly service.
  • Howard HHoward Johnson hojo2@btinternet.com on Tony’s RydeAs good as you will get on the Island / or probably any where ////am aware that the place is spotlessly clean which is comforting to know and cleaning of tops & surfaces takes place all the time .Not into star ratings but this establishment has to be pretty near the top .Didnt realise that half portions were available to order . thats good as the big portions just a bit to much for us oldies / sometimes (resident on IW 50yrs) so pretty experienced at fish & chips
  • John Wrench on Hare and Hounds, ArretonWe were very disappointed with our meals at the Hare & Hounds, (Friday 21st February 2020) Downend Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU Our order: IPA Greene King Pale Ale Peroni CRISPY CHICKEN IN A BASKET £9.49 Salmon Florentin £8.79 Total just below £25 The issues: We ordered our food at 6:55pm and was advised that there was a 35 to 40 minute delay with food orders. At 7:45 our food had still not arrived so I asked the passing waitress (who appeared to be on her own this Friday evening) if she could check how long our order...
  • James Wheeler on Suggest a venueYou need to try the food at Farmhouse Pantry, thier breakfast is probably the best on the island, as so is thier Special Roast Dinner on a Sunday. The whole menu including the specials are fantastic...and I had a Australian Rump steak which is second to none. Food, drinks, staff and place are brilliant. Even dogs are looked after!!
  • patrick on Cibo, Wootton BridgeNice review, though I'm not too sure how anyone would go about making "home-made beans"..... My assessment would be that the place is excellent for brunches but only reasonable for evening meals. Great atmosphere though, providing you don't trip going down a step at the entrance, only to have one going up straight after...
  • Alma Knack on Bonchurch InnBereft that the Bonchurch Inn is for sale. So many unforgettable visits, via Ventnor or the Devil's Chimney or the 101 steps, or even Wroxall and Boniface Down. After a couple of litres of wine just flew up to the A3055 for the No 3 bus back to Newport (1/2 hourly) and the No 7 back to Yarmouth Harbour. Usually slept most of the way. Thank you Bonchurch Inn, won't be visiting Swinburne's grave with its red squirrels, or the highland cattle on Boniface Down again.
  • Richard on Number 3, CowesWe love this place....glad to see Trevor and Gill getting the recognition...they've been this for years! Sticky toffee pudding to die for if it's ever on the menu!!
  • Mel on Castle Inn, NewportWell worth a visit whether having a relaxing lunch, evening meal, celebration night out or live music. I go here quite often and the atmosphere is great. Particular thanks to the owners and staff who look out for and look after my Dad when he comes in for his lunch. He has dementia and can get confused but both staff and locals are always willing to lend a hand if he needs it. Well done all - a great first year!
  • Mrs Carole Foster on Suggest a venueJust had lunch at a wild catering van on the industrial estate outside Newport opposite jewson builders Had sausage bap £2 50. Proper sausages no cheap ones tomatoes brown sauce gorgeous ingredients and a mug of tea whilst waiting in a real mug! My hubby had a breakfast baguette £5.stuffed with everything.lovely couple lovely food and brilliant prices. With a visit. Regards Mrs Carole foster ventnor.