Matt and Cat\'s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide
Ryde Tandoori, Union Street
Ryde Tandoori was one of Matt and Cat’s earliest reviews. They’ve been back a few times, and in the meantime readers have added a mixed batch of comments. So M and C decided to return and see how Ryde Tandoori measured up these days. The original review from March... Read more
The Bargeman’s Rest is a nautical-themed pub in an unusual inland waterside location. It’s easy to see but fiddly to drive to (you will undoubtedly get lost in the one-way system of the nearby industrial estate); why not take a pleasant stroll to it along the quayside instead? Read more
Matt and Cat first reviewed the Wishing Well in spring 2006 when it had just been taken over by new owners. The earlier review is at the bottom of the page. Writing their food reviews is hardly an arduous chore. Matt and Cat enjoy eating out and part of... Read more
One of a row of takeaways in Wootton High Street, Terry’s is celebrated for its incandescent Christmas lights display – sufficient to draw festive coach parties simply to observe it. However, for would-be diners, illuminated fish tastes much the same as dingy fish, and so the question Matt and... Read more
This is an archive review. The Nabab is now closed. Slightly off Newport’s beaten track of mobile phone shops, coffee houses and chain stores you can find the Nabab. Surprisingly Matt and Cat made their first visit there only recently – despite its good reputation amongst their friends. On... Read more
(see below for 2006 review) 2008 Review: dashing home after a football match, Matt and the lads were in Sandown with a mind to eat chips. Leaving Bill sitting in the car in his studs and mud-caked football kit, Jack and Matt nipped into Fat Harry’s to try the... Read more
One of Brading’s most famous residents was Little Jane, an eighteenth century villager who featured in the wildly successful religious pamphlet “Annals of the Poor”, by the then curate of Brading, the Rev. Legh Richmond. Rather in the manner of a catholic saints’ shrine, the site of Little Jane’s... Read more
NB: Liberty’s is now closed. Liberty’s Cafe Bar is a new feature of Union Street, a road undergoing a remarkable revival. With perhaps the greatest concentration of listed buildings on the Island, Union Street has intrigued visitors and locals alike with its mix of the mundane and the fanciful... Read more
Yan Woo Chinese & Malaysian Restaurant, Ryde
Yan Woo is on the posh side of Union Street, Ryde: the steep road where novelty shops and eateries tend to close almost as fast as they open. However Matt and Cat predict success for this interesting restaurant. It offers the only Malaysian cuisine available on the Island, so... Read more
Archive review: the Aviator is now closed. The Aviator opened in summer 2005, publicised with a full page advert in the County Press. The ad showed a lovely clean restaurant with 1930’s style aero-related artefacts which caught the attention of Matt and Cat. The ad was accurate; there is... Read more