Food & Drink

Breakfast at Bluebells Cafe - Matt and Cat's Foodie Feature

Wight Locations, Bluebells Cafe, Wootton

Along with ‘roast and all the trimmings’, the term ‘farmhouse breakfast’ is often used to promise much and deliver little. Matt and Cat were once woefully disappointed by the breakfast they had in a creaky old half-timbered farmhouse in the wilds of Chelmsford.

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Chessell Pottery & Award Winning Cafe, Chessell, Yarmouth

Wight Locations, Chessell Pottery, Chessell

Just outside Yarmouth in an area of outstanding natural beauty is Chessell Barns Pottery, a great place to visit whatever the weather, but especially great on cold, rainy days.

Lockslane - Contemporary Bistro in Bembridge

Wight Locations, Lockslane, Bembridge

With the focus on an 'imaginative menu and attentive service' the small but perfectly formed Lockslane Bistro in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight is proving a real hit with the locals and visitors alike.

Using the finest of local produce, it has even been featured on the Hairy Bikers Best of British programme and has received a Certificate of Excellence 2013 from Trip Advisor.

The menu regularly changes but consists of such temptations such as:

Wonderful Dining & Views - Three Buoys Restaurant, Appley

Wight Locations, Three Buoys, Appley

We have heard nothing but rave reviews over recent months about the newly opened Three Buoys Restaurant in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Situated right on the seafront overlooking Appley beach with magnificent views across the Solent, this restaurant has fast gained a reputation for offering the most refined menu, in the most exquisite location.

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The King's Head, Yarmouth

Wight Locations, The Kings Head, Yarmouth

The King's Head is a great local pub restaurant opposite the harbour in Yarmouth on the west coast of the Isle of Wight.

Our friends, Michelle and Tim welcome locals and visitors of all ages to their friendly traditional 16th century pub, which has a beer garden to sit out and relax during the summer months.

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Angel in the Kitchen, Bembridge

Wight Locations, Angel in the Kitchen, St Helens

Bembridge has had quite a few changes over the last year with eateries and consequently is becoming a great place to be if you want to indulge in great dining out experiences .

One of these is "Angel in the Kitchen" which is the creation of Kate White who has been professionally catering for around seven years and has built up a well respected reputation as a real expert in her the field.

Monsoon - Matt and Cat's Foodie Feature

Wight Locations, Monsoon, Ryde

Ryde's bustling Union Street is without a doubt the eating-out mecca of the Isle of Wight - with restaurants and takeaways all along its length, it is busy every night of the year with visitors and locals alike enjoying a night out.

But if you take the trouble to venture a little further into the town there are some places worth visiting a little way off the beaten track.

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The Blacksmith's Arms, Calbourne

Wight Locations, Blacksmiths Arms, Calbourne

Just outside of Newport in the direction of the lovely Calbourne Water Mill is the Blacksmith's Arms.

Over 400 years old, the original pub is flagstones in the entrance, open fires and oak beams opens out to a modern extension at the back which is light and airy and offers amazing panoramic views over the countryside towards Newtown Creek, Thorness Bay and Gurnard.

There is a spacious beer garden out back with safe play area for the kids.

Spitbank Fort, an unusual venue in the middle of the Solent...

Wight Locations, Spitbank Fort, Solent

Ever wondered what those circular lumps of concrete were in the middle of the Solent when you are sailing over to the Isle of Wight?

Spitbank Fort was an historic sea fortress off the coast of Portsmouth. It was formerly home to hundreds of soldiers guarding the Portsmouth coastline, storing a mass of arms and ammunition to ward off potential invaders.

Dandelion Cafe is a new name in a very familiar place

Wight Locations, Dandelion Cafe, Freshwater

Sitting down with a great view and some nice tea and cake is one of the Island visitor's greatest pleasures. There are plenty of places to do this but a new one has turned up that really is outstanding in both the food and view departments!

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