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The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough announces appointment of new Head Chef

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The Hambrough, the award-winning boutique bed & breakfast in Ventnor has announced the appointment of Ashley Randle as the Head Chef of its reopening restaurant. Ashley’s experience of working with some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to which he will put his…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight

Happy 1st Birthday to Gastronomy in Cowes

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Bringing the party to Cowes, the team behind Gastronomy will be celebrating the success of their busy bar and restaurant with a big first birthday bash on Saturday 16th February. Director and Head Chef Charles Ford will be firing out a full menu from the kitchen, with plenty of small plate specials centred around the restaurant’s ethos of ‘sociable eating’,…

Chinese New Year 2019, Taste of the Wight

Whats your fortune?

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Are you celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the pig tonight? Around the world, people are putting a lot of care and thought into the menus for one of the most important holidays on the eastern calendar. Celebrated around the globe, Chinese cuisine is one of the world’s most popular, second only to Indian in the UK. Royal China…

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Valentine’s Restaurants on the Isle of Wight

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It is officially February and the season of love is upon us with Valentine’s Day celebrated on the 14th February. Wondering where to take your loved one for a romantic meal? Check out our guide to places to eat on the Isle of Wight this Valentine’s Day.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Garlic…

Find the best Chocolate Cake

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If you ever needed a reason to eat a giant slab of chocolate cake, we have got the excuse to top all excuses as today is ‘International Chocolate Cake Day’ where it is practically law to eat as much of the good stuff as you can! According to legends the chocolate cake was born in 1765 when a doctor and a…

Alison and Rachel

Meet the landlady – Alison Wills & Rachel Sharp, The White Horse, Whitwell

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Alison Wills & Rachel Sharp, The White Horse, Whitwell What is the best thing about being a landlady? For us, the best thing is meeting new people and being part of the great community we have in Whitwell. What is your favourite local tipple? We tend to enjoy the Mermaid Gin now and then! Other than your pub, where would…

The Auctioneer

Meet the Chef – Emma Guy, The Beach Hut and The Auctioneer

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Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Emma Guy, The Beach Hut and The Auctioneer What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? The diversity. When I won The Gurt Cook Off last year I was amazed to see so much local produce available. We are so lucky to have an…

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Meet the Chef – Matthew Egan, Three Buoys

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Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Matthew Egan, Three Buoys Where is your favourite place for a pub lunch?  The Taverners, Godshill. I always order from the specials board, of course washed down with the Taverners ale! Where would you go for a cuppa and a slice of something nice?  Chocolate Apothecary,…

Christmas in Ryde

Christmas Party Guide

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Time is ticking and the festive season will soon be upon us. It’s the time for roasting chestnuts, mulled wine and plenty of merriment – the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! With only 10 weeks to go, if you haven’t organised your Christmas party yet you will need to start thinking about it now to avoid everywhere being booked…

A Wight Christmas…

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Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have literally everything you might need for a festive feast, right here on our doorstep.  Turkeys, chicken and all manner of game are farmed here, seasonal vegetables are grown and alcohol is brewed and bottled. The main event… Whether it’s traditional turkey, a classic goose or an individual partridge, you can…

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