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Treat… or treat

Treat… or treat 2000 1333 The Editor

There are plenty of treats, as well as a few tricks, this Halloween, so we’ve taken the hard work out of finding five of the best sweet shops the Island has to offer… Sweet Memories, Arreton Barns Not only the home of some of the most handmade, sensational fudge on the Island, but also a treasure trove of lollipops, chocolates…


Best places for pasta on the Isle of Wight

Best places for pasta on the Isle of Wight 2048 683 The Editor

A favourite quick dinner for most families, pasta has become a staple on many a dinner table, but what if you’re eating out? Here are some great restaurants serving up traditional pasta dishes. The Rex, Ventnor Located in what was once the town’s cinema, The Rex serves up simple, tasty, modern Italian cuisine, with what is arguably one of the…


You’ll always have a pizza my heart

You’ll always have a pizza my heart 2000 1333 The Editor

When the moon hit’s your eye like a big pizza pie… as summer draws to an end and the opportunity to eat alfresco will soon be over, we thought we’d do a quick run down of some of the best pizzerias the Island has to offer, because what’s better than a scummy handmade pizza and a crisp glass of wine or chilled beer? We…


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An oh so yummy supper club

An oh so yummy supper club

An oh so yummy supper club 2000 1333 The Editor

On Friday 4th October Taste was invited to try a new supper club event on the Island. This genius idea is the brainchild of Paul Thorley, Something Yummy. Paul is looking to roll out monthly events across the Island inviting foodie lovers to a special, individually themed dining experience. Keep reading to see how you can get involved and grab…


Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island

Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island 2000 1500 The Editor

The Isle of Wight is known as England in miniature but within this little mini UK you can explore the world through your taste buds. Basque Kitchen Using some of the best seasonal produce the Isle of Wight has to offer and pairing it with ingredients important from Spain, Basque Kitchen brings a taste of Spain to our sunny shores.…

The future is plastic free

The future is plastic free

The future is plastic free 2000 1333 The Editor

Ever since we all saw Blue Planet, the threat of single use plastic has never been so at the forefront of everyone’s mind. From big chains such as Morrrison’s encouraging you to bring in tubs from home for produce and switching to paper bags to fast food restaurants like McDonalds moving to paper straws (and what an outcry that was…

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day 2000 1124 The Editor

Observed all around the world, 1st October marks World Vegetarian Day. So why not go meat free today and try some of these places serving up tasty veggie options. We’ve selected five must trys… Enjoy! Tansy’s Pantry, Godshill Tuck into plant based cuisine at the latest restaurant edition to the chocolate-box village of Godshill. Peach, Newport Proving popular since it…

International Coffee

International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day 2000 1124 The Editor

Quite possibly our favourite day of the year… 1st October marks International Coffee Day! Here are five of the top places to enjoy a steaming cuppa joe. Caffe Isola, Newport Roasting their own beans, coffee does not get much fresher. ComiCoffee, Newport Coffee, comic books, cakes and waffles. Taking coffee to a fun, new level. Freshwater Coffee House An award-winning…

Julia’s Tearoom, Dimbola Lodge

A Very British Tea

A Very British Tea 2000 1333 The Editor

It seems like there is a national day or week for everything these days but in this case we aren’t complaining as it’s an excuse to celebrate something we do pretty darn well here on the Isle of Wight. Happy Afternoon Tea Week everyone!

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