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Spirit of the Orient - Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill 2000 838 The Editor

Celebrating a tasty Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s Spirit of the Orient… The Island’s biggest Chinese New Year Celebration is back! Get set to experience the vibrancy, colour and of course the flavours of China’s famous festival at Robin Hill. Taking place during this February’s half term gates open from 6-10 pm daily between 14th – 22nd February 2020.…

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray! 2000 1333 The Editor

If there’s ever a day to celebrate Champagne and all things bubbly, it has to be New Years’ Eve! We all know for it to be called Champagne it has to be produced in the Champagne region of northern France. However, with the offering of something bubbly changing so much over the past 15 years, and the increasing popularity of…

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

Time for Tea 2000 1098 The Editor

Is there anything better than popping your feet up and having a cup of tea? We didn’t think so either. Sunday 15th December is International Tea Day, we all remember our mum saying it’s the perfect tonic to a bad day, to cheer up someone or when you’re feeling just a bit down. Well, there’s some truth in the ‘healing…

Lager than life

Lager than life

Lager than life 2000 1333 The Editor

After a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice cold beer. Over the past few years, lager has taken on a whole new lease of life with microbreweries all around the country making their own version of this favourite brew. With our Island breweries renowned for amazing ale, two have dipped their toe into the lager arena,…


Shut up and feed me

Shut up and feed me 2000 1333 The Editor

It sounds like everyone’s idea of heaven doesn’t it? We were invited to try Nomad – Newport’s newest addition to the foodie scene (well, a welcomed returned more like) – located in the very prominent Charter House in the centre of the town. With a nod to a 1920s speakeasy, it’s stylish and opulent. A restaurant by day and evening…


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…


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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…

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…

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