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Sunday best – Easter lockdown roast dinners without compromise

Sunday best – Easter lockdown roast dinners without compromise 2048 1985 Thea Welsford

We’ve said it many times but we will say it again, on the Isle of Wight, we are beyond lucky to have a long list of quality producers – local meat and butchery being no exception. Here are a few places that need to be on your list to look for your Easter roasting joints.  Classic Easter roasting joints available…

A Caulkhead Covid19 Survival guide

A Caulkhead Covid19 Survival guide 1200 1357 The Editor

So we have just about made it through week two of lockdown… How are we doing ladies and gentlemen?! Hi, hi, hello – how are ya? It’s Thea here, Taste’s resident designer, but as it turns out, I like food, cooking, eating and talking about it just as much as anyone else so here I am. I’m sure to many…

takeaway burger and fries

Home (delivery) is where the heart is

Home (delivery) is where the heart is 1920 1080 The Editor

Now that we’ve entered a lockdown, we’re changing our focus over on our ‘open for business’ page. You’ll find details there for the businesses who are offering takeaway and home delivery services, as well as the village and corner shops, farm shops and delis who are open for those essential stocks and supplies. We’ll be updating the page as often…

Takeaway fish and chips

We need your news

We need your news 2000 1250 The Editor

If you’re a pub, restaurant or café now offering takeaway or delivery services to your customers, or a shop with a home delivery or mail-order option, don’t forget to let us know. Whether you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make sure you’re keeping us updated with what’s happening and we can share your…

coffee with heart shape latte art

5 ways to love local

5 ways to love local 1280 853 The Editor

How to support your local pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops in these difficult times… Tell us what your favourite retailer is doing – we can share with our followers and help promote themUse local shops rather than supermarkets – they are on different distribution networks and are often better stocked with essentials and local produceBuy gift vouchers online to use…

take away pizza

Urgent Update

Urgent Update 1280 853 The Editor

Following the guidance from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson that all cafés, pubs and restaurants must close, let us know if you will be offering takeaway services to your customers. In these tough times, supporting local businesses as they adapt is essential for their survival. If you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make…

Open sign in shop window

Calling all businesses!

Calling all businesses! 2048 1365 The Editor

What are your plans for today and over the next few days? Are you planning to be open as usual, or are you offering takeaway or delivery services to your customers? If you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make sure you’re letting us know what’s happening and we can share your updates with…

the yarbridge inn

Can you help the Yarbridge Inn?

Can you help the Yarbridge Inn? 960 720 The Editor

The Yarbridge Inn, Brading needs your help! Although trade has dropped due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Becky and the team still have a kitchen full of food that they don’t want to see go to waste. The popular pub has already introduced a takeaway and delivery service for residents in the Brading and Sandown area, but are keen to reach…

coffee at Ventnor Botanic Garden

keep calm and carry on

keep calm and carry on 960 640 Jo Butt

You needn’t be locked indoors throughout the Coronavirus crisis, social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. A large number of the Island’s pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops and attractions are still open for business as usual.  If you’re struggling to keep the family (or even yourself) occupied at this difficult time, there’s nothing better than getting out in the great outdoors and…

Cantina restaurant frontage

cantina goes the extra mile

cantina goes the extra mile 1400 806 The Editor

Ventnor restaurant Cantina is going the extra mile for its customers throughout the Coronavirus crisis.  The government guidelines, advising the public to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres or restaurants during the Coronavirus Pandemic, has left Island hospitality and tourism companies needing to urgently reassess their business model to avoid going under.  The popular bakery and restaurant announced on its Facebook page…

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