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The Hit-List 2019

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The Hit-List 2019

Get your chops around a whole host of new eateries to try on the Isle of Wight in 2019. Here are a few of our top picks…

Aptly named, The New Inn, Shalfleet has been given a new lease of life. If you visited last year you will have noticed that it sadly had closed its doors, but the previous landlord of 20 years has stepped back in to reopen the popular and much-loved pub.
The New Inn

Tansy’s Pantry is a brand new vegan restaurant in Godshill. Opened by husband and wife team, Jamie and Ollie, they have been feeding hungry revellers at festivals and events across the Island for years. Their vegan dishes have proved so popular that they have finally realised their dream of opening their own place. Expect tasty dahls, curries, roasts and vegan fish and chips!
Tansy’s Pantry

Get the Mediterranean experience at recently opened Cibo in Wootton. Housed in what was once a local butcher’s shop, there is a relaxed and welcoming vibe inside. Whether you are popping in for a coffee and pastry, a light lunch or a full-on three-course dinner with cocktails, Cibo is the place to be.

An Island classic has been given a new lease of life. The George Hotel & Beach Club in Yarmouth, now run by London nightclub legend Howard Spooner, has undergone some refurbishments to bring it back on the map. The previous chef, Robert Thompson, is overseeing the menu as executive chef, with Tom Axford from Kynges Well in Brading on board.
The George Hotel

The popular Beach Shack in Sandown has opened The Sky Bar. You won’t have to go far, it’s literally right above! Showcasing some of the best views on the Island, relax with a coffee or a glass of wine and treat yourself to some mouth-watering dishes, gazing out across the English Channel.
The Beach Shack

The King’s Head has new owners at the helm. Recently acquired by Character Inns who have an excellent reputation for local pubs across the Island, the pub sits in the heart of the historic market town of Yarmouth.
The King’s Head

Stripped is the latest offering in Ventnor – a town renowned for its eclectic foodie offering. From the brains and bellies behind the popular Cantina, Stripped focuses on chilled-out eating where simple dishes take centre stage.

There’s a Blumenthal in town and it’s Heston’s son Jack, who has opened members-only restaurant, The OTTO Club (Oblivious To The Obvious) in Ryde. Think food alchemy, smoking cocktails and a truly decadent interior.
The OTTO Club

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.