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Eating IN is the new eating out… 

Eating IN is the new eating out… 

Eating IN is the new eating out…  1080 1080 The Editor

We all know the drill: STAY HOME – SAVE LIVES… simples. So with that in mind, we think it important to remind you that doesn’t mean you have to cook ALL the time! There are loads of Island businesses who have adapted their offering to be able to bring you their fantastic food in takeaway, delivery or reheat yourself at home form – as well as your old favourite takeaways who just continue to feed you during these tough times! We have gone by area (similar to our ‘Where to Shop Right Now’ guides) dividing the Island into Central, North, North East, East, South and West section – but a lot of these businesses are offering Island-wide delivery or collection for people living outside their local delivery areas.

Central Wight

For Newport, Carisbrooke, Arreton, Godshill and surrounding areas…

Thompson’s, Newport –  A little bit special, Modern British, Fine dining

There are two options: ‘The Weekend Treat’, which offers a weekly changing three-course menu for you just heat up, serve and enjoy (and includes a weekly video with Robert showing you how to finish off and serve), or the ‘RT Midweek’, a sit back on the sofa in your scruffs dinner. See all menus, order and delivery details online.

House of Nomad

Nomad’s ‘Shut up and Feed me’ menu at Home.

House of Nomad, Newport –  A little bit special, World, Street Food

Nomad’s trademark “Shut up and Feed Me’ menu is now available for home delivery. Simply head to the website fill out the form. Vegan options and allergies catered for. T&Cs apply – see website for details.

Novo, Newport – Peri-Peri & More

Peri-Peri Chicken and so much more, including wraps, pittas, salads, burgers, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as cocktails, amazing homemade desserts and even regularly changing specials. Order online for delivery or contactless collection. See website for details. Tel: 01983 641489.

Oggies, Newport – Fish and Chips

Still serving the Newport area with classic chippy-style hot meals. Takeaway available. Delivery charge £2 per order. Order online at their website, or download their app.

Carisbrooke Fish Bar, Carisbrooke – Fish and Chips

Recently under new management, Carisbrooke Fish Bar is serving the Carisbrooke, Newport, Northwood and Calbourne areas with a free fish and chip delivery service. Collection is also available. They fry in the traditional fashion using beef dripping. See their Facebook page for the menu and call to order. Tel: 01983 530300

Wight Grill – Kebab, Burgers, Pizza, Chicken & more

Specialising in a large variety of pizza, delicious charcoal grills and Turkish cuisine, including tasty lamb and chicken doner meats, lamb and chicken Shish kebabs, kebab wraps, Wight Grill also offers burgers, fried chicken, scampi and kids meals. Delivery available, order online and see website for details.

Nebab, Newport – Indian

A family-friendly takeaway specialising in a variety of traditional Indian dishes; delicious chilli chicken or lamb tikka, tandoori chicken, duck makhani, vegetable masala and a lot more. Delivery available see website for details and order online.


Tamarind – Newport.

Tamarind, Newport – Indian

Popular Isle of Wight Indian restaurant offering a wide variety of traditional Indian dishes on their delivery menu. Order online or over the phone.  Tel: 01983 526777.

Isle of Thai, Gunville – Thai

Freshly cooked authentic Thai food. Ya, the chef, is from Surin in north-eastern Thailand and has worked in restaurants in her home country. Delivery only. Order online.

The Wight Plate, Newport – Vegan, Home Cooking

Chef prepared vegan ready meals and foods ordered online and delivered your door. 100% plant-based and vegan.

The White Lion, Arreton – Pub Grub, Home Cooking

Pub food at home including the classics and puddings. Home delivery or takeaway, with free delivery for orders over £20 – ideal if you are self-isolating. View the menu online and call to order. Tel: 01983 525965.

Route 4 Food, Newport – Mobile cafe

Offering full English breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, salads, burgers, chips and lots more. Delivery available for local areas. See Facebook for menu and details. Order over the phone and is card only. Tel: 07572 732430

North Wight

For Cowes, Gurnard, East Cowes, Whippingham and surrounding areas…

The Little Gloster, Gurnard – A little bit special, Modern British

Beautiful freshly prepared food available to order from their ‘Little Gloster at Home’ collection and delivery service. The menu changes weekly in line with availability of local produce and is released every Sunday. Delivery to local area and collection for further afield. Order online.

Litlle Gloster-Takeaway

Look out for TLGs ‘At Home’ weekly-changing takeaway menu. It’s special.

Prego, East Cowes – Italian, Mediterranean

Italian style restaurant located in East Cowes town centre. Pizza, pasta, paninis and salads all made with authentic Italian ingredients and fresh Isle of Wight produce. Order online and see website for details.

Samels, East Cowes – Fish and Chips

Fast food takeaway offering fish and chips, kebab, burgers, pizza, vegetarian options, jacket potatoes and kids meals. View their menu online and order over the phone. Delivery and collection available, call for details. Tel: 01983 292 818.

Dumpling Dumpling, Whippingham – Dumplings, Chinese

A unique street food experience based on the Chinese dumpling, but with a fusion twist. Frozen ‘cook your own’ and hot dumplings available for delivery via the Go Eats app.

Call It What You Want, Cowes – Soul Food, Southern, Creole

Their ‘Take It Where You Want’ takeaway and delivery menu. Look out for Voodoo chicken, the double chilli cheese dogs, Louisiana chowder and jambalaya, alongside the likes of Reuben and halloumi burritos, plus lots more. View the menu online and call to order. Delivery to Cowes only. Tel: 01983 302666.

North East Wight

For Ryde, Wootton, Binstead, Fishbourne, Seaview, St Helens and surrounding areas…

Michelangelo, Ryde – Italian

Offering their full restaurant menu which includes pasta, risotto, pizza, a range of traditional meat and fish dishes, salads and dessert. View the menu online and call to order. Available for delivery to the Ryde area. Tel: 01983 811966.


Craft Vegan Pizza delivering from Ryde.

Craft Vegan Pizza, Ryde – Vegan, Pizza

Artisan sourdough pizzas with homemade vegan cheese. Crafted by hand! Delivery to the Ryde area and collection for further afield. Order online or via Facebook only.

The Cod Father, Ryde – Fish and Chips

Open and serving through the hatch for social distancing precautions. Find all of your chippie classics on the menu. They offer free local delivery all-day. Call to order. Tel: 01983 566214.

33 St Helens, St Helens – Sunday Roasts

Running a ‘fish and chip Friday’ and Sunday roast takeaway service. Menu on the website. Pre-ordering is advisable to avoid disappointment. Call to order. Tel: 01983 872303.

The Mermaid Bar, Pondwell – Pub Grub

Offering bar classics such as pizzas, burgers, scampi and more. Also purchase a bottle of Mermaid Gin, Rosemary Vineyard Wine or Goddards Brewery Beer to accompany your food. Delivery radius (2 miles) covering: Binstead, Ryde, Seaview, St Helens and Bembridge. Call to order, minimum order price £8.50. Tel: 01983 613653 (press option 1).

Ryde Tandoori, Ryde – Indian

Offering a vast menu full of authentic Indian cuisine. Delivery to Ryde and the surrounding North East areas. Order through their website or give them a call.

Tel: 01983 563165.

Ryde Thai, Ryde – Thai

Ryde Thai prides itself on fresh, healthy food. The menu includes classic Thai cuisine such as massaman curry, pad thai and panang. Order for takeaway by giving them a call or order for delivery through the Go Eats app. Tel: 01983 810944

Bendula, Ryde – Caribbean, West African

Awaken your taste buds with wonderfully spiced and tasty West African and Caribbean food to your door. Free delivery in Ryde or to selected surrounding areas when spending over £35. Order online via their website or call and pay with your card over the phone. Tel: 01983 566466.

Hungry Bear, St Helens – Sunday Roasts, Home Cooking

Hot meals to order or heat and eat Sunday roast dinner for two sharing platters for £25. Message on Facebook to book and pay online. Delivery via the Go Eats App.
Tel: 01983 718871.

Hungry Bear

Get the Hungry Bear Sunday roast at home. You won’t be disappointed – just look at that!

Terry’s Fish and Chip Shop, Wootton – Fish and Chips
Your local fish and chips shop, Terry’s of Wootton has got your back at this time. Offering their usual takeaway service (with strict social distancing observed). Open at lunchtime from 12pm–2pm and tea time from 4.30pm–9pm. See their Facebook page for info. Tel: 01983 882235.

East Wight

For Shanklin, Sandown, Yaverland, Brading, Bembridge and surrounding areas…

Mr T’s, Shanklin – Pizza, Burgers, Steaks, Chicken & more

Not just about pizzas! Mr T’s also offers a wide variety of mouthwatering chargrills and all of your favourite takeaway specials. Encouraging customers to use contactless delivery service. Order online.


Mr T’s are pizza and SO much more!

Haldi, Lake – Indian

An Indian restaurant in Lake offering home deliveries. Vegan options available. Reasonably priced good food. Menu available on their Facebook page along with delivery location info. Call to order. Tel: 01983 402228.

Delish Indian, Sandown  – Indian

Authentic Indian dishes to make you want more, giving real flavour and spices from India. See their Facebook page for menu and details. Delivery via the Go Eats App.

South Wight

For Ventnor, Wroxall, Niton, Whitwell, St Lawrence, Chale and surrounding areas…

The Bonchurch Inn, Ventnor – Italian

Offering a mouthwatering takeaway menu which, of course, includes their lifechanging lasagne! See their menu on their Facebook page. Call to order and for availability. Collection only. Tel: 01983 852611.


We could all use a little Bonchurch Inn ‘Life-changing Lasagne’ magic in our lives right now!

Masala Bay, Ventnor – Indian

Offering tasty contemporary Indian food available for takeaway and delivery. View their menu online and call to order. Can cater for vegan and gluten-free and special dietary requirements. Tel: 01983 854600.

Red Chilli, Ventnor – Indian

An Indian restaurant and takeaway situated in the heart of Ventnor specialising in freshly made to order authentic Indian cuisine. View the menu online and order on the phone. Tel: 01983 857185.

West Wight

For Yarmouth, Totland, Freshwater, Shalfleet, Shorwell, Brighstone and surrounding areas…

La Cucina, Yarmouth – Mediterranean, Italian, pasta, pizza

La Cucina is a Mediterranean influenced restaurant – expect the likes of calamari, pasta dishes, risottos, pizzas and a few special as well as tiramisu or cheesecake for dessert. Delivery only. Call to order. Tel: 07828 441443.


La Cucina are giving you a taste of The Med at home – don’t go to them they’ll bring it to you.

Fuoco Pizza, Freshwater – Pizza

Neapolitan pizza fired to perfection with a range of toppings, garlic bread, fresh salads and ice cream. Delivery for local Freshwater, Yarmouth and Totland. Collection also available. Tel: 01983 214430.

Fuoco Pizza

Fuoco Pizza is a MUST TRY for you West Wight lot!

The Sportsman’s Rest, Porchfield – Pub Grub/ Homecooking

Limited delivery service for Porchfield and Newtown residents only. Collection is available for other locations. Menu including your favourites on their Facebook page. Call to order. Tel: 01983 525739.

The Sun Inn, Calbourne – Pub Grub/ Homecooking

Offering their ‘Sun Out’ takeaway menu full of tasty pub classics including speciality burgers and roast dinners. You can order via their website or give them a call. Tel: 01983 531231.

To see the full list of the businesses that are open at the moment – check out our handy ‘Open’ page and also read our Caulkhead Covid 19 Survival Guide for some more lockdown tips.

Please let us know if you are offering a similar service in your area and would like us to list you here. Email thea@solent.co with your information.


The Editor

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

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