On the menu at cafés, fine dining restaurants, bistros and everything in between, the humble burger is an ubiquitous, dependable dish. Here’s our round-up of some of the best places to get your fill…
Winner of numerous burger-related awards, The Cow Bar & Restaurant at Tapnell Farm is a must- visit. Choose from classic burgers to smoked or burgers with chorizo. Can’t choose between them all? Thankfully, the folks at The Cow have prepared for this dilemma with a burger sharing platter consisting of three small burgers and two sides. Delish.
The Cow Co
Burger-lovers should flock to The Bargeman’s Rest in Newport, for the sheer amount of options available. You might have to factor in a fair bit of deciding time as you have a whopping 13 burgers to choose from! Try the Gourmet Burger made especially for them by a local butcher which includes three super-tasty cuts of beef.
The Bargeman’s Rest
At Stripped in Ventnor, burgers take centre stage. The menu is uncomplicated and unfussy, promoting casual dining at its best. Choose from a veggie burger, cheeseburger and a regularly changing special burger.
Brought together by a love of all things smoky, meaty and delicious, The Smokehouse Burger ‘Co. in Newport is regularly jam-packed with burger fans. All of the gourmet Isle of Wight beef burgers are made on site, to the chef’s top secret recipe – a combination of steak mince and spices. Try the ‘Clint Beastwood’ a 6oz IW beef patty, slow-roasted Southern-State BBQ pulled pork, onion rings and smoky BBQ sauce. Wowzers.
The Smokehouse Burger Co
The Blacksmiths, Newport, does one of the best local burgers around. The beef comes from Rowridge Farm, a mere mile or so away. Served with crispy bacon, Applewood Cheddar, lettuce and tomato, all served on a brioche bun alongside skinny fries, plus garlic aioli and tomato salsa. It keeps many a burger lover coming back for more.