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Eggcellent Events this Easter

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Sunday morning, you’ve already been woken up by the little ones on the hunt for chocolate, only now you need something to keep them occupied before your Easter Sunday Lunch. …

Breakfasts

The Breakfast Club…

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Don’t skip breakfast! Well, that’s what they say. With our round-up of some of the best places on the Isle of Wight for the most important meal of the day, there won’t be any chance of that. In fact, the problem will be fitting them all in!

The Hit-List 2019

The Hit-List 2019

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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…

Top 10 Picnic Spots

Top 10 Picnic Spots

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There are so many beautiful spots on the Island to relax and enjoy a picnic, that it’s hard to pick our definitive top 10 but we gave it a good go! Here (in no particular order) are the Taste HQ’s favourite places to head for when the weather is good with a basket of food and a tipple or two…

Where to go on the Isle of Wight this Mothers Day…
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Places to take Mum on the Isle of Wight

It’s time to celebrate that special person in your life – yes, we mean your good old mum! There have been festivals celebrating mothers in many cultures for years, but the clearest precedent for how to celebrate today is the Christian festival of Mothering Sunday. This celebration historically fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent…

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Rediscover Mermaid Gin

Your favourite gin has got a new look!  Mermaid Gin will appear on shelfs and bars near you with a stylish new bottle from mid-March. The most popular spirit from The Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Gin first launched three and half years ago. It has gone from strength to (Navy!) strength since, picking up several…

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Flip it for Pancake Day
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Flip it for Pancake Day

Pancake Day is upon us, so dust off your frying pan and get your flip on with these fun facts we bet you didn’t know about Shrove Tuesday… #Pancake races. Thought to have originated in Olney during the 15th Century, these races take place up and down the country including here on the Island. Head…

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Vegan side of the Island

Check out the best Vegan spots from local Jane Gardner: Plant-based eating is one of the biggest food trends of 2018 and according to the Vegan Society, there are now over three million vegans in the UK. This number is set to rise thanks to the popularity of vegan content on social media platforms such…

Five fresh Island bakeries
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Five Isle of Wight Bakeries you should check out

Whether it’s a bloomer, bap or crusty granary roll, everyone loves bread! As you may or may not know ‘National Real Bread’ week will shortly be upon us. So all in the name of Taste,  we’ve sampled the best the Island has to offer and bring you our top five Island bakeries…   Island Bakers…

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5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight

With it’s unique microclimate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to grow produce that wouldn’t grow in many other parts of the UK. Along with some of the Islands more famous exports. For example; garlic, asparagus and tomatoes. The produce grown, farmed and made on the Isle of Wight is endless… Here are…

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight
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The Hambrough appointment new Head Chef

The Hambrough, the award-winning boutique bed & breakfast in Ventnor has announced the appointment of Ashley Randle as the Head Chef of its reopening restaurant. Ashley’s experience of working with some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to…

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5 Places to grab the perfect pizza

Pizza, it can come in many forms… from your perfectly rounded standard pepperoni, right through to malformed handmade beauties. Over the last decade pizza has come a long way, with most restaurants throwing their twist on the classic into the mix. It’s one of those foods that just hits the spot whatever the mood or…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Gastronomy celebrate their first year in Cowes

Bringing the party to Cowes, the team behind Gastronomy will be celebrating the success of their busy bar and restaurant with a big first birthday bash on Saturday 16th February. Director and Head Chef Charles Ford will be firing out a full menu from the kitchen, with plenty of small plate specials centred around the…

Chinese New Year 2019, Taste of the Wight
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Whats your fortune?

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the pig tonight? Around the world, people are putting a lot of care and thought into the menus for one of the most important holidays on the eastern calendar. Celebrated around the globe, Chinese cuisine is one of the world’s most popular, second only to Indian…

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