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Eat Isle of Wight. Drink Isle of Wight.

You can now get a head start in booking your preferred travel times for 2022. Secure your sailing by booking ahead for the busy summer holidays and summer weekends next year.

Discover the country’s newest foodie destination – the Isle of Wight. We have Michelin listed, Rosette-awarded restaurants and some of the UK’s best up-and-coming young chefs – and that’s just for starters. Our mild climate and plentiful sunshine also means we’ve some of the country’s best Farmers’ Markets – just ask an Island chef!

Wightlink is your link to the foodie heaven that is the Isle of Wight. So why not book your ferry (and a table) today.

James Tanner takes an Isle of Wight foodie tour

We sent chef and restaurateur James Tanner on a quest to try the Island’s best ingredients – from garlic to gin – in our exclusive video.

As James travels around the Island in an electric vehicle he meets a variety of passionate producers at The Garlic FarmCalbourne Water MillIsle of Wight Cheese CompanyFarmer Jack’s, Ventnor Haven Fishery, and the Isle of Wight Distillery. His visit culminates in him cooking a dish from the ingredients sourced.

Fine dining on the Isle of Wight

Love fine dining? We’ve got that covered. The Isle of Wight foodie scene has exploded in recent years and there’s something about the Island that results in food of the highest quality– whether it’s from our farms, in our restaurants or in the kitchens of the award-winning producers that pepper this Island.

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The growing food scene on the Isle of Wight

Over the last 5 years, the Isle of Wight’s food scene has changed dramatically. You’ll find a mixture of great producers and artisans which make the Isle of Wight a hidden gem for foodies, until now.

Read our fine dining blog

Quirky places to eat on the Isle of Wight

Looking for something a little different? We have just the thing. From Swiss and Polish cuisine at Keats Kitchen through to mezzes and music at The Piano Café, the Island has every niche covered.

Find the quirkiest places to eat on the Island

Ice cream delights on the Isle of Wight

With so many beautiful beaches, and the most sunshine on the South Coast, it’s easy to slip into holiday mode on the Isle of Wight. And what makes it even easier is all the scrumptious freshly made ice cream.

See our ice cream recommendations

Local Isle of Wight tipples

The Isle of Wight isn’t all about the food. For a real taste of the Isle of Wight, you’ll want to sample some of the Island’s fine liquid fare while you’re there. If you’re after some dreamy drinks, have a look at some of our favourite Isle of Wight sourced tipples.

Read our Isle of Wight tipples blog

Adgestone Vineyard

Relax with the whole family at Adgestone Vineyard. Take an audio tour and go underground into one of the oldest commercial wine cellars in England, impress your friends with your new wine tasting skills and unwind for the afternoon with a glass of English Wine. Plus the kids will love the free ranging chickens and treasure hunt too!

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Isle of Wight Distillery

Take a free tour around the Mermaid Bar where you can see their three production stills in operation, then please your taste buds with some free tastings. If you want to stay a little longer, you can kick back overlooking their fabulous views from the rear decking area, or relax in their snug or bar area with our choice of their wide range of drinks.

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Accommodation on the Isle of Wight

The Royal Hotel

The Michelin Guide has recommended The Royal every year since 1911. It’s dining room has dishes of exquisiteness, but why not treat yourself to their Royal Afternoon Tea and a stay in one of their elegant rooms.

Find out more about The Royal Hotel

The Seaview Hotel

Described by The Times newspaper as ‘a class act’, and proud possessor of 2 AA Rosettes, you won’t go wrong with their celebrated, three-course menu and a stay in your choice of their wide ranging accommodation.

Find out more about The Seaview

One Holyrood

Stay in this beautifully restored Grade II building with individually designed rooms, and an in house tearoom to get a traditional afternoon tea. For a fine dining experience, pop around the corner to Thompsons.

Find out more about One Holyrood