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Eating out is one of the pleasures of being on holiday and eating out on the Isle of Wight is a real treat as many of the Isle of Wight food producers and restaurants demonstrate the strongest commitment to cooking with fresh Island ingredients.

Whatever your budget, whatever the time of year, the IOW and can be trusted to tickle your tastebuds and serve up something special. Whether you like simple country cooking, continental food or something more exotic, the options are endless.

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In this new edition of the Wight Taste Trail for 2013, we introduce you to the Island’s leading food producers and spotlight the places where you can taste local produce.

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A collection of highly imaginative recipes created by the top chef's and food specialists on the Island.

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Isle of Wight’s top restaurants by Trip Advisor

There is plenty to see and do on the Isle of Wight including a plethora of popular restaurants, perfect for sampling the culinary delights of the island. The following list of restaurants is the Isle of Wight’s top 10 according to the TripAdvisor community of reviewers*:
1.    Dan's Kitchen, St Helens: A small local restaurant that uses as much delicious local produce in its dishes as possible. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Dan's Kitchen, what can we say!! From the moment you arrive at Dan's Kitchen warmth and quality hospitality is the order of the day”
2.    Forresters Bistro & Wine Bar, Yarmouth: The beautiful building was originally built as the meeting hall for The Ancient Order of Forresters back in 1874. In the 1960s the building was a boat builders and since the 70s has been an eatery of all kinds. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Forresters is a lovely open space with a personal and friendly atmosphere”.
3.    Phileas Fogg, Ventnor: Phileas Fogg serves a selection of food, including daily specials and offers an informal relaxed dining experience. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “We stayed for a few nights in Ventnor and this restaurant was recommended. We were so delighted with the food and the service that we returned each evening.”
4.    Point Inn, Newchurch: The owners invite you to join them in one of the oldest pubs the island has to offer, with a garden that boasts views across the Newchurch countryside. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Very impressed. Polite and amazingly helpful staff, spotlessly clean and wonderful tasty food.”
5.    El Toro Contento, Ventnor: A Spanish restaurant serving traditional home-made Spanish food. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This venue is all that you could ask from a Tapas Bar. The wine is reasonably priced, the food a very pleasant change from many seaside resorts.”
6.    Bellamy's, Sandown: Bellamys is situated on Sandown High Street, just two minutes away from Sandown's beautiful beach. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Best in Sandown You must try the Lobster fantastic!! real value for money. Difficult to choose from an extensive menu and quality and quantity is superb. NOT TO BE MISSED”.
7.    Pendletons, Shanklin: A bistro located in the seaside resort of Shanklin, offering traditionally British food. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Great food, great ambience, friendly attentive staff - and reasonably priced too. A shining diamond in Shanklin's culinary crown.”
8.    Hillside Bistro, Ventnor: Hillside is a charming 18th century Grade II listed country house built of mellow stone and thatch, with panoramic sea views. Set within 5 acres, the restaurant overlooks the Victorian town of Ventnor. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Best meal I've enjoyed for years!”
9.    Mojac's A La Carte Restaurant, Cowes: A family-run restaurant nestled at the top of Shooters Hill in Cowes, everything on the menu is homemade. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Went for the first time last night and I wish I'd been before. The service was second to none.”
10.    Burrs, Newport: Situated in the middle of the Island, in the back streets of Newport, Burrs is a traditional restaurant offering fresh home-cooked food. Terracotta-tiled floors and candlelit tables give a very cosy and warm feel, while the wooden furniture adds a rustic British element. As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Visited with friends they loved it, great atmosphere and first class service.

*List is according to TripAdvisor’s popularity index.  Please note the popularity index is dynamic and can change at any time.  List was accurate as of 02 August 2012.

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