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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Well-crafted contemporary cooking from a local hero

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

Robert Thompson has long been an ambassador for the Isle of Wight and his eponymous restaurant has a genuine buzz to it. An open-plan kitchen ensures proper engagement with guests in the uncluttered dining room. The kitchen shows a serious commitment to island produce and dishes are eloquently executed. Big flavours abound in a tartine of chicken livers with caramelised celeriac, watercress and pickles. Baked hake, black cabbage, crown prince squash, pearl onions and confit potato is a well-orchestrated main, each element making an impact. Glazed lemon tart with yogurt sorbet is a fine way to round things off.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas and 10 days in both November and February to March (check website for exact dates)
  • Days closed: Sunday to Tuesday (Sunday to Monday in July to August)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Robert Thompson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30: 45
  • Wines by the glass: 21

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Off-site parking available: Local car parks

Getting here

From Coppins Bridge roundabout take Pyle Street exit, follow around to lights. Thompsons on left.

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