Fine Dining

“The Isle of Wight has delicious selection of local produce available at many local restaurants”

Sometimes it’s worth forking out a little extra to mark a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding anniversary. But if you’re staying at Tapnell Farm you’re most likely on holiday, so go crazy! You don’t need an excuse go big! Below are fine dining options that will leave you feeling incredibly well catered for.

The Cow, Tapnell Farm (01983 758725, PO41 OYJ)

One of the Island’s unique restaurants, set in a converted Swiss barn, surrounded by stunning views. Our talented team of chefs champion the finest locally sourced and home grown produce on the menu with fresh takes on home-cooked pub classics, plus award-winning burgers, steaks and vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.  Bar and clubhouse. Children and dog friendly!

*Open 7 days a week for lunch and every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening for dinner. Monday – Saturday evenings during school holidays.   Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm, when open evenings*



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On The Rocks, Yarmouth (01983 760505, PO41 0PJ))

The island’s only specialist Black Rock Grill experience! The food here is exceptional, especially the steak.

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Salty’s Restaurant & Bar, Yarmouth (01983 761550, PO41 0PB)

This place is only 10 minutes drive from Tapnell Farm and has character in abundance, there’s no doubt about it. The restaurant has a well-earned reputation for serving the best local fish and shellfish. There’s always a fun and lively atmosphere and friendly staff. We recommend any of the daily specials — always fresh and delicious!

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The Grill, Cowes (01983 200666, PO31 7RR)

Created by the owners of The Hut, Colwell, The Grill is a relaxed and stylish take on the classic ‘charcoal grill’, with no nonsense food where flavours speak for themselves.

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The Hut, Colwell Bay (01983 898637, PO40 9NP)

Seasonal Opening Times
Sunny seaside hangout in the day and atmospheric restaurant in the evening serving mouthwatering cuisine from lobster to catch of the day.

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Thompson’s, Newport (01983 526118, PO30 1JU)

Thompsons Restaurant is a contemporary ‘open kitchen’ restaurant offering a delicious modern British menu inspired by the flavours of the Island and Robert’s Experiences. Owner & head chef Robert Thompson was the youngest British chef to receive a Michelin star and showcases the Isle of Wight’s produce and flavours in his food.

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Little Gloster, Gurnard (01983 298776, PO31 8JQ)

Little Gloster is a family run award winning restaurant with seafront views of the solent. Presenting simple seasonal food in relaxed Scandinavian influenced surroundings; it is the perfect place for a quiet meal or to celebrate a special occasion.