Thompsons

“Well-crafted contemporary cooking from a local hero” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

Robert Thompson has long been an ambassador for the island and his eponymous restaurant has a genuine buzz to it. An open-plan kitchen ensures proper engagement with guests in the uncluttered dining room, and shows a serious commitment to island produce. Dishes are eloquently executed.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Thompsons
11 Town Lane, NEWPORT, PO30 1JU
Phone : 01983 526118

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 50
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Sunday to Tuesday (Sunday to Monday June to September)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 21
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Isle of Wight

There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.

Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.

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