One of the best things about the Isle of Wight is that when we say "nowhere is far," we really mean it. Measuring only 22.5 miles across, a short car journey can take you from stunning countryside to the beach in no time. This also means that any sightseeing you wish to do during your visit is simple and quick. 'The Island' is a popular holiday desination, so places of interest are in abundance. Below the Empire Sound team have handpicked some they think you might want to consider, alongside a list of great places to eat and drink.
A sea-front junk food restaurant serving some infamous sourdough pizzas and handmade vegan cheese. Enjoy a micro-brewery craft beer with a tasty pizza and some dirty fries!
Robert, Rachel, Scarlett and Brandon Burrows welcome you to The Blacksmiths, previously known as The Blacksmiths Arms. The Burrows acquired this 400 year old pub in April 2017, and are a well established couple on the Isle of Wight dining scene, recently running the Pointer Inn in Newchurch for 10 years.
Tansy's Pantry serves incredible, delicious and freshly made vegan food that is 100% plant-based from their Vegan Restaurant & Café in Godshill. Tansy's want to help people discover how amazing vegan food can be, and that you are only limited by your imagination and culinary creativity.
Extraordinary ingredients, prepared with recipes that bring out their incredible flavours – sprinkled with a few insider tips!
Positioned in an enviable beachfront location with stunning panoramic views and light airy decor, The Smoking Lobster is the perfect place for any occasion. The menu is focussed around pan Asian cuisine, using local ingredients where possible, such as exquisite local lobster and wild sea bass. The bar has a sumptuous range of Asian inspired cocktails as well as the classics, using high quality seasonal ingredients.
Situated at the heart of Tapnell Farm in a converted Swiss barn, The Cow champions the finest home-grown and locally sourced produce, and is renowned for its delicious award-winning burgers - including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan choices.