Passion For Creativity From The Island’s Natural Larder

“Putting the Isle of Wight on the culinary map”

Thompsons Restaurant

An inspiring dining experience based around carefully sourced ingredients often influenced by local Isle of Wight produce and wild foraging, then elevating those ingredients into a repertoire of contemporary and classic dishes. We create unpretentious and excellent food, whether we’re serving it from our restaurant Thompsons or sending it out in one of our delivery boxes, with our chefs employing passion and focus to give guests a meal to remember. Now with our UBChef service you can impress your own guests with your culinary flair knowing that your food has been prepared with care, provenance, consideration and packed with passion.

Inventive dishes and intense flavours

Robert Thompson

Having loved the kitchen since the age of 10, It was an obvious choice for Robert to launch himself into the hospitality trade. Quickly progressing from a young apprentice, he pushed everything and at 23 years old found himself as head chef with 1 Michelin Star.

An opportunity took him to the Isle of Wight in Summer 2007, 4 months later Michelin rewarded his move with 1 Michelin Star and more awards followed. Fast forward and he now has his own restaurant in the market town of Newport which he has run for the past 5 years.

In addition Robert has launched UBChef which gives guests the chance to order from his menus across the UK. A champion of Isle of Wight produce, he has firmly cemented himself in the Island’s food scene and relishes the chance to get out, explore and forage on the beautiful Island.