The Isle of Wight has seen a rise in gastronomy over the last 5 years and one chef that stands out is Robert Thompson who was one of the first to put the area – normally associated with sailing and seaside holidays – on the foodie map.
His reputation in the UK as the youngest Chef to be awarded a Michelin Star has given him the platform to promote his own style, ideas and talent amongst the culinary world. In 2015 Robert launched his first solo restaurant called Thompson’s in the Island’s capital serving contemporary British cuisine in an open kitchen concept.
Robert’s style has always been a congenial one: his menus have remained brief and to the point, his style of cooking respectful of the old classics, yet mindful of a modern dining trend that values, above all, lightness and freshness. He always looks no further than the producers outside his front door and continues to be an ambassador for Island food.