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11 Town Lane | Newport, PO30 1JU, England
+44 1983 526118
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (71 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
“venison” (12 reviews)
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Contemporary, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
11 Town Lane | Newport, PO30 1JU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday. We had the a la crate tasting menu with wine pairing. Was the best wine pairing we have ever had with a tasting menu and we’ve sampled a fair few! Every course was amazing. Brilliant service.... can’t wait...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here at lunchtime. Excellent menu, food as per normal was outstanding. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed, even in the kitchen. Had booked for my husband's birthday. He was greeted with 'Happy Birthday' and our Petit Fours were served on...More

2  Thank Cath270
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and son. Staff where informative and friendly and easily catered for my son (9 years old) and my wife - coeliac. The food and overall experience was outstanding. A must visit restaurant.

Thank gnjmkn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say the specially designed menus using local produce from the Isle of Wight. This is one of many positives. A great fine dining experience from when you first step in the door. Every mouthful is a taste sensation. I truly don't need to...More

Thank kernowrebel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our dinner here. Wanted a more refined but not stuffy evening - we are proper foodies and so love somewhere that has all the right touches when it comes to the menu, presentation, wine, service... This place was recommended and so glad it...More

Thank The_New_Mrs_OConnor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful evening with exquisite food. This cannot be bettered on the island and is exceptional if compared to the mainland. How cuttlefish can taste so superb is beyond me! I love all the new touches. Being served by the chefs is just lovely and all...More

Thank tegan n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel here from Cornwall because it is just so special. We had the taster lunch on Friday and the dinner on Saturday. The menus worked brilliantly on some of the hottest days of the year so far. The Saturday menu was modified so that...More

1  Thank lizbrian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every now and again you stumble across a restaurant that leaves a lasting memory. Thompson’s is in a wonderfully restored grade 2 listed house. The team are passionate about their food which is absolutely fantastic. Every dish was outstanding and showed exceptional technique without going...More

2  Thank CriticalAng1e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great inventive cooking bringing out clear detailed flavours. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable team working together without being intrusive. The presentation on each plate was clearly attentive to detail - and looked good! This is what the Isle of Wight so needed.

2  Thank 62Heron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Thompson's for our Wedding Anniversary and was definitely not disappointed. To be honest I was a bit worried about the menu as it sounded very posh with lots of veg which I'm not into but I am happy to report the food was...More

1  Thank 99daisy
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2017|
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Response from lizbrian | Reviewed this property |
If you ring in advance and talk to Robert Thompson, then I am sure that he will be able to create something for you.
26 April 2017|
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Response from ThompsonsRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Jennie, Thanks very much for your question. Yes, we absolutely do cater for younger diners and do so on a regular basis. Look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.
6 August 2016|
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Response from 799IanL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just read your question. There is no strict dress code however, I did wear a shirt and waistcoat with jeans and shoes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Town Lane | Newport, PO30 1JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 526118
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Thompson's is a contemporary 'open kitchen' restaurant offering a delicious modern British menu inspired by the flavours of the Island and Chef Robert Thompson's experiences. This original dining concept features kitchen view tables downstairs with a more intimate atmosphere upstairs. Equally accessible for a special dinner, casual drinks at the bar, or a lazy lunch, this restaurant will appeal to locals and tourists alike. Menus available at Thompson's include an eight course tasting menu designed to take you on a journey through the season's best ingredients and includes influences from Robert's cooking career to date, meaning that fusions of classical and contemporary cuisine are finely balanced. There's also a la carte options and a separate lunch menu to choose from.
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