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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” (66 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“wood pigeon” (4 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

...It's not often I'm left speechless, especially when it comes to food but the recent visit to Thompsons Restaurant for the tasting menu seems to of impacted my taste buds so much it has eradicated my ability to articulate. WOW...that has to summarise it best,...More

1  Thank Christian W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Thomson's to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary after reading the great reviews online. We started the meal looking forward to the experience, and left very happy. We both had the tasting menu that includes six courses plus a...More

1  Thank stockdale83
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish the experience left us cold. The food is average at best but priced as though it were a quality restaurant. Enormously pretentious and rediculously over fussy, it is clear that the staff are working from a script and dont really understand...More

1  Thank awhittall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the taster menu and was not disappointed. Exquisitely cooked and presented. The staff were knowledgeable and courteous. Try the Lamb it is the most delicious I have ever tasted Loved it.

2  Thank _pchild
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a gift voucher for this restaurant and were looking forward to experiencing fine dining. Having previously looked at the menu online we ordered the taster menu with matching wine flight. Whilst it was fun to experience the different foods and wine it...More

Thank pinknance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set lunch menu on a Saturday, two glasses of Prossecco whilst choosing the Starter and Main courses, and a bottle of White wine from South West France. Started with Rabbit Pistachio and Black Pudding Pate en Croute and fish croquettes with Harissa Hollandaise, just great!...More

2  Thank Perersfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most delicious food experience,ever ! My son invited me as a birthday treat, it truly was, every dish was a culinary experience,including the wine selection,recommended for every dish ,perfect ! Loved the kind and well informed service too.

2  Thank Ina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Thompson's for the first time a year or so ago and had a slightly mixed experience, but it had real promise so I swore we'd be back. It only took so long because we are reliant on weather and tides to get there....More

2  Thank Contraryish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us who hadn't seen each other for ages and have had a rough year decided to treat ourselves and the choice of venue could not have been better. We sat on the best table right opposite the chefs....and the whole experience was one...More

2  Thank Loren B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at this restaurant, we had the tasting menu and it really is a must! Can totally see how Robert Thompson had a michelin star as the food is outstanding, we especially liked the lamb dish which was cooked perfectly but...More

3  Thank Gemma A
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2017|
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Response from RichJMcD | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just seen your question. I think there may have been but it was probably very limited. I would call them before heading over there as the menu is seasonal and changes...
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
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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