Little Gems






Recipes and tips

A  seven day eating holiday on the Isle of Wight

2013/14 reviews

2012/13 reviews

2015-16 reviews

2016/17 reviews

2017-18 reviews

2018-19 reviews


PC  proprietor/chef

HR  Highly recommended


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Former award winning Isle of Wight Chef Angela Hewitt has visited some 200 eateries on the Island. The rest have not be tested due to disappointing menus giving the impression it is not produced by the chef

Her reviews are unsolicited and completely independent of any organisation. All meals are paid for by her and her visits are unplanned. She accepts NO advertising

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  NB. I opened Lugleys Restaurant in 1980 and closed it down in 1992. I have had no involvement in any other restaurant/s called Lugleys or indeed any other restaurant after this date.

I do however, donate cakes, scones and soups to my charity Naturezones at Blackwater and have done so for the past 2 years


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Why do some eateries refuse to take credit/debit cards if a customer spends less than 5 in some cases 10. It's is a kind of punishment for not spending enough. In some cases they even make a profit on this customer by making a surcharge of 1.00. When all cards are based on around 0.58 - 1.5 %  interest The charge say on a cup of coffee of 2.25 of a pound is a bit steep. I very rarely have cash on me so often where I eat lunch is dependent upon who will fine me for not spending enough. With an increasing number of solo diners it's about time these places reassessed their customer service policy.

NB. I have frequently walked out of a place after ordering soup and being told that instead of 4.25 it will cost me 5.25 if I pay by card

Padmore Lodge, Beatrice Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6LP