Nearly 10 years after launching on the north coast of the Isle of Wight, the Little Gloster has scooped The Good Food Guide 2020 Best Local Restaurant award. But it has been far from plain sailing for owners Ben and Holly Cooke. Fiona Sims finds out how they’ve created a business that works for both staff and customers
Enormous plates of freshly made pappardelle with an unctuous ragù of short rib and oxtail arrive at the table. We’ve chosen the set menu at £20, which started with Isle of Wight soft cheese croquettes and an aubergine salad with tahini and black garlic dressing, and will finish with an affogato.
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